Cello, you are actually making individual rectangles on an angle. You are picking up along the edge of one rectangle and attaching it to another. So you are knitting them together as you go along instead of having to seam a bunch of little rectangles together at the end. Let me know if you need to get together to work on it. The only thing that might be standing in my way is my sister's failing health. So if we can play things by ear, I'm happy to help. Or I can give you instructions here. I know what you mean about seeing something you just have to do NOW. I haven't been perusing the net as much lately because every time I see new yarn or pattern, I want to do it now!
Hey, Cello, I picked up the Yvette beret again and Melissa's mystery project. I figured I need to turn a few UFOs into FOs. I so enjoyed finishing my purse that I'm really looking forward to finishing the mystery project. I'm surprised it's not pouring this morning. Everyone always loves seeing your new creations. I am so lucky that I can see them in person.
I went to pick up the loom, but it was in such horrible shape that I had to leave it behind. Growing up around antiques I have seen such amazing things done to restore, but this was beyond anything I would ever attempt. All of the wood looked like the old rail fences that had been weathering outside for years. Even most of the gears on the front and rear beams were worn almost completely down. There also were parts missing.
I am working on a pin weaving experiment right now, and the loom didn't cost a thing!
Yes, I'm making it in #10 crochet thread. Seems the smallest I'm willing to tackle yet. :) I have some 30 and 40 that I've used to make crocheted stitch markers, but not for a doily yet.
The 'design your sweater' class sounds fun. I should have joined that one, I guess. :) Boys look so good in horizontal stripes, don't they!?! Because they're usually too lean- need to widen them out. Wish I had that problem. I have to watch how much I knit at once, too, anymore. I need to just quit aging.
I'm not sure what page you mean- the patterns my Duchrow? I have the 3 books by Christine Duchrow. :) I ordered them sight unseen from Ebay. Not sure that I should have, don't know a stitch of German, and they're quite hard to read (just because of the copy) - even if you did know German.
Thanks, cello- they will love that you said they are fashionable... that is the older one's goal in life right now. :)
I'm working on a lace tablecloth right now- from the old Better Homes and Gardens. HERE on Ravelry... Third time's a charm hopefully. I started it in natural color twice and had something wrong with it each time. I just think it wanted to be white all along. So now it's about as big as it was the other 2 times. :) Hopefully I can finish it in the next year. I was thinking about getting it done to take to the county fair, but I don't think I'll get it done in 2 weeks. Plus, I won both the knit and crochet classes last year (they're so small they don't have any categories) so I should take it to the state fair instead if I get it done. And that's later in August or September, so that's almost doable. :) I need to get a blog done soon. to update. :) What do you have in line for the next showstopper after this tomten?
Hi Cellogirl! I don't know very much about mosaic knitting--it's a garter-stitch based colorwork, but I think it could be worked two-handed, rather than with slipped stitches. I slip stitches and work each row twice when I do colorwork, but I realize this method is hugely inefficient and I do it because I am so right-hand dominant!
I really like your idea for a striped tomten-- many of EZ's patterns could be worked sideways because so many of them are garter stitch, and one stitch is equal to two rows (one ridge) in garter. I hope you'll keep us updates with pictures if you try one!
It not going too bad here i done a back scrubber & a cloth & now working on a pair of socks i done one & just started the 2nd one.
I finished my quilt which is in my album on the quilting forum i have to start another quilt but haven't round to it.
I been going great guns on the Genealogy & there a site that is letting us have access for free while England plays their football/soccer matches so i will be busy getting as much off it while i can lol
Hope that you will have a great week-end take care
I'm still here & so far my Summer (well pre-Summer ... I don't actually consider it Summer till my kids outta school...1 more week to go) is pretty good. ☺
No, the Season's Shawl isn't mine. I believe that was knit by Angelika - Knitwizard, on Ravelry. She's an amazingly talented knitter.
Hey - your hand dyes are fantastic!!! I've never tried dying, but all the beautiful creations are beginning to lure me in!
You had better stay inside w/the AC and keep cool - that humidity really bites.
Take care, Susan
hi! your pictures are amazing! I wish I had more to share, but with a new baby, I've hardly done anything lately... also, had a spectacular computer failure over the winter and most of my pictures are scattered. also, I don't take as many as I should. :)
Hi CelloGirl! Overhere it's also spring and getting warm. I'm a redhead with freckels and about 20 or 25 degrees C is enough for me.
I'm working on a blanket (Queen-size) knitting various blocks and halfway by now. I started that as a KAL end 2008 so it's time it get's finished. When I can knit all day (never...) I would be able to finish 2 blocks. I want to make this blanket with 64 blocks (8x8). Maybe you can google this one: Wolhemel blanket or Wolhemel deken.
(Deken = blanket).
Grandson Kais is doing very well, thank you. Great to hear from you. I will look for your Aran on your blog.
Thanks for commenting on my mitts. I forgot there was even a picture of them on here! They were fun. Partly my own design, but the traveling stitches are from a free hat pattern on Knitty - called Shedir. That would be a place for you to start! You'll find that they're just mini-cables.
I am looking forward to seeing your Aran, i have never had a go at dye yarn rather just buy it lol
I am at present working on a stocking stitch top for DH hope to get the back finished today, well am knitting while watching cricket so will get a fair bit done, not very keen on the pattern as i seen better written ones may be it because i not done much knitting so it just seems that way, did you get my message about e-mailing me privately with your address well take care
I still working on socks i have 4 pair to do for DBIL i done 2 & working on the 3rd but not done any for the last few days as was working on my quilt then i rested my hands in the evenings so hope to pick it up today.
Glad that you had good results from your DR i had my MRI scan now wait for the results, had a bad night with cramps in the leg well mostly my foot not the one i had the MRI scan on so had a really restless night.
Cables are easy well we say that when we can do something i guess as i saw my mum doing Aran it never bother me i find lace harder as it so much yarn forward/back knit more than one stitch together make stitches it not i can't do it i just lose myself now days need very easy patterns lol well you take care
Hi Sorry i hadn't realised i had not done the abrev. page right SP1 = yb sl 1purlwise yf
C4B= Slip next 2 stitches on cable needle hold to back knit next 2 from left needle then knit the 2 from cable needle if it has C4F then hold to front
I had tried to scan the page but since computer problems i loaded on the scanner/printer but don't wish to work lol also i have lost your e-mail added if you can send it again also your name please
With the patterns i find that they are over generous with length of sleeves so i do them a bit shorter also when i knit anything most have the increase on different rows each time so if they want me to increase every 5th row or something i tend to do it on one row in the pattern for most then just the last few do it like they say so i don't lose myself lol
I find the cables easy once you remember which way your doing them back or front i know you can do this & look forward to see your work