Monday, September 13, 2010
The class is October 21st & 28th from 1pm - 3pm, you can see more details here.
If you live near Issaquah, scoot down to the Gilman Village and learn to make these little lovelies for yourself or for a holiday gift!
Thursday, September 2, 2010
#1 Professor Socks for Cody - Cascade Fixation Blueberry
#2 Lettuce Pullover - Knit Picks Shadow Kettle Dyed Clementine
#3 $5 in Paris - Caron Simply Soft (colors a secret, for sister)
#4 Many pairs of manly fingerless gloves
#5 Mystery project (a surprise for a friend)
Having so many projects going at once really slows down the progress on each but hopefully they won't all take too long.
I've decided to take a mini design break and not release any new patterns until after the new year. That isn't to say that I won't be designing, I just won't be releasing anything until 2011 (gosh that sounds far off). I figured things would be hectic enough this holiday season (and the months leading up to), I didn't need to add undue stress of additional deadlines. I have several things sketched up and it is shaping up to be a big year.
The weather in the great NW has turned chilly and I LOVE it. Time for leaves to turn and the wind to blow and I will love every moment of it. Time to wash and re-block all of my stuff for autumn weather wear. Oh yeah. . . . knitters like it cold.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Days look like this
And evenings like this
Spent the rest of the month thinking about getting started on Christmas knitting and finishing my Professor Sock pattern.
I never thought I would be the kind of person who starts thinking about Christmas in July. That task is reserved for the super motivated, highly organized and deadline driven. I don't posess any of those attributes. It doesn't seem right but if you are going to make any handmade gifts, you really have to start now-ish. Every year I have VERY lofty goals and then in the end only accomplish a fraction of those goals. Then, inevitably, my New Year's resolutions are filled up with the compulsory promises of losing weight and doing more handmade items for next year. This year will be no different but I think the trick is to increase the percentage of completed projects. I know I will never get all of the planned gifts done before the deadline but I will get more done than last year.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
More to come soon, after a good night's sleep and a clearer head!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
It was a beautiful and busy day in Bellingham since most of the high schools and WWU were having their graduation ceremonies that weekend. People, pets, kids, one bridal scavenger hunt team (looking for the radio museum) and then came this troupe. . .According to the 30-40 people that biked past us in their all-together-not-all-together, it was Naked Bike Ride Day. Haven't look this up to see if it was actually a declared day or if they just decided that it would be Naked Bike Ride Day since it was such a rare sunny day. I do find the idea of Naked Bike Ride Day and Knit in Public Day being scheduled on the same day a little scary. Pointy sticks and fast moving naked bodies don't seem like a good combo in the event of an accident.
Monday, June 7, 2010
After the beading was done (which took a few days and several trips to the craft store), it was time for blocking. Dilemma! I have no blocking mats! No problem, picked up these little babies at a local drug store for $5. I think they were made for hopscotch.
After checking them for color leaching (and finding none), the shawl was pinned & sprayed & and sat for 30-ish hours.
. . . .And ta da!
One pretty project.
My husband, Ted, says I'm obsessed with my knitting (I think it's an unfair statement, I just enjoy it a lot and often). So as soon as I finished this project, I cast on the next one:
This was a free pattern at Apple Yarns during this year's LYS Tour. Mine is a dark olive-y color and is nearly ready to assemble. After knitting on 5's for the last project, size 10 needles feel like using the big crayons at school. Or one of those large novelty pencils. This will be my first felted project. That will make two (count 'em TWO) new techniques for this year. Both new techniques (beading and felting) seemed like two things that I didn't necessarily NEED in order to function as a knitter but they are fun novelty things to do.
World Wide Knitting in Public Day is coming! (Second Saturday in June) I don't know where I will be but I will manage to sneak a little knitting in somewhere in public I imagine.
p.s. my spell-check thinks ruching isn't a word. It so is! This spell-check has not been watching enough Project Runway