Monday, January 21, 2008

don't drop those needles!

I keep forgetting to take super blog pics while knitting, or at the shop, so I just have this video to share with you today.  I found a link to it here, which I linked to from knitgrrl.  

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Off to the show!

I'm on my way to the TNNA show in Long Beach, CA in the morning.  A fun-filled trade show weekend of seeing all the fun new knitting stuff, and buying for the shop.  Yippee!  If you see me there, and we've never met, please introduce yourself.

Monday, January 7, 2008

New coat, new knitting

I got a new coat this week, and all of you fellow knitters know what that means!

I have to knit new accessories!  I am thinking of convertible mittens with the cream tweed on the right, and a scarf from two of the other yarns.  I might use a pattern from Knitting New Scarves by Lynne Barr.  You can see a gallery of the projects here.  I like the flapper, as well as some of the other linear/geometric ones.  We shall see!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Christmas knitting

I did do a bit of knitting for Christmas this year.  This is a felt tote that I made for my wonderful mother-in-law:

The yarn is Rowan Scottish Tweed Chunky,  with various wools for the needle felting, and Grayson E. leather handles.  I love how adding the handles and a little bit of embellishment can finish it off.  

The matching Christmas hats were meant for father and daughter, but I knew even while I was knitting that Pete wouldn't really wear his.  That explains why I got to model it here!  The yarn is Cascade 220 wool, solid red and cream, and one of the Handpaints for the green.  The colorwork is just a simple slip-stitch pattern.  I think they came out quite cute!  Audrey never did get a pom-pom, but I will add one for next year.  It should still fit her with a mild elastic adjustment.  

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!

Audrey and I were in the Plain Dealer yesterday.  You can see the picture here, and you can read the article here.  Sorry I couldn't find them on the same page!  

I added a list of the blogs I read regularly to the sidebar.  Just in case you were interested, or bored, or whatever.

I tried to do a longer post, with pics of some of my Christmas knitting, but I wasn't able to load any photos tonight. Bummer!  More updates on my current knitting soon.