Saturday, February 24, 2007

Saturday Spin In's my Saturday Spin In offering. Some lovely dyed Rambouillet I bought at Rhinebeck last year. Looks like there is some interest in the blogosphere concerning spinning pics on Saturday. Presently Laurie, Syl and Cathy have expressed an interest in posting. How about you? Remember if you're blogless email me your pic.

I stumbled across this UTUBE video yesterday called Wooly Bullies. It's about how
crocheters are considered outcasts in the knitting world. It's a check it out!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Angelfish Spawning

Great news about a Connecticut aquarium!!! John and Marisa's angels have spawned!!! If you are interested check out this site.

I wonder if the angels knit?

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Saturday Spin In

I've decided we need a new topic in blogland. How about Saturday Spin In? We can post what we've spun recently. If you'd like to join in the fun, comment below and I'll add your blog to a list of contributors. Don't have a blog? Email me your Saturday Spin In picture and I'll post it. Don't spin? You need to make a CD spindle at a cost of a couple of dollars. Interweave Knits directions are here.

Knitting in Literature: I'm sure you realize that there is much mention of knitting in the books we read. I am astounded at the number. Check out this list at Woolworks.

Here are samples from the site:

Notes from a Small Island, Bill Bryson
"Am I alone in thinking it odd that a people ingenious enough to invent paper, gunpowder, kites and any number of other useful objects, and who have a noble history extending back 3,000 years haven't yet worked out that a pair of knitting needles is no way to capture food?"

Children's Fiction
The Tusk Fairy, Nicola Smee
A little girl's knitted elephant unexpectedly unravels and the tusk fairy comes to the rescue.
Science Fiction and Fantasy
The Very Thought of You, Lynn Kurland
An 11th century tapestry-destroying bard learns to knit when transplanted to 20th century Scotland.
The Veiled One, Ruth Rendell
Considerable knitting content; the murder weapon is a knitting needle.
General Fiction
The Twisted Sword (The Poldark series), Winston Graham
The last book in this series includes a description of handknit stockings and gloves.
The Fever Tree and Other Stories, Ruth Rendell
"A Needle for the Devil" is densely packed with knitting.

Thursday, February 15, 2007


I'm simply not happy unless I have multiple projects going at once. It's the boredom of accomplishing a new task or working with a new fiber that causes manyprojectitis. Let's face it I love the adventure of beginning a new project or working with a new yarn or technique. I also enjoy the finished project as well.

This is what's going on in my world knitting and spinningwise......................the first project is the Garden Party Shawl I'm knitting with my handpainted silk. I also am on sleeve island with the Reynolds Bulky cardigan.

I'm spinning some Montedale with a new spindle I made with a mini DVD that came in a package of Prilosec. Maybe this could be a new stress reliever concept by the drug may put them out of business!

The last pic is of Sarah's yarn. I'm contemplating which of the Victorian Lace Today projects to make...............Alpine Lace is a distinct possibility. There is a KAL for Victorian Lace projects,but it appears to be filling quickly. If you want to join do so before February 28th.

One of the Ocean State Knit and Crochet guild members is making Alpine lace in Sarah's ecru Zephyr Wool-Silk; I'm inspired to make it as well and I NEED another project....right?

Friday, February 09, 2007

Eye Candy Friday

Today my first eye candy picture is my daughter's first attempt at cabling. She made a lovely hat out of some leftover Manos from my stash.

Here are more eye candy shots of my blooming

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Back In the Groove

I'm finally back in the groove with my knitting projects. Here you see my cabled jacket. I managed to start the right front last night.
I also am continuing work on the surprise baby blanket for my niece.

This morning I was surfin' the web and discovered that Magknits has its new issue out. The tea cozy and socks appear to be the only patterns that tempt me. The vest seems to fit the model improperly.

This weekend I managed to add to the stash by getting some Regia sock yarn in black,gray and red as well as a skein of bulky black alpaca for a hat pattern I found here.