Hello Knitter Boys,
Happy Inter-Depedence Day to all of you, wherever you are!
I've attached pictures of the side to side vest that I did while the Best Beloved was healing earlier this year. It's made with Noro wool/silk blend that I found a great deal on, from eBay, and the design is from www.spindling.com. I'm very, very happy with the pattern - I did have to make some adjustments (I found the V neck in the design too small, so I deepened it), but what a nice surprise to take her ratio system on faith and find, when the vest was all sewn up, that it works so well. in fact, I liked it so much I've actually undone another vest that I made and re-doing it with this pattern!
On a sad note, our 12 year old dog Bailey was diagnosed two weeks ago with cancer in her lungs and abdominal cavity. We will spend our summer tending her and easing her journey to the Other Side. It is not the summer I wanted, but it will be the summer during which I will learn a lot.
Best to all of you from
Jonathan in DC
A big thanks to all of you that offered suggestions and links to making a blocking board i followd your suggestions but ultimeately i used a combination of surfaces to create my ultimate blocking board. I started by using 2 x 600mm/ 900mm frames cork boards and then to add extra depth and fill in the depth difference between the cork and the frame i added a layer of cardboard from a old packing carton that fitted perfectly within the frame, i then purchase 2 yoga mats from a discount store and layed them to add a waterproof layer and then finally covered them in Gingham to assist in squaring up the peices on the board. check it out!! I think that it work beautifully and i saved about $200 in shipping
Between Purls and Knits one can always bake a Cheesecake!
Here are some scarves I've been working on for my charity bin. All patterns are from the knitting pattern central website. The middle one has a really nice pattern that doesn't show up too well in the picture, but it looks more complicated than it was (otherwise I couldn't have done it!)
After all that trouble with cabling, the case ended up being too big! So here is the case and the cabling, I will be adding a compartmentalized liner later.
Here it is! It's simple and nice, made with peace fleece instead of cascade pastazza or whatever. It worked out quite well! Fisherman's rib is AMAZINGLY spongy and lofty and just all-around fun to squeeze. I will make ALL hats with fisherman's rib... maybe.
This is the first time I've noticed the donation button. Do we need to donate to keep this site going?
Re-Started: 17th June 2007
Finished: 30th June 2007
Yarn: Rohrspatz & Wollmeise superwash sockyarn, colourway "Iris Sibirica"
Needle: 2.5 mm/ US #1 Addi Turbos circs
Pattern: JayWalker by Grumperina on MagKnits
I just wanted to let everyone know that my old LYS is closing its doors - Florence has put an ad in the paper and has all her yarn, needles, books (EVERYTHING) on sale 50% off - there's noro to be had (I bought a ton of it) as well as louisa harding, lots of yarn - I can't even begin to think of all the yarn that's there - AND the needles (mostly bamboo or plastic) are 50% off which is a killer deal!
she has a *few* bookcases left (they're whitewashed oak in color) if you're wanting to invest in a way to show your yarn (or just put books up) - she's selling 'em for $10 each - (you can't take those till the end of July)
Anyway, if you're in the area then I'd suggest dropping by her shop and swooping down on the amazing deals before they're gone.
she's open again on Tuesday from 10-4.
I'm very sad to see her close, but it has become obvious that it's time. we're all devastated - trying to figure out where we should meet and knit - I have had some folks to my house, and we're planning on meeting at another friend's house - we'll see what happens.
There's a killer store out in Lawrence, KS, called The Yarn Barn. They sell mostly knitting supplies and yarn, but also have a lot of products pertaining to all the other fiber arts such as spinning, looms, and whatever else there is that I know nothing about. Ha! They also have a catalog and you can purchase products from their site as well as the catalog. URL is as follows: