Tuesday, November 21, 2006

November is almost gone...

I am again working and working and more working. So many things to finish before Christmas and when I looked at the calendar today I realized YIKES November is almost gone!!!!!!!!!!!

I just have to knit more and work less....

So an update on my knitting projects, I finished a pair of socks, almost have a second pair done, I turned the heels and am trying to decide what to do on the cuff. For both of these I used Lily Chin's short row heels. There seemed to be some missing directions, as I could not figure out how to do the second set of wraps to turn the heel. It appears I was reading them too fast...So I missed some important parts. It appears however that Jeanne and Kate and a few other knitters also read them too fast as none of us understood what to do after the first row of wraps, to get the heel to turn. So finally one night when no one else was home, I got out a sticky note and went through them line by line...Finally the light dawned on how she did the second set of wraps and I got the heel to work out. It really is a nice heel and I really do like it, now I am in the process of rewriting the directions so the normal knitter will understand and hope to post them here soon.

Update on Boo and Ducky still hanging out together...They are true soul mates.

I will post pictures later this week when I get my camera back.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

The Sweetest Thing

This is how Boo and Ducky nap everyday.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

It's a Knit Mitt Kit Swap

Here is my questionnaire for the Knit Mitt Kit Swap

The Questionnaire:

What are your favorite colors?
Reds and Primarys all but purple

Are you a new mitt knitter? How long have you been knitting mittens?
no about 5 yrs

Do you prefer solid or multicolored yarn?
no preference

What fibers do you prefer in mitten yarn?

Where do you usually knit mittens?
work or watching TV

How do you usually carry/store small projects?
Smaller bags with ties or zippers inside a larger bag

What are your favorite mitten patterns?
Latvian or color work

What are your favorite mitten knitting techniques?
Two at a time

What new techniques would you like to try?

What are your favorite needles for knitting mittens?
Two 24" circulars

What are some of your favorite yarns?
Paton's Merino for felted ones//Dale Falk and Heilo

What yarn do you totally covet?
Malabrigo or Manos del Uruguay

Any pattern you would love to make if money and time were no object?
Lucy Neatby's Fiesta or Paradoxal Mittens

Favorite kind of needles (brand, materials, straights or circs, etc)?
Addis for circulars because of the great joins//bamboo for double points//Wood for Straights

If you were a specific kind of yarn, which brand and kind of yarn would you be?
Cashmere or Cashmere Blend or maybe Malabrigo it really depends on the day

Do you have a favorite candy or mail-able snack?
Dark Chocolate

What’s your favorite animal?
Cat specifically my cat Boo and then the grancat Ducky

Would you prefer super warm mittens or something more like fingerless mitts?
Warm Mittens

If you were a color what color would you be?

What is your most inspiring image, flower, or object in nature?
Flowers not the shape but all the colors and color variations

Do you have a wishlist?
Not really

Anything else you’d like to share with the group today?

not really