Thursday, August 03, 2006

WIP-The Girlfriend Shrug

WIP-The Girlfriend Shrug
(click on the image to see it larger at my flickr account)

Knitting Wendy's pattern in an imported cotton yarn on US2's. The first sleeve was done in the round up to the point where it would have been sewn shut, as the pattern calls for the shrug to be knit flat, but I chose to split it midway between the "seamline" and the shoulder. It made more sense to me. Besides, I'll do nearly anything to avoid seaming!

This will probably be my last post here. The YC Group Blog has served its purpose in encouraging me to start knitting again after nearly a two-year non-knitting fugue. While I doubt that I will ever be the dedicated (read-"insane") yarnaholic I was when I started knitting some 20 years ago, there's still all that yarn stash waiting to be either given away or knitted up. That's certainly a challenge by itself! Those knitting adventures I'll be posting elsewhere and I'll let you know the new address once I've moved.

Bye til then!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Knitting for Sanity

One would think that given recent and current events here at home I'd be knitting to keep my sanity.

Well, I'm not. I find that knitting gives me far too much headspace to ponder things. Instead, I'm revisiting old friends, i.e.books, which keep my head from being filled with black thoughts.

Knitting will return soon, I hope.

Stay safe guys!

Monday, July 03, 2006

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Hello? Hello? Anyone there?

Wow, look at this place, covered in dust and cobwebs! It's a wonder if no one comes by here anymore with the place looking like this! Feh!

I've been doing a lot of "little" knitting, starting at the end of January with my son's DK wool socks (which he put on and has taken with him to the army and they haven't been seen or heard from since), then the Outgrown Baby Gift Sweater for my grandniece

The Outgrown Baby Gift Sweater

another kippah from my pattern with lots of new, how-to pictures in the Kippalong set on flickr
Just the ends to weave in

and then a cozy for my mp3 player
Rio Carbon 5G Cozy
V2Cozy is nearly complete and I like it much better. Pictures soon!

I'm now starting a Girlfriend Shrug by Wendy for the grandniece and then I'm going to try my hand at a new knitted kippah pattern, the Keppie by Pamela, a great Bukhari style kippah and all-around goodlooking headcover! If you are having trouble downloading the pattern from her link, try right-clicking on the link she gives and save it to your hard drive and then open it.

For those of you who like your kippot small and on the flat side, Joanne Seiff, designer of the silk scullcap/kippah that appeared in Interweave Knits, Summer 2002, on Page 96 and now out of print, has designed a new kippah, which she has available for sale on her site.

Two new kippah patterns for knitters in one year. That's an increase of 100%!