Saturday, August 27, 2005
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Lace Hearts & Knit Red KAL!
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!
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!
Sunday, August 21, 2005
Saturday, August 20, 2005
Feeding My Addiction & Comment Change Again 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
Lace Addict Knitting Addict Fabric Addict
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
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
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
New Knitting Bag Design is Complete!
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!
Sunday, August 07, 2005
But it's pretty....Birdsong warned me to hang in there and I am.
Friday, August 05, 2005
A Tale of Two Knitters... :)
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...
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...