Thursday, May 08, 2008

Friday, January 19, 2007

Show some Glass

I haven't photographed my latest knitting escapades yet, but here are some recent beads....

Monday, January 15, 2007

Just Knuts

So I'd like to change the name of this blog to simply "knuts" since I feel just about insane. Life h as gotten hard and complicated, but I am still knitting and still making beads. Photos to follow, I hope.

I finished the lace leaf sock (the first one). Might start the second tomorrow.

I knitted a nice lap blanket from the Mountain Colors yarn I bought in Montana last summer. If you get a chance to visit the Mountain Colors Studio, do so! You will spend too much money but the yarns are just yummy in color and texture. You can see the dye studio in action and it is all located in the gorgeous Bitterroot Valley which, as far as I can tell, is near nothing.

I'm knitting a "thrummed" mobius from a kit I bought last year. Kind of mindless knitting but the colors are bright and cheery. I might photo it, who knows?

I lost the pattern for my son's "Misfits" hoodie so I will have to recreate it before I start knitting it again. I promised I'd finish it for him before he graduates high school, which is in May.

It's too cold to work in my bead studio....

I'm depressed.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Long Time, No Blog

I think I have gone through at least four different hair colors since I last posted. Not sure what that says about me, but, hey, I finished some knitting! This is a pair if baby blue jeans; the pattern is fron and they were knit for my kids' new half brother. His name is Yonatan, which is Hebrew, and the "label" on the back of the jeans says "Yoni" in Hebrew. They are the cutest things in the world. They are knit in Rowan Denim Yarn, which I purchased from Karen of Well, here they are!

On the needles: teal alpaca gauntlets, also from; bamboo tank top from cover of Interweave knits summer issue, lace socks.
I had an orgy at Mountain Colors in Montana last month and bought a small fortune's worth of yarn. Stay tuned for some gorgeous colors.....

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

I really am knitting

I started the cute baby "blue Jeans" from the current; the name of the pattern is "blu". They are so cute! For my kids' new half-brother. I also met with Karen this week and got the new Nicky Epstein bags book. I'll be starting the frog bag for my daughter shortly.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

the Beads

No, I haven't given up knitting, but the beads have seduced me. Here's what I made the first three sessions at the torch. Yes, they suck, but it's a steep learning curve, so I'm told.

I have also gone through quite a bit of oxygen! So much so that we are now shopping for an oxygen concentrator. Going to the welding store three times a week is less than thrilling.

Wonder if anyone has yet tried knitting with glass......

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

One Month Down...

Whew! It's been over a month since I posted. Not all my fault, somehow I forgot my password or username or something and couldn't get into blogger for a few weeks. Well, I'm baaaaaaack. What with wedding planning and trips to Tucson and all, I still managed to get some knitting done. Here's the lastest:

This is my first attempt at entrelac. I thought it would be very challenging, but I was wrong. It took about 2 minutes for me to teach myself to knit back backwards and the rest was just simple as could be. Here's the backpack on the needles. This was a kit from Knitability and I love that they included all the necessary hardware, grommets, etc. to finish the bag. It also came in a nice clear plastic messenger bag which I will reuse for other knitting projects. I bought this kit at "A Major Knitwork" down in California; they are somewhere in the San Fernando Valley. I can't remember exactly where, but they are a lovely family owned knitting shop which has been there for years. Long before the current knitting "craze" so I love to give them business when I am in California.

So, here's the finished bag!

In the past month that I've been unblogging, I was also a redhead for about a week. It was fun, but didn't feel like me. I guess I have developed an "inner blonde" over the last five years..... Here's the capelet from "Wrap Style".

And finally, I'm working on a pair of lovely socks. The pattern is "lace leaf" by Evenly Clark for Fiber Trends. I'm using some Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock yarn that I bought about a year ago. I'm making these slowly (not typical for me!) enjoying the pattern and the yarn.

The glass studio is supposed to be up and running by tomorrow. I don't believe it. I've been waiting to make lampworked beads for about 15 years, so what's another few days????!!!!! Expect to see some photos of really BAD beginner beads here shortly.