Friday, December 24, 2010

Roman Rib Socks Completed and Vlogged

Roman Rib Socks from the Little Box of Socks by Charlene Schurch & Beth Parrot.
Blogged previously here.
Knit using Knit Picks Sock Garden Memories in color 23470 (Pansy). My Rav Project Link.

Gigi from the Knitmore Girls Podcast talked about the Little Box of Socks.  I think she has knit at least one pair of every sock in the box. Quite impressive to knit all of the patterns. Thanks Gigi!

Yarmando thinks the "strong heel" might also be the feegle heel if done toe-up.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Starbrick Cooperative

Starbrick Cooperative
Originally uploaded by knittingbrow
This enjoyable gallery has a wide assortment of art available for purchase. Located at 21 W Columbus St in Nelsonville, OH.

It was worth the trip. I got myself a hat and two sweater vests. :)

My New Hat

My New Hat
Originally uploaded by knittingbrow
I bought this felted hat at the Starbrick Cooperative on Sunday. I'm quite fond of it.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksmas Presents!

Thanksmas Presents!
Originally uploaded by knittingbrow
Each year my family celebrates Thanksgiving and Christmas on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We have a gift exchange and this year I received knitting books from my Amazon Wishlist!

Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders edited by Judith Durant and Sock Club: Join The Knitting Adventure by Charlene Schurch and beth Parrott. Both of these books were in my hands two weeks ago at Borders. I told myself I needed to see if I got them as a gift. I'm very glad I waited. They both are filled with great patterns.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Knitting and I Hate Shakespeare

I got invited to go to Westland High School's production of I Hate Shakespeare by K & M. I wouldn't have gone without the invitation from these two amazing ladies I worked with during 2009's production of How I Became A Pirate.

BFF (Songferret) and I attended the Friday performance. It was not an 'omigod, go out and see this show and bring all your friends' show. It was a well written show presented by young talent that made me laugh and smile (and put down my knitting so I could watch).

I enjoy seeing the parents celebrate the talent and fun their children have doing theater in High School. I can tell the future is better off because of how A&J interact with their children (& their circle of kid friends). A cool thing was that D was a techie for the show so it was a full family experience.

My hat is off to K & M for fitting theater into their busy senior year. Thanks for thinking to invite me.

Go support the young kid's artistic endeavors. They need to know people are noticing.

Yes, these are the same socks I've been working on for DH. I picked up an additional skein of yarn so I can finish the toes. The knitting is good and they fit him. I should have these completed in the next two weeks. I'm splitting my knitting time between sock knitting and a super secret test knitting project that I'm behind on. That knitting is going quickly but it can't be travel knitting.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Birthday Surprise

Wow.  I just got a birthday surprise on Ravelry.  Laura from The Knit Girllls video podcast sent me a copy of her Spring Wind Sock Pattern for my birthday.  Her designs are La La's Knits on Ravelry. 

I favorited the pattern just yesterday and Laura took notice. It made me smile! Heck, I didn't even know you could send patterns as a gift. 

Thanks Laura!

You can tell by my hair that I stopped to blog this because I was very happy.  :)

Rustic Jack Socks Completed

I made this video back in September while I was on vacation and just found this draft blog entry today. 
Charlene Schurch pattern using Rustic Wool from the Queensland Collection.
Blogged about here and here.The first "here" link has lots of details.
These socks are for my BIL Jack.  He received them while he was on his first retreat.  It was wonderful to be able to knit the socks while we where together on vacation. 

Jack is knit worthy. 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Emerson Burkhart

Emerson Burkhart
Originally uploaded by knittingbrow
I picked up a book about the Columbus painter Emerson Burkhart last week. I picked it up because I liked this painting in the cover of the book. "American Provincial" is part of the collection of  the Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio. Oil on Canvas.

I intended to just look at the pictures and not do any reading....I got caught up in reading the essays about his career and how he never really fit into any of the "isms.". This was in part his own making. He didn't have good connections with an agent feeling he should promote his own work. This was not successful.

