Friday 28 September 2012

If I put it in writing then it's a promise, right? I'm sewing buttons this weekend. You read it here so it must be true.
These two vests will be finished on Monday.

Meanwhile on the knitting front, I'm further along on my Twist Panel from the Need A Plus Cardigan? book.
I'm starting the waist shaping now. The pattern is memorized and I'm trying to decide how long to make it.

Sunday 23 September 2012

Just home from the Sticks, String and Stewardship retreat in Sudbury, ON where we spent a weekend celebrating charity knitting.
Some hand-knitted goodness will be going to people who need it. This group also provides knitting kits (yarn, pattern, needles, measuring tape, scissors) to the House of Kin, a residence for families of patients in the regional Sudbury Hospital. Someone being flown in to the hospital with a loved one doesn't always have time to grap everything that they might need for the long waiting times ahead. What a special gift to a knitter in a time of stress.

It was a wondeful retreat.

Thursday 20 September 2012

Knitting another cardigan for myself. It's from the Need A Plus Cardigan? book . I'm really happy with the Twist Panel. It's coming out very well.
I'm almost to the great Divide. Yay. I'm almost sure I'm going to make cap sleeves since I don't think I have quite enough wool. But vests are great aren't they?

I'm doing the final check on the un-named vest. It's going to be finished soon. Again I'm looking at the buttons and working myself up to sewing them on. I don't know why that's such a big deal for me. Do you have one operation (that's sounds scary) in every garment that gets you every time?

Tuesday 18 September 2012

Phew, a busy, busy week. The weekend before this we were at the K-W Knitters Fair. We had a good time and talked to lots of knitters, which is always fun. Did any of you go to it? Did you get to hear Stephanie Pearl-McPhee talk?

Last weekend we ran a show for the knitting industry called KnitTrade Store owners come to this show to buy for their store. I hope, if you're in Ontario, that you notice some new product in your local yarn store this week.
Vendors are getting ready. And yes we hold it in a curling rink . . . before the ice goes in, of course. It was a good day.

Sunday 9 September 2012

Happy New Year everyone. It's a new knitting season. Holidays are over and the calendar is filling up. I have been knitting away on my many projects and not making a huge amount of head-way on any one but a little on each is progress, right?! At lease I keep telling myself that.
The new project is always the most fun. This is the shawl I am working on with the 2 different fingering yarns dyed in the same dye bath.
 Each yarn takes up the dye differently. I'd like to try 3 different yarns and see what would happen then. Maybe 4, 5 or 6 different yarns? Too much? Must not get carried away!