Tuesday, September 19, 2006

SSK from KDO

It has been a long time since I put any sort of bumper sticker on my car, but I got one of these magnets at the Y2Knit booth:

Monday, September 18, 2006


At KDO (Knitter's Day Out), I learned how to knit on buttons using the same technique that Judy Pascale uses with beads. I don't foresee making any beaded projects, but maybe one of my daughters will want something beaded sometime. Or maybe I could use the technique to put buttons on a cardigan? For practice we made a child's hat:

You can't see the buttons too well in the photo, but they are there and they are not sewn on! Another cool thing about this hat is that I forgot to bring yarn to class (duh) so... I ran to the swap table, pulled out some yarn odds and ends and put them together - I love the result!

I also found some old pattern books on the swap table:

I plan to make a collage of photos from these books for a page in my knitting journal.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Knitter's Day Out

Today I'm headed to Knitter's Day Out for knitting classes, vendor's market and the all day company of knitters from all walks of life. Can't wait!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006


Hold on to your knitting bag! My stitch holder as a play-doh tool:

Monday, September 11, 2006


This christmas stocking turned out really nice. Many years ago I attempted to knit with multiple colors and the piece puckered all over the place.

Pattern: snowman sock, red oak designs

Yarn: Frog Tree Alpaca Sport Wt, red, green, off white, gray #009, orange #20, black

Needles: US3 and US4 straight

Specs: I followed the pattern as written even though it called for heavy worsted

Sunday, September 10, 2006

blog vs knit

I'm spending more time blogging than knitting - ugh!

Saturday, September 09, 2006

giving an old project new life

Recently an old project resurfaced. It's a sweater that I knitted for my neice way back in 1988. The sweater is in need of repair - see that hole in the triangular neck inset? I'd like to fix it because the sweater is so cute and my daughter could wear it now.

pattern: the new little red riding hood, mon tricot Oct 1980

yarn: who knows?

needles: US2

Friday, September 08, 2006

Afghan Square

One of my works in progress is this afghan square:

It will be joined with other squares of various colors, same design at the October meeting of our local knitting group. The afghan will be donated to a needy family this December.

All the yarn for the afghan came from J (a good friend of our knitting goup's organizer) who passed away and left a stash of yarn. Our organizer kindly let us go through the stash and choose what we wanted. We also decided to knit some charity projects with some of the stash because that is what J would have wanted.

No, not all my knitting is charity knitting. It's just that I have a few charity projects going right now.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Caps For Kids

My latest completed project is this small hat for Caps For Kids

yarn: artful yarns candy, bubble gum
needles: US2 dpns
pattern: combination of patterns I found online, I like the handle

Monday, September 04, 2006

Favorite knitting accessories

Let's open my knitting bag. I want to show you some of my favorite accessories:

My chicken measuring tape - a gift from a great friend, I like thinking of her when I use it.

My fancy stitch markers - from my brother-in-law, any project looks great while using these.

My red row counter - my whole family likes to click it. I never know what row I'm on!

Here I am - blogging

I can't believe I'm blogging. My friends talked me into it - pure peer pressure. Their blogger discussions just got more and more interesting all the time. SP9 sounded like so much fun I did not want to miss out.

Here are two reasons I should not be blogging:

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