He painting many self portraits over his career. I like the color and texture of this painting. His ability to capture his various expressions was quick admirable.

I tweeted @ColumbusMuseum to ask if a different self portrait was going to be displayed after their renovation was completed. Here's the pic.  I got a response.
It won't be on display but "American Provincial" WILL be displayed so I can admire the work in person.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Colored Pencils Shelf

I think this is an amazing way to be creative. Speed creating. Mmmmm. I'm posting this as a reminder for myself. It could be a very liberating (& frustrating) method to release creativity.
Colored Pencils Shelf: "



UK-based designer, Dominic Wilcox, started a project called 'speed creating' where he made something every day for 30 days in a row from nothing more than the objects he already had around him. By far, my favorite is this yummy-looking shelf made from colored pencils that have been glued together in two layers and then mounted on wooden pencil box brackets. Check out some of his other projects like the soccer ball smoothie maker over on DesignBoom. [via ohdeedoh]

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Songferret

Yep, my bff's birthday is today. 
I asked the cast and crew of the Dinosaur Musical to help mark this event.

Feel free to leave your birthday wishes in the comments.  I'll make sure he gets them.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Amazing Knit Skeleton

Amazing Knit Skeleton: "




Fiber artist Ben Cuevas knit up this totally incredibly detailed skeleton for his installation Transcending the Material at the Wassaic Project in NY. Look at those little kneecaps! *swoon*

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No Bones About It

this is one creative idea for a knitting project. 

A knitted skeleton was include in the Transcending the Material installation.

Go to the post to see the great knitting that went into this skeleton.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

St Francis statue

St Francis statue
Originally uploaded by knittingbrow
I snapped this photo almost 4 years ago at the M's former place. The landlord spent a lot of time planting her gardens and making a few interesting ornamentation choices.

I chuckle when I remember this statue of St Francis with its head sitting in the bird bath. An unexpected and curious item to have in a garden. Yes, I like it.

Have you seen the Dr Who episode called Blink? Creepy and well written. I would like to have a statue of an angel covering its eyes. Do you know where I can get one? I have no garden ornaments. We have a few items hanging in the fence and two pink flamingoes but no gnomes, angels. I do look for garden gnomes when I'm visiting the garden centers but have no luck finding just the right gnome for our garden. I expect him to find me. ;)

Other than flowers and plants, what do you have in your garden that makes you grin?

Monday, October 18, 2010

Could I Knit A Hat Like This?

One of the cast members has this nice hat that I like. He let me snap a few photos. I like the back of the hat.

Have you seen a knitted hat pattern similar to this? I have been wondering how I would knit this. Do you have suggestions for me?

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Baby Dinosaur Backstage

Baby Dinosaur Backstage
Originally uploaded by knittingbrow
This is one of the props I made for the Dinosaur Musical currently in performances at the Columbus Children's Theatre. This was opening weekend and performances have been consistently good.

I am thrilled with the quality of this cast. These are people I want to work with again.

Isn't the baby cute? I was backstage when I snapped this photo.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Legally Knitting

Legally Knitting
Originally uploaded by knittingbrow
knitSB and I kicked off this season's Broadway Across America by attending Legally Blonde. This high energy show has some rather nice moments and a few catchy tunes. There were quite a few young ladies wearing pink. (like omigod, I couldn't believe it. omigod). I was happy to hear some of the one-liners that got good laughs from the movies. We enjoyed the show.

