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Fighting the flying et al.

Too work at the estate or not to work. I've strained my trapesius muscle and lifting stone doesn't sound like such a good idea. Maybe I'll finish those designs and KNIT. Yeah, that's the ticket.
(And flirt with guys on BMB.com)

I have a very important class for my Apparel design degree on WEDNESDAY! My usual knit night. I'll miss gossiping with LARS! And the beer, and the naughty conversations with the girls over the needles. It TOTALLY SUCKS. (But the class: marketing for the apparel industry, is surprisingly good: The teacher is fast paced and really sharp. He totally ROCKS!)

Fighting the flying: The bane of all woolen knitters and especially us spinners as well who live in the county is wool-moths. But the smell of Mothballs is almost as bad. The best solution that is bearable, I find, is to make sure that woolen sweaters/ handspuns are stored clean. It was recommended to me that you put sachets of dried lavender or whole bars of "Irish Spring" soap (still in the box) in with your knitwear and yarns. My flat smells like a freshly washed rugby team. (I don't mind). And the sweaters have that fresh outdoorsy masculine scent that makes me think of rugged, burly, ginger-bearded men showering nekkid in the bushes.

Chris Vandenburg's picture

"Mary" Has A Little Lamb

Well boys, I was cleaning out the spare bedroom yesterday and I opened this piece of Halston luggage that I had not used for years and an entire sheep fell out!

I hid that yarn well!!

OKknitguy's picture

me with tote

picture of me with tote is cuz my knitting store had a contest and I won. Not a bad tote. I need something to keep all the tons of little scraps together.. My problem is that I am not organized enough to know what the little tiny remnant is. So if its not cascade, it wouldn't felt, and stuff and so I'm not quite sure what I"ll do with all my little remnant balls and stuff. Any ideas? Thanks

Robert

OKknitguy's picture

felting weekend

Since OU had an off weekend, I spent the weekend felting. Had 2 purses and a pair of felt clogs to do. purse on the left is one from "Pursanalaties" I'm not sure if that's the right spelling. Its a combo of Cascade 220 and Noro Silk Garden, and the purse on the right is from Blacksheepbags and is called a "Boogie" Bag or something like that. It is just done in Plymouth Outback. The felted clogs are the fiber trends ones just done in cascade. The felting seemed to do much better in a top loader. I think that's how I'm going to felt from now on. I have a machine at my office. So I did continuing education and felted at the same time! Killed two birds at same time! Anyway, I'm happy with how they came out.

drmel94's picture

Tracey Ullman on NPR

Tracey Ullman was interviewed on National Public Radio's Morning Edition today about her new knitting book. It was good to hear the knitting content, but they essentially cast the craft as the exclusive domain of women. Anyone else care to correct their assertion? Text and audio can be found here, and they have an e-mail generator for people who wish to respond to any content from the show.

MMario's picture

Queen Anne's Lace Shawl

I am on my third time 'round on this shawl - the first was an experiment to see if I could do it; the second was an attempt to figure out what I did on the first one (which I botched - though the result was nice) - see Thread on another forum for lots of babble regarding both).

This third atempt got side-tracked as well - it is pretty similar, but not the same. I need a secretary!

There are links to pictures of both the first and second attempt on the other forum. Hopefully posting this here will make me get off my duff and take a picture of the current incarnation.

HBC's picture

new scarf

Here is the new scarf I started last night ... Winter is coming.
Thanks for all your nice comments to my yarns www.handpaintedknittingyarns.com.
Because it is for retailers, you are at a loss ordering. Easy: I offer only to all menwhoknit guys the drop ship price, to save big. Print the drop ship order form, fill in, fax or email.
(I hope, it is OK to say this here.) Thanks guys and have a good stitch.

YarnGuy716's picture

Beer Is Good For You...

My best friend was going to Des Moines and needed a gift for 2 friends of ours. Being that they are both like us and have no problem finding the bottom of a drink, we wanted something special that they could use while drinking. So I Googled Knit Beer Cozy Patterns and found several choices. These 2 were my favorites.

The beer cozys were a big success and both Iris and James squeeled like a couple of girls when they got them.

HBC's picture

back to my needles

Hi Guys,
after weeks creating my new yarn store www.handpaintedknittingyarns.com
I am back to heavily knitting.
Just finished a purse from my yarn, which I felted into a nice tough fabric. Need to sew the sides and add the handle. It is a nice one evening job.

Chris Vandenburg's picture

YEEEHAWWWWW!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!! Do you know how wonderful it was to log on and see Okknitguy's charming face!!!!! I feel like I'm home again! Thanks!

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