Last night was the first time I've been able to spend any time knitting in a few days. It was nice to finally be able to sit back, relax, and knit a few rows on the still unfinished scarf.
It is coming along though. Before going to bed last night I took a quick measurement and it's at 44" now. I'm guessing that there is enough yarn left on the skein for maybe another 8 - 10". When the skein runs out the scarf will be finished.
I'll be getting home from the road some time on Monday. I'll be home for a week and so will have some knitting time.
I hit a sale at Hobby Lobby and picked up a circ, some DPNS in sizes 6 and 8, and a few skeins of sport weight yarn. I'm going to tackle socks and a hat while I am home.
Just wanted to drop an FYI to those who fly with sticks. Although it is acceptable to fly into Australia with knitting needles, you will want to pack them into your checked luggage when you fly out. At least on Quantas. Knitting Needles are 'perceived weapons' Options were AddiTurbo decapitation or my small defenseless knitting bag thown into the hold with the rest of the baggage. Luckily my needles (and projects on them) arrived into LAX unscathed and unharmed. 14 consecutive hours without knitting!! UGH!!!
PS. This is by no means anything against our Australian brothers, I love going down under!
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.
From left to right, Camel Down, Grey Cashmere, White Cashmere
I've been slowly but surely spinning these up into fingering weight yarn on a supported spindle with the intent to make a hat out of them. I might save the grey cashmere for another project since it's spinning up alot softer than the other two.
Does anyone know of any good sites for fair isle charts?
Does anyone know what's up with Knitting-And?
It's not loading up right for me, gives me a download box when I go to the site.
I finally finished my mom’s afghan, although due to time contraints it ended up being a lapghan. It turned out very well for my first try at something that big and complicated. I’m working on my daughter-in-law’s Philosopher’s Cap in Lion Wool Autumn Sunset right now. I have several other projects I want to add to In My Stash, but I have to get them organized first.