Tuesday, July 29, 2003

100 rows completed on the back of Black Obi, 31 rows left. Knit a row purl a row knit a row purl a row. I'm averaging 10 rows a day, 244 stitches a row. 2440 stitches a day. Whew!

lace weight shawl with mistake + 2 little boys without toys + mom who is shopping and not paying attention to either = part time LYS employee with headache that has to tell 2 little boys to stop tossing around the expenisve yarn like a football while being pleasant

Enough of the same color yarn was found so Law School friends sweater is now all one color.

Daryl Hannah doesn't know how to purl. She's missing out on a lot of fun.

Thursday, July 24, 2003

My friend the Law Student/FullTimeEmployee/Mom/Wife knits a sweater (and only a sweater) every year or three. She has one class this summer and with the class winding down, she has 3 weeks before she goes back to carrying 3 classes a week in mid August. So she decided now was the time to knit her sweater. She chose a cardigan pattern from Interweave Knits, bought her yarn (cotton) and away she went. The back and 1/2 of one front is done. It's a pretty diamond/lace pattern. She brought it in yesterday so we could do the gushy thing knitters do when they look at others work....and I did...I made all kinds of noises. It's beautiful. The color is perfect for her, the stitches are even, nice cast on....but in the natural light coming in my office windows it was two different shades of maise....different dye lots!!!!! She forgot to check and in the light in the store (Michaels) and at home didn't she didn't the slight shade change. She was going out last night to see if she could find more yarn. Fingers crossed XXX

Making progress on Black Obi. I have completed 40 rows with only 97 left to go! 244 stitiches across the back...knit a row...purl a row...knit a row...purl a row.......I'm trying for 10 rows (5 ridges) a night. And TV shows like Big Brother, Cupid and Queer Eye are making it possible.

Monday, July 21, 2003

Simply stated as she walked in the door at Ewe Knit Kits Saturday: My husband and kids are out having fun. I was cleaning the house and I decided I wanted to knit my shawl. I left the vaccum cleaner in the middle of the living room. I'm here to buy needles and get help with the pattern. I understood......

Two students signed up for the Fiber Trends Pary Purse class. They chose their yarns, casted on and knitted away. We talked about using novelty in the last few rows. One chose Eros the other will use a different color wool.

I picked out 3 colors of Cascade 220 for my Martha/Cybil Striped Felted hat. If you saw the Martha Stewart made for tv movie it's the hat Cybil Shephard (who played Martha) wore as they were entering Turkey Hill for the first time. I'm going to play around with a Fiber Trends pattern to see what I can come up with. In my opinion, the hat was the only good thing about the movie.

Sunday the 13th I ordered from Knit Picks the book "Simply Knits"....received it on Thursday, the 17th. Now that's great service! So I finished the 3 hats that were in progress for the Guilds Christmas in August Knit a Hat for Charity project and casted on for this: Obi I'm using a yarn I have had in my stash since last August. (it was to be my France shawl but was never finished) It's a wool/silk blend in solid black. I hope the yarn will drap over my shoulders and won't be too bulky.

It was movie marathon yesterday afternoon: What Women Want, Kate and Leopold and A Knights Tale....Mel, Hugh and Heath...

Tuesday, July 15, 2003

At one point last Saturday afternnoon there were 5 generations of knitters sitting around the table at Ewe Knits. From age of 10 to 65ish and each generation inbetween. We were all knitting or looking for patterns for scarves.

This Saturday I will be teaching a felting class at Ewe Knits Kits and Yarn. 10:30 - 12:30 for the next two Saturdays, if you're interested. We'll be knitting the Fiber Trends Party Purse in the students choice of wool and novelty yarns.

Picked up Koigu Painters Palette (KPPPM) to make a second Landscape Shawl. The color on the label is 118 but doesn't look like the 118 posted. Can you tell I am really into this shawl? I'm going to try and change one of the patterns to a lacey stitch....

Haven't picked up Chin's Charlotte's Easy Lace Shawl in a few weeks.

Monday, July 07, 2003

Decided to take a few weeks of vacation. It was nice. What did I do? Cleaned the house (moved furniture!), cleaned the carpets, power washed the house and driveway, trimmed 3 camelias, 15 azaleas, and 6 gardenia's, watched some movies, checked out the new Pier 1, the new AG Moore, sat on my patio and knitted.

What did I knit? Fiber Trends Landscape Shawl with Jo Sharp Tweed in a dark purple.

Now I'm back at work ....