Saturday, February 24, 2007

Deli and Ariann

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Here is my progress so far on Deli and Ariann. Deli is being knit with Rowan Cashcotton (yum) and Ariann is being knit with Patons Canadiana. Did ya notice how the yarn is in those cool cakes. I just love that! Thanks for the ballwinder Elizabeth!!

And just because I feel like it...

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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Been A While

It's been a while since I posted, but believe it or not I have been doing A LOT of blog stuff in my spare time. It's nothing that you can see right now, but all will be revealed soon. I hope. I have also been knitting. I got a little distracted from knitting Ariann, and I started on Deli. I think it is just because Cashcotton is so darn soft and wonderful to knit with. I got the new IK in the mail, and I can't say that I like the new layout. It's not that it is a bad layout. It is the fact that it is the same layout as Vogue Knitting. If I were publishing a magazine, I think I would try to be as different as possible from the competitors not the same. Once I got over my initial disappointment, I found a pattern that I really like, the Dollar and a Half Cardigan. Now this is important info if you are planning on knitting this pattern. A lot of people are having a heck of a time finding the Reynolds Soft Linen that the pattern calls for. I did some googling and found it here. At $6.00 a ball the price isn't awful, but I'm not really impressed with the colors. While I'm working on Deli and Ariann, I'll be thinking of a good substitute. Off the top of my head, I'm thinking that my Reynolds Saucy would work. Check out all the colors and the price. Plus it doesn't hurt that I have ten balls of Olive in my stash. Well, I'm off to do some more work! I'm hoping to be back soon! Have a good Sunday!

PS. Thanks for all the compliments on the bracelet. I will be offering a video tutorial. I can't promise a time. It all depends on how long the other stuff I am doing takes. Stay tuned!


Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Knitting With Beads And Wire

This is a knitted bangle I made for my mom for Christmas. It was knit with 28 gauge wire on size 8 needles. It is so amazing to me how something so simple can be so beautiful!

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Knitting Survey Anyone?

Jennifer blogged about a knitting survey, and I thought I would share it with you. A student has put this survey together as a way to gather information for her thesis on knitting. I think that is great! I took the survey to help her out. If you want to add your 2 cents, Click Here.