Saturday, September 29, 2007

Northhampton Wedding

We're in Northampton Massachusetts for a wedding this afternoon. While I wait I’m going to visit the LYS, Northampton Wool and Webbs!!! Hopefully I’ll find something wonderful for my ISE spoilee.
This is some of my wool stash for felting projects. Usually taking it all out and reorganizing it inspires me.

I'm also working fast and furious on a sweater for myself. What was I thinking?!?!?! Here I am in the Holiday cruch and I take on a massive project for myself. I'm doing Norah Gaughan's Turbulence U-Neck Pullover

in KnitPicks Swish DK color Asparagus. I cast on the back twice and had to rip it out both times, my gauge wasn't right. Then I was so frustrated that I decided I should do the sleeves first. Together so that I wouldn't loose interest in the second and I could do exactly the same things to both. It's going good so far.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Poof! Felt

I’ve been busy working on holiday knitting. Tis the season for felted bags. I was hoping to complete 30 or so small clutch size bags to give as gifts. I started about a month ago. While I really love the creativity of mixing and matching different colors and patterns plus using up some of the leftover ends from other projects, it is rather tedious and I’m yearning to start a sweater.

Here is photo of my baby (Linus is no longer a baby, as he’s 3 years old but he’s still sweet and cuddly so he’s my baby) with one of the finished bags. I’ve done 6 or 7 of them. Here is my take on felting

Step 1: Knit knit knit

Step 2: Throw it in the washer

Step 3: Sprinkle some fairy dust

Step 4: Poof! FELT!

I’m also mulling over ideas for my International Scarf Exchange Pal. Not being a fan of lightweight knitting, I’m worried that lace is the rage this season. I really don’t think I’ll make it if I try to sit down and force lace from these hands. I have the attention span of a fly. Well no not really, I just like to see progress, the more the better. I like stitch patterning and intarsia. It’s not that complexity scares me or slows me down I guess it’s just a yarn weight issue.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

First time

Mychawd Knits but is new to blogging.