I snapped this photo of my knitting in front of the screen at intermission. These are knitSB's orange socks. I just need to complete the gusset decreases and knit to the toe decreases. I will need another skein of this yarn. these are turning out to be expensive short socks. I love the color and the recipient, so they are like totally worth it, OMIGOD!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Cookie Cutters Galore

Cookie Cutters Galore
Originally uploaded by knittingbrow
I'm working on props for the Dinosaur Musical at the Columbus Children's Theatre which opens in just less than two weeks! ack

A prop needed for the show is an edible lizard that gets killed and eaten. I'm going to use krispy treats, covered in green fondant. I'll be using cookie cutters to make the form that is small enough to be eaten quickly. I have been unsuccessfully searching in the usual places I visit for props. A quick internet search lead me to Columbus Cake Craft. I called and found out they had the cookie cutter I thought would work.

Today, I stopped at http://www.columbuscakecraft.comand snapped this photo of the wall, yes wall of cookie cutters.

Wow. I picked up three different cutters that should look like a lizard on stage. I'll post a picture of the progress.

Oh, and I am making the krispy treats red so it will look like blood. It is a small detail I think makes props really cool. :)

Sunday, September 26, 2010


Originally uploaded by knittingbrow
Look at this amazing basket of vegetables. It's a wonderful bounty.

ok. I'll be honest with you. This is a basket of fake vegetables. I just finished hot gluing them to the basket so they done fall out during an upcoming performances of The Dinosaur Musical.

I enjoy doing props. :)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Historic Trades Weave Room Yarn

While at Colonial Williamsburg, I bought some yarn!

The tag on the yarn says "Wool Yarn Dyed by hand in the Eighteenth Century Manner using Cochineal and Madder by the staff of the Historic Trades Weave Room." The wool is from  Hog Island and Leicester Longwool sheep raised in Colonial Williamsburg manner
These are the options I had from which to choose.
 Natural Dyed Yarn Options
I snapped this photo of the lambs while on a quick walk knitSB and I took.
Hog Island sheep and Leicester Longwools  These are baby sweater on the hoof. :)

I was told each skein is approximately 170 yards.  That means I have approximately 1,190 yards. I think a few of the skeins are a bit (a lot) less than 170 yards. I will proceed carefully.

Colonial Williamsburg Yarn
What will I do with the yarn? I don't know yet.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Spot My Knitting

Can you spot my knitting while we watch an event in Colonial Williamsburg?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

She Can Walk!

Sometimes, silly things happen on vacation. (Most of the time if you vacation with me).
EveryoneDeservesAQuiltJoanne is afraid of heights. This means she doesn't like standing on things that show the ground beneath them.  While at the Jamestown Fort, we found an area of the floor that was clear.  Of course, I walk on it and start jumping up and younger brothers often do.
See the fear in her eyes? To overcome her fear, she decides to walk on a section of the clear floor that is over the original foundation of the Jamestown Fort. I had to record it for the blog.

I would recommend a visit to Jamestowne if you visit the Williamsburg area. Historic Jamestowne Site was more enjoyable than the recreation. The Ranger giving us the tour was quite good. She engaged the audience and told the story well.  I stumped the Ranger by asking what was the name of the first child conceived and born in the colony of Jamestown. She didn't know but promised to get back to me. We were able to add a stamp to our National Parks Passport. :)
I enjoyed walking the site, knitting on knitSB's Orange Jazz Socks.  Even some of the locals took notice and wanted to hold my knitting. I snapped a picture.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

EveryoneDeservesAQuiltJoanne Shows Us Hers

A while back I vlogged and showed you mine and asked me to show me yours. Well, EveryoneDeservesAQuiltJoanne shows us hers.

She's doing some English Paper Quilting.
The event that she's doing is Bras for a Cause for Girls Night Out Charity.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Monticello Knitting

knitSB and I went on vacation last week to Williamsburg, Virginia. My sister, EveryoneDeservesAQuiltJoanne and my BIL, Jack joined us. It was a delightful trip, filled with unexpected joys, great conversation and relaxation. We started with a trip to Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home.  Have you ever been there? We went on a tour of the house and the gardens. I took this video while on the grounds and knitting the Rustic Jack Socks.

