Sunday, January 3, 2010
I did get an iPod Touch for my birthday in November. Tonight I downloaded a free app called BlogPress that should let me post from my happy little device. This is my test post. If you are reading this, it worked.
I have tons of bloggy material that has waited in the wings over the past year and I want to start blogging again. I do. I really do. So, I'm not going to make a New Years resolution, because, you know, those things never get done. I'm just going to say, "I'm gonna try", because you see, there's this chicken Viking hat I'm knitting, and you just can't not blog about that. Heh.
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Friday, February 27, 2009
This is a frosty picture of it I took a few weeks ago. We didn't see sights like this in tidewater Virginia. Now we are headed to the foothills and the bluegrass!
So, since I've been packing and cleaning like a fiend, and all my yarn is already at our new house, I've had to find some tiny-little projects to work on when I needed a break. I have a pair of almost finished socks and...
These are my first actual tatting projects that didn't involve endless chains and rings. Gnatly, you'll have to let Melissa-the-magnificent-tatting-monster know that I have mastered the split ring! Well, maybe not mastered, but look! I've got twelve of those babies, up there in the photo, end to end, see? Woo hoo!
I hope PH likes his new home. He will have a screened in back porch to relax in when he gets there. Right now, he is a little bushed. He got vaccinations yesterday and has been sleeping all day today. Poor little guy, he has a big day in store for him, tomorrow. Poor me, too, PH likes to sing in the car.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Oh, there were a couple of more corrections that I didn't have in the last post. Basically, when the second to the last row ends with 27 stitches, the last row should end with a k2tog instead of just a k2, because you want to end with 26 sts for each side of the hexagons. And if you accidentally end up with 27 sts on a hexagon (like I did) just take the two stitches that were supposed to be knit together up at the same time when you are grafting. It completely dissappears. No prob.
I have just finished winding up a skein of Skacel Merino Lace to start my next big lace project, even though I still have the Heere Be Dragones on the needles. I just can't help myself...
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
The rest of today will be devoted to finishing up this shawl. I hope to find a pretty way to photograph it tomorrow. I'll have to consult my photo stylist, P.H.
Monday, January 12, 2009
I finished the last of the snowflake backgrounds last night. This morning I pinned them all out. Here they are blocking peacefully.
Snowflake 2 Background
Snowflake 3 Background
Snowflake 5 Background
Snowflake 6 Background
Snowflake 7 Background
That's it! Hope that this helps another crazy-for-snowflakes knitter. I have really enjoyed knitting this beautiful pattern. Sharon Winsauer is one talented lady! I have to finish the Heere Be Dragones shawl, another one of her designs. I have my eye on some of her others, as well. Have you seen the Dragon of Happiness shawl? She also has designed another wintery shawl called Dance of the Snowflake that features one large snowflake motif. The link takes you to the Aurora Alpacas site. You need to click on gallery of shawls and then the catalog link towards the bottom of the page to see all her designs. You can also check her out on Ravelry.
Hopefully, next post we will have the finished shawl, or close to it. There's mega grafting and an edging as well. Stay tuned...
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Materials: Noro Silk Garden (2 skeins). Color 87 pictured.
Needles: Size 9
Gauge: Not that important, but row gauge @ 18 st/4 in (after blocking).
Finished Measurements: I blocked mine out to 6" x 60"
Cast on 26 sts.
Rows 1-4: knit.
Row 5: (k2, sl 1) 8 times, k2
Row 6: (k2, sl 1 wyif) 8 times, k2
Row 7: (k2, sl 1) 8 times, k2
Row 8: (k2, p1) 8 times, k2
Repeat Rows 5-8 (102 times)
Knit 4 Rows. Bind off.
This pattern is so easy to memorize because each row starts and ends with a k2 and rows 5 and 7 are the same. It's a cinch!