As long as we're on the subject of knitting for the holidays — if you have some spare time and spare yarn, here's some cuties for you. All these are my original designs, and newly available on Ravelry.
Archive for category Patterns
drumroll please… Et voilà! I can now unveil pictures of my latest sock design.
While you may have sipped champagne while you knit, I bet you haven’t ever knitted champagne glasses, in a veritable champagne fountain — complete with little bubbles!
I’ve said it before, but — it’s so hard to write on your knitting blog, when you can’t blog about what it is you are knitting.
But now I can reveal that soon, the next installment in the sock club by “For Yarn’s Sake” will be released, with this month’s design by yours truly! The theme is “Champagne & Roses” and you will have a whole month to get your socks done in time for Valentine’s Day.
OK, short version (because I want to get back to knitting) — but I can't resist sharing this, either.
Friend in New Zealand has found out her breast cancer has come back. Sucks incredibly. Is going through chemo, and asked if I would knit her some hats.
Table of contents for Sock Design 101
Oh, hi. You got that basketweave sock done all the way to the heel then? Not quite? OK, good, we’ll "pick up" where we left off. (ha, ha, little knitting humor there. Very little.)
Well, life has been happening with a vengeance around our house the past few days. So you’ll have to forgive me for just throwing out a couple of updates here.
OK, you got a peek at the toe a couple of weeks ago — now here’s the rest of it!
I said you wouldn’t get bored halfway through, now didn’t I?
OK, so obviously I am a sucker for pink. And being a redhead, this can be problematic — although I am starting to see more and more hairs that are, shall we say, colorless — so maybe this issue will resolve itself in time. (My hairdresser refers to them as "platinum highlights", BTW. Talk about spin!)
It’s kind of a long story, but what the heck — you’ve got some time to kill, right? I’ll valiantly try to keep it short.
A decade ago, plus or minus, my brother and I were back in Iowa, helping my mom as she attempted to continue living in her apartment. As part of the job, we went out to get her some new housewares. And on the way back to the apartment, we stopped at an estate sale.
Ahhhhhh — finally, I can sit back, relax and blog a little bit. And it’s great that I can now write about something that’s recently been taking a lot of my time.
Table of contents for UFOlympics
- UFOlympics! the Summer Games
- UFOlympics! the Decathlon
- UFOlympics! the first event
- UFOlympics! the second event
- UFOlympics! the third event
- UFOlympics! the fourth event
- UFOlympics! the fifth and sixth events
- UFOlympics! the seventh event
- UFOlympics: the eighth and ninth events
- UFOlympics! the tenth and eleventh events
Ummm… I have good news, and bad news.
First, the good news: UFO #0, Brioche st hat: FINISHED 07/07/08.
Final time (offical Swiss, of course): 2 days.
The crowd goes wild!
Yarn: Manos del Uruguay silk & wool.
Pattern: my own Polar Bear Pattern.
Shameless plug: this is a sample for a class I’ll teach at the Knitting Bee in Sept.
So, flipping through a Japanese knitting book of pattern stitches one day, I came across a twisted rib and cable pattern that I thought would make a VERY handsome sock for DH…which it did.
OK, once again my lack of recent blogging is due to me having to work on other stuff. (Lately I’ve really been forced to admit there are only so many hours in a given day, or week. And some of them are required for sleeping, or else I get
even more really cranky.) But big news today!