|Sunday, January 22nd, 2006|
Knitting Olympics a la Harlot
The Yarn Harlot
has challenged us all to olympian feats of knitting. However, I will not, be adding to her current Knitting Olympians list, or the work of documenting said list. I'm joining the Cheering squad! I'm donating a skein of Steadfast Fibers Mohair, worsted weight.
Color : Boysenberry
DYE LOT: 399
75% American Mohair
110 yards Approximately 2 ounces.
|Wednesday, January 18th, 2006|
|Tuesday, January 17th, 2006|
The first FO of 2006
I'm going to start posting these this year.
Here it is in all its glory.
I started on Saturday night and finished it Monday night. My original intention was for it to be donated to a shelter full of goodies at the end of 2006. My Aunt Nona asked for it while I only had a few inches of it on the kneedles. It's from the book "Knit Christmas Stockings!" (edited by Gwen Steege -- Storey Publishing)
Carefully knit in a lovely varigated red white and green acrylic with the toe, heel and cuff knitted in red acrylic. Both found at the Burien Goodwill for a total of $2.99 with enough yarn left to do several more for donations both the large (pictured) and the smaller one included in the book.
So in this case to Nona go the spoils of bargain hunting and quick knitting.
I have a plan in the works to lure a few more people to the library to knit.
Last month I forgot to mention that I was bringing my swift and ball winder with me.
Anyone who shows up will get a chance to use it. First come first serve as it were.
|Tuesday, November 29th, 2005|
Toe up socks
I recently did a test of one of the toe up socks shown in knitty, the short row toe
. I am happy to say that it is at least as easy as it looks. I did my test run with a worsted and size nine needles. So, I have started a set of toe up socks. They can't possibly be more difficult than cuff down. For me the "crunchy" part of knitting a sock is the picking up of stitches after the heel. The instep gusset? I'v managed more than 6 pairs of that kind. And since I really loved short row heels when I tried them I expect to like the toes as much. I wonder if anyone hax ever explained why you would use one sock method versus another?
|Friday, November 25th, 2005|
Olivia's Yarn Shoppe
If you live in Burien and knit you should drop by during the week. Don't bring your kids. Unless of course they knit. :)
She has a nice if not extensive supply of books and a good selection of cascade yarns.www.oliviasyarn.com
Sit and Knit
Please, feel free to come by the Boulevard Park Library
on Saturday 12/10/2005 from 3:45 to closing.
It's the room off the entrance open to the public. See you there. I will be bringing yarn to swap and pulling a list of books. to the table.
So anyone can check them out.
|Thursday, July 15th, 2004|
Book Review: The Knitters Companion
The Knitter's Companion --by Vicki Square
The short version -- It's worth the asking price.
The long version --
It fits nicely in a small bag, goes wherever my knitting goes and is jam-packed with useful uncluttered knitting information.
It does not cover the knitting world, but it'll help you get to know your own neighborhood.
Check it out of the King County Library System for a trial run.
I think the only way it could be better is if it came as a solar powered book wafer. Current Mood: giggly
Yarn to go
I recently recieved a box of Red Heart Yarn. It wants washing and it's acrylic. Also, it includes a lot of baby yarn, yellow.
I have no idea what to do with it all. I have a number of relatives, who have animal fiber allergies so I kno I can use it but I'm not sure how exactly.
any thing YOU can think of to inspire me? Of course, if you are in desperate need of this cache, i would consider giving it up.
just say the word. Current Mood: calm
|Wednesday, July 7th, 2004|
I've lost my momentum lately. On a good note I'm having lots of good ideas. Current Mood: calm
|Wednesday, June 16th, 2004|
|Saturday, June 5th, 2004|
There is a Feather and Fan Stole on page 54 of "Vogue Knitting on the go!
The first time I remember seeing this pattern I stared so pointedly, I'm sure the lady must have though I was either a nutcase or a bigot.
Everytime I've attempted it so far, though it has not been successful.
|Sunday, May 23rd, 2004|
Hi, I'm also a knitter in the southend. I've been teaching myself to knit (after I learned the basic stitches from someone in college) for a few years. I recently picked up handspinning, but don't often have much time to do that. So far, I'm having trouble with "fancy" stitches, but have managed to turn out a blanket with a hood.
|Wednesday, May 19th, 2004|
New project Idea
After working on my cooker bag and finishing it in cloth I am now considering doing another one for a different pot, inspired by this pattern "french market
" over at Knitty
. I'm thinking I might make it for that new cast iron pot and glass lid I got at Good will to use in my Solar Oven attempts this year.
I'm not so clear on how to full knitted object so they will shrink in the hoped for direction though.
|Monday, May 17th, 2004|
Anyone who doesn't have the cash for angora and wool blend yarns and doesn't mind a little work to get them you can shop for used sweaters at the Goodwill outlet store on Dearborn in Seattle. All clothing is in huge bins there and it all sells for $1.29 a pound. I take sweaters apart and re-dye and re-knit the yarn. Beware those fine angora or cashmere sweaters though. They are a bitch to rip out. An alternative is to felt them down to teeny bits for use in puppets or blankies. Current Mood: creative
I've decided on a project to use up the charcoal grey llama singles, I've been spinning up lately. I'm going to make the Lillies of the Valley shawl out of them, when I have enough. Then the plan is, to give it to the first soul who says, "OOoohh." I think shawls look great but since I already look way too matronly now I don't want to add to the current evidence that I am bypassing my mother and turning directly into my grandmother. The day you see me in WW2 lipstick and a bright fuscia gauze dress though, I will have already lost my grasp on the present.
My inlaws came up to Seattle last week. I found and washed the scarf I knitted and gave it to my mother in law and she loved it and the beaded hat I made out of the recycled yarn! Score!
|Friday, May 7th, 2004|
I have finished!
I finished the green socks. Cooeee!
I was thinking about what kind of Socks Nanny Ogg would wear. Red? with dancing puddingd? Or maybe a banana surprise, any ideas?
|Friday, April 23rd, 2004|
Finished furlana socks shipped
I have finished Daddy's socks and sent them off. He sent the previous pair back, He liked them enough that, he darned them himself when the heels wore though. If that ain't a love gift tribute to a knitter, I don't know what is! Current Mood: content