Sunday, October 28, 2007

Lazy Weekend Update

I have spent the weekend just hanging out reading and knitting. Currently I am reading a book called The Burning Times. It's set in France during the medieval times. The story is about a woman who is being charged for witchcraft. The story is told from her jail cell to the interrogator who is a priest of the church. It blends the times of the Knights of Templar, the witch trials, and the Roman Catholic church. I really have enjoyed the historical aspects of the book.

As far as knitting goes, I started working in earnest to finish the Waving Lace socks. I was on the last half repeat before starting the toe when I decided to measure it against the other. Low and behold I realized I was a whole repeat off at the leg. GRRRRRRRR!! Mind you, I know I make mistakes and usually I just suck it and fix it. But this! Oh my! Not a happy camper. I sat there deciding if I could some how stretch it to make it work, no. Well, I would wear them under slacks. No one would see, but I would know. No, neither idea worked. Sniff, sniff, pull, pull, sniff, sniff, pull, pull down to the mistake. Put needles back into place and tucked it safely away until I don't know when!! Maybe when a cow can fly! No, maybe not that long, but I know it will be while.

So what to do with your time when knitting life has issues, how does a knitter make herself feel better? Why would you ask? Why cast on something new! So, I started the Persephone scarf. It is full of cables and needs lots of attention, but boy is it fun to knit. I have about ten inches here. I know it is nowhere near the idea of a scarf, but its pretty!

Also, Nancy from Meyer's House called to say that the Spinning Class is getting ready to start. I am so excited! Next Sunday during the open house and yes there's a sale! I get to try spinning with a drop spindle. Then, later on I get to try out a wheel. One thing that is very cool about the class is getting to take a wheel home for a couple of weeks. That means I can really give it a good try and see if I like it instead of buying a wheel and deciding that I just hate it. This week needs to hurry up already! Happy knitting!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Cool Breezes and Fun Prizes

Wow what a pretty day. Finally the trees are starting to change. I need to get out and take some photos because I doubt it will last. What a lovely weekend. I got some knitting done and just got to hang out. I started a pair of Fetching and had to make them smaller to fit around my hands. After I cast off the first one I liked the fit, but I wanted the length a little longer, so I added another cable repeat at the top. The yarn is Katmandu in a blue tweed color way. I used the DK weight with size 5 dpns. This is a quick knit and I can't wait to knit with them. I have them on now and they are just the right length. They are out of the way of my fingers, so I can type easily. These will make great Christmas gifts.

Next, my yarn that I won came the other day. Its just lovely. It's called Evilla Art Yarn. It similar to Kauni, but thicker. Each skein has 660 meters and I received three. Plenty of yarn for a sweater eventually.

I still have the Kauni Rainbow Sweater on my needles and getting close to the first steek stitches to be put on the holder. I have almost half the body knit. It's coming along and I love watching the little squares develop. I also cast on the Persephone scarf last night to match the Fetching. I feel like I am making some progress and continue to knit happily along.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Etsy Shop Now Open!!

I figured it out finally with lots of help from Mindy! Come and see the bags and corrdinating stitch markers! Is knitting fun or what??!!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Soon to be an Etsy Seller!

I decided to take the plunge along with 1000's of other very crafty people!! I wanted to make bags and accessories. I am starting with sock bags with 5 matching stitch markers. The bags are double sided and can be reversed with a draw string stopper or two depending on the stopper used.

Plus 5 beautiful prepared markers. I love them and they were a lot of fun to work on. Now here is the problem, what to charge? I think they are worth $20, but what would one be willing will to spend?

Here are some pics of the bags and the markers are attached. I also got a couple of nice close ups of the stitch markers.

Please help. One I want to fair in price, but I also do not want to over price them either. Please leave me some comments and I will post the site and price during the week.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Brown Sweater Revealed!!

It's finished and I love love. This was a very simple knit with Drean in Color worsted weight yarn. Yum!!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

New Toy to Play With

Okay I finally decided that I truly needed a new camera. My old digital camera was on the first ones that came out. It take wonderful pictures when I am outside, but it does not have a zoom and I think the pixels don't go above one 1 meg. Needless to say its a little out of date. I have looked and looked and finally bought a Cannon Power shot. Check out the puppies.

Here's the Noro Yarn that I have not shown you for the start of the Lizard Ridge Blanket - Kureyon 159

Thursday, October 4, 2007

My Lucky Day

What a lucky day I am having. First, my invitation to Ravelry came. I will be known as KnittingKim over there. Then, I won some Kauni yarn!! I never win contest and I was just thinking that the other day. Astrid's Obsessions is the Internet site where I won the yarn. She is great to do business with. She is based in the Netherlands, but I have received purchases in 2 or 3 weeks. So, I got to choose another colorway and I play some more. Actually, Astrid has a pattern for a sweater that is called the SSSSS Sweater. It looks like it will be fun