Monday, July 10, 2006

OK I got to the fourth stripe before I started muttering to my self "it will work I can make it fit"
So I ripped out all eight stripes, went out and got some Addi Turbo circular needles the right length and have restarted the afghan....... yes I have learned my leason.
I am half way done with it so it will be finished before it gets cold again.

Sunday, May 21, 2006


I got free fiber today. :):):):):):):):):):):):)
Where I work does a employee craft sale twice? a year. This weekend was the spring craft sale. I always like going even if I don't have any money, though I feel down about not being able to buy some of the lovely things I see.
Well one of the booths I love to go and admire is a lady the spins some of the yarn from our sheep. She normally weaves shawls, or spins while she is there. She spins for therapy as I do believe she has rheumatory arthritis. She does not knit or crochet. She gave me some her spun yarn to make something out of it since I knit. So know I am trying to think of what to knit, the first thing that comes to mind is a hat and maybe some mitts. I will have to make sure I have enough yarn, I might even end up using a bit of accent color to make the yarn last. Oh the color... well it is a simple that I think of it I think I will use a different color for the cuffs and brim.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

I need to get out and take some pics of my ufo's.
Maybe I will do that when my hubby gets home.
The one I am working on today is a shawl that when finished the back will go done to almost mid-calf.
I am using Lamb's Pride worsted and just winging the pattern.

Sunday, April 30, 2006

So I have started to stitch my Stripe afghan together.
Each stripe being one skein of Lion Brand Jiffy yarn 24 sts wide and ? rows long.
Yup that's right I did not count my rows. Yup the stripes don't match and that is fine.
I will just alternate which side should stick out.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Well I still have not gone out and gotten the yarn needed to start the simple sweater.

I have gone out and bought yarn don't get me wrong.... just dragging my feet a little on this one, like I normally do.
I guess it has to all do with gauge, I don't like doing gauge, but I know that if make something that you want to fit a normal human form you better do a gauge swatch first.

I like taking a pattern and casting on and slowly something takes shape out of just yarn and two sticks.
I love the whole creation process, I will almost always knit something according to the pattern at least once so I know how it is suppose to come out and look. After that well then I "tweak" away until I like what I see.

Since I have not been knitting long I don't always know when things are a necessary part of the the design and what is flexible.
I will say it does not take me long to figure out when I have done something very wrong.

Maybe after the sweater I will do a pair of socks...... I will admit that I told my husband that I could only end up doing one sock and not getting to the next one especially if I do not like the process...... I hope that won't be the case.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Perfect Timing

Well on Friday I went to go workout ....... and well there is a favorite yarn shop of mine couple doors down (Knitting Sisters) ..... honest I really went to go workout. I just decided to stop by before they closed for the day, and when I walked in the ladies were in the process of opening a new order they had just received. In this particular order there happen to be some yarn that those lovely ladies back ordered for me. So I had to pick that up .... plus a few other things of course.
I can't help it I love fiber, the more fiber, the more I can knit.
I love knitting Moebuius. The next one will be one called Sage Rhythm Wrap, and it is a lacey pattern.
So I guess I will be going back to the yarn shop soon.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Just rambling

Well I finished my scarf. It is not as wide as I would like, but it is my first attempt.
I am always happy to finish a project that is new and different than anything else I have done so far.
But at the same time I am sad especially when I was having so much fun during the project.
I just love knitting, the whole process. I love 'playing' with all the colors and textures of yarn, the feel and sound of the needles.

Well, I will be getting some more circular needles for the Gunnister Cap. I can't seem to get the stitches tight enough on the double pointed needles so there are no gaps. I'm not upset I just think I should try doing this project on circular needles.

Jumping for joy

I recently decided to get one of Cat Bordhi books, "A Treasury of Magical Knitting". It is all about knitting all kinds of Moebius patterns. From scarves, shawls, hats, felted boots, and capes. :)

I loved the projects that she has inside, and couldn't wait to try one for myself. So in search of the right lenght circular needles... almost all of the projects can be done with circular needles at 60" in length.
I found Addi Turbo needles and I love them.

For my first project I ended up doing the Snuggler Scarf pattern. Now keep in mind this is the first time I have used circular needles, and yeah I thought that maybe this woud not be the ideal project for me to start on.
So for the past week I have been practicing the casting on techniqe, because in is not your normal cast on. So tonight I decided to stop practicing and cast on (100 sts) and then keep going.... so I did... and two and a half hours later I am only four rows away form finishing, but it will have to wait for tomorrow. Tired hands ya know. Can't wait though. :) :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Always a joy

I have finished my shrug..... good thing it didn't get too cold down here this winter.
But I can still use it indoors.
I will see if I can't post a good pic of it.
I will probably have to go outside to get a good visable one. Mainly because the yarn I used is Lion Brand Homespun in Edwardian, which is black with streaks of gray.
I like it though. ;) :)

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Another new project

I had a co-worker give me a pattern for a hat called a gunnister cap, colonial cap for men.
It requires #4 double pointed, or circular needles. I plan on using double pointed needles, but I might end up switching to circular before to long. I have had to restart 3 times already.
I am just having issues keeping the stitches tight at each joining needle.
Ah the joys of knitting...hehehe.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Just thinking

Right now I am just sitting at home thinking on the previous year and all the things I have gained and lost...
I found out mom forgot to give me something for Christmas, she lost it.
It being a nice looking wine gift box, you know the long tubular cardboard ones that comes with a lid.
Well she made a hole in the top that I could pull yarn through while I knit.
She also packed with three different yarns and a pair of needles....So I could make her three different scarves.
And I will once she finds it again.