Long time no subject matter. The holidays were crazy and it has been a long time since I have really said much....but I've been keeping my eye on you all!
I have a question....I am starting a new project for my Godmother and she is a "bright" person...she has chosen a vest that is a multi colored intarsia and fair isle piece (very different from my charcoal grey and chocolate colored everything). I am only about a quarter of the way through and the tangling is a little...welll.....irritating! Any adivce on ways to manage this. Do you guys use bobbins, just let the fiber hang straight (no pun intended), or tie butterfly bundles....or what? I just thought I would check. Hope this New Year brings you all everything you desire! I'll try to be better at checking in!!!
Stumbled across this set of sock directions while I was surfing the web the other day, entitled "Socks Knitted For and By a Guy" and posted to woolworks.com in 1996. I wasn't following these directions, but I did find them very helpful as I worked through the pair I was knitting and thought they might be helpful to others.
Jonathan in DC
What a lame title.....nevertheless I thought that the best way to introduce myself to the other members of the site is to post an entry....and thus I've chosen to post a picture of my latest FO (from right before Christmas):
So, here's hello from me. ;-)
I am trying to source Reynolds Lite Lopi in the following colours: #005 Black Heather and #0054 Ash Heather. I have done multiple internet searches but to no avail. Does anyone know of a source for these colours? I cannot buy them in New Zealand. Cheers!
I just wanted to say "Hi" to everyone again. I decided to go back to school and it has kept me very busy. I wasn't doing much knitting or contributing to any blogs.
Now that I'm break between semesters I've been knitting and visiting my favorite websites- including this one!
TGIF. Started the week with a great New Year's party at friends' house in downtown DC. Took my knitting and sat and knit all evening, occassionally getting up to dance to various hits of the 70's and 80's (the big bonus was that the hostess, a woman from Iran, had The Very Best of Country Gold CD, so we got to listen to Donna Fargo belt out "The Happiest Girl in the Whole USA").
Went home, woke up with a slightly sore throat, and spent New Years catching up on reruns of the new Battleship Gallactica with a fire in the fire place. By Tuesday though, I had NO VOICE. Not just a scratchy, deep, Lauren Bacall, sultry sort of no voice, but really NO voice. Then, I opened up the kiln and what to my wandering eyes should appear but some strange and unwanted (read: ugly) variation on a trusted glaze that I had used dozens of times - for a HUGE order that was due mid-December (I won't go into the kiln disaster and the successful and very butch experience of rewiring the whole d**m thing that made the order late in the first place).
So Wednesday, still with no voice, I drove out to the burbs to the clay supply store to pick up a commercial clear glaze (ack) and then mixed up a simple low fire clear glaze in my shed just to be on the safe side. throw the glaze on a couple of pots and stuck them in the kiln to test fire.
We share the house with a 5 foot bear - 'Blackie' is handy to have around as he does like to model knitted items - however, he tends to lounge around the house in a kimono (He's home all day - the least he could do is clean up a little or occasionally have dinner ready)
and he also insists on his constitutional right to arm bears.
see attached photo.
(sorry for the duplicates)
I have been lurking for quite a while now and just wanted to share some updates to what I have been knitting since I started learning last April.
That's me standing and the sweater I'm wearing is my first major project. The pattern is Vanille (http://www.bluealvarez.com/bluealva/portfolio/pf-vanille.html) and it was made with sea green acrylic yarn. The sweater is warm and fits just right.
The cellphone cozy in the picture is my gift to my SnB groupmate during our Christmas celebration last December.
The shrug in the picture is my second major project. It is a gift to another friend. I just made up the structure of the shrug and just used the Feather and Fan stitch pattern. It was made with cotton yarn from China.
Other finished projects include a beanie hat, scarf, shawl and several practice swatches including a dishcloth.
I am currently making a scarf for a friend. The pattern is here http://www.crystalpalaceyarns.com/cpy/patterns/scarves/cameo-faggotst-scarf.html. I'm using the same cotton yarn from China in green and brown combined together.
I am in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan right now. I found a nice knitting shop here in Houghton, MI. I will be traveling a lot in the near future, so I hope to keep you up to date on all of the knitting shops I visit. I would love to tell you more about knitting projects, but I have hit a stand-still on the current project. I will do more when I have more than a few seconds to sit down.
A glimpse into my life can be found at: www.seniornationals.org This is what I do for a living.