Confession time...I told myself when I finished my Log Cabin Felted Tote a few days ago that I would stop knitting for the present so that I could get some jewelry made...hmmm, I think my needles stayed empty for less than 24 hours, I just couldn't resist...So now I am nearly done with another project and the jewelry doesn't seem to be making itself. Please tell me I am not the only one with this problem....Also I told myself that I had plenty of yarn, don't order anymore, just use what you… Continue
I guess life has a way of overwhelming us at times. I don't feel like going into the details but let's just say: I'm making a comeback.
I've decided that now that I have a clean hobby room, I should go through and do a through inventory. I have a tendency to get overly organized. I feel much calmer in life when there is at least one area where I am organized. I've gone for the hobby :)
I only got one shot of it blocking. The color is off because the light in the room is terrible and it is on a sage green sheet. I enjoyed finding all of the knitting typos when I had it all stretched out with the blocking wires, which I LOVE to death. Talk about time saving.…
I was perfectly aware of the fact I have gigs every weekend this month. I knew I needed to get my car knitting together before the weekend popped up. This was all good, but I forgot what day I was in. It finally dawned on me yesterday that I was leaving tomorrow, which is now today, and I didn't have any knitting ready to go other than the Maggie Grey sweater. I am planning on bringing the sweater along for the ride, I'm too into the knitting to leave it behind, but I do also need something of… Continue
I was a freshman in college and we were not allowed to go home for the first six weeks. We had freshman orientation during that period and it was suppose to help us overcome homesickness. I was so lost having never been away from home. Growing up I was always close to my family. My grandma and grandpa and two loving aunts, with their families, lived just up over the hill, as was the saying. Indeed it was within a young girl's walking distance. You see, we lived on one hill and grandma and…
I am so grateful for the encouraging comments. I also greatly appreciate the advise. I am determined to accomplish this because I feel that not only is the health of my hands at stake but my happiness as a crafter. I do some quilting, alot of scrapbooking, basket making, and pretty much anything that catches my eye. Well knitting has caught my eye. Can't wait to get really good at it cause I plan to make some wonderful things for my family and friends. I know I'm just beginning but I believe in… Continue
Personal stuff first...
I got new glasses! And not just one pair, but three pairs! I managed to find a great deal on glasses for running and on sunglasses, which made me very happy. They're still nice glasses, but wow were they cheap. I really lucked out with them. The running glasses I intentionally went to the bargain wall and picked out a pair that had nose pads (because the plastic frames without nose pads slide all over when you exercise).… Continue
I did it! Knit an entire sweater in 17 days. I finished the knitting on Saturday evening and sewed it together on Sunday, finished just after 8, in the middle of the closing ceremony. Here's the completed picture:
It's knit in Cashew colored Knit Picks Comfy Worsted. There are day by day pictures in a set at my Flickr page… Continue
I'm thrilled to report that my pattern for the Cabled Travel Pillow (seen here and in my avatar) is now available in the Knit Picks store!
This is a great first cabling project, and has both charted and written-out instructions. It's knit up in one of my favorite Knit Picks yarns -- Shine Sport. The photo shows the Cherry colorway, which has been discontinued but I think that Hollyberry is a good substitute!
Well, it's 16 days to the official start of spring. And what does spring mean? Cute little baby things everywhere! Baby birds, baby squirrels, baby horsies - we've already spotted some adorable baby animals here at KnitPicks HQ!
These are our two Barnyard Buddies kits -… Continue
For my next trick, I will perform the fair isle cardigan in one month! I have set the deadline of this sweater for the end of the month, so I can wear it on my birthday which is April 1st. I've started with a sleeve, to see how it goes, and because I may have only ordered enough yarn for the size smaller than I am (d'oh!). The sweater is knit flat, which I don't find too bad, oddly enough. I guess I've never tried knitting fair isle in the round (this is my first fair isle…