Obviously my head is much smaller than I thought. I knit up a half-dome this week, and it just a smidge to big. I'd love to shrink it down just a bit but I don't want to felt it or have it end being baby size. Does anyone have any suggestions for just a wee bit of shrinkage. And don't say take a cold shower!
A friend from www.livejournal.com posted a note about "Super Knit Sunday" tied to DIY/WUA and Warm Up America for this Sunday's game. Here's the links she left if anyone here's interested:
As for the sundry business I've made the 'Medallion Mittens' from the Knitting With Balls book. I loves them. So does the whole cast it seems... Thinking about taking orders. Never thought to sell my projects! Used SuperMerino in dark grey on US 5 double points. Also my first time knitting in the round! Woo!
Also working a garter stitch blankie for my niece's dolls in Lion Brand suede. Never did like working the stuff but it's pretty.
Pictures when I find the camera!
Wow it has been a long time since I been here.... I almost forgot this place existed... anyway... I am back now... and still knitting up a storm... I am working on knit my second blanket... I did one before christmas as a gift for a family member... it took just over a month... I spent all my free time on it... which is the main reason why I have not been here in sometime...
I've been a big fan of yarn.com (aka Webs). They have great deals and even discount regularly priced yarns if you buy a certain amount. Check them out at yarn.com (pretty easy URL - bet it's worth a fortune!)
I got an email this morning talking about The Vickie Howell Collection. Okay, I'll bite. I follow the link. One of the selections that they have is a yarn called "Love." It's 70% Bamboo and 30% Silk. Sounds interesting. The description also mentioned that the colors are all named after famous couples. How cute.
So, I start scanning the list. The first one is Lloyd and Diane (from the movie Say Anything.) There are a bunch I don't recognize and then I see a beautiful pink yarn. The name - none other than Shelby and Jackson (from the movie Steel Magnolias) Perfect. The next one down the list is kind of purple. Guess who? Ennis and Jack (from the movie Brokeback Mountain.) Nice touch!
They've got some other fun combinations too:
- Mulder and Sculley (X-files)
- Harold and Maude (Movie of the same name)
- June and Johnny (Walk the Line)
I may have to knit something that combines characters from two of my favorite movies - maybe a scarf that alternates Shelby and Jackson with Ennis and Jack!
I'm working on too many pieces to show a finished photo of anything, so here is a pic of a lace scarf on the go. The yarn is Zephyr merino/silk laceweight, and the design is 'Staggered Fern' from Sharon Miller's Heirloom Knitting. I've added a garter stitch border to the design.