Sunday, December 29, 2013

Rose Sparkle

This lovely yarn was knit into a gorgeous cowl that I saw on subway.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

NY 2013 Marathon

This came by my house today. We walked down the block to cheer & support the runners!

More Land Girl Knitted Goodness

Thrummed Cowl

I started this project today and I had no idea where it would end up. But it's not done yet. I had to order another skein of the Bernat Really Big in Morocco.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Gah!

I <3 it !
From The Dapper Toad blog.
For those of you who may not know its from The Labyrinth and the genius of Jim Henson.

'ello
did you say 'hello'?
no, I said 'ello but thats close enough.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunday, September 29, 2013

SMOOSHIE PHOTOS

Seamless Smooshie Update

I ripped this back yesterday. For 2 reasons but mainly because I had messed up & could not get the stitches back on the needle, this after trying to get help from the lion brand help hour, an email to the lady who literally wrote the book on brioche knitting, and a desperate call to a woman who offered knitting help by the hour. No one was able to help me. Shout out to PJ, I dont know how you ever managed to save my lavender brioche sweater but I was definitely in need of your particular genius but after a year or so I just decided if I was ever going to wear it I would have to start over from scratch.   Not only that but I realized I would not get the seamless look I wanted if I didnt at least try it with live stitches to try grafting together at the end.  So I bought the knitting brioche book. Unfortunately there is no information about grafting together stitches in brioche. Undeterred, wisely or unwisely is still yet to be determined, I went ahead & did some research & found a couple of sites suggesting the Italian provisional cast on was best for brioche. So I have 41 live stitches that I am hoping to find out how to graft together before I finish knitting all my yarn. Also, in the spirit of learning from past mistakes I have already put in 3 lifelines & ripped out first 2.  Now all I have to do is knit up all my lovely cakes I made with my new ball winder!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Summer Rag Rug

From an old set of grey sheets ripped into strips. It will probably be around 32" across once I finish it, maybe 34".



Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy bday to me

I took Cat Bordhi's class at Lion Brand. It was worth it, lots of tips & tricks. Nice Cowl too, although I went off pattern with the cabeling. I couldn't help myself, and she encouraged it!





Monday, May 13, 2013

Spring Window

At Lion Brand Studio. I picked up my supplies today for my class on Friday with Cat Bordhi. So excited!