The gardens were wonderful to see.  The effects of the rather warm and dry summer could be seen throughout the garden. Did you know that Jefferson loved peas? He had fifteen varieties at Monticello. We picked up both flower and vegetable heirloom seeds from the gift shop. Perhaps I will be more successful at gardening next summer.

I snapped this photo of Monticello while resting in front of the fish pond. His "staff" would catch fish and bring them to this pond to wait until cooking time so they would be fresh.
Monticello Reflection
Here's a picture testing the Rustic Sock length.
Rustic Monticello
More about the Rustic Socks later. They were finished on the trip but not exactly as intended.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Rustic Socks Update

More about those Rustic Socks I mentioned yesterday.

More Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch
Uneven Ribbing is a 4 stitch repeat.
Using Rustic Wool from the Queensland collection. I blogged about these socks here and here and here.
I don't like the short row heel. Ick. I'll have to use some more research. Perhaps another resource would help with my toe-up socks. I move to top-down on a size 4 needle. I'm using the (St) Ann Budd Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns as my guide.
knitSB footies on a size 2 using Twisted Sisters Jazz. I'm using the sock cal app for the iPhone mentioned in this blog post.  I'll keep you updated on how it goes.

While at Monticello, I snapped this photo of the life size Thomas Jefferson statue. Can you spot the knitting?
Thomas Jefferson knitting

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Stuck In Traffic Vlog Update

Yep. I'm stuck in traffic and thought I would use the time to update you on my knitting progress and recent knitting related print items.

We did see what caused the accident. A cattle truck overturned on the highway. Nuff said.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Rustic Jack

Rustic Jack
Originally uploaded by knittingbrow
Rustic Jack

I finished the socks formally known as Rustic Socks. They are now called Rustic Jack.

I'm so pleased with the outcome I wanted to post a photo today. The feel of the socks is very nice. I think the fabric created is very nice. It's firm and should wear very well.

I will post a vlog and more photos soon.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Knittingbrow Learns to Use A Drop Spindle

I took a drop spindle class this evening. I am using a bottom whirl and an unknown type of roving.

I am inconsistent with the twist and my hands don't quite get understand what to do yet. I'm thinking I need to do a bit of spinning each night to get better.

I'll give you details later on how I came to take this spinning class.

Do you spin with a drip spindle? What is your favorite resource that you used to learn to drop spindle?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Branching Out

This is the branching out scarf I did when my knitting group did a KAL. I donated this to the silent auction to generate funds for the KeepCMLstrong campaign.
Branching Out
Knit using Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool in Spruce (color #65).  It was a dream to knit. The pattern was wonderful and the yarn delightful.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Baktus Rainbow

Baktus Rainbow 2
I was really pleased how this project turned out.
This was my 4th baktus.
I knit using the Noro Kureyon Sock yarn. I put the skein into two separate balls and switched the yarn every two rows.
I like the colors a lot. The Kureyon Sock yarn is a bit scratchy to knit but soften up nicely using eucalan.

I vlogged about the karius version in August 2009. Those details can be found here.  This post has good links to the yarn and such. :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Wildflowers Shawl Completed!

Back in August I blogged about a shawl I knit for a silent auction.
I'm happy to say I completed the shawl in time for delivery.
Wildflower Shawl
Wildflower Shawl Completed
I made up the pattern. I used a size 15 mm circular needle
CO 3,
K1, KFB, K1
*SL 1 wyif, K1, KFB, K the remaining sts.
Repeat from *
After it got to be about the correct size, I picked up the slipped sts on the edge and made a simple YO, K2tog border.
Don't try to follow the pattern. I was making it up as I went along.

BTW: I hated knitting with this yarn. This yarn was made up of three separate yarns, each having its own stretch so knitting stretched out each ply. One yarn was mohair, one cotton and one rayon (chenille, no less). The rayon was the worst offender for stretching.  It was so bad that I put the hank on the swift and knit right from it. I had to cut the yarn twice and tied knots just so get rid of the extra yarn. Bleck. yarn hate. It's really disappointing for me to not like knitting with a special yarn. I bought the yarn on my first trip to San Francisco. I was a newish knitter.

and a little silliness ensued while we snapped a few photos.
Wildflower Silliness

Monday, September 13, 2010

Vanilla Jazz Socks Finished!

