Thursday, June 28, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
There is lots more to be done, there are still lots of bare spots to be filled and daisies to be planted, but I am so happy with how it is turning out!!!
Thursday, June 21, 2007
That creative/crafty part of me has been SCREAMING to come out and make something...ANYTHING!!!!! So yesterday, I took ten minutes for myself and created this
But other than that, I think it's pretty cool and funky and definitely works with the 80s Flashback phase I am going through right now :)This color is Exclamation that came out a couple months ago. As soon as I perfect the bracelet I will use the coordinating heel and toe yarn for a matching bracelet! WooHoo!
Next quicky creation was this baby bonnet from Last Minute Knitted Gifts.
I used the Hip Chick colorway and blended it with a Kid Seta for a bit of halo. I used the coordinating heel and toe yarn for the edging and the i-cord that still needs to be made. I am not especially pleased with this one. Firstly, I used a needle 3 sizes smaller than what was called for and it is ENORMOUS! When I redo it, I won't use the kid seta and I will drop down to a size 3 or 4 needle instead of the size 8 that is called for. Also, the pattern was amazingly confusing. After I ripping and redoing a number of rows, I figured out that the instructions could have just as easily said 'decrease every 5th knit row'. If you have the book, take a look at how it is written... (ex)repeat Row 13-20 repeat row 1 and 2, Row 21-30 repeat row 11-16-What the *&@@????? But now that I have it figured out and I won't use the kid seta in it for the redo, I think this will be an adorable little number!
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Yarn coming out my nose...literally!
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Renaissance Yarns is your Stitch n Pitch & Mariner's Duet Sock Yarn headquarters!
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Finished Duet Socks
By Words & Wool
Please feel free to send me your pictures of your finished Duet Socks!!! I would love to share them here so everyone working on a pair of socks can be inspired by you!!!
PS. A HUGE thank you to everyone for your sympathy and well wishes!!! It has been strange for the last few days around here and your comments and thoughts have been bright spots along the way!!!
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Friday, June 01, 2007
It is just about the coolest thing EVER!!!! This baby will preskein six hanks of yarn at one time! Because I have a specific loop size so I can get all the colors I want onto one skein of yarn, I used to hand wind each hank one by one. As you might guess, it took a looooooooooong time to just get the yarn ready. Now, I can wind a days worth of yarn dyeing in just one afternoon.
Then after the yarn is dyed, Mr Ken has set up the 'drying room' so I don't have to spend days waiting for all the skeins to dry. After the, the wonderful Mr Ken had created the automated reskeiner...which was also something that I did by hand. Basically, what used to take me one week to complete now takes me 2 days...all thanks to the amazing Mr Ken. Did I get lucky or what when I snagged this guy?!
Anyways, I have a batch of yarn calling my name...time to get back on it! I know I haven't posted any new colors this week....still catching up on store orders...but they are coming soon :)