Friday, December 16, 2005

Warm Hands, Warm.....

Well, the Fair Isle Gloves have been finished for over a week now. Today I finally blocked them and here they are drying. Considering they are my first Fair Isle knitting, I am fairly pleased, but I can see that they are WAY far from perfect. Still, I love the colors and I hope the recipient loves them too! I will report back after Christmas.

Here is a pair of Arm Warmers I made from the "Stitch and Bitch Nation" book. We are conserving fuel by keeping the house at 66 degrees, and I need these toasty things to stay somewhat warm here. This is the first time I've used Kureyon, and I can't even pronounce it but I just love the colors. I'm planning to start a modular vest using Kureyon and Cascade 220 on my next road trip.

And finally, here is the Misfits logo sweatshirt on the needles. I hope Ben likes it because I do not LOVE intarsia, but, even worse, when the intarsia is finished all I have to look "forward" to is black stockinette stitch. And the kid has gotten much taller lately, so it will be a loooooooooooong knit. No more comments on Mother's love needed. Second photo is the original logo.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Seasonal Humor

I couldn't resist this cartoon from The New Yorker about a month back. I hope I'm not going to be sued for putting it on my blog!

I finished the Fair Isle Gloves!!!! I even sewed in all the loose ends. All I need to do now is block them, after which I will post a photo here.

On the needles now: Teva Dunham's gorgeous "woven" scarf for future SIL Chris, and the infamous, dreaded Misfits logo sweatshirt for Ben. A mother's love knows no bounds. I twisted my brain around a bit making the chart for the sweater. It's the first time I have charted anything this big. In the process, I created knitting graph paper with eight stitches across and 16 stitches down, with red lines at each "inch". The paper is quite nice, a full 8.5 x 11 inch page, and if anyone wants a copy, please email me and I'll send it to you. Here is the logo I worked with:

Well, blogspot is not doing what it is supposed to, so the photo will have to wait. Sorry!

I have a real Jones to learn spinning. Somewhere I have the name and number of a woman willing to teach me. Wonder if I'll ever find it....If you are a spinner in the Pacific Northwest (Tacoma area in particular) and are willing to be "plied" (pun intended) feel free to step up and volunteer!