Since OU had an off weekend, I spent the weekend felting. Had 2 purses and a pair of felt clogs to do. purse on the left is one from "Pursanalaties" I'm not sure if that's the right spelling. Its a combo of Cascade 220 and Noro Silk Garden, and the purse on the right is from Blacksheepbags and is called a "Boogie" Bag or something like that. It is just done in Plymouth Outback. The felted clogs are the fiber trends ones just done in cascade. The felting seemed to do much better in a top loader. I think that's how I'm going to felt from now on. I have a machine at my office. So I did continuing education and felted at the same time! Killed two birds at same time! Anyway, I'm happy with how they came out.
Stupid question of the week - you have a pattern for a cable - but want to work the garment the other verticle direction; do you just work the chart top down ?
Tracey Ullman was interviewed on National Public Radio's Morning Edition today about her new knitting book. It was good to hear the knitting content, but they essentially cast the craft as the exclusive domain of women. Anyone else care to correct their assertion? Text and audio can be found here, and they have an e-mail generator for people who wish to respond to any content from the show.
I am on my third time 'round on this shawl - the first was an experiment to see if I could do it; the second was an attempt to figure out what I did on the first one (which I botched - though the result was nice) - see Thread on another forum for lots of babble regarding both).
This third atempt got side-tracked as well - it is pretty similar, but not the same. I need a secretary!
There are links to pictures of both the first and second attempt on the other forum. Hopefully posting this here will make me get off my duff and take a picture of the current incarnation.
Here is the new scarf I started last night ... Winter is coming.
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(I hope, it is OK to say this here.) Thanks guys and have a good stitch.
My best friend was going to Des Moines and needed a gift for 2 friends of ours. Being that they are both like us and have no problem finding the bottom of a drink, we wanted something special that they could use while drinking. So I Googled Knit Beer Cozy Patterns and found several choices. These 2 were my favorites.
The beer cozys were a big success and both Iris and James squeeled like a couple of girls when they got them.