Jazz Socks Finished

Yes! They are ready to be worn!
Vlogged about them here and here.
Restarted them here.
Enjoyed the heel here.

This is the the skein that really caught my attention.
Twisted Sisters Jazz
I thought the colors were amazing. I had them on hold for 6 months at the LYS and then put the skeins back on the shelf for another 6 months before I bought them. This yarn really caught my attention.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Super Secret Test Knitting

I'm test knitting a pattern for someone.
It's super secret.
It has a cable pattern.
I'm using Jamieson Chunky in color 3018 Turquoise (100% Shetland Wool Grown and Spun on the Shetland Isles) replaced by Shetland Mari

Here's a close-up of the cable.
Super Secret Knitting 
I'll be knitting on this a lot over the next week. I hope to have this finished soon.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Rustic Socks progress

Rustic Socks progress
Originally uploaded by knittingbrow
I decided to use a mistake ribbing type pattern for my Rustic Socks which are made using Rustic Wool. I like the way it is turning out.

I'm worried that I might not have enough yarn. I have just under 300 yards and I'm a bit panicky about using a stitch pattern that will eat up yarn. I ran out of yarn in the Vanilla Jazz it will happen again! ack! So I sent DH to the LYS on Thursday to pick up another skein. The yarn was on sale and they had two skeins. I asked him to get both. I like the color and how it knits up.

300 yards probably would have been plenty. 500 yards should mean I could do knee highs I'd I want to. I don't. I like the legs of my socks to hit about mid-calf. After all, I am knitting then toe-up using magic loop. They should be perfect, right?

Friday, September 10, 2010

Jazz Vanilla Socks just got "jazzier"

I used Pumpkin Spice to finish the toes on my Jazz Vanilla Socks.  Here's a picture of this the yarn that will eventually become short socks for knitSB.
Jazz Pumpkin Spice

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Morning Glories

Late in the spring, knitSB and I decided to plant some wild flowers in a garden area in the yard. He selected three colors of morning glories that we were adding to the chain link fence. I thought this was a great idea. The morning glories would climb up and cover the fence. The image this brought to my mind was wonderful. We bought 8 packets of seeds and planted them. They got watered occasionally. June and July passed without having any blooms on these plants. The end of August brought a few blooms. Finally, in September, we finally have more blooms.
Morning Glories

I think we planted too many seeds and the leaves are overwhelming the blooms. I paused the morning I snapped this photo. The colors mingle beautifully in my vision. I like the twist of the vines around themselves.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Dr Gemma Appreciation Day!

I going to take time to express gratitude for the wonderful things in my life.

I introduced PhotoSteve to the cogKNITive podcast with Dr. Gemma about 3 months ago. I thought he might enjoy some of the strategies.
Find the iTunes link to the podcast here. Libsyn link is here.
Her blog is here.

Knitmore Girls Podcast iTunes Link, Blog link.
History of Rome Podcast
Little Box of Socks
CogKNITive Fiber Retreat Rav Link
I actually have 12 people following me, not 6 (**grin**)

PhotoSteve and I met back when I was in 7th Grade and in a Jr High School Play and he was covering the performance for the local newspaper. Our paths crossed over the years and I've been very fortunate to have his friendship.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Really? That's a serving?

Last Friday someone at work brought in brownies to share at work.
After the initial cut was made by the cook, we all headed over and circled the brownie pan. I thought we were really nice for waiting. :)

Being the gentleman that I am, I let the ladies take their pieces first. (stop snickering, I am a gentleman...even when it comes to chocolate) Please examine this photo for the results.
two brownies
MBK's slice is on the left, mine on the right.

