Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
When first thumbing through the book I thought it was going to be an easy, quick read, in a nutshell, the journey of someone knitting a sweater with little "epiphanies" added in along the way. I was wrong!
This book incorporated an INCREDIBLE amount of history, along with so many personal observations.....very interesting....from the first documented date of knitting to present day!! Despite curiosity, there is no way I would have spent the amount of time involved to discover all the facts this book brought to light for me!
A very enlightening history lesson knit together with a story not just about the act of knitting a sweater, but all the lessons learned both with the knitting and the personal reflections of how it correlates to life!!
The local history of Nora Murphys hometown (St. Paul, Minnesota), was also VERY interesting to me as well!!
I'm also with Elizabeth in that I wish the author had included a picture of the finished sweater.
A book worth reading!!
And It Burns, Burns, Burns.......The Ring Of Fire.....The Ring Of Fire..
Blue Moon Fiber Arts
I love this pattern!! An easy, quick knit that fits fantastic!!
I think this is my third pair!!
Last but not least, Juliet has left the building.....sent on her merry way to a friend who has been instructed to pass it along once she has HER Juliet knit!!
I have enough yarn in stash to knit another Juliet, but it is Ecowool and I am not sure if I want to re-knit with that yarn or wait until I can get something else......
Monday, February 23, 2009
I found this pattern and decided since I wanted to knit a sweater, but I'm not a sweater wearing gal, this pattern would be PERFECT for me.
This is what Juliet is SUPPOSED to look like!!
In particular, notice how the edges of the sweater do NOT meet or touch, there is SUPPOSED to be a rather sizeable gap in fact!!
Unfortunately, MY Juliet is too large (despite my initial thoughts it would be too small). When I initially laid it out to dry/block it was HUGE....and I managed to "scrunch" it down as much as the pic shows....and it doesn't look so huge in the picture. BUT....when I have it own, I can wrap it over like a double breasted coat!!!!
According to the pattern and my bust size I should have knit a large. I wasn't ever able to achieve the size 14 stitch gauge, but got 15, so I went down a size and knit according to the medium rather than large.
I do like this sweater and I have enough ecowool to knit another, just wonder if the yarn had anything to do with it. Once I pulled it from the water it had "bloomed" to seemingly ginormous proportions, or maybe I'm just used to socks!!
Ahhhh.......it's fun to learn from your mistakes!!! (insert sarcasm)!! LOL!!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
No you can't, no you can't, no you CAN'T!!!
Hee, Hee.....I will not even LOOK at you now, you are dismissed.....not even worthy of a glance!!
Monday, February 16, 2009
Knit with Cascade Ecowool.....because that was all I had in my stash but I will most DEFINITELY be knitting this again....once I'm off this darn yarn diet!! LOL!!
Friday, February 13, 2009
I'm trying to get back to regular blogging and always enjoy Jessi's Friday Fill In posts so much I decided to be a copy cat!!
And...here we go!
1. It seems like I'm NEVER organized.
2. CLEAN UP when you're done, please?
3. If I thought you would Uh Huh...I'd yes indeedy!!
4. Lucky is what I think of most when I think of you.
5. To me, Valentine's Day means love and chocolate and not necessarily in that order!!
6. God gives me strength.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to working on Juliet.....tomorrow my plans include contemplating picking up the bits of tree limbs that blew down during a recent storm (note I said CONTEMPLATING, not actually committing).....cooking a special Valentine's dinner for my DH and Sunday, I want to H.O.P.E.F.U.L.L.Y. finish Juliet!!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Monday, February 09, 2009
75 inches pre-blocked.
Malabrigo Worsted, Stonechat, 2 X 2 rib.
Knit by request for my nephew that moved from Ft. Lauderdale to Richmond Virginia......yes.....he's cold!!!
Also knit, the One Row Scarf.
Forest Merisoft color.
This yarn is very, very similar to the Malabrigo.
These scarves will be on their way to Virginia today!!
Now I must finish gift socks then it will be time to visit Juliet again!!!