Thursday, August 29, 2013
Noro is a yarn brand that causes knitters to fall into two camps (sure, lots of yarns do this, but Noro seems to be one that everyone is either pro or con). I personally am not a big Noro fan: I have found it scratchy, filled with knots, and the colors generally are a bit too wackadoodle for me.
But I did get sucked in to buying Noro Obi, which was marketed as softer due to silk and mohair. The picture I saw for the yarn I actually bought was primarily blue and pink.
I knit the Cowl Fantastic with this yarn, since the long color repeats generally look great in this--what do you call it--welt look? Anyway---the pattern is terrific. My take away:
-not really soft
-don't like the green and gold, didn't see this in the picture
-but on the plus side, only one knot.
I like this, I'll wear this, it knit up really really fast, but oh Noro. Fool me twice.
Monday, August 26, 2013
I was trying to figure out what to post today and then these came in the mail.
I was paging through the new (yawn) VK and saw an ad for this yarn. It is called Candy (on the right) and Candy Somethingelse (on the left...maybe Candy deluxe or something?). Anyway---it is yarn with LITTLE FELTED BALLS IN IT. Love. '
Of course I could add little felted balls myself but. Yeah. LITTLE FELTED BALLS.
Anyway, these will both be cowls of course. Stay tuned.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
You start with on stitch, and end with one stitch.
Along the way there are YOs to increase the size, along with a few M1s, and some color changes. I followed the instructions but you can kind of vamp in terms of changing colors.
And here is what I look like wearing it (in such a way that you can't see the woven-in ends:
Friday, August 23, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
and stuff it
and put a face on it
and make the top part look like two little ears
and block it
and sew a tail on
and knit the tail first
and then close up the bottom
THEN you have a Pickles the Cat for a new baby in Wisconsin.
Friday, August 16, 2013
Monday, August 12, 2013
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Friday, August 09, 2013
This is my own design, a cowl using this pattern:
Cast on 220 stitches
ROund 1: knit
Round 2: k1 sl 1 all the way around.
Round 3: knit
Round 4: sl 1 k 1 all the way around.
Not sure how many total repeats, probably 10? Will know soon.
And just so you can see how pretty it is:
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
1. Smaugs are done.
2. Everything else is in a not-interesting place.
3. Cloudy and cool today--like living on the beach but not.
4, The annual festival of looking at cute guys is on at my twinnie's blog: http://handeyecraftstwo.blogspot.com/
so get over there and name some of your favorite guys (and ladies) for the Knitters' Hunk and Chick contest.
5. My nominees include Alexander Skarsgard, and Jon Snow.
Monday, August 05, 2013
So I balled up some yarn for some more projects to end up the summer.
In the front--a ball of Masquerade by Dashing Dachs which will be a cowl of my own design.
In the middle, two balls of Malabrigo Prive Collecion (or something like that) which will be the 'checked scarf'.
And finally, some Yowza Whata Skein which will be a Pamisos.
Plus I cast on for the Jeweled Cowl, stay tuned!
PLUS!! It is my summer of winning knitting things. I won a darning egg in the Twist Collective summer anniversary give away. Um, yay!
Friday, August 02, 2013
Today is my blogiversary--nine years ago (NINE YEARS AGO!) I started blogging here at Kim Knits.
I kind of can't believe it (I started blogging when the original Arrested Development was on!) and kind of can. Time seems to go by so, so fast these days.
But the one kind of unbelievable thing is that I've kept at it. Sure, I've had periods of less-than-active blogging, but to commit to anything for nine years is kind of cool.
And in honor, the Romeo, which has been growing but I need to focus and finish it in August!