Friday, October 28, 2005
Monday, October 24, 2005
Well, I have gotten the back done on K.'s cardigan. I do like doing knitting for kids as it gets finished really fast. I think I can have it finished by this weekend. Knitting group tomorrow night which is good 'cause I have several questions. I do hate the yarn that m. picked for the cardigan. It's the same one that I used for her poncho but I doubled it so it will be good and warm. It looks nice but it bad on my hands as it makes them really, really dry.
The A.A.S. group lost our meeting location now and we have to find somewhere else to have our art meetings. We are meeting next month at Starbuck's and then will have A.'s birthday dinner still. Hopefully we will find a new place soon.
Thursday, October 20, 2005
Monday, October 17, 2005
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
I didn't get much knitting done today but the glass block windows are all in now. Just sitting and waiting for the guy to come took most of the day. but I got to look through some of my new books. Would you care to know what I bought?
Knitting Yarns and Spinning Tales
Knit Lit the Third
The Knitting Experience:Book 3 Color by Sally Melville
So I will knit tomorrow and get the third panel of &*%$%&()&%$$$# poncho done. And I plan on having the whole thing finished by the end of the weekend. Yah for me.
Sunday, October 9, 2005
Well, you may ask me...what ever happened to that cardigan that you were working on not too long ago? That's a very good question and here's the answer. I have all of it put together and am attaching the placket (it's a knit it as you attach it) but have put it aside to work on the never-ending poncho. There is good news on that front though. I am working on the 3rd panel now and have sewn the other two panels together. Soon,oh so soon it will be done and off the needles and away from me FOREVER!!!haahahahahhahahaha. Oh sorry, got a little overly excited there.
Got my order from Knitpicks Saturday. Two balls of Wool of the Andes in Ironore. I am planning on making the "potato chip" scarf for A. for Christmas. It will go well with the&^^&$##%(*&^& poncho. Also got The Opionated Knitter by Elizabeth Zimmerman and another book that I cannot remember the name but will look and get it in here soon. Guess I will go and work on the poncho.
Tuesday, October 4, 2005
Have gotten 1 panel finished and almost half of the second finished. I think that it won't take as long as I had originally planned. I would like to have it finished for A. by next week as we might actually have some fall weather. Then m.can have hers since A. is giving up the old one. Worked on it some last night at Starbucks but was busy talking and laughing with Mert and Cindy so I didn't get that much done. But got quite alot done today.
Went to JoAnne's Fabric today and found some very interesting boucle yarn that was their own brand. A huge amount...over 800 yards for $7.99 and a beautiful fall color...orange, browns, reds, a lovely subtle varigated yarn for a sweater. I have a pattern for a tunic-type sweater that I ordered from www.Patternworks.com that should look quite nice. Just have to decide whether to have it be single or double strand. Guess I will have to do a swatch for both. But it will be awhile before I can do something else for me as all the projects are PILING up. C. has bought some more skeins of the Moda Dea Dreams for her poncho so I suppose I should work some on that. <groan>
Am reading a very interesting book...No Idle Hands, A social history of knitting in America. Very informative and interesting.