Monday, February 28, 2005

No pictures this week, as Dan abscounded with my camera. Abscounded all the way to ETHIOPIA! Crazy!

Anyway... so this weekend I realized that one row of blocks was 2 rows short. A row to blocks 2 ROWS DOWN! After much testing, I decided that I could fudge the seaming so I did NOT have to rip it out. Thank God. I was scared there for awhile.

This weekend I got out my sweater machine again and promised myself I would actually learn to use it so I could knit stuff on it. Stuff I want to wear but don't want to knit. It has some limitations, so there's a good chance I will half hand knit and half Bond it up.

I haven't learned how to use it yet. But I'm getting better. For some reason, about 6 rows in, as a knit a row, I end up somehow, inexplicidly remove the entire work off the needle bed. What the heck???

I mean, each stitch instead of knitting removes off the needles.

I wish I knew *Why* so I could stop doing that! It's usually about an inch or 2 in. But one time I got up to a crazy 5 inches before it happened. Anyone have any clue? I might call the helpline soon.

This Saturday, I taught a class on knitting in the round. I had proposed it as a series, but it got offered as a 2 hour workshop. So, circs, double points, 2 circs, and magic loop all in a jam-packed 2 hours. It was too much. It really should be 2 workshops.

Next Saturday I'm teaching mobieus knitting as found in A Treasury of Magical Knitting. I have to learn how to do it first. Eep!

But I have to say I'm super excited for my 4-week "Beyond Basic Knitting". It's a full class and the people I know that signed up are awesome. It should be lots of fun! I figure I'll teach cables and lace and colorwork and new decreases and increases and cast ons and stuff, but it'll be pretty class-directed. I figure on the first day I'll just see what people want to learn and then teach it!

Friday, February 25, 2005


Patch Purse

Patch Purse

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Ack... killer flu seems to have subsided.

You know it's bad when you're too tired and sick to even pick up your needles... ugh...

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Current projects bore me, so I got a sample to knit up for the shop.

I'll post pictures later but I have 2 comments:

1. So, there are corrections for this pattern and my version falls under the versions-that-need-correcting catagory. Um... except the "corrections" ARE EXACTLY THE SAME AS THE PATTERN (and knits fine). The things that are not fine with the pattern aren't corrected. Ergh.

2. What the hell kind of color name is "antricite" (see. I butchered that. I'm stopping this update until I get home. Then I can see how they spelled it and take a picture, so you'll know what kind of color it is!)

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Pointy pointy

Pretty Colors...

Fancy Shmancy Tops

Gliitery Rockstars

Homemade Needles!
No one came to drop-on knitting last night....

I really like teaching knitting. I think I'm good at it.

Between that and my ongoing who-knows-if-there's-a-class-to-teach-or-not sage with the U...


It's just got me a bit bummed out.

Well, if there is no U class to teach, she did say she'd buy most of the yarn off me. So there's that at least...

Tuesday, February 08, 2005


No matter how much you like them
No matter how funky the colors are
No matter how funky you think the look is,

One should NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER wear an entire jacket made of eyelash yarn, like the one I saw last night. NEVER. Especially if you're 50 and think the word "funky" is a good word to describe anything young and hip. Especially if you think that EYELASH YARN=young and hip.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

So, now she's trying to arrange a class in one of the bigger dorms. This might turn out all right* after all!

Sorry for lack of posts and pictures lately... I got a new computer, so have been more than pre-occupied with my shiny new toy.

*I originally typed "alright", but then thought of Sars of Tomato Nation and changed it.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Yay! It looks like the program will buy some of the yarn I bought.

I have more than enough people to give needles to. (And I'm going to keep some of 'em).

Margaret has also said she'll take some off my hands when she visits on Thursday.


And, hopefully, new computer this week. Tonight even! Maybe!