Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Well, I have moved all this around (a few times) but have not sorted through it all yet so it is still in this general area. Have to have your priorities in place. Knit the first pair of socks of the year and catch up on all the weeks TV that I DVR. Of course, there is cleaning and laundry thrown in for the weekends. During the week I am just too tired to tackle it. As much as I would love have all the lovely colors displayed I need to keep my yarn under cover. With 4 cats and lots of hair it is much better choice. As it is-- all my projects have a hair or two that I might have missed when knitting. I pulled all my stained glass books from this unit. Now I have another tub of books that I need to deal with. In the mean time Sissy thinks this is a great new hidey hole.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Well, I stayed home for 4 days New Year weekend in my jammies and made the cowl and preemie hat.
To make the cowl longer I played it off the cuff. I think I added a few rows before the first increase, 2 or 4 more before the next increase. As I knit on and as it got near the end, I would try it on. I added more. This is the first time I have modified a pattern and in hindsight, I would add all my extra rows at the bottom before the increase, duh! where I needed them. As it turned out it with this yarn it was more "open" near the face so I crochet a ribbon "yarn" held doubled to make a draw string. That too I would change, I would decrease at least to the original cast on count. I took in to work about 5 skeins of yarn for P to choose from and she picked a skein of Hand Dyed Yarn that I received in my one and only swap. I received two skeins, 150 yds each that originally came from Simply fibers ltd. The yarn was great to work with. I have some left over but know sure how much but will figure it out and see if I can make something else. Too much to just leave in stash.
Friday, January 16, 2009
This is the scarf from the pattern "A Touch of Lace" scarfs. I love it!!!! The yarn I used I brought at Tuesday Morning. Went to two stores near my home and brought up every skein. It is Laines Du Nord Cashsilk, 67 yrs, I used 4 Skeins until I ran out.Great for a beginner lace person, like me. Working with this weight of yarn help so much. It is just the softest thing to wear. The color is more like a combo of light mauve/peachy. Try this one you will like it. It was my gift to my BFF of 39 yrs. I also gave her a huge bag hair products from our Upscale salons. Prive and too many to remember. Also included was hair brushes. I made smaller bags for her two Daughters.
Detail Plus the fingerless gloves to match
My BFF, gave me THIS! A Dooney & Bourke hand bag. I look at these and Coach but they are out of my confort price limit. It will put away for special occasions
Here is the bag shown with my wallet. That is all that would fit into it.
She also gave me this book, that was on my wish list. Knitting from Cuff to Cuff.
This scarf is going to my Sister in New York. I started with elsebeth lavold Silky Cashmere Color Wine (another Tuesday Morning find, brought up all those too!) It is actually on the list as the 2nd thing I made for 2009
I received gift cards for Traders Joe, Barnes and Noble. L daughter #two gave me this calendar that I keep at work. I have to say I've had this calendar for 2007 & last year and was very disappointed with 2008 because they would include a pattern that would take three days. I want one for each day. This is the last year I am getting this calendar. I would look at the Stitch of Day or even the Yarn Harlot's new and 1st one.
I am leaving to day for the Knitting Retreat at the Lake. I'll be back Sunday and post more next week.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Yarn: Magallanes hand dyed by Araucania Yarns-100% wool
Needles: Oh, I think I used Sized 7 circulars
Pattern: One Row Hand spun scarf
Dimension: 5" x 56"
I hope the detail shows you how well this translated to this pattern. If you look at the skein at the top you can see it is lots of skinny and fat parts. I just plug along and it was PERFECT! I am really happy to have used a skein from stash and have something I can wear.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
I'll let the video speak for itself.
I've now had girls Sissy and Pia 3 years which I adopted from Metro Ferals and the boys Zorro and Stanley 2 years. As you may remember the boys were born across the street around June 2006 and trapped by Alley Cat Allies around November 2006, their first winter of '06 the stayed on my patio and I provided cover. Zorro was easy to get to know and then pick up, I would feed them outside and the girls, who never go out, inside. Now everyone eats inside. The boys still go out for awhile but have found out that being inside is a better life.