Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I would have taken a picture outside but it's gloomy and raining. I am happy with how the charts are turning out so far. Next is a traditional X & O fair isle design.
My ear ring came in handy to mark the center front. Improvise, improvise.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Do you remember the miniature sweater I knit a while ago? You can refresh your memory HERE.
My co-worker brought in one of her miniaturist magazines and showed me something that makes my litt-bitty sweat look like it would fit the jolly green giant. Let me introduce you to the work of Althea Crome
This is her Japanese Crane Sweater. (click on name for more pictures). If you look at the bottom of the picture you can see her fingers and thumbnail. It's 2 (TWO!) inches from hem to neckline.
You think that is small? Look at this!!
This is 1/144 scale, or dollhouse for dollhouse scale, or as knitters would understand. 80 stitches PER INCH! You can see more HERE.
Isn't that amazing?
She also knit the sweater and gloves for the movie CORALINE. This is a quick 2min video that I enjoyed and you can see her knitting on her itty bitty needles.
Friday, September 18, 2009
This e mail was in my "in" box when I woke up this morning. Oh, I have to make the red one. I do... really I do. I am going to order it today...as a reward for finishing Carl's black "ebony" socks.
Granny Ann is in hospital scaring us to pieces this week. Last night is the first time I picked up the needles all week. I am finishing up my socks, Michael's Christmas present is on the needles, pictures of that later. No worries he doesn't read this blog. I still want to make Molly's socks for a set of Celtic Forge Needles. Then I can cast on the Shipwrecked shawl.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
I have been looking at this pattern for months. Go to Knitty.com and check it out. I don't think I want it dye it myself as the pattern suggests. It calls for a fingering weight. I think it's the 5000 beads that call to me as well as the design...lol
Friday, September 11, 2009
Don't know what kind of vine but it is lovely.
Paul and the red heads, Irish and Flower...hence: the need for dog free zone ...white fence to the right.
That Miracle Grow is good stuff..lol
The "fishless" pond and fountain.
Many cups of tea were consumed on that swing...sigh ...Better picture of the shawl and the recipient....and you thought this post had no knitting content.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Yesterday was a perfect day to end my holiday. The sun was bright and I started swatching for Michael's vest with the wool I bought in Connecticut. I got all my addis out and cast on.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Now, a pictorial record of the great reveal.
The Ballet Examiner's Shawl
pattern: Vernal Equinox
needles: 3.5 mm Addi lace (of course)
wool: Fiddlesticks Zephyr (doubled) colour: pewter
"Paul, come here and see.... OOOO pretty box"
She really likes it! I am so happy I could bust.
The measure of a holiday is how much knitting you accomplish. This is the black sock on the way down. I managed to turn the heel while she was teaching a class. Other than that I knit "diddly"..lol Good thing it was hot and he didn't need his socks.
We went on a wool shop crawl ( was there any doubt) and ended up in Glastonbury Conn. at Village Wool. You couldn't move inside for boxes. Three shipments had come in and it was chaos.
They were wonderfully helpful and I found just what I was looking for. Shetland wool, heather tones and jumper weight! It is by Reynolds and is called "Whiskey." I could have had a job teaching in there if I lived closer. She liked my accent.
The colours are richer than this picture shows. You will be seeing more of it.
The following is not knitting related but I had to share. Forgive the blurry shot I had to zoom in as this is hanging over one of the windows in the sun room. I made this for Jackie in 1976. It is dated in the corner, I was overwhelmed when I saw it after all these years. Time truly has flown.