Thursday, December 08, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
And this from Mixing Reality, Dutch product designer Merel Karhof uses the wind to knit a scarf?
Friday, November 04, 2011
A highlight of the evening was the show and tell, take a look at these ANGRY BIRDS crochet hats. When I got home I googled the subject and found this great youtube video
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
By the way... I found this http://craftzine.com/images/extras/113/baseballsocksinstructions.pdf -- great socks if you are a baseball fanatic!
Friday, September 09, 2011
Got a lovely thank you card from Erin.... for a gift made with love... ;-)
Yes, it was, and hope and joy and best wishes.
Here's to free patterns on the Bernat website, and this lovely Knit Baby Blanket (fyi, you have to sign up to get access), done in Softee Baby, which is Machine dryable and Machine washable. The pattern is a simple 5 row repeat, and it feels great. The yarn had a tendency to pull, but with a tug or two restores itself.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Quiet time, away from it all (well, as far as one can be -- with technology), I finished this cutie for Amanda W.. I love Amtrak and took advantage of the 2.5 hr ride to finish up a gift piece. I took last week off (almost...) to read "Cathedral of the Sea" and knit. Spent some quality time with a dear friend.
Caught up on movies... All About Eve (what a ruthless story) - loved Bette Davis, she was really beautiful. The Hangover - far better than I expected. Tried watching The Red Shoes, but couldn't finish. Snatch was great fun as well as The Fifth Element, but my dear friend thought it was not so hot... viewed thru her eyes, I guess she's right. It has become a cult viewing in our house, as my husband LOVES TFE. I thoroughly enjoyed Emma with Gwyneth Paltrow. You could call my week off the "Austen Week"... for I watched as well Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley on the train headed to AC. Watched more movies this week than I have all year.
Starting the next baby project--a blanket, for a baby boy due in October... stay tuned for photos. Happy Knitting.
Monday, May 09, 2011
Okay, we all get faced with this... a big stupid mistake. The thought of ripping this time was too much so I dropped stitched and got out my handy-dandy crochet hook and remade the rib pattern that I had forgotten to continue after I turned the heel. I was not focused on this pair, it took me a long time to get one done. I think because I really didn't like the color and feel of the yarn. My gamble worked, the ribbing is restored and --other than those of you who read this confession-- no one would know. ;-)
I have managed to complete yet another pair of socks since this green pair and now the garden calls. My beans are just popping through the soil in a miracle of new life. My onions are almost a foot tall. Garlic is on it's way and I wait with excitement for my organic flowing potatoes to sprout. I pray the weather is amenable and the garden flourishes. More to come...
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Hey, Erin, Happy Belated birthday!!!!
Erin's birthday scarf is finally done. and now to get it packed up and sent off... only a couple weeks late. The yarn is a beautiful nylon microfiber from Tess Designer yarn . The wavy scarf pattern is created with dropped yarnovers. The pattern as written is a narrow scarf, if you want wider, increase in multiples of 10 stitches. I discovered Tess at the Vogue LIVE! event at the NY Hilton in January. The yarns are breathtakingly beautiful.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I am sharing a project completed by my friend Mary.... it is lovely, medallions of flowers with glass crystals clustered together, from Vogue Knitting 2007 Fall 25th Anniversary issue, on the cover! oh, i really should be knitting! I have a scarf to finish for my niece. It's for her birthday, but alas it is late.
Saturday, February 05, 2011
This winter has been rough. Okay, having a BAD week, so I did more knitting. this time a variation on the one i finished on the 2nd, in Wool-ease in a taupe and mustard gold.... the picture does not do it justice. This is beautiful, and with a ceramic button from my stash that I wish I could remember where it came from. OY.
The scarf is going to be a birthday present for a dear friend. It can wrap around the neck to keep her snuggly WARM!!!