I ask you, is that a serving? Really? MBK's response was "Yes." This is the recommended serving size.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Jazz Vanillia Socks Update

Knitter's Handy Book of Knitting Patterns by (St.) Ann Budd. I wonder what Ann would think about my referring to her as a "saint." I mean it in good humor. If you see her, please let her know.

I'm using Twisted Sisters "Jazz" on size 3.0 mm dpns.
Next time I need to decrease a needle size for the cuff. It says I should do that in the directions. I just didn't read that correctly.
On this pair of socks, I've dropped to size 2.25 mm for the heel flap, heel turn and toes to help give them some strength. That is a drop of 3 needle sizes.
Argh. I ran out of yarn for my socks.  These skeins have (about) 163 yards per skein. I could have made the leg length shorter, but I like the length, so I'll have to keep some extra yarn.

(You'll notice the hacking sound in the background.  That's Hugo chewing on some grass.)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Jazz Heel

Jazz Heel
Originally uploaded by knittingbrow
I love turning a heel when I knit a top-down sock. This is a picture of the second Jazz Vanilla Socks just after I turned the heel and picked up the gusset stitches.

After I turned each heel of my first 5 or so pairs of socks, I paused and admired the amazing ability of turning a flat piece of knitting into a heel. Who thought of how to turn a heel? It didn't make sense to me. I simply followed the instructions each time with blind faith.

Still after 7 years of knitting socks I stop and gaze upon a correctly turned heel and smile.

What do you think?

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Answering August Questions

Sue and Yarmando commented on my Family Clock
BestestMama hasn't ventutred into socks. I find knitting a heel fascinating.
Ann Budd's Knitter's Handy Book of Knitting Patterns is a great resource for
Mearl shared the Show-off Stranded Socks by Anne Campbell for my self-imposed sock club discussed here with KnitMary. Here's a link to my Ravelry favorites for the sockclub
Sue agrees that bread tags work great to keep the tails out of the way. I collect bread tags and give them to some of my knitting class students.
Nancy McCarroll is pulling her copy of the Little Box of Socks off her shelf.  I agree. It took a couple of times through for me to see the potential of my sock yarn in these patterns.  Gigi from Knitmore Girls podcast knit almost all of the socks in the box early on in their podcasting career.
The Sock Garden yarn isn't available anymore from KnitPicks. They've moved on to other yarns.
Thanks Lindsey for showing me yours. :)  I wish more people would show me theirs. KnitMary and knitSB did.
Continental knitting videos can be found on youtube and Try those rosegaither. I learned by watching someone knit continental.
I think the best phone app is the one that is used most. Nancy mentioned IMdb, Dropbox, Art, & Stanza. I do use IMdb & Dropbox. Art and Stanza are new to me.

I feel like a commercial for the Evil Sock Genius Pattern.  I like the designer and the pattern. Cat and I recently interviewed Evil on our knitrific blog.  See the post here.

Friday, September 3, 2010

whatcha knitting?

whatcha knitting?
Originally uploaded by knittingbrow
It's been hot here the last week and I've been knitting small projects, mostly socks. The progress has been great on two pairs of this socks and I cast-on for another pair. As I knit tonight, Hugo is rather interested in what I'm knitting.

Hugo's a bit excited with the temperature breaking so he wants to play. The look I'm getting is that "is why you're doing interesting enough for me to pay attention to or can I go back to playing with Maddy?" look.

He's a good puppeh and enjoys playing with Maddy, his roommate. (Question: What do you call two dogs living in the same house by different parents? Brother/sister?)

I've got another vlog for tomorrow that is about answering questions from comments last month.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Rustic Socks

Rustic Socks
Originally uploaded by knittingbrow
I have startitis.

I cast-on a pair of toe-up socks. I'm using Rustic Wool using 3.5 mm needles with a magic loop. I think I'll get this toe finished and then cast-on the second toe so I can knot two at once.

I don't know what st pattern I'll use Got any suggestions?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Jazz Slip-Stitch Rib Sock Redo

Well, the best laid plans don't always work out. I've been working on the Slip-Stitch Rib Socks from the Little Box of Socks. The knitting has been going well, but the size of the sock isn't working out. What to do? What to do?

Ripping=Frogging details in a knitty post here.

Right after I shot this video on Saturday, I did a gauge swatch in the round to find out exactly how many stitches per inch I actually get with this yarn/needle combination.  I'm happy with the 7 sts per inch and have started a pair of Jazz Vanilla Socks using the Knitters Handy Book of Patterns by (St.) Ann Budd. I believe a simple pattern will highlight the yarn. Afterall, I fell in love with the colors of this yarn in the hank.  I wish I had taken a photo of this yarn in the hank. It was really beautiful.

I snapped a photo of the sock progress.  I knit on Saturday evening while watching The Women at Songferret's how with DH. Wow. The film was made in 1939. I think I've heard people act like this backstage, but I try to ignore all that. ;) We also watch a bit of The Best of 'So Graham Norton.'  That's not for the faint of heart but funny.
I'm please with how they are turning out.  What do you think?

Jazz Vanilla Socks
photo Jazz sock close-up This photo shows the right colors. I just keep wanting to knit on these socks to see what happens next with the yarn. I expect the heel flap and turning the heel with change the way the colors are knitting up. I'll post a picture to let you see

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

knitSB shows us his

Not one to be left out of all the fun, knitSB shows us his in response to my previous post.

Bag from Old Navy (purchased on sale for $5)
Pencil Pouch from KnitMeredith.
Lopi Socks in Lamb's Pride Lanaloft
Plymouth Bamboo Knitting Needles size 11 DPN
Red Wolfe Lodge in Squaw Valley parking permit
DPN needle holders (with MY DPNs in them. I bought more needles!) Size 2.25 mm
Pranic Healing journal
Sassy Strips, Cascade yarn, 1 skein
 purchased at Cast-on Cafe in Willoughby, OH
Lopi Socks for BIL Jack for Thanksmas 2009
Calorimetry from Knitty Winter 2006
Lamb's Pride Bulky label from a previous project

Monday, August 30, 2010

#1 takes to the Road

My longtime friend #1 got a motorcycle!
Although I can't see her face, I know there is a H U G E grin on her face.

#1 on her bike

#1 is a great lady. We've known each other almost 19 years. We've had lots of fun together. She was so excited when a friend connected her to a person trying to sell his motorcycle. The bike was perfect for her 5'4" frame. She took her brother to view the bike and got his approval. She made it happen.  Of course, she took a motorcycle class so she could get the appropriate license. It all happened quickly as good things often do for good people.

Safe Travels!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Noro Kureyon Zipper Cardigan Spotting

Noro Yarn Jacket spotting

I was out knitting with friends Friday and saw this sweater. It's knit using Noro Kureyon in a color that I used for a vest. It was a lovely zipper cardi that had perfectly matching sleeves.  This was a beautiful sweater with a great collar. I was across the room and used my digital zoom in poor lighting so the quality is poor.

I believe the color is 55.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

KnitMary shows us hers

In response to my previous vlog, knitmary shows us hers.

This is Mary's Schoolhouse Press knitting bag. Scroll down a bit on this page to see the details.

Briar Rose Fourth of July Yarn
Baby Sweater Cotton Kisses available from Knitters Mercantile
Namaste Bags with snaps and mesh bags Cali Collection OH SNAP!
Highlighter Tape
Rowan Colourscape yarn
Here's a photo of her progress on the vest. Rowan Colourscape Vest And I snapped a lovely photo of the yarn wound into a cake.  I thought it was quite lovely.
Addi Lace needles
Scarf Idea (fisherman's scarf)
Brendon's Fiber Works (coming soon)
Schoolhouse Press Slip-n-Snip scissors. (almost at the bottom of this page)