Thursday, 24 December 2009
devastated. So, while I may be stubborn (like my older sister, mmm?), I'm not stupid. I learned to knit socks. And guess what? Yup, socks started showing up again on my birthday. And, it's weird, I can easily knit myself socks and do as well, but somehow, it's those birthday socks I look forward to each year. Thanks Deb!
May you have a safe and happy holiday season,
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
Friday, 18 December 2009
Saturday, 12 December 2009
Thursday, 10 December 2009
You haven't heard too much from me because I haven't felt like I've been very productive. It may have something to do with 1 step forward and 2 steps back on several projects. I knitting this,
Tuesday, 8 December 2009
I've got some lovely yarn to dye and try it out myself!
Monday, 7 December 2009
- stringing the beads onto the yarn and placing them by purling them on one round, and knitting through the back of the stitch on the following round (which is how it's written in the pattern itself);
- the crochet hook method of placing beads as you come to the point in the pattern of needing the bead (which I used on my shawl shown last month).
Good to know.
Thursday, 3 December 2009
In between crossing cables I am ribbing the Noro scarf, sans Noro. I'm picking up whatever wool I can find which changes colour throughout the ball and casting on. These stripes are the result of 2 different colourways in 2 different kinds of wool. I love it. Today I am going to cruise through my local craft store and see if there are any more combinations I can find there to make. I've run out of stuff from our own shop.
My son is asking for black again. He did come out of the black phase and into rainbow colours for a couple of years but moving to the big city for a couple months has him right back into the black. What is that? And I was having such fun with all these coloured stipes. He might have talked himself out of a scarf.
Sunday, 29 November 2009
Thursday, 26 November 2009
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Sunday, 22 November 2009
Friday, 20 November 2009
Take 2 balls of yarn which change colour throughout, start so that the colours don't match up (or use two different colourways for the best effect). I started with the inside of one ball and the outside of the second ball since they were the same colourway.
Cast On an odd number of stitches.
Row 1: work [K1, P1] to last stitch, K1.
Row 2: with yarn in front slip first stitch, work [K1, P1] to last 2 sts, K1, slip one.
Repeat 2 rows with second ball.
That's it, work 2 rows with yarn from one ball and 2 rows with yarn from second ball and see what happens with the colours. Easy but interesting.
Going on a knitting retreat this weekend, yay, and taking these two unfinished projects with me. Of course I will have no time since I'm taking 3 courses but how can I leave the house without several kinds of knitting in my bag! I'm hoping there's a hot tub.
Saturday, 14 November 2009
Friday, 13 November 2009
That's it. I don't have another thing to show you. I have plans to finish a couple things over the weekend though. We'll see how that goes.
Monday, 9 November 2009
Brenda wore her top down to class. Isn't it beautiful? She took one of the solid coloured patterns out of the Button Up Your Top Down and really jazzed it up. It's gorgeous. For more photos check out her blog http://brenda-bjhf.blogspot.com/.
I'm also really enjoying testknitting the Valentine. Here is the original sample in a more appropriate colour.It's a fun pattern to work. Excuse me while I go and work a couple more inches.