Thursday, February 27, 2003

Project updates:

Knitting Experience Scarf : even after pulling out 6 rows and reshaping to make the ends pointyer, I didn't like it. It didn's wrap nicely around my neck. Sooo, I ripped it out and it's in nice little balls waiting for the next project. I'm going to try the scarf with a different yarn. It could be the blend of cotton, silk and something might be the cause.

Peace Fleece Scarf: on the other hand, I'm making great strides on the scarf.
Ukrainian Red
Khrushchev Corn
Siberian Midnight
Shaba Green
Georgia Rose
Baku Black
Antarctica White

Monday, February 24, 2003

Received the wool and hat kit from PeaceFleece on Friday. Great stuff!

Played around with the hat pattern. Easy to follow and on nice card stock.

The wool colors are great!

Mini skeins of wool

Little balls of wool:

I've begun knitting a scarf. PeaceFleece Scarf. Casted on 23 and working in a k1,p1 Seed/Moss stitch. Started with the Ukrainian Red and into the Khrushchev Corn...both worked up nicely with a good feel in my hands.

Dale Sweater. Still haven't touched it in a while. Here are some pictures:

Knitting Experience Scarf. Finished it actually....didn't like the blunt ends so ripped it back and am redoing with pointyer ends by adding one stitch to each end....we'll see! Guess I can't call it Knitting Experience Scarf any longer....hmmm....

Thursday, February 20, 2003

Played around with a hat design last night. Didn't turn out the way I wanted. So I should pull out a pattern!

Watched some of The Four Feathers dvd last night. I sometimes feel I am the only person in the world that loves that movie...well me and Shekhar Kapur! I can't wait to watch it with his commentary turned on to hear what his vision for the movie was and if he achieved it. Did watch the "extras" and he explained how the music was written and used in some of the scenes.

Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Added a link to Knitters Review...does it work?
It has been a while since I was here. Not much has happened. I've not much desire to knit right now for some reason.

It was a long dark weekend. Rain began on Friday and didn't stop until Monday night. .

I did watch Pride and Prejudice on DVD. Why do I always hold my breath until Miss Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy declare their love for one another? The romantic in me I guess.

It was the same with Joe Millionaire. It was so lovely the two of them dancing together at the end. Course they were happy..they just got $500,000 each!

Dale Sweater Sleeve 1 is complete and I think it fits. I've not desire to begin the chart for sleeve 2 yet. I'm not a chart person. It was a simple chart though...

Scarf ripped back 8 rows on the scarf. I found a mistake. I tried to fix it by dropping down the stitch but garter doesn't fix like stst evidently. I'll ask the experts on Knitters Review.

Thursday, February 13, 2003

Dale Sweater: I have 3 more rows before sleeve 1 is complete! The last three purl rows..woohoo! Now let's hope it fits. I'll purl the last row onto size 4 24" circulars and try it on my arm before I bind off to be sure.

Scarf: didn't work on the scarf last night. Too excited about the Dale sleeve!

Wednesday, February 12, 2003

Dales Sweater: Sleeve 1 almost completed!!!! About 5 rows left on the chart and then it's on to Sleeve 2.

Scarf: And the scarf is turning our really nice. I'm ready to turn and cast on the final 49 stitches. It was a quicky!

Ordered about 10 mini skeins from Peace Fleece today. as well as the red tundra hat. It will be nice to be able to sample what they sell.

Monday, February 10, 2003

By Friday night I had both sleeves completed to the chart.

Saturday afternoon sat down with sleeve 1. Finished 22 rows of the chart. Ripped back 6 rows...grrrrr...

Sunday afternoon fixed sleeve 1 and reknit to row 22 on the chart.

I also began the Sally Melville scarf using Reynolds Meadows in pretty blues/tans (60% cotton, 25% viscose, 15% linen) which I found at The Knitting Corner on their sale wall. Was $4.99 and marked at 1/2 price. I'm using size 5 needles and it's working up nicely.

Thursday, February 06, 2003

Mama's at my brothers.....a peaceful knitting evening at home. I love my mother but she loves to talk.

I can't believe the only project on needles right now is my Dale sweater....oh the horror! But it is nice to see the progress on the sleeves. Have about 16 rows left on the second sleeve and then will re-measure both. I should be at 7 1/4 inches and need to get to 8 1/2 before I begin the chart work.

And then I steek!

Wednesday, February 05, 2003

Cafe au Lait and kntting....perfect combination. No one showed up at Starbucks last night but I enjoyed myself. Finished both socks. Pretty pink fuzzy edgings!

Tuesday, February 04, 2003

Last night was Guild night. About 50 attended. We had 4 new ladies join. Rather impressive. Business meeting rather dull. I won a door prize...several skeins of cotton in a pearl green and tan colors. Also was able to pick up some rabbit fur for spinning. Only 3 ladies brought in their Edi Bear sweaters.

One of the great knitters of our area is dying. Sad. She's in good spirits.

Our program was embellishing gloves. I brought a sock. I'll make a pretty pink edging for them and send them to Liza for Valentines.

Heading over to Starbucks for coffee and knitting tonight. I made the announcement at the meeting, wonder who will show up.

Monday, February 03, 2003

Columbia will be remembered.

It was a busy knitting weekend.

Sue and I saw "The Hours" on Saturday. Wow!

I must make myself read Mrs. Dalloway. Perhaps find the video first. I could kick myself for dropping out of the Bookclub before this was discussed. Barnes and Nobles still doesn't have any books in stock...backordered.

Back to the movie....there is a line said by one of the characters about knowing you didn't want children that had tears rolling down my face. If I hadn't been in a crowded theater I would have been sobbing. My knitting sat in my lap the entire movie.

But afterwards, Sue and I checked out B&N on Va Beach Blvd then she was off to get her hair cut. I headed over to Starbucks on Eden Way for lunch and knitting. Spicy cheese twist and cafe au lait and completed the Paton's Chunky hat up to decrease 5...16" circulars were too short to continue. Turned out nice. I like the yarn now! Here 's the pattern I used.

Very Simple Hat
Pattern I used:
cast on 72
join in round
k2,P1 for 8 rows
then st st for a few inches
decrease by k6, k2tog
knit 2 rows
decrease by k5, k2tog
continue with decrease rows until k2 across.
slip stitches on piece of yarn and tie off.

Sunday afternoon I cast on and knitted through the first chart section on sleeve 2 of the Dale sweater. The color isn't off by much..whew!

Straightening up my magazine stack I came across a Cast On (Winter) issue that I hadn't looked at. [:)]

Tonight is our monthly Guild Meeting. I'm secretary in case you're wondering. I take notes. I take notes very well. We'll also have a mini class on embelishing gloves with fun yarns. I've got a sock I'm going to use. If it turns out well I'll send them down to Liza. She's always sending me little trinkets. And we should be showing and telling our little bear sweaters from Edie's class. It should be an entertaining meeting.