Archive - 2004 - Blog entry


November 7th

Darrel's picture

Fast Knitting

I'm going on a fast, starting tomorrow. If past experiences are any indicator, about halfway during the week I'll have excessive energy and little need for sleep. This seems like a great opportunity to do more knitting!

Fasting is a great experience, but the first few days can be a bit rough. I anticipate knitting being particularly centering this week. I also look forward to the sense of accomplishment I'll feel when my scarf is completed this week, an event which will be chronicled both here and in my fasting blog.

November 1st

hizKNITS's picture

a whole new blog

darn it, I just lost my first entry. chock-full of witticism, it was. here's the truncated synopsis:

I'm a new knitter, just started a scant month ago. my dear friend Betsy taught me.

I'm three hats and one scarf (that needs its ends woven in) down. I've just started swatches for a sweater.

Here are the fruits of my labor thus far. Size 13 circular needles, CO 48, *K3, P1, repeat to desired length, then stitch up the top. Yarn used: Iceland (100% wool) and Fizz (sorry, K.C.)

October 28th

Darrel's picture

Knitting Together

I hosted a very enjoyable evening of food, wine, and knitting last night. Good company, good conversation, and educational; I learned I was purling incorrectly! The result, however, is interesting... the forthcoming photos of the back-side of the camo scarf will illustrate.

It was nice to share stories about our history with needlework and the responses we get when people see us knitting in public. I hope this becomes a regular thing... what a great way to spend an evening!

October 27th

MCBizarro's picture

Scarf 1A

So here I finally have a couple of pics of my current project. The yarn is really nice because of the color variations. I too have been purling incorrectly, so I am VERY curious as to what this bastardized mystery stich is! It's been a lot of fun to see this project grow. I'm almost done with the ball of yarn, and it's just been over 48 hours!

October 26th

Dr. Whoooo! HEY! Dr. Who!

Yeah,I know really lame. Just wanted to talk about the fact that I cast on for a scarf myself this morning and it's based on the Dr. Who scarf,so...
Also have a few caps on the needles,planning some other scarves for family Christmas presents,and braining on some sox made of cashmere yarn. Any thoughts?

Darrel's picture

Camouflage Scarf

Here are a couple of pictures of my first project. My dexterity and understanding of the interplay between stitches has improved a lot since beginning and rows are being finished faster and faster!

Camo 10 26 04-1 Camo Pattern-3