Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Blame it on 'Ravelry'

What's this...!! Doesn't the button in the left hand corner proclaim "I am not a SWEATER knitter"
So what's up???
Well I took a seaming class and feeling full of myself decided to re seam my red 'Sienna'..just the set in sleeves, since I didn't feel they were up to par!!
What a disaster...I cut a stitch and unravelled more than the seam...yeah, some of the (R) front. I could have wept!!! I tried to mend it, using a duplicate stitch, darning etc....but no luck...it looks sooo shoddy!!! And I loved that sweater too. Oh well, I'll try and rip it (all) out and reuse the yarn for something else!!
Meantime I swatched some of my stash...namely:-
Tahki Kerry colour Sage (bought for the 'Spartan Pullover' a long, long time ago)..used Size #9 needles and got guage...(wow)...I did do a 'four stitch cable' up the front edges instead of the 'cabled faggot lace.' At present, I'm working on the sleeves. The seaming prospect looms large for me but fear is not in my vocabulary..at least not yet!!
I have been eyeing 'Mr Greenjeans' from Knitty for my next project....well a least it's top down and in the round!!!
Did I say I wasn't a sweater knitter??? What can it be....I can't understand why I'm drooling over cardi's etc..I blame it on 'Ravelry' where everyone is so industrious and their work is beautiful...just the motivation I need!!!!
I do have one lonesome sox on the needles.
Happy knitting,
(Sorry the pix is so crappy. Clearly, there is something also wrong with the date or I'm still living in the past!!!!)

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Grrrrr...tiger socks and lots of yarn....thank-you.

Look, look, these socks were knit just for me...and they are beautiful and a perfect fit and so well worth the wait!
They are from Magni who lives in Norway. She knit these toe up...a technique I have not yet learned!!
You can check her blog at:-


Magni, I love everything you sent and I will think of you every time I wear my sox....thank-you, thank-you!!!!

I can't decide (yet) what to do with the Norwegian yarn....probably sox with the 'FagStrikk' anyhow I know I'll have fun.
My package was waiting for me when I got home.
I also got an invitation to join "Ravelry".....and oh boy, I'm already sucked in, and can't do anything but explore the site...this obsession has got to stop...okay, maybe I'll stop to-morrow!!! (Yeah, right.)
Happy knitting,
P.S. Thanks Lou (and Mac) for the great pix...and thanks again Magni for the wonderful sox and goodies!!!!!