Friday, April 20, 2007
Sunday, April 8, 2007
Friday, April 6, 2007
Thursday, April 5, 2007
Monday, April 2, 2007
On the needles:
1. Turtleneck Tube Vest. I had the body joined and about an inch down, but tried it on and it was not tight enough, I was afraid the chesticles would fall out. Visited the frog pond and ripped it back about 2". Rejoined the body and instead of adding 9 stitches as stated in the pattern, I did a 3 stitch purl. This still looks good and will give better coverage.
2. 2nd Anastasia Sock. Finished the first sock. It is a little too tight around the cuff even though I used an elastic bind off. I think I will rip it back and redo the cuff on size 2 needles.
3. French Market Bag. Working on bottom. Found another set of size 7 needles. I bought 2 skeins of brown and 1 of turquoise. I think that was a mistake...but I have a solution. I am going to work the bottom in brown, then do a wide strip of turquoise, then again with the brown and finish with the turquoise handle accent. I think that will work out well.
1. Crisp Rectangle Tunic. Need to swatch.
2. Entrelac Felted Knitting Bag. In process of designing.
3. Paul's Sock. My own design. I have dyed the yarn. It came out really pretty. Plan to do a mock cable/rib pattern. Cuff down, because of the thicker heel flap...not because I like them better. I really am digging the toe-up designs.
Sunday, April 1, 2007
Damn, what a weekend. I will not be going to a yarn store or online shopping for a long while. I am on yarn overload. Okay, so here is the run down. First up, from Knit Picks Shine Worsted in Crocus, to make the Crisp Rectangle Tunis Top from Fitted Knits. Next, Brown Cascade Heathers and Turquoise Cascade 220 from Knit n' Knibble. I am going to make the French Market Bag from Knitty. And finally, Noro Kureyon again from Knit n' Knibble which I am going to make some sort of entrelac felted bag of my own design. And as you can see, I used my wonderful ball winder to make the skeins very pretty.
Just a note about Knit n' Knibble, I am so excited I found this place. Granted I have to drive about 1 1/2 hrs to get there and through Tampa traffic no less, it was well worth it. I don't know if anybody else has had this experience, but the one other yarn store I have been too (there are few yarn stores in central Florida) was kinda snotty. I have heard this from others that some LYSs are snotty. Well, this was not the case with Knit n' Knibble. They were very friendly and very helpful. I walked in and was greeted and offered a shopping bag. I am not going to give a play by play, but great experience, if you are in the area...Go!