Sunday, January 01, 2012
Fascinating. All the work is done by hand, even the shearing, which is really plucking. I didn't know sheep's wool was taken that way; I'd only seen shearing.
Thursday, October 01, 2009
So I did it..I knitted a wedding cake, complete with bride and groom. And it was very nearly perfect! I used the Alan Dart pattern from a spring Simply Knitting magazine, and actually followed the directions, made gauge swatches (I know, it was raining frogs) and used the yarn called for. These events will likely never take place again in my lifetime. However, it turned out cute as could be, and I am extremely proud of my little project.
I did omit the edging that goes over the seam between the cake and the plate, but my seam was pretty darn nice, if I do say so myself, and it looked okay without it. I was not excited about knitting about a mile of shell edging and stuffing it as I went, plus I ran out of time.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
On the fiber front, I wanted to post some pictures of my baby blanket, which missed the baby shower entirely and still isn't in the mail. :( Gotta get that done! I have almost finished one of Annette's entrelac socks, and am working on the million pieces of a secret project (just in case the friend finds this blog!) that is a very special gift for that friend. Pics and details later...
I hate that these are so dark, but I really don 't have anyplace in my house with really good light for photos!
Thursday, August 06, 2009
I'm all revved today, getting ready to go to Asheville and see my knitsisters. I'm taking my local knitsister with me, and her two girls, who are sweet as pie and loads of fun. There's Earth Guild in my future, and Lord knows what else. Lots of shopping, lots of fiber stuff, and lots and lots of girlfriend love! I can't wait. The workday seems soooooo long, just biding time till I can get on the road.
To sad Lenore can't be with us.....but next time she will! On the needles: Annabell's Entrelac Socks from the Holiday 2008 Interweave. In a colorway that reminds me of the ocean in the Caymans...yummy!
Thursday, July 09, 2009
The baby blanket chugs along. I am tired of the pattern. I want to make entrelac socks, which will be a gift for a dear friend for her birthday, an amazement in itself because I am famous for forgetting birthdays. I really would like to be on the ball this year, but I fear it may not happen.
Since I haven't begun the socks, they will likely miss her birthday, and I won't even have the chance to give her a half-finished sock in a gift box. :(
Life straggles along..............
Monday, February 18, 2008
My wonderful companions, Jane & co., Bec and Gretchen, were kind enough to let me view every single alpaca in the entire barn. They were all so cute, I wanted to take them all home. Jane is going to send me some pictures; I'll post one then.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
I am still working on Colin's sweater, started back at the end of October, totally frogged twice, and re-started with steady progress since Christmas. I am also actively knitting a pair of gauntlets for him, but since he is so tall, it takes a while (and a couple of balls of Mission Falls 1824 wool apiece!)
I did finish a ski hat (I will try to post a picture--I heard there is one somewhere), and some socks, and a pair or two of fingerless mitts. Lots of stuff that was started and relegated to the frog pond during the big stash reorg last month.