Tuesday, July 31, 2007
I finished my Elizabeth Zimmerman's Pi shawl! I belong to way too many Yahoo groups!! This one is using EZ's almanac to make different projects each month. July is the Pi shawl. I started the shawl on July 12th and finished today! Just in time! I have several projects OTN and will probably skip the August project and go on to September's.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
I am finally catching up with a few things! Isaac is taking a nap and I decided to get computer work done! I have been busy knitting and spinning-- What else!!! Here is a picture of my Elizabeth Z's Year KAL. I started it on July 12th and I am working on the last section of lace before knitting the lace border.
Here is a picture of Isaac- he found my cat ears from last Halloween. He has also worn them when playing football with Papa!!
We went to a baseball game (Idaho Falls Chuckers-a Kansas City farm team) for my birthday. When Isaac wasn't flirting with the girls behind us or sitting on my lap, I was knitting!
I have been spinning yarn for my Knitty Kal, and will post pictures later!
Friday, July 6, 2007
I am Very excited to be part of the Mystery Stole 3. We receive a clue each Friday and knit up that part for the week. Today was #2. There are over 6,000 members!!! I have already completed 15 rows of todays clue (only 50 rows in this clue). Here are a few pictures of what I have done so far. I am really enjoying the lace work and adding beads and so far I have not had to frog it! (rip it, rip it!!) If this was not enough I also joined a Knitty KAL were we each chose a pattern from Knitty.com and work on it and can post questions and generally encourage each other.
We had a great 4th! Gideon (our son-in-law) was part of a float! Isaac (our grandson) was excited to see "Da" in the parade. He will spend the next three weeks with us while Dad is at Reserve training and getting their home closed in order to join our daughter Rachel in Hawaii.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
I have finished my June socks! I used Brown Sheep's Wildfoote yarn in Tom Cat colorway and size 2 needles. I had wanted to try a toe up pattern and couldn't find a pattern so I made this up as I went- I didn't like the heel, but I have since found a toe up pattern and will try it on my next pair and see if I like the heel better. I also used a lace cable stitch from a Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns. I liked being able to try the socks on as I went.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
My husband and I went camping early last week with our son (he is home on a three week leave). You have to understand that we live in Idaho and it has not rained in several weeks and the weather has been in the 80's etc. We left on Monday and the temps were in the low 80's beautiful- headed for Redfish Lake in central Idaho. The first two pictures show the camp site. Tuesday was colder (mid 50's) and drizzle of rain, but bearable. Dave and Jon went for a 10 mile hike while Mom stayed at camp to rest and get some knitting and quilting done. Rained most of Tuesday night and we woke to SNOW!!!! It was not sticking to the ground near the camp site but you could see it in the surrounding mountains and the next pictures are of the Gelena pass (elevation 8,701) were it was sticking!!!! Needless to say we packed up and left Wednesday. I have been in bed the last three days with a cold!!! I never was sick over the winter, but of course it is June and now I have a cold :o) But you have to love Idaho- it is always an adventure!!!
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Here is a picture of my SAM3 socks. I realized after I posted last time that in my excitement that I misspelled SAM!! I used my own hand dyed Merino yarn (fingering weight) and size 2 needles. I adapted Barbara Walker's Tilting Ladder pattern from her Second Treasury. I also reinforced the toes and heels with Fortissima Socka. I am working up the pattern and would love to have a couple of people test it for me :o) So let me know if you are interested in being a tester.
Monday, May 28, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Welcome to my blog page! I started my business KnitTogether in 1986, in Chicago, after my second daughter was born. After my son was born in 1988 the business came to a standstill until about 4 years ago when I began to dye fabric and then roving for spinning. I have been selling on eBay and will do the occasional vendor show. My husband and I became empty nesters this past year and this summer I plan to get some of my knitting designs down on paper and published! Thanks for stopping by! Come again.