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Sunday, November 30, 2008


I just started knitting a new sweater. The largest pattern size was L and I'm XL so it's probably going to be a gift or go into my Etsy shop. But I thought I'd learn some valuable techniques along the way. It's multicolored acrylic yarn that is mostly yellow. I got the yarn for free and want to put it to good use.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Velona and Kaffe Fassett

Yesterday I was looking up local yarn stores and found this Kaffe Fassette interview at Velona yarn store. http://www.velona.com/items/velona113.html

Kaffe's books are famous amongst knitters and fiber artists.

Checkerboard headwrap

This morning I finished the knitting part of the checkerboard headwrap. And not a moment too soon, as I only had about a foot of yarn left. Then using the same needles I started knitting another one out of Lion Trellis yarn.

Friday, November 28, 2008

That Does Not Compute

Here it is Friday the day after the American Thanksgiving. I'd rather be knitting but my computer is being impossible. For no apparent reason, my computer suddenly goes silent and whatever windows are open at the time just freeze on my screen, and I'm just dead in the water. The only thing that works is to turn the power off and then back on, and even then, it's taking a good 30 seconds to five minutes to kick back on and restart itself.

I spent an hour running a virus scan and just when it was about complete my computer froze again and I lost the scan. So now I'm running a 'quick scan' hoping it gets through before my computer has another seizure.

If I had to choose between computer problems and knitting problems I'd go with the knitting problems.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Vintage Book

Someone gave me some vintage knitting pattern books, so I'm trying out a bit of those on the new yellow and navy project I started yesterday. I had gotten through the first row of the pattern repeat when I spotted something fishy. So I tried to rip back to just that spot, but then I dropped another stitch, and eventually took out 3 rows, and tried again. Now an hour later I'm about to the point where I made the mistake the first time. Part of the problem is I'm using two strands of yarn and have to knit into the back of every other stitch so it's binding up a bit. Still, onward and upward.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Two strands together

I was cleaning and came across some navy yarn and some gold yarn. So I cast them on together on some rather large needles just to see how it would look. Sometimes I like knitting nothing in particular just for the heck of it.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Knitted headband with squares

Still working on this one but thought I'd share a few photos.

Friday, November 07, 2008


I'm writing an article on using Plarn, or plastic yarn. Yarn that's made from cutting up plastic bags. So I need to make some samples for the article. I started a hat many moons ago, but I'm not sure where it ended up. So I'll start afresh on something new.