Merry Christmas everyone! As Lutheran/Episcopalians the Russell family celebrates all 12 Days of Christmas, concluding only after January 6, Epiphany (aka the visit of the Magi to the Baby Jesus). We still have our tree up, our lights still shine at night and no present is "late" if it is gifted before Jan. 7th! So, I wish all of my fellow/sister knitters, spinners and dyers a very Merry…Continue
Added by Ramona on December 28, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments
We managed to make it through Christmas without any major injuries. There was one overtired kick to the eye amongst the shorties. The details are still sketchy, but no lasting traces of the incident exist. i finished all off the fingerless mits in time for gift exchange only to find that I had some how left one at home while packing. I will have to mail it. Dolls and what passes for 5 year old drama has figured largely into the past few days. I am hoping that an early bedtime tonight…Continue
Was very busy for 2 months but enjoyed making creative dolls, bears, and animals.
Enjoyed a great time at a craft fair at Parkside Montessori school in Austin.
If you have been following my blogs, you know the story behind this sweater. For those of you who haven't read my past posts, this cardigan has an interesting story. My DSIL, who passed away a year ago in October, started this for her husband, Jim. Before she died, she…Continue
...peace on Earth, and Merry Christmas!
The pattern is available from Tahki Stacy Charles and is called Filatura di Crosa's Free Scarf Pattern. She has become the queen of scarves, and has her gift list taken care of. We had our knitting group meeting a few days ago. This shows what happens when…Continue
As usual Christmas has snuck up on me. I have not been able to resist knitting projects for others. The funky monkey is still hybernating in the depths of my knitting bag (he may become a birthday monkey if I am sensible). I cannot gaurantee that the euphoria of finishing the semester will not impair my judgement. The projects I have cooked up have been fairly quick and knitted from yarn that I have excavavated from my yarn stach. I completed a mobius of recycled silk (the mobius part…Continue
I am doing some power knitting today trying to finish up some quick gifts for the members of my small group. I am making small felted (fulled) bowls and using odds and ends of wool stash and my size 11 circular needles. I stumbled upon a method that I had never used before in using Magic Loop where you use only one loop. You start with a big loop on your right hand side and just knit around and around until you get to your marker or the last stitch on your left needle. It works if you…Continue
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Added by Rita Tillmes on December 14, 2011 at 2:09pm — No Comments
I adapted the pattern Mitones Iveños from Andean Folk Knits by Marcia Lewandowski. I changed the tip by using the round-toe decreases, because the thumb ended up in an awkward place. I dont know if I misread the pattern, but the thumbs stuck out at the sides instead of being on the side of…Continue
Added by Ramona on December 12, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments
I am working on the fall winter shawl kit.I have completed the first repeat and I am trying to start on the second.When I follow the pattern directions my stitch count doesn't work out. Is anyone else having problems?
I'm learning to do colorwork knitting. It was rough at first. I don't want to show you the mess I made of my first thing I did. I kep practcing over the next few days until, I developed a good way of holding my yarns. I made this Christmas jolly cap! This morning I went to the library to get more books on colorwork knitting. It's very addictive. I…Continue
I'm using the MacBook for this. It's a function of the iPhoto program. You can also use Shutterfly or other services for this, but I found this one easiest for me to use. You can get more information …Continue
For some unknown reason, I did not sleep well last night. That came as a surprise to me as I had had a very enjoyable, relaxing night. Earlier in the evening I went to the mall with my oldest to check out some perfumes she was interested in. She ended up picking out a watch instead – not at all what she was intending to do. Then we did a mad dash around the cosmetics department, spraying sample cards with several scents she really liked, and then ourselves, trying to decide if 'this…Continue
I'm making these socks for my mom's friend, Mr. Moffet It's Borreraig Park Kilt Hose pattern out of the Fall Knitting Traditions magazine. I learned how to do twisted stitiches. They are a lot of fun. I'm trying to finish up all my UFO's before the year is over. I spent the day yesterday walking around the Garment District in NYC. I love going there because I get so many ideas. I'm also…Continue
Right now I'm trying to learning how to do colorwork. I'm having trouble with color domince. I'm making the Moccasin Socks from EZ's knitting around for Christmas gifts. We had a bad snow storm here in NYC last October. I…Continue