Working on the Knitting For Peace Messenger Bag. Almost done. Easy as PIE! Hope to have it finished by next week....and then post a photo. Would actually like to know if anyone else has done the bag also, but has done any alterations to the pattern (thinking of adding pockets, buttons to keep it shut).
I test knit a doily that I intend to use as the center for a shawl. Finished it today, it took about a week of "coffee hour" knitting to do the piece.
The attached picture is from the original instructions - hopefully I will have a photo of my finished piece by tomorrow.
This morning, bright and early, I drove the Best Beloved down to the surgeon's office where he got his plaster cast removed (tra la!) and a removable pneumatic cast put on. His right leg now looks like something out of Star Wars. Since we were in downtown DC, we celebrated this by driving down to see the cherry blossoms.
Now, I am not really all that romantic, but as we turned towards the Tidal Basin, the blue sky reflecting in the water which is rimmed as far as the eye can see by the flowering cherry trees, my eyes just brimmed. So amazing. Clear blue water, cloudless blue sky, pink blossoms. It's really quite something. Almost like a dream world.
My best to all of you!
Jonathan in DC
Latest off the needles is a pair of socks in merino/cashmere/nylon hand-dyed in an almost solid amethyst. I'm sorry that I didn't knit a design in this yarn.
There is no exact line between a UFO and a WIP for me; indeed, to some extent the only UFO's I will admit to are ripples in the frogged pond.
Though I will admit that sometimes I have ripped out a project because I used up the yarn for that particular project on something else. whoops!
(Speaking of which - what did I do with that crochet afghan I started 8 years ago?)
I'm feeling good today because I picked up and knit on one project that has been sitting in my car as an "emergency knitting project" since August. If I whittle down the number of projects currently on the needle I can treat myself to an orgy of starting new projects.
Just checking in. It has been awhile. Well I finished the rasta hat that I was making. I think I will make another. Right now I am working on a throw for my legs and feet when the summer comes and my partner decides to freeze me out of the house with the A/C. It will be purple and black using lion brand chenille. Oh, so soft! I cannot wait to see the finished product. It is nothing special pattern wise. I am actually using a dishcloth pattern on number 17's. So really simple.
Other than that, I am made some red ribbons for my churches red ribbon Sunday. They are just worsted weight yarn knitted in a strip and then they will be folded like the AIDS Ribbon and pinned on my and my partners lapels or shirts or whatever.
I am considering trying my had at illusion knitting. I downloaded a pattern that is a ribbon when you look at it from the side. The pattern is white and pink for breast cancer. I am considering adapting it for AIDS and make two, on will be white and red and the other will be black and red. If they come out well then I will incorporate them into an art project that I am getting ready for AIDS Delaware's A Day Without Art Auction in December.
On that note, thank you to all who gave hats and scarfs this past winter. It was really cool to receive the items and see what everyone was doing. My favs (they did go to clients even though I liked them) were Rex's hat that I think was a rib knit the whole way and super stretchy and TomH's scarfs. I actually did a couple of scarfs based on one of his patterns. Thanks again! I really appreciated it!
We're going to go to "the city" for Memorial Day - I am going to try to get to a yarn store if possible - does anyone have suggestions as to which one(s) would be the best to venture to? We're trying to do research to eventually open a store of our own!
any suggestions of stores to visit would be appreciated!
Go to: http://willswools.blogspot.com/ and scroll down to March 9, 2007 to see the cartoon of 2 men knitting in a bar.
Started: 07th January 2007
Finished: These are WIPs! - Half way @ 20th March 2007
Yarn: Noro Kureyon, 100% Wool, colour #124 and #180
Needle: 3.5 mm INOX dpns
Pattern: Kolenya from Sheep and No City
Technique: Knitting two Kolenyas at once on one set of dpns using Kory Stamper's 2 Socks in 1 method from Knitty Fall 2006
To tell you the truth, I'm a bit overwhelmed right now and don't exactly know where to start blogging with all the knitting related stuff I have to tell you. So, I'm just stabbing my finger blindly at a point an pick that one as the starting point.
Let's kick off with the above....Can you still remember my extreme knitting phase? Well, I left the project to marinate in the UFO-box for so long...knitting two things at once takes quite a while and it tired me out. Apart from that I made the mistake - even with much care - of crossing the yarn once...so that when I finished each side of the Kolenyas and was pulling them apart from each other...well, you know the scenario: The darn things wouldn't separate.
I ended up having to cut the stitch *inserts desperate scream here* and then fudge it together afterwards. And because of this experience, I'll be knitting the other side of each pair separately.
I posted about this a while back, but it kind of got caught up in a flurry of posts and didn't stay up on the home page long. I started a QueerKnits Flickr group for folks who have Flickr accounts to be able to share their knitting photos more easily. Come join us if you're interested.
Also, I notice that Darrel's added an rss reader in the sidebar which receives rss feed of images that have been posted to the group. So even if you don't have a Flickr account, have a look at what we're posting.