Wednesday, June 28, 2006

First felted bag was well recieved.

i brought the second felted bag into work and everyone loved it. I have that package almost ready to send out. Hopefully by the end of the week.
Still knitting on the kimono. I end up ripping it out so many times I'm surprised I'm still knitting it.
Haven't touched my Pi Shawl in awhile. Maybe this weekend.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Felted Bag

I finished another felted bag. Need to run it thru the washing machine again.
Still have lots of pictures to take and post.
On 288 sts on my Pi Shawl.
Trying out different lace patterns.
Not sure which one I'll end up using.
Currently knitting on a kimono from Mason-Dixon Knitting.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Amazing Lace #2 Extreme Knitting

I was reading the rule of the Second Challenge and I couldn't figure out how I could ever come up with anything that was extreme.
I thought I go to the fire station and see if they will let me knit on the engine.
I'll have the kids take a picture of me knitting on a a packed MUNI streetcar.
Then last night while I work, I engaged in EXTREME KNITTING!!!!!!!!!
I had my pattern, my yarn, my circular needles, but not my dpn's.
I wanted to start my Pi Shawl now. Not wait until I got home.
I went and got 4 packs of cotton tipped applicators. I've made them into dpn's before. I usually just cut of the cotton tip and then file down the ends.
This time i did not have an emery board to do the filing with. I only had a pencil sharpner.
Let us just say it is not easy to make stitchs using cotton tip applicators that have been sharpned with a pencil sharpner.
Pictures to follow.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Amazing Lace

I have my pattern. It was right where I thought it was. My yarn. My needles, my stitch markers. I ready to go. I will start tonight on my way to work.
I'll knit on the Pi Shawl this weekend and then go back and finish a few things that are hanging around here.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

I bought yarn

Yesterday I went out to buy my daughter's birthday gift. While I was out I went and visited a yarn store that I haven't been to yet.
It was very nice, clean and new. I bought the book One Skein and I bought one skein. LOL
The yarn I bought Manous del Uruguay. I've never bought it before. It was the only wool yarn in the whole store that even looked purple. It is a very rich deep color at home. I want to make the felted bag I just finished with this yarn.
The birthday girl asked for a felted bag. Of course I cannnot find the pattern.
I am ashamed to admit that I went over to my bed and without moving anything I picked up 12 knitting books.
I don't think I need anymore knitting books. LOL
So guess which book I can't find?
EZ's Knitter's Almanac. I'll find it later when I move things.
I also have some patterns to fill in the center of my pie shawl. I just need to decide which ones I want to use and where I want to put them.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Felted Bag-04

Felted Bag-04
Originally uploaded by time4moretea.
I think I'm back in business photowise. So here is a pic of my felted bag. Took only a day to knit and one run thru the washing machine. I have enough yarn to make 3 more.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Amazing Lace

At this point I'm suppose to have a picture of my yarn, pattern, needles and whatever else I need to sell myself. LOL.
My digital camera doesn't seem to be working. I'll keep working on it I have to get it working soon enough.
I have my yarn.
Knit Picks Shadow the color is Lost Lake. I have 3 skeins. I hope that is enough. I am making the Pi Shawl from Elizabeth Zimmerman.
Right now I cannot find the pattern. I do think I copied it a few years ago when I made a pi shawl so if I can't find the book it is in maybe I can find the copy.
So that is my update for now.