Thursday, August 27, 2009

Oh Dear

I spotted a knitter out in the wild a couple of days ago. She was knitting a hat out of what looked like Noro Silk Garden, very pretty. I was so overwhelmed by actually spotting another knitter that I just started babbling at the poor woman. It turns out geographically she does not live far from me. She told me about another knit group in Pleasant Hill, I told her about the one in Antioch. I gave her my card with my Ravelry user name. Then I had to rush off to the vanpool. I have not been friended by her in Ravelry - I fear I scared the poor knitter to death being so enthusiastic about her hat and asking all those questions!! 8-/ Well at least I did'nt make her drop a stitch ;0

Monday, August 17, 2009

Swatch Patch and Cast On

I have been forced to set aside the Glenesk Sweater. It is in the mid 90's here and I must keep a fan running. Unfortunately the fine fibers on the Hebridean yarn is blowing in my eyes, nose and throat. Very unpleasant, so I have put that project away until the masks I ordered from Amazon arrive.

To keep up with things, I swatched the Adult version of the Baby Surprise Jacket (ASJ) that I am doing in a SF 49er theme. I was able to buy a patch on eBay and I already had the yarn in my stash. I joined the ASJ KAL beginning in September, even though I am already signed up for the AS Henry VIII Kal. SO, beginning the ASJ early is a bonus.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Truly Lovely

The Knit Picks Zephyr needles were released a little early, the end of July instead of early August. I know because I ordered them and they came today. What can I say, they are gorgeous. I have a set of acrylic crochet hooks that I love - although I did have to stop using the ones under a size J because I kept breaking them. So - of course I wanted the acrylic knitting needle tips!!!! DUH!!! You know I am going to have to break my monogamy and cast on something just to use these new needles. Yes Yes Yes!!!

I also ordered "almost" all of the new palette colors . These yarns are beautiful! I have some ideas in the back of my mind about creating a tapestry. We will see. I have one more Sipalu pattern to knit, then I will restock any of the palette colors from the two sampler kits that I may be running out of. I will have almost every colorway then. Once I have them all in hand, I will start designing my master piece. I also ordered 20 balls of the silver palette to knit another feather and fan wrap, this one for myself.

I have 5 more rows to knit on the body of the Glenesk before I delve into the armhole steeks and edge stitches. I don't really get that next step, but I will put a shout out to the folks on Ravelry if I get really stuck.

eta: I completely forgot to post - I finished the Wollmeise Candle Flame Scarf and it is truly lovely ;} cheers!