Saturday, December 17, 2005
Friday, December 16, 2005
Holiday Knitting Almost Done
I bought the yarn today, Elesebeth Lavold's Silky Wool in a beautiful eggplant color. Nice and soft. And I'll be using the Midwest Moonlight pattern from Scarf Style. Ooo, I want to start right now but I have some potholders and a dinosaur sweater calling me first.
Super Scarf from Super Pal
My fingers are numb!
Merry Christmas to all!
Pssst. Can I tell you a secret
My lovely Scarf Pal (Wendy) received my woven scarf ealier this week and it was great to see that she liked it (I have already started to think about Amber's one - cause she liked Wendy's one so much she is getting a Black and White one for herself!)....and I know that CynCyn said that I do have a pal, AND I know that it wasn't in the rules for the Pals to contact each other....but can my pal please leave me a little message of hope?....just a little tiny message to say that they are out there....?? A little glimmer of a "Hi there"??
How lame am I? :) You think I could wait....maybe some of you out there are just like me too????
I Am Alive!
My First Post
- Allison T
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Checking in too!
I have not updated my personal blog recently.
I am not going to use a pattern for my pals scarf, rather I am spinning the yarn for mine and dying it!
I am going to let the yarn speak for itself and I really hope she loves it!
I am almost done with mine and will be sending it out soon as I want her to use it in the cold weather we are having now! I should have it mailed off by the end of the mth, very begining of January. so pal (an no, you don't know who you are YET!!!) you will be gettign a special scarf spun and dyed by me!
Almost ready to get knittin'
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Here is what it looks like so far:
I also found a great pattern to use for the hat - I am planning on doubling the yarn so that hat will be a little heavier and warmer.
I really like this pattern - I think I might make my self a wrap out of it one day.
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Once I figure how to post photos here I will, but in the meantime the scarf in question can be seen at this site: http://sydneysityklickers.blogdrive.com/
(November 26th meeting - 2nd Photo)
It will probably finished in the New Year - I hope.
Misgivings and a Tale of the Evil Silk Ribbon
In the meantime, I swatched on for another project, playing with Artyarns Silk Ribbon. Let me tell you though... this is tempermental stuff. I think I spent all day just unraveling it from the hank very carefully, but periodically it was never careful enough. The darn strands snagged on every tiny thing to my carpet and my dry hands. Also, I had a heck of a time trying to keep it from becoming tangled again while I was unraveling it. Here we are at evening time and I still haven't unraveled all of one hank of the Silk Ribbon yarn. I made butterflies at both ends of what I could, so maybe 60 yards of it are rolled up into manageable balls. I think I'm not going to make a scarf with this yarn. Hope other beginning knitters can learn from my frustrated experience. It's a beautiful yarn and the sheen is lovely, but it is REALLY high-maintenance. Bleah.
swatched and frogged
yesterday afternoon I cast on, knit one full repeat of this lace pattern, decided it wasn't working, and got out the graph paper and started
playing with combinations of stitches.
Maybe it's just that the needle size was too big for the yarn, but it really didn't work.
Today I frogged it.
next swatch may be the pattern that I created yesterday on graph paper, and it may still be this lace, on smaller needles. Will have to see what I feel like when I get back to it - I'm working on this instead of working on the Christmas gifts I still haven't finished.
I got my Scarf!!!
She spun and wove this scarf just for me...Its soft and has all my favorite colors.. I am so lovin this scarf.. A BIG BIG THANKS TO MY SCARF PAL!!!...
Monday, December 12, 2005
I'm checking in, too!
It's been fun to see everyone's progress here.
I'm trying to crank out a sweater for my husband in time for Christmas, so I'm not going to be starting my exchange scarf until the new year. I've been dreaming and planning, though, and I have narrowed things down a bit. I may post a little poll here to help me make the final choice...but I need to dream and plan a little more, first.
Happy Holidays, everyone!
Where are the photos??
Or even cuckoo
But I wanna see
What your pal sent to you!
So grab your camera
And take a shot
And post the photo
In this very spot!
WE WANT PICTURES!!!!!
Knit and Purl Grrl
visit me online at http://knitandpurlgrrl.blogs.com/my_weblog/
I'm doing my December 15 th check in. I'm so glad to report that my scarf pal has sent me a beautiful scarf that I have worn several times now. I love it.
My scarf pal is in my thoughts and I will be searching for yarn in the next couple of weeks and I've been dreaming of a pattern. I like to come up with my own. With all the seasonal gifts, I won't be starting the scarf till the new year. But I will be looking, thinking and creatively dreaming of it until then.
Have a happy holiday to all!
Sunday, December 11, 2005
I'm checking in, but only to mention that I've not started my scarf yet. I haven't chosen the yarn, nor the pattern. December's one of the busiest months for me, I have four birthdays and Christmas - which means lots of knitting! I've got a hat, two pairs of fingerless gloves and two pairs of men's size socks to knit for Christmas, and once that's out of the way I can concentrate on the scarf.
I'm thinking of knitting something cabled. Probably in aran or chunky weight yarn. The yarns that I'm looking at are DB cashmerino (love this soft yarn) or maybe a wool/alpaca blend. I'll decide on the yarn first, and then probably knit a simple cabled pattern. It's a little bit worrying to see that some people have finished their scarves already!