December 3, 2011
November 15, 2011
The colors are perfect, it's super warm, and it's knitted in double jacquard so there's no floats in the colorwork.
November 10, 2011
November 3, 2011
This is my preliminary design:
October 11, 2011
October 6, 2011
September 29, 2011
In other news: I found a great deal on some knitting machines on craigslist. I'm getting 2 Brother KH 965's, a Brother KH 836, a Studio SK 155, and most excitedly, a Brother KE 100 motor drive! All for $1400. Also, I've finished knitting a hat and booties for my aunt's forthcoming baby. Just have the blanket to go. I hope to have pictures up tomorrow.
September 19, 2011
September 11, 2011
September 8, 2011
Now I just have to decide what to make for the baby shower. A baby blanket is a given; I'm thinking a full-needle tuck-rib of some sort. I have the most gorgeous Navy Blue yarn that will be perfect. Booties are another must. I'm still debating though if I want to attempt a onesie and rompers or knit a couple of raglan sweaters.... Any ideas? Pattern suggestions are also welcome. I do have Knitware, so I pretty well can do whatever, but I always have trouble making up my mind.
Maybe I'll just do one of each?
August 24, 2011
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June 15, 2011
June 14, 2011
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May 20, 2011
Also, you may have noticed, I finally updated my followed blogs gadget (to the right). It now contains my complete list of the blogs I read. (well, until tomorrow when I find more to read!)
May 18, 2011
May 17, 2011
- Patterns that start on one page, but finish elsewhere (newspaper style)- This annoys me in newspapers too. But at least there they have a somewhat legitimate reason for it. In a magazine or book there is ABSOLUTELY no reason to split a pattern up like this.
- Patterns that don't tell what weight yarn they use. I very rarely use the yarn the pattern calls for; I guess I could be the Queen of Substitution. I just don't see why I should have to pay for designer yarn when there is a yarn at half the price one shelf over. Substitutions aside, in as little as 5 years from when the pattern is written the particular yarn can be discontinued. Without a weight specified, how can you knit the pattern?
- Patterns with guages that are impossible to obtain on the size needle or hook specified.
- Patterns that use multiple sizes of needles/hooks to do shaping. Occassionally, this is fine, but for a small project- like a hat- it is really annoying to have to carry six sizes of needles with me. (maybe I'm the only person bothered by this?)
- Garment patterns that don't give finished measurements AND a diagram. (this is one of my major peeves; I think everything else can be preposterous with a pattern, but as long as you have a diagram with sizes I'm fine)
- Patterns that tell you to knit or crochet for a specified number of inches. Seriously? What's the point of specifying a row guage if you're not going to use it. Come now do some math with me 5 in X 6 rows per inch = 30 rows. Wow, now that wasn't so hard! Now I realize that magazines have space limits; but it takes much less space to say continue in pattern for 30 rows, than to say continue in pattern until work measures 5 inches from beginning ending on a wrong side row.
May 16, 2011
Our hotel wasn't harmed (Praise the Lord!). And Cynthia- the hotel lady that was working that night- was an absolute Godsend. She made sure we were all in the laundry room safe when the storm hit; she also made sure we all had glow sticks and flashlights. If you are ever in Tuscaloosa, AL stop by Microtel Inn and Suites on 15th st and see Cynthia- she'll take good care of you.
May 12, 2011
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March 24, 2011
Also, I added a new page th the blog. Are you 100% sure that if God were to end your life today that you would go to heaven? The Bible tells us how we can know for sure that we will go to Heaven when we die. If you don't know Christ as your personal savior; I urge you, get saved today. Christians, please feel free to copy this page for your blog or other social media. Let us use this wonderful resource God has provided for us to reach the world for Christ!
March 23, 2011
This really is an awesome blog, so much awesome and useful information! I urge you to check it out.
BTW. Birdseye backing can be made automatically on a Studio machine with the use of an RJ-1 ribber carriage. However, since these carriages are no longer being made and the people who have them are unwilling to part with them; the rest of us will just have to do it the long way.
When doing birdseye backing using this method be sure to have the ribber carriage set to tuck not slip. Also remember to change it back to slip when you are finished or your next tubular cast on will be a mess.
March 20, 2011
March 7, 2011
CO 45L to 45R both beds. T3.
- K 50R full needle rib.
- K 250R English Rib.
- K 50R full needle rib.
- Cast off circular on waste yarn.
- Sew smiles-and-frowns cast off.
- Sew side to make tube, gather ends. Nest one in inside the other to form hat. Sew to secure.
I used English Rib for the body of the hat to make it warm and dense. The full needle rib on both ends helps to draw in the top of the hat so it's not as bulky on top of the head. I made a second one for her in black, but it doesn't photograph very well.
February 26, 2011
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February 20, 2011
|Singer 560 Lace- simple lace on bottom, fashion lace on top|