I was giving this yarn by a dear friend of mine on this site, Lou Chicquette. It is a beautiful, supple blend of 42% wool, 35% acrylic, and 23% Viscose. The yarn is by Berroco and is buttery soft that makes it a very pleasant yarn to knit. I simply began each row with a slip stitch to make for a nice salvage edge, then continued with k2, p2 on RS, with knitting the knits and purling the purls on the WS. Easy! I didn't want a complicated design to interfere with the yarn colors. It has so many different colors with lots of metallic influences that react very nicely to light.
I haven't investigated this site too much but what I did find looks promising. Check it out if you get a chance. It is apparently free as are all the back issues.
I am making a new snake-like tube that I want to fill with either catnip, or something else that has been soaked in catnip. Have any of you made something like this? If so, what did you use to stuff it and how did you integrate the catnip into it? I tried some dried catnip last year and the toy was not as well liked as those bought at the pet store. Any suggestions?
I have 475 yards of sock yarn that I got at the Colorado retreat that I think would make a nice shawl. Does anyone know of a pattern that would work with? It's for my 85yo mom and she just wants a shawl instead of a shrug.
Just finished a new pair of sock using the white wool/acrylic yarn that we were gifted with at the retreat. They are really nice and thick as they are heavy worsted but using US5 needles made the foot and heel tighter and I think that will make them a bit stronger.
Well, I turned 60 today. Thankfully, I don't feel a day over 59! ;)
My wife and son always find fun things with which to festoon me. Two sizes of sock blockers, three skeins of yarn, a nice knitting book, and my favorite chocolates from the folks at Godiva. They are always so generous.
I am on the hunt for a men's robe pattern. I recall one was posted on here a long time ago but not sure who the poster was. Does anyone know of robe pattern for men?
In light of the flooding in Colorado, I emailed the owners of the Sunshine Retreat but haven't heard anything back from them. I know cell phone and Internet are down in a lot of the area around Lyons, which we drove through while driving up from Denver to the lodge. I hope that all of you from that area are okay.