Monday, December 12, 2005
I'm still working on my skull mitts. I decided to switch to a smaller (size 3) needle. Plus I found that when I ripped out 3 rows, I had little pieces of yarn everywhere and didn't know where to start back up again. So I had little choice but to start again, which was no big deal because I'd already decided it would look better with the other needles. I really wanted size 2 but the smallest size Michaels carried was a 3. I switched my brainset from 'knitter' to knitting designer and that alone is helping me to reach a new level.
Sunday, November 13, 2005
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Sunday, February 20, 2005
Michael's craft store is sponsoring a project called Warm Up America and a sister project for Canada. They are asking for donations of knitted or crocheted squares in any pattern, as long as they measure 7"x9". They in turn get made into blankets for charity. The Michael's near me has a basket at the front of the store to add the squares to. To find your local Michael's or for more information see the website. http://www.michaels.com/art/online/displayArticle?articleNum=ae0095.
Sunday, February 13, 2005
I've added 2 more sections to the scarf...navy and olive. As I get older, I find my taste in colors keeps changing. Colors I used to discard as unworthy now find a new place in my projects. My boyfriend has influenced me heavily, as he wears mostly earth tones. I always found those colors blah. But now I am developing a liking for them.
Thursday, February 03, 2005
The scarf is made on 4 needles (like a sock) and is a long tube. I like the smooth side showing, but I read the scarf on the show is garter stitch side out, which could be done if I turned the tube so the wrong side is out. At any rate the only resemblance is going to be the length...if you want one with the exact color scheme and stripe pattern there are some websites on google with the photos from every season of Dr. Who. Not being a copycat, I won't be going there, but if that's what you want, it's fun to see what they did on the show.
One day I got a hankering to make a really long scarf like on Dr. Who. Each section is a foot long, so you can see how far I've gotten. I thought the scarf was maybe 10 feet long. But the other day I found a website on Dr. Who scarves and the original was actually 20 feet long. Ay carumba!
I was sorting through some bags of yarn and I found this hat I had started months ago. I took it out to see if I could figure out how to pick up where I left off, when I realized it was 99% done. All I needed to do was add a few rows of pink, weave in the stray ends, and sew up the side seams. Definitely a one of a kind Fayme original. I'm going to enjoy wearing this zany hat.