Monday, March 3, 2008
The Dirty Knitter
"Ripped" leads to "frogged" in most cases. And the fine folks at Ravelry were selling these fine shot glasses at Stitches West. nice, hu?? The other 2 pics are of some silk caps I acquired while at Stitches.. cost: $4.50 each...now to read up on spinning with silk caps - I've never done this before, so it should be interesting.
One of the demos that Julie and I went to was by a very nice lady, whose name I have forgotten just now, but here is what she wanted us to leave with: step outside your comfort zone. She was sharing some swatches she had done using a half linen stitch using 2 colors she would never normally either 1. knit with or 2. would not normally use together. Take for example, my assistant's new purse - it's a lovely orange, but the top stitching is PURPLE. Who'd-a-thunk-it?? So now, I am on a mission to find orange and purple sock yarn and knit her a pair of socks! (she has actually asked me to knit her stuff - so she's either a total suck up, or smart - or perhaps both - LOL....Anyway - Stitches West was fun and I have more goodies to post about - but I'll do it in snippits..I am casting on some baby booties in a very cable-y pattern, which keeps kicking me in the arse, so, i did a k1p2 rib for about 3 rows, switched to knit and turned the heal last night, but now my 2 circs are all screwed up and I have to re-adjust so my decreases don't end up in the middle of the instep and the center of the heal... that would be a classic me mistake.....OK, Army boy is on the phone with pops - i need to listen in... i think he is frustrated that he is in limbo and not yet shipped out to some sort of training thing... the army way...