Friday, March 12, 2010

Well, hello there!

Long time no see. I was nudged into updating by my Ravelry friends, so here goes.

Since the last post, I just went crazy doing Christmas knitting...lots of socks, scarves, hats, a fabulous multi-color purse for my granddaughter, charity knitting...I look back and wonder how I found the time. Latest is the Clasica coat which will be sent to my daughter for her birthday. She was also the recipient of the Aeolian shawl in the most recent post...hopefully I will be able to post some pictures before I post this entry. I haven't been spinning much, a little here and there, but plan to get back to that soon (wishful thinking).

So here's a shout out to my Freeform Spinners friends - I am spinning in my head, believe me.

Oh, yeah, husband is fine, dogs are fine, all other critters are fine, baseball tomorrow so life is good.

More to come!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

What I made part II

Called Part II because somewhere along the line I have written a post called What I Made already.

This is the finished Aeolian shawl from Knitty, overdyed. It's real purty and I'm glad I stuck with it to the end. I will post modeled photos if I can ever find someone to hold the camera.

If you click on the first one you can see the beads. They are pretty heavy and make the shawl just swing and sway in a wonderful way. The whole thing weighs just over 8 ounces.

I just found a big fat mistake in that middle picture but you know what? I don't care.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Calmer waters

Apology received from Knitpicks, although I wonder how I will dye it after it's finished (yes, I will finish it). Knitpicks is going to add a disclaimer to this yarn warning of dye inconsistencies and urging knitters to alternate rows. At least I hope they are. The yarn was cheap but my efforts are not.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I am so screwed

Look at this.

Can you see it? I sure can. I am waiting to see what my pals at Knitpicks have to say. Just imagine: this is only part of about 10,000 stitches which will have to be removed (along with the beads. Can you see the beads?). Oh, I am just so furious!!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Power of Knitters

This is where I wanted to go. This is what happened. It's just as well, since it would have cost me over $1000 to learn how to make socks better than the ones I'm already making, and to have the opportunity to worship at the feet of some of my heroes. As a die-hard Cubs fan, I can say, "Maybe next year".

On June 13th I'll be doing this (how I love the "insert link" option). Sounds like fun, huh?

Meanwhile, how about a picture or 2 to make your day a little brighter?

Monday, April 27, 2009