You make my Day
A blog about opening A Swell Yarn Shop, knitting and the rest of the stuff that makes life fun :)
I present to you Glitten (designed by Liberty's Yarn)...the first ever pattern for the Lucky Lurker Club that was not a sock design. These are a gorgeous pair of fingerless mittens with a flap...notice the little bit of fair isle of the cuff?! Great details!! I couldn't be happier with the first 'non-sock' pattern. (please forgive the color variance from the actually January colorway...purpler is very very hard to photograph) Judging by all the e-mails I have recieved from Lucky Lurkers, this pattern has been very well liked!
Can't wait to see some finished Glittens out there!!!
This is an instruction book on how to make socks on a flat bed knitting machine (I am so excited to tell you about this my fingers won't even type correctly). The knitting machine I showed off in my last post can whip out socks in no time flat. HOW COOL IS THAT??!!
There will be a seam, but there are things you can do like put it on the inside of the foot or get really really good at seaming so no one notices...for now I am going for putting it on the inside of the foot.
I CANNOT wait to get some yarn on the knitting machine to try it out. You need multiple weights when making socks, so I had to order those and now I have to wait until they arrive to get started..UGH, the agony of waiting until a package arrives....
Now I know how you all feel when you are waiting for the Duet Sock Yarns to arrive at your door :)
Then I started feeling super crafty and dug out my long lost knitting machine. This thing is a kick! You can whip out stockinette like there is no tomorrow! Adding ribbing is a bit time consuming, but no where near the same time it would take to knit the entire thing by hand.
This was a little project I have been wanting to do for a long time...Legwarmers! Yes, seriously, legwarmers!!!! I go walking and I don't have many long socks and each night I do go, I think 'man, I wish I had a pair of legwarmers' :) Don't laugh!! Yes, seriously, legwarmers!!!!! The 80s are coming back you know!!!!! :)
I will be showing these bad boys (or would it be girls) off real soon!!!
Then, without a moment's pause we began what was to be a quick weekend project of putting up new shelves in my 'yarn workshop'. This quick weekend project turned into this knitter learning the ins and outs of insulation and drywalling. Dang, that stuff is ICHY.