AC4C (All Crafts 4 Charity -- the group that I knit for) absolutely loved the sweater/jacket that I did up...
So, I've cast on another one with a different variegated -- has more of a yellow bit to it, so, I'll do the solid sleeves again in yellow.
'cool...I love it when things go well with a pattern that I show everyone.
OH YEAH...and football is just around the corner!!! Patriots had mini camp this week!!! I can feel it in my bones already. I'm ALL over that!!!
flying to West Palm Beach tomorrow, (Niece's wedding) and will be gone a few days.
The various WIP's are either too big at this point, or worked from cones, which is awkward, or both, so of course I had to start a new project. (ouch! twist my arm!)
It will be a rectangular stole, done in an eyelet diamond pattern, alternated with stockinette diamonds and a simple "frame" of reverse garter stitch.
It's using some black laceweight - I think it's alpaca but I may be wrong - on size US 6 needles (small size for me, but they are the "brightest" needles I have, and with black laceweight I need the contrast)
eleven repeats of the diamonds should give me the length I need. *IF* my sister did as I requested and got me an aisle seat, then I should have a good length of this done by the time the weekend is over. Should have some good qaulity knitting time both Saturday and Sunday; I'm not in the wedding party so my time should be mostly free except for the ceremony and reception - and since Saturday is KIP International, it seems appropriate that The Hampton Inn Lobby be graced by my presence.
Once people get to know me and my knitting and such, they'll understand that one of my biggest influences (besides my late grandmother who taught me to knit when I was five years old) is the brightest star (IMHO) in the world of knitting: Elizabeth Zimmermann.
She presents in her books patterns, but not so much just patterns to follow and make, but ideas to create -- and also a new sense of bravery to just cast on and knit -- and then just plain common sense in garment making.
So, I combined a couple of techniques from her books and came up with this. It's off to a charity in Georgia, but I thought I'd share a picture with everyone.
Sorry 'bout the quality -- a grainy webcam is all I have at present, but, good enough to take some pictures of stuff that I really want to share with people.
How many WIP's and UFO's do you guys have? How do you decide when a projest goes from a WIP to a UFO?
I'm waiting for any mistakes in 'Queen Anne's Lace' to display themselves, preparing for several family functions;trying to write up the various variations for Fibonaccci Eyelets, catch up with the spawning blankets and wedding shawls and resist the temptation to cast on about a gazillion projects...
So - for "mindless knitting" - I'm working on Desert Sun from GoddessKnits.
Now, I know it doesn't look mindless, but the repeats are not long, very logical and very easy to "read" against your finished stitches - and each one is done 24 times.... the next three rows are all "knit 22, purl 2" - and the purls are verticallly aligned, so it really is the next best thing to mindless garter.
I started this last summmer, and currently have under 40 rows and the edge to knit. My version is being worked on US 8 needles in a heathered bayberry 2/8 Jagger Spun Maine Line wool.
addendum:6/7 - Under 35 rows left (plus edge)
Here's the node number: 2561. Seems so that MWK doesn't like long post and lots of HTML-linking....because that's usually how my posts are.
Cheers for taking a look into it. *grumble*
I want say I just upload my knitting VIDEO-CAST #2 at my blog today!
This week, Iam talking about the New Summer 2007 "Knit 1" magazine just came out last week. And also talking about the new podcast "Knitter's Uncendsored" host by Elemmaciltur. And Pattern for this week: Sakura"Cherry Blossom Shawl"
Visit my blog and Listen: (Copy and past this website)http://charleslifeknitting.blogspot.com/
Charles' lifestyle and knitting
I visited sweeties LYS today. She was sailing and I was left to my own devices at her apartment so after lunch I took a walk to Knit 321 to see if there was anything that I could surprise her with. As a man I am often seen as an oddity if not an interloper in many yarn stores. I let it all roll off my back today as I was questioned on "now do you mean knit or crochet? and what sort of projects is your friend working on?"; once I identified myself as a knitter and showed the sales associate a sample of work (always handy to have my coffee cozy around) I was invited to "the table".
For the next two hours I sat and knit and discussed the matters of the day with a steady stream of interesting knitters. I was the only guy, but since I was a knitter it seemed not to matter. The owner of the store was funny when she mentioned that I was knitting a sock on 4 DPN and to the average citizen it must look like witchcraft, especially when done by a male. I took this to mean I should start in on some Harry Potter related projects; Witchcraft indeed more like Wizarding if you ask me.
I enjoy visiting LYS's and am now going to go to more, if only to sit and knit.
Happy weekend, Go Sawx
Hey guys, some of you might remember awhile back I asked for links to your knitting sites and blogs so that I could link to them on my "other men who knit" page. Well I only got 3 links so far. I'd like to add more so if you have a site you would like me to link to related to your knitting please send me your link to email@example.com
Here is the page where I'm linking your sites. http://www.sleepyroot.com/personalpages/guerillaknitting.php
I may move the links to a page of their own sometime in the near future but for now that is where they are. Happy knitting guys!
i arrived at the shabby sheep at 09:50am this morning tired and still sleepy... to an already open store (i was horrified)... with tons of women grabbing up my yarn that i had already reserved (in my mind) to buy... so half of the yarn i took home was on a whim... it was their two year anniversary sale...
i bought an orange ball of pace to go with my ditto tweed yarn in brown and autum colors... they are for socks... i plan on making the cuff, heel, and toe in the solid... with the tweed for the body... then i picked up enough to make a green version of the ditto tweed and pace solid socks...
i couldn't think of anything else i wanted to make... when justin finally showed up around 10:30am (late again i see) he gave me the idea to make a harry potter sweater... the one with the inital on the front... but someone had already bought most of the green rowan felted tweed i wanted... (there was 15 balls in green this mornin before the store opened according to maria)... so i picked up what was left and will go back or maybe somewhere else to get the last of it... but i have 4 of the 10 ball required to make the sweater... plus the 1 ball for the contrasting inital color... so that should tide me over for now... and get me started on the sweater... if i finish it in time i can wear it to the deathly hallows book launch... (the final book in the series... how sad and exciting)... how cool would it be to show up in green (slytherin's colors) and piss everyone off... yes i know i'm that big of a dork... but i love the harry potter series...