I have to tell you that Bishop's yarn in Chatsworth, CA is going to have a HUGE yarn sale this coming week - they have already put out the yarn and it's ready to go - they open on Tuesday at 10AM - I think they're selling all the "fun fur/funny/railroad, etc." yarn for $2 a ball - on Thursday the actual sale hits, and they'll be selling it all for $1 a ball!!!!) - I'll be there on Saturday to help out, but I did my pre-purchasing today while we set everything up - it's an amazing opportunity for those of us who like novelty yarns (even to bulk up our stashes) - for charity knitting, scarves, hats, baby things, whatever..
I can't guarantee the pricing of the sale, but I CAN guarantee if you like eyelash type yarn or fuzzy stuff, you'll be in HEAVEN!
if you're in the area, make sure you visit!
Here is a scarf I recently completed using Mario's pattern. The yarn is Lion Brand Homespun in Grape. I used size 15 needles and the whole scarf took only half a skein. I'm currently working on another one with the same type of yarn but the color is called Waterfall. The stitch patten and the color combination make the scarf look like a waterfall! Stay tuned for pics.
Not too long ago, I saw an ad for knitting clamps in a magazine. I'm just finishing a sweater, and I hate using pins to keep pieces together while sewing. The advert showed these clamps were designed for holding knitted pieces together while assembling. After seeing the ad, I even visited the website, but didn't buy and forgot to bookmark, and I can't remember the name of the company. Google has been no help. Does this sound familiar to anyone? I'd appreciate any tips.
Can you believe it? I'm fricking out of stash!!! Hours and hours of sitting around with the Best Beloved with his leg in a cast...catching up on our Netflix list...and only enough yarn for one project. I'm not sure how this came about. What self respecting knitting would let himself run out of stash? I feel like I should turn in my Knitter's ID card or something.
So my project this weekend is to create stash. I'm combing through eBay and trolling the net looking for good deals. I don't really have anything in mind, but I know I'd feel a lot better about the Best Beloved's expected six month recovery if I knew I could be knitting the entire time.
I'm open to suggestions: please guys, help me feed my addiction. I have a lot of time on my hands!
Jonathan in DC
does anyone know of a good baby sweater pattern (fair isle)that I might be able to use? I have looked online but I dont see anything exciting - the closest I got was some cardigan patterns using steeks (eek!)
I want to make a sweater for my new niece - she was just born - for a christmas gift this coming year - so I have enough time to work on it, and don't mind a complicated pattern -
just curious to see if anyone knew of any sites that had fair isle patterns that were cool - or of a good pattern somewhere that I could create my own fair isle pattern with - (some sort of formula that I could work with using graph paper to develop my fair isle patterns)
I finally caved in and ordered three hanks of sock yarn in the above colourways from the Wollmeise. In a way, this is kind of my own birthday present to myself, but I don't think I'll be getting it until Monday or so. I might be lucky that they might be in the mail right on my birthday on Saturday. *crosses fingers*
Have a great weekend!
(I'd have also posted this on Blogger, but their stupid bot thinks that my blog is a spam blog and locked it...now I have to wait until a real person at Blogger takes a look at my blog to verify that it's a real blog and unlock it for me. *shakes fists at Blogger*)
I have just learned to knit Fair Isle and frankly, I'm addicted! I love it and wonder why I waited so long to give it a go.
I would like to purchase some books on Fair Isle knitting but I see that they are very dear on-line (none to be had here). I don't want to spend a lot of money on books I know nothing about, so I'm requesting recommendations - or warnings - about any FI books.
Your assistance will be greatly appreciated!
Gentlemen, I am taking a 2-day lace class (this Saturday and next) in Berkeley at the Lacis Museum. We will be knitting a mini-shetland shawl and it is suggested we bring a smooth yarn of either fingering or lace weight. For fingering weight they suggest needle size 3-6, for lace weight they suggest needle size 3-6. Can anyone make a suggestion (based on experience) about which I should choose-and the appropriate needle? While you're at it - wool? silk? alpaca? etc...