Saturday, October 30, 2010
Because you love me, I have found
New joys that were not mine before;
New stars have lightened up my sky
With glories growing more and more.
Because you love me I can rise
To the height of fame and realms of power;
Because you love me I may learn
The highest use of every hour.
Because you love me I can choose
To look through your dear eyes and see
Beyond the beauty of the Now
Far onward to Eternity.
Because you love me I can wait
With perfect patience well possessed;
Because you love me all my life
Is circled with unquestioned rest;
Yes, even Life and even Death
Is all unquestioned and all blest.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
My parents geocache, teach wine tasting and pairing classes, host wine tasting parties and do a bunch of other fun things.
When they told me about the wine glass carriers that they've seen at wine tasting festivals and asked me if I could design a knit one I said yes without thinking about it. Then I sat down with a little bit of yarn and a few hours later I had this!
Using a size 7 needle and worsted weight yarn, cast on 40 stitches.
Knit 2 rows.
Next two rounds - K2 P2 around
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
I can't wait to see how big it actually turns out to be!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
I'm making good progress on my Hemlock Ring Blanket. I'd guess it's about 3 feet across right now, if sticking my arm in and measuring it up against my forearm for half of it counts as about 1.5 feet :) I'm still on the denim blue yarn - which is pretty amazing - I knew it was a big cake, but I didn't know it was that big. I have about seven increase sections left to work, and I've already worked seven.
The stool cushion is wavering around the first round on the second half of the cushion - since I need it sooner than later, I should probably use that as my tv knitting instead of my hemlock ring blanket. Especially since it still needs to be sewn together (crocheted is more likely) and stuffed.
Speaking of 10 stitch blankets, I got to work on my square ten stitch this past Saturday when I went to see the Eclipse movie with my inlaws. Wow, what a painful movie full of not much that pertained to the book. Just a lot of whining about turning or not turning Bella while teen-aged boys have a pissing contest trying to get or keep her attentions. Anyway, I've turned another corner and am working my way still with the thick and thin yarn I got from Rhinebeck. It's not big enough yet, so I'm going to keep on going with it for a while. I did get a bunch of nice single ply from Kraemer yarns for use in this blanket, and I'm almost to the point where I can attach that pocket over the blurb of un-attractive color I added in for some strange reason.
My sock yarn blanket is anxiously awaiting church of the blanket day (11 days from now).
I've gotten some great Mal in destashes for my malabrigo and worsted weight blankets. I haven't knit on them lately, but I need to get them wrangled in and put away. I think I will have a sweater's worth of Paris Night soon, instead of the bright multis I was collecting for the other sweater, which is just too bright for me. Not sure what I will do with them, although a pair of slippers is very tempting. I was going to make the Nantucket Jacket with Mal, but I might make it from fisherman's wool instead, and leave the mal for something else, Summer's End probably - or Tailored Scallops.
Traveling woman still isn't traveling very far. I just need to get her finished. I reprinted the chart, since the last time I was going to work on it, the chart was missing. So then I'll need to figure out where I am and just forge ahead. It's so lovely. I'd consider wearing it to Ryan's wedding, but I have a feeling that I won't need to be covering my shoulders for anything.
Evenstar is still hibernating in that spot with the columns. I really do love the design and want to finish it, but it's going to hibernate a bit longer.
I need to photograph Citron and my Turkish Bed Slippers. I was able to camera-photo my mitered square bag, which I need to write up the pattern for. I did buy some awesome single ply wool from Joann's with which to my 6 square prototype. The one I made first was 5 square and I need more symmetry. I am also tempted to felt it - but we shall see.
I need to get some dyeing done. Was going to over the weekend, but had husband in the way syndrome. I also need to find another twitter for igoogle so I can update my dyeing twitter feed more often.
I also need (whoo, three need paragraphs in a row) to pick out at least one, but maybe two more shawl patterns to be used as breastfeeding shawls. The first one I did, Ishbel, was a huge hit with the Mom, I just hope it works as intended (her baby boy was born on July 3 - 4 days early - and 9 pounds!!! - Glad I didn't get him any newborn stuff). I will probably use some of the Cestari like I'm using for my hemlock ring blanket for one of them, maybe both, since they are a good combination of cotton and wool, and knit up quickly due to their almost worsted-weighted-ness. I like the triangular shawl with a garter or stockinette panel at the top to hide the baby and its meal, with a pretty edge to dress things up. Regular breastfeeding blankets are ugly and obviously not fashion accessories. I prefer a shawl that can be used as an actual fashion accessory when the baby is eating on its own! The first one (that I'm sure about) isn't needed until November. The BoneYard Shawl might be a good choice. Or maybe I can do Milkweed again. Or go for Multnomah, Herbivore, Saroyan, the Ten Stitch Triangle, or Damson... At least I have choices... It will also depend on which yarn I use, since some of these won't look right in plain plain yarn...
Thursday, July 1, 2010
I'm still on my original circular needle, and will be for at least one more increase, then its on to the next length up. I still seem to have plenty of the denim yarn.
Speaking of which - this yarn is delicious. I'm already planning another breastfeeding shawl and I will probably use this yarn for it as well.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Hemlock Ring Blanket by Jared Flood
Made for me
Size til I'm done
Needle and yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
Cestari Special Cotton Blend
609.0 yards in stash
I did the center part of the pattern for a hat not too long ago.
I’m trying to work from already caked stash, so I’m starting this in the denim. I plan on going until I can’t stand it any longer, as I have plenty of colors that will go with this.
I usually don’t like yarn that is a majority of cotton, but this is soft and comfortable to work with.
I’m magic looping at the beginning and having no trouble with it at all.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Of course, now that I've entered two projects onto my Ravelry page I'm all done with explaining myself.
Citon is finished, with the exception of weaving in ends and finishing fixing a dropped stitch.
I have half of my brother's birthday present done.
I have socks started, cute little turkish bed socks.
I have Traveling Woman to finish - I'm so close I need to just bite the bullet.
I have dyeing to do - both for myself and for a blankie swap.
I have a sk of Anne that is caked that I have no idea what to do with it. Shawl I guess. Maybe I should trade it. Maybe I can trade it for another color, since the problem I'm having with this is the color!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
I had claimed some boomerang quite some time ago, and it was already caked. My knitting ‘rules’ this year include knitting from my 10 in 2010 list, gift knitting (which should use that list or already caked yarn if possible), or knitting with caked yarn.
I’m making an entrelac scarf. I have no reason to make it except I wanted some ‘brainless’ knitting and I was getting a wee bit bored with my Ten Stitch Twist Blanket - which isn’t on my list but is my brother’s birthday present as a foot stool cushion.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
I also have decided to join a lace knit a long that has me pretty scared. I think I'm going to get my friend a copy as well, so he can hold my hand through the process.
Next up? Probably Peaks Island Hood, and if I get the yarn soon, the thrummed muff.
So much I want to knit - so little time to do so!
I'm also trying to dye a little more often, and photograph it so that I can sell it more than trade it.