knitnana: August 2005

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Saturday, August 27, 2005

Knit Wits Mavis Knitting Bag

Wanted you to see the sample bag I'll be carrying to the St. Luke's Episcopal Church Craft Show in Alexandria in September. I'm making this bag a "special order only" bag, because at this point, I don't know what the demand will be like. If you would like one you can email me through my website at www.nanasadierose.com or at siameezercatATyahooDOTcom.

Red Knit Wits Mavis Knitting Bag Posted by Picasa

Inside of Red Knit Wits Mavis Knitting bag Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 23, 2005


15 Little Hearts! Queen of Hearts Shawl unblocked Posted by Picasa

Lace Hearts & Knit Red KAL!

Just wanted to show you how far I've come with this Queen of Hearts shawl since I started on Sunday! That's 15 little red hearts you see there - 5 repeats of the pattern. I am in LOVE with Knitpicks Merino Style and I have changed my mind, this color is perfect! This yarn feels better than anything I've ever knit with, does not split, slips off my needle just right and holds together in the pattern just beautifully. I love it! I'm converted, yes, Sis Kitt, converted! There are still appropriate places for acrylic, but since I'm obviously not allergic to this Merino, guess what I'm gonna use? Doncha know it?

And if you'd thought about trying this pattern, I can recommend it highly! The chart is easy to read, and it knits along in a lovely cadence. What better? Well, all I can say is all the Lady Queens in the Knit Red KAL - take care of all your hearts! And try this pattern, you'll *heart* it!

Tagged! Thanks Teyla!

I'll try to find 6 musical pieces that are favorites at the moment:

Palladio by Karl Jenkins (remember the DeBeers Diamond commercials?)
Meditation from "Thais" by Massenet (my favorite violin composition, always and forever)
Sanctuary by Secret Garden on the album White Stones
China Roses by Enya on the album The Memory of Trees
Albatross by Judy Collins on the album Both Sides Now
My Father by Judy Collins on the album Both Sides Now

When you tag an "nana" person..you get classical, New Age, and 60s folk!
:)
I'm tagging:
Jane
Kitt
Kathy
Ruinwen
Kelly
Melanie

Sunday, August 21, 2005


Knit Red KAL project # 2! Fibertrends Queen of Hearts Shawl
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Saturday, August 20, 2005


3 Repeats of Traveling Vines Scarf Posted by Picasa

Yarn Addict! Posted by Picasa

Feeding My Addiction & Comment Change Again Too!

Good News! I got the two orders of yarn I mentioned earlier this week and the photo above shows both the yarn and the patterns I’m planning to use with them. The red is Knitpicks Merino Style in Hollyberry, which is a tiny bit more orange red than I thought it would be but still lovely. I will be making the Queen of Hearts shawl from Fibertrends with this, and satisfying yet again, the critera for Knit Red KAL as well as the Just for Me KAL, too.

The second is from elann and is the softest Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed in the colorway “Boheme.” This yarn is so soft and the colors so true to the website, I simply can’t wait to make it up into Vogue Knitting Fall 2005 Lace Wrap (#15). Since the man from my past loves opera as much as I do, and La Boheme is one of our favorites, I think this yarn is terribly appropriate, what do you think? And since I couldn’t have begun to afford to use the recommended cashmere yarn for this project, this yarn is a wonderful alternative. Yet another one for the Just for Me KAL…am I selfish?

My dear “sis” Kitt has asked two things of me and I’m going to try to comply. First, she was disappointed that she could no longer comment to my blog and on searching through Blogger, I discovered that I can ask people to enter one of those nonsense “words” when they post and that will help to protect against spam. So I’ve changed my settings once again, and you’ll be able to comment if you’re not a registered user, but everyone will have to do this one extra little step. I hope you don’t mind?

The second request will be harder for me to do: Kitt wants me to review the yarns I use. When you consider that my level of expertise is limited with regard to yarns, I feel a little under-qualified for this. I’ve only just started using the better yarns. But I’ll try to comply!!!

I can tell you that the elann Sock It To Me fingering weight sock yarn that I’m using to make the Traveling Vines Scarf is not as kind to my allergies as the Merino wool is. I can do a few rows, then have to put it down, because my palms are itching. But I will preserver! I love this scarf and it will drape over my coat, not up against my skin! The colors in this yarn are stunning as it makes up into the lace, too. I’ll post a photo of that when I’m a bit farther along so you can really see the pattern.

Of course, my mom would say that if my palm's itching, money is coming my way! Don't I wish! More $$ for yarns!!! (((Hugs)))

Thursday, August 18, 2005


Olive, Turquoise, Fushia & Purple make Traveling Vines Scarf Posted by Picasa

Lace Addict Knitting Addict Fabric Addict

I've fallen in love with this lovely pattern from Cari at Dogs Steal Yarn: Traveling Vines Scarf and while I don't have the Canadian yarn she used, I'm starting it with fingering sock yarn and hoping I don't regret it! The colors are perfect for my fall wardrobe (as it's intended for this fall, anyway!)

This is what happens when I order yarn without a purpose...then order more with a purpose and that yarn seems to take forever to get here! So I'll start another (smaller) lace project before the elann yarn comes for the Vogue Knitting Fall 2005 lace wrap. The two projects along with the 6 others (do you know how many times I had to retype that number, as I remembered, ooops, no, not 2, not 3...OMG 6???) should keep me very very busy along with fall/Xmas orders for bags.

I'm a hopeless addict.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Spam Am Not No More

Like that title? Sorry - the grammarian in me couldn't resist! I have changed my settings so that only registered users may comment on my blog. I refuse to willingly allow anyone to use my space for their own purposes, even briefly (until I can delete the comment).

So I'm sorry for those of you who are unregistered, if you want to leave a comment you won't be able to. I feel like my former school-teacher self when I say, "the few make things difficult for the many."

Thursday, August 11, 2005


12 Years Difference in Age Matters Not Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

New Knitting Bag Design is Complete!

Here she is, the Mavis Knitting Bag - and she's lovely I think...You'll find a whopping 10 "pocklets" inside - and plenty of room for your latest project and pattern.

Visit Nana Sadie Rose and email me to order yours!

Added: Dimensions are: 13.5 inches wide at the top 10 inches wide at the bottom, 14 inches tall, 6.5 inches deep, and straps fall 12 inches below the top of your shoulder! Thanks Rebecca for reminding me!

Announcing the Mavis Knitting Bag! Posted by Picasa

Opposite side with two pocklets for straights and a handcream stash too Posted by Picasa

There are 6 skeins of yarn in here and it's nowhere near full - see the pattern pock-let? Posted by Picasa

Inside of Mavis Knitting bag Posted by Picasa

Sunday, August 07, 2005

No Kidding...

Birdsong was not kidding when she said this stuff is tough to deal with...slippery as all get out, splits - you know, all that stuff we knitters hate about a yarn?

But it's pretty....Birdsong warned me to hang in there and I am.

Berroco Cotton Twist in Sunset Wrap from Knitters Summer 2005 issue Posted by Picasa

Friday, August 05, 2005

A Tale of Two Knitters... :)

I've stolen her title, but she stole my photo, so I suspect it's okay! A few days ago I sent out an alert looking for Berroco Cotton Twist I'd gotten months ago. I was hoping someone had 4 skeins in the same dyelot so I could make a different shawl from the original plan, the new one from Summer Knitters 2005. If you read the comments to that entry, you'll find that my "sister-under-the-skin," Birdsong, responded with just the amount I needed, and in the same dyelot. It's truly an amazing story, that she recounts much better than I ever could, so do check out her blog.

But know this...I firmly believe that when we offer our lives up to the universe, with a plea to make things better, the universe answers. Call it fate, God, Kismet, Karma, serendipity, or just plain luck. I've had entirely too many of these mind-boggling events happen recently to question it.

If you've decided your life isn't what you want, I'll tell you what I did. I spoke my desire up to the sky: things are not good, but I'll trust there is good in this world waiting for me - and if it comes my way I will leap. I am ready, I trust you will provide.

Just try it. It works! (Hugs to all, especially Birdsong, my family, my friends at TalkKnitting, and a very special man from my past! You all are my blessings.)

Thursday, August 04, 2005

History of Knitting Story...

Okay, you know that I've knitted for years. And you know that the "man from my past" has been in and out of my life for years.

Well, years ago, I knitted him a scarf. I was really still a beginner at knitting, tho' I started knitting in my teens. I never fully grasped certain important things like holding tension in the yarn until this recent foray into my addiction. So you can imagine the pathetic nature of "the scarf."

Well, last week, elann sent out their newsletter and I spied a wondrous wool in a garnet color, just perfect for the "man from my past." I immediately copied the photo and enclosed it in an email, asking if he liked it enough that I could order it to make him a scarf.

What do you know? The reply was touching. He has one scarf to his name (doesn't like them, nothing against me, of course!) - the scarf I knitted all those years ago! He's kept it. Like I've kept all those scraps of paper...

Hmmm. I think this one's a keeper...

Tuesday, August 02, 2005


Triangle Lace Shawl Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 01, 2005

Photos & Blog Problems!

In spite of the problems we're having with buttons showing up on my blog - I wanted to show you that I did indeed get the Triangle Lace Shawl blocked this morning before leaving for work! That's what I get for waking too early and not going back to sleep! But if I was to sleep tonight, I had to move the blessed thing from my bed to the dining room table - keep fingers crossed the cats leave the shawl and the pins alone tonight???

Close-up Triangle Lace Shawl blocking Posted by Picasa

Namaste

I honor the place in you,

which is of love, truth, light, and peace.

When you are centered in that place in you,

and I am centered in that place in me,

we are one.

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