Thursday, May 26, 2005
Tomorrow, Minneapolis. I know some great yarn shops there, so I have plans...
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
I'm about halfway done with the More than Circular shawl. I may finish it in time to wear to the wedding we are traveling to in Petosky Michigan this coming weekend.
I also brought with me a kit from "Knitability" for an entrelac felted back pack.
that's it for now!
Thursday, May 12, 2005
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Pick 5 of the following and then complete the sentences. Then pass it on to 3 more of your blog friends! But no tag backs!
The Premise (pick 5):
If I could be a scientist?
If I could be a farmer?
If I could be a musician?
If I could be a doctor?
If I could be a painter?
If I could be a gardener?
If I could be a missionary?
If I could be a chef?
If I could be an architect?
If I could be a linguist?
If I could be a psychologist?
If I could be a librarian?
If I could be an athlete?
If I could be a lawyer?
If I could be an inn-keeper?
If I could be a professor?
If I could be a writer?
If I could be a llama-rider?
If I could be a bonnie pirate?
If I could be an astronaut?
If I could be a world famous blogger?
If I could be a justice on any one court in the world?
If I could be married to any current famous political figure?
I don't like the way the questions are worded. "If I could"???? What's up with that. I assume I could be amost any of the things on the list, so I will respond "If I were a....." OK, here goes:
If I were a musician I would play honkin' saxophone and sing like Bernadette Peters.
If I were a scientist, I would be a physicist, meaning, a philosopher in scientist's clothing.
If I were an architect, I would specialize in spaces for children AND adults to play in.
If I were a doctor, I would go to law school and become a forensic pathologist.
If I were a lawyer, I would work for health care reform and women's rights.
Well, I'm not sure who to tag, so I will find some tagees tomorrow.
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Still have the Hanne Falkenberg DaCapo Jacket on the needles. That is a LONG, somewhat boring knit, but I expect to like the outcome. Also I've almost finished the first sock of Fiber Trends Clog/Sandal socks (with a separate big toe and cables down the back).
I was disappointed in the new "Knitter's" which came yesterday. There are a few things in it that I would make, but most of the designs leave me cold (no pun intended). Perhaps I will actually design my own stuff soon.
Friday, May 06, 2005
Wednesday, May 04, 2005
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
I've switched from Addi Turbos to straight bamboo needles. This has slowed me down, which ,I think helps. I HATE straight needles, however, and I may switch back to circular bamboos. I have the beginnings of arthritis in my hands and the straight needles do me no good in that department.
Also I am grappling with the issue of tight vs. loose knitting. I have developed into a very loose knitter over the years. This has allowed me to go fast and keep my hands relatively relaxed. Tight knitting seems easier to make consistent, but it's not fun on the old hands!
Someone suggested that the REAL way to get even stitches is through washing and blocking properly, so that might be something else to try.
In any event, I have a day off from work today so I hope to get a bunch of knitting done. I'm ready to jump into Fair Isle, I have lace projects I want to start, and I want to do some charity knitting.
Already on the needles: Hanne Falkenberg's DaCapo Jacket, Beverly Galaskas (sp?) sandal/clog socks with cables all up the back and a separate big toe, and of course, those TKGA Level I swatches!
It's cloudy in the Pacific Northwest, so, all in all, a great day for knitting.