|What Grammie Means|
G is for Gentle
R is for Responsible
A is for Artistic
M is for Moral
M is for Magical
I is for Influential
E is for Easy
Monday, February 26, 2007
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Here is the 'Heartbreakingly Cute Kimono' from Mason Dixon Knitting and the equally 'heartbreakingly cute hat' from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I also started a square for "The Great Whoduknit Charity Blanket." The pattern stitch is from an old knitting pattern book I have and is called 'trinity' which is very appropriate for our March book - Haunted Ground. If you are not already a member of Whoduknit and you like to read mysteries and you like to knit - why don't you join us at Whoduknit.
We have a blog and a Yahoo Group.
And I didn't buy $200 worth of yarn (our boiler bit the dust, and we needed to buy a new one- guess heat and hot water come before yarn, at least in February!) But fortunately I'm very easy to entertain - books and my yarn stash can keep me busy and happy for hours/days/weeks/months! So, I finished Northern Lights and started Haunted Ground, finished my entrelac scarf (it's blocking now), finished my ITEIII bag and mailed it, and knit this "Heartbreakingly Cute Kimono" from Mason Dixon Knitting and equally 'heartbreakingly cute hat' from Last Minute Knitted Gifts for a friend's daughter's baby shower next week. And - oh right - I did some organizing, cleaning, etc. - but that doesn't count as a vacation!
Friday, February 23, 2007
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
I CO 50 stitches and knit in garter for 14 ridges - then picked up 14 stitches along the side, the 50 CO stitches, and 14 on the other side. It was 19 x 15 x 4 before felting and the Icord was 75" long. After felting it is 10 1/2 x 9 x 4. I will probably donate this one to the 8th Grade Chinese Auction.
Monday, February 19, 2007
When I was in A.C.Moore on Saturday looking for beads for my ITEIII bag (see below)
I saw these cute little charms and thought they would make great stitch markers (always have knitting on my mind!). They already had a jump ring attached, so I bought some toggle clasps popped the charms on the ring part of them voila! stitch markers in two sizes, plus the jump ring on the charm itself fits on size 1-3 needles. So, my questions is - what to do with all of the other halves of the toggle clasp? Got any ideas? Post them in the comments, and I'll send a set of stitch markers to the person whose idea is the best!
Friday, February 16, 2007
It's our winter vacation - which always falls during the week of President's Day. In Downeast Maine it's basketball tournament time so the folks who aren't lucky enough to be vacationing in Florida, usually spend their time at the Bangor Auditorium watching basketball. Me? I'm going to spend the week knitting and reading! When you think about it - I could go to my LYS and spend a couple of hundred dollars on yarn, and it would still be a cheap vacation - right? If the weather cooperates and the roads are not too bad, I'm going to go on a yarn shop tour - some not so local yarn shops that I have read about on the web and have been wanting to visit. I love winter vacation week!
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
I finished the front and back panels of my Aaron bag last night and sewed it together this morning (wishing I had taken the time to figure out how to knit it in the round and wondering why I didn't stick to a felted bag which covers up all the uneven knitting and felts the ends in securely). It does NOT look like the picture in the knitting pattern a day calendar. And now I know why - the directions do not match the picture.
The directions call for knitting the two side panels of cables in the same direction - the picture shows them going in opposite directions. The center cable is also going in the opposite direction in the picture. And..the ribbing at the top in the picture is wider than the directions called for. I never noticed any of this until I sewed it together of course! I think it is probably still fine, and I actually love it, except that the bottom is not straight, and blocking should fix that. I still have to make the handles and the drawstring with the beads, which I think will add a lot to it, and line it. And if all else fails - I have this back-up bag on the needles!
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Friday, February 09, 2007
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Monday, February 05, 2007
Sunday, February 04, 2007
Saturday, February 03, 2007
So here is my progress on the entrelac scarf. Deb says it is supposed to look puckered and lopsided so I guess I am doing well LOL.
I'm puppy sitting this weekend. This is Casper - isn't he adorable? He is a Maltese and just the sweetest dog.
Friday, February 02, 2007
Phil Says Spring is Right Around the Corner!
Phil's official forecast as read 2/2/07 at 7:28 a.m. at Gobbler's Knob:
El Nino has caused high winds, heavy snow, ice and freezing temperatures in the west.
Here in the East with much mild winter weather we have been blessed.
Global warming has caused a great debate.
This mild winter makes it seem just great.
On this Groundhog Day we think of one thing.
Will we have winter or will we have spring?
On Gobbler's Knob I see no shadow today.
I predict that early spring is on the way.
Thursday, February 01, 2007
I'm doing an entrelac scarf KAL that Deb is hosting on WhoDuKnit. We've done the border and the first three triangles, and with Deb's help, it has been really easy so far. It takes three skeins of Noro - I'm using Kureyon in color 40 . It's blues/greens/ purples, which you can't really see yet in this picture. Here is my progress: