Thursday, June 19, 2003

Have you been over to Bonne Marie's place in the last few days? Even though Beth told me she does the dying herself, I kept picturing big burly men in leather aprons, stubby cigars stuck between their lips, stirring big cauldrons of dye at Lorna's Laces. Thanks for sharing Bonne Marie.

Of course here I am without all the details....but on Saturday I was flipping through a Noro pattern book and came across a fun scarf where the pattern was also used on the bottom of a sweater. So using the leftover Kureyon, I knit a few repeats last night. It really shows off the beautiful striping and it blocked so beautifully. I'll take pictures, get the pattern, etc this weekend.

I'll be back to Charlotte's Easy Lace shawl tonight.

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

The FiberTrends Party Purse out of Noro Kureyon and Peacock is felted and is currently drying. Looks nice. It didn't shrink very much though, so the strap is very long. Since it's a model for the store it will give everyone an idea of what to do or not to do. The Peacock went through the hot water/agitator very nicely.

I began the FiberTrends/Lily Chin Charlotte's Easy Lace Shawl using Sockotta sock yarn. Not a difficult lace pattern to follow. A 4 row repeat. Working on Addi turbos. I may try out bamboo's as I'm having trouble with the end stitches slipping off.

I'm still having fun working at Ewe Knit Kits and Yarn. There was a discussion on Knitter's Review about the strange things we do when buying yarn. It's been fun watching the customers shop. Some lay their choices together on the floor or table, some stand in front of the mirror with yarn around their necks, and others know what they want and just grab and go. As for me, the longer I stay in a yarn shop, the more I change my mind! Good thing I now have all day.....

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

As promised


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That's an envelope next to the purse to show pre-felting size.

Monday, June 09, 2003

It was a delight to meet Beth Casey of Lorna's Laces this past weekend. And guess what....she dyes all of that yarn herself! She spent most of Saturday at Ewe Knit Kits & Yarn grand opening. She brought along some lovely shawls, a sweater set and shrug. Bobbie will be getting the patterns.

I finished several scarves that I don't think I mentioned here.

A cute triangle using "Zigane" by Skacel Yarns. I used size 17 needles, cast on 3 stitches, increased on each row until I hit 25, then increased on each row at each end until I ran out of yarn. I used 3 skeins. It's a generous size.

My other "creation" was with a Lorna's Lace Sport weight yarn in Rainbow #601 (at the bottom of the page). A slim semi-lacy thing. YO's and K2Tog across. Nothing fancy. I'm looking for a fun trim for the two edges still.

Now I'm working on a store sample of FiberTrends Party Purses using Noro Kureyon #102 with red and yellow Peacock. The purse took no time to knit (the small one) and I'm working on the i-cord now. In future, I think I'll do a provisional cast on and finagle a 3 needle bind off to seam the bottom. Whip stitching ....not my favorite thing to do.

Wednesday, June 04, 2003

I've made a few changes to "the list" over on the side. I'd get home and wouldn't have the links that I'd saved in my favorites at work and vice versa. I hope this solves the problem for me.

What fun I had working at Ewe Knit Kits & Yarn last Saturday! This weekend (June 6th & 7th) is the "Grand Opening". On Saturday between 11 and 2, Beth Casey, owner of Lorna's Laces will be here. I understand she'll be bringing some surprises. Glad I'm working again!

So it was fun to knit but boy does it grow when you wear it! "Beach" (cotton/linen/somethingfake) was a nice little shawl-ly type thing around my shoulders on Saturday morning and nearly dragging the ground by 5:00! I'll just rip out a few rows, that outta do it.