I just received these wonderful bamboo marker pins from Knitty-noddy:
I use pins for marking-out sections for knitting-up the stitches of collars and sleeves. I've been using metal pins which I didn't care for, especially when I would continuously prick myself on their sharp ends. These pins are not sharp enough to injure but are just lovely to handle and use. Naturally, they will work great when sewing up flat pieces of knitting fabric. If you're looking for a nice inexpensive gift to yourself, I suggest a package of these!
BTW: Evelyn is a very nice person to deal with! I bought my Filati Mens 5 pattern book from her and am happy with both transactions.
Well, here it is in all it's 150+ hour glory. It was supposed to have a crocheted border (although I think garter stitch would be or horizontal stripe of K and P rows would be better). He HAD to have it on the 26th, and I didn't have the time or inclination to spin anymore yarn, or knit more for him. Not worth the effort to complain...but I think it turned out gorgeous. It measures 4x4 as is, and is samoyed blended or plied with silk, wool, alpaca, or mohair (or chenille). All in all, there were 12 different yarns designed for it. I will get more sammy fur from a dog breeder and will knit the next one more open (but not for this guy...It will be for charity). That is the only change I would make to the design. This one is drapey, but more of a sweater weight in the end. Samoyed yarn has a surprising amount of memory. Enjoy.
hehe. as you gentlemen may have noticed i'm rather new here. when i clicked on the "my blog" button, i figured it would post in some sort of personal blog, not the main page. so i wanted to make a post re-directing to my other blog. however, apparently it posts to the front page. go me and following directions.
well, aside from these ramblings, i updated with a new irish hiking scarf. check it out if you've got the inclination.
I bought my first digital camera with my christmas booty and here is some lovely stuff I've been spinning. It's from a company called Three Bags Full. Color is Lapis Lazuli. Fiber is Merino, rambouillet, with some tussah silk and white tencel.
I'm hoping this works and is the right size and not one of those big pictures. We'll see.