Tuesday, July 30, 2013
There's about 4 or 5 other things 'unfinished' and I think they're going to move into the 'active' pile. I also downloaded several new scarf patterns from Rav so I'm ready to cast on. I think it is time.
Friday, July 26, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
1. My family and I are all healthy.
2. I have lovely yarn to knit with (including this, in Rowan Cocoon, which will be a long sweater suitable for winter.
3. Tim and I rollerbladed yesterday and so far, no major aches and pains.
4. ROYAL BABY!
1. The A/C is broken and the repair guy can't come til Wednesday. And it is supposed to be 90 every day this week.
I think that is what they call a first world problem.
Friday, July 19, 2013
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Monday, July 15, 2013
Finishing: as you may have seen yesterday, I started to post some FOs. I had to do a lot of weaving in yesterday to finish off some things. Here is a cowl that I started a while ago using Elann Sylken Kidd (faux Kid Silk Haze) and Mango Moon novelty yarn.
Work was installing closed circuit cameras around the outside of our house--there have been a rash of break ins in our neighborhood, and we think cameras are a good deterrent. Work involved me threading a snake to Tim in the attic, who then wrapped cables around the snake and pushed cables to me on the outside of the house, and me connecting them.
Snake as in not a real one.
I also weed whacked and Tim did a lot of cleaning of the garage, so we feel virtuous.
Play included a fladdle (float trip in the inflatable kayak) with our friends the Hackstadts--about a six mile trip down a nicely moving section of the Middle Fork of the Willamette.
How about you?
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
You know, when you have to wind one cake, you might as well wind a bunch more. Right?
From left, clockwise:
-some red boucle I bought years ago
-Wollmeise sock yarn called something like 'there are no whales in Colorado', I don't know what this will be
-stripey socks for Tim
-Fiesta yarns Mythic, a chained yarn, in the colorway Harlequin--making a cowl right now.
-I need a cowl in these colors.
Monday, July 08, 2013
Easy peasy: using either Beaded Silk or Beaded Silk & Sequins, case on 100 stitches on a size 15 needle. K2tog, YO, all the way around for about ten rounds or so. Then bind off purlwise.
I alternated using the Beaded Silk for one round and the BS&S for the second round.
Sunday, July 07, 2013
Saturday, July 06, 2013
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Monday, July 01, 2013
MC: Art Yarns Silk Rhapsody: 1 skein color 250 (Snow)
CC: Art Yarns Beaded Silk Light: 1 skein H21 with Silver Beads
CC: Art Yarn Beaded Silk & Sequins Light: 1 skein 252 Blue Denim with Silver
Needle size 7, 48"
One stitch marker
Seed stitch in the round with an even number of stitches: on first round, K1P1 all the way around.
On the second round, P1K1 all the way around. Alternate these two rows.
Holding the Silk Rhapsody and Beaded Silk Light together, make a slipknot with both yarns and put on knitting needle. Using the 'long tail' method, cast on 199 additional stitches using the Silk Rhapsody (MC) as the yarn making the stitches on the needle.
Going back and forth in rows, knit five rows of garter stitch (knit every row) with MC.
On the first row, when you come to the two stitches that are the slipknot (with both yarns), knit both yarns together to make one stitch with MC.
After five rows, join for knitting in the round and knit 1 round.
**Hold both CCs together and join, knit 4 rounds.
Switch to MC, knit five rounds in seed stitch.**
Repeat between the **s two more times
With both CCs together, knit 4 rounds.
Knit 6 rounds in garter stitch (1 round knit, 1 round purl)
Bind off purl wise using just the CC Beaded Light.
It is nice and blingy on both sides, and looks good long or short!