Knitters will understand what I mean. I throw and no matter how many times I try continental knitting, I slow almost to a standstill when I try to purl continental. Today this topic came up on #knitchat so I thought I would take my own survey. What do you think and pass this on so I can get as many votes as possible. Thanks and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
Sorry loyal readers. I just don’t have it tonight. I have been very busy this week and I am expecting more company this evening. So I promise to return to my weekly schedule by next week. School still closed and I will have some quiet time. Enjoy your evening.
I am so over the sweater that I’m making for my granddaughter that my husbands joking suggestion that I make it a vest and call it a day has taken on a life of its own. I am going to take his suggestion. I vow that I will finish before I go back to school so I have about nine days before I teach my first spring class. I am more than 3/4′s of the way through the back and I have to put the front and back together and finish the collar and make ruffles for the front. I want to be finished with this yarn forever. I’ll keep you informed.
I have talked about yardage counters before but in the past I only found high-end expensive counters. This one is made by Boye (American company) and is for sale at the Knitting-Warehouse for $10.79. As I’ve stated in the past, not knowing how much yarn you have left in a skein or being able to divide a skein evenly can drive you crazy and make the difference in a finished project or a UFO!!! So maybe you’ll want to try this one.
No yarn review today. Still heavily involved in the holidays. My family is here and there visits are too short so I want to concentrate on them. Next week we will return to our regular schedule.
I would love to have something profound to say today but I don’t. Usually Sunday is my recap day. Well I have confirmed my own belief that holiday knitting/crocheting is very difficult and that my grand daughter will probably be too large by the time I finish her sweater LOL! Well it’s the thought right?
Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah
No mistake. That’s how I intended to spend Christmas eve, knitting but it’s 8:52 PM and I have given up on the sweater that I’m making for my granddaughter. I will try my best to finish is in the next week but she will not be leaving Mom Mom’s house with it for Christmas. In 2012 no scheduled projects. You’ll get them when I finish them and that’s that!
I actually had to rip twelve rows and do them over and still found a dropped stitch after that. That’s what I get for rushing. Anyway the gifts are wrapped and the kiddies will be here tomorrow evening and Mom Mom Karen can’t wait.
Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas!
I am still pattern challenged and now with crochet more than knitting because I knit more than crochet. So today I decided to do another motif from 150 Knit & Crochet Motifs by Heather Lodinsky. Well the following is supposed to be a hexagon. Not quite but it will make a nice dishcloth. I used cotton that I had lying around. I did this in about an hour which included taking it out four or five times. No matter how misshapen it reminds me of why I like crochet. You can complete a project in short order. Doing various motifs can be so satisfying and in the end, you can have a complete afghan or other item. So keeping a small crochet project in your bag can be small item you work on when you need a rest from that biggie! See you tomorrow!!!
I actually missed blogging yesterday and didn’t get to think about it until almost midnight. I hate to miss a day. Anyway tonight was the Bergen Crafters holiday party and little crafting was done. Lots of talking and a fair amount of eating. The time goes so quickly that before you know it we are leaving again. I am so happy to be back after missing eight weeks due to my teaching schedule. We are thinking of organizing a trip for the spring or summer. Probably a day trip. I’m voting for the Maryland Sheep and Wool festival. We would probably just stay the day so it would be a long trip but could be fun.
Anyone out there done any of the festivals and have any recommendations? I know that my friend Bobbie does the Maryland festival with her girls. Hopefully we can pull this off. Have a good evening
One of my favorite companies. I love their cotton yarn. This is the first time I have experienced an alpaca blend yarn. Golla worsted in color Gloria (QW07) is 80% Merino Wool and 20% Baby Alpaca. Feels good on the skin and seems to be low on the itchy scale. I am partial to green but this colorway may be a little too fatigue like for me. See for your self!