Sunday, August 30, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Now I say goodbye to my companion of 3 months as the Tuscany Shawl is wrapped in it's box waiting for the USPS to take it to Coeur d'Alene to hug my little sister for me.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Next, I have my eye on Wendy Knits Exonumist's Shawl (an exonumist is a person who collects exonumia which are numismatic items, as token coins, medals, or scrip, other than coins and paper money)..and socks...and, so many patterns! Now I have knitting bags hanging from doorknobs all over my house. I'm going to put it in the mail on Wednesday, when I have a day off, as I promised Rosalind at Fiber Arts, Inc, that I'd show it to her when it's finished. It's already more than a month late for Liz's birthday, what's another couple of days?
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
After watching, I feel much more confident. I stopped at Michael's after work today and picked up blocking pins (I hope 120 will be enough). I have a door sized piece of cardboard covered with a flannel sheet on which to block the shawl. It will have to be in the garage, as I can't trust my four cats not to mess with it! I've been careful not to let them near it as my sister is allergic to cats.This video is the first time I've seen the continental method of knitting used in action. I've read that it's much faster. Maybe I can get my clumsy American fingers to do it if I practice. Pictures of the finished shawl should be ready tomorrow or Thursday.