Monday, December 31, 2007
No turning back now..I have ordered the rest of the yarn I will need.
I charted this coat using Knit Visualizer...my chart is on this blog somewhere and if it isn't I will get it on here...but I have already changed it since last posted. Here are some of the pictures...the cable on the back I have ripped out and will redesign...just didnt like it the way I had charted it. The front at the moment looks like the back except the front has my 5 steek stitches where I will "GULP" CUT TO OPEN FOR THE COAT FRONT!
Friday, December 28, 2007
My Charted version...I tried to keep it as original as possible...but I wonder if the design was charted to produce a drap or if the fabric produces the drap???
I charted for Jumper Weight...8wX11h spi. So the chart looks off, but should be ok once knitted up at that SPI. Of course if you are knitting for a larger size I think adding rows and column to teh various stripes, might be a good idea to give the design more weight in a larger area.
I am using Sheepsdown from Schoolhouse Press www.schoolhousepress.com
My gauge is 2.5 SPI on a 10 Needle. The coat should be around a size 36-38. Meg did hers at 106 + 4 for steeks and when I tired it on...it was a little loose so I am hoping this will make it just a bit smaller.
I do have some changes I will be making to the pattern...u will have to keep tuning in to see what I do with it.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
I hope to figure out how to load the Google document I have, to post all the locations for SHP patterns and their locations.
Well. I can't figure out how to get
the mountain (data base...)to come here so you will have to go to the mountain instead.
I think I want to play more with texture and color.
I also think I may have discovered a different way to do 3 needle bind off...so much easier, although I always loved 3 needle bind off...gives a nce finish and no sewing involved! A knitters delight. The name is done in Armenina knitting since there were such long carries. My color knittng is getting so much better...no more puckering.
The colors are more Victorian...dark forest geen, christmas red and then cream...wish I had a more darker red...
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Here are SOME of my WIP's
I have gotten the yarn for swatching my Aran coat and for my KNIT, PURL Armenian sweater...the one Joyce made in the book Armenian Knitting.
Oh yeah... I also have the yarn to start my revised...longer Rib warmer...in white. However, I think I am addicted to this pattern and with the new colors Schoolhouse Press has added...WELL NEED I SAY MORE!
My leggings are coming alone nicely...I love the yarn Saqulli or something like that..DK in dark blue...it is so soft. I will be making Ron a swearter in this...so nice and cuddly... Of course SHP yarn again.
Well, I spent all day yesterday on the computer so today I have to knit. I came on at about 6 AM and was on it when DH came home early at 3 PM...caught...dang!!! Can u say..
HOW FAST CAN U PICK UP THE HOUSE!!!
Seems to have me hooked...if nothing else just looking at what others are doing.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
This is my very first Web Cam video performance and I will need to tweak it for better quality, both in visibility and understanding. However, I wanted to see how it would show up on my Blog, but will work on doing much better quality demos after the holidays when more time will permit...as Christmas knitting "marathoning" is well underway right now. I hope to add videos on:
A) 2 circs with both 1 item (sock, sleeve) and 2 items (2socks, 2 sleeves) I also want to do the B) Magic Loop method and their cast-ons.
C) Crocheted Provisional Cast-On (I have fallen in love with this method and will show how I do it.)
Monday, November 26, 2007
I also ordered the yarn to do a swatch for the Knit-Purl sweater in the new Armenian Knitting book by Meg and Joyce.
Me in THE ARAN COAT I have watched the DVD at least 5 times and last week I ordered some of the sheepsdown to do my swatch...I will work on finishing touches to the design of my pattern this week.
coordinated just anal.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
This is Meg doing applied I-cord, on my sweater, using Joyce William's new method which addresses the blip...and hides it. I am using this method on my rib warmer now...using unspun Icelandic....so far so good...I keep waiting for the yarn to pull apart!
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Various views of the doilies I made for Judy's Birthday.
*Red lace sweater from pg 63 Spring Knitters Mag. it's blue in Knitters.
*Bob's Socks for his birthday...I did the EZ arch, then added ribbing before doing toe.
*Ronnie's Socks for Birthday
*PI done in DMC #70 crochet thread. Did this for friend. Kathy with the PI
Friday, November 9, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Different size cooler type bags are great for small knitting projects and take a long bags. They are very cheap, have some "shaping" so they hold their shape and wont crush in...and are washable and have great straps...I can put around my waist or over my shoulder.
Music stand with clothes pin bag
attached for dodads. This is great for patterns and books.
Rubbermaid plastic jar from grocery store.
They come in 2 sizes...this is the small one.
Great for skiens and center pull or balls of yarn.
3 ring zippered binder..I got this at Staples,
it is great because it not only zips up but has
a shoulder strap and a handle. Great for taking
to knitting camp! holds pencil cases full of circs!
These are the nylon, zippered pencil cases...
Walmart. I have all my permenant circs in here...my KnitPicks
Options and Harmony's are in another Knit Picks case.
Printing out large labels with needle size makes
finding the right needle fast.
Mini Hair clips (comein many sizes)....gotten anywhere...
I got these in the grocery store.
These are great for holding
unsewn items together while sewing up or just to
see how the project is fitting together.
This pen you can get in any fabric store, including
Walmart...it disapears when dampend. So a little
moisture and the mark is gone. I mark my
charts as I use them and my written patterns.
When I am done just wipe clean...pattern is ready
for the next time I use this pattern or I can keep
my notes and marks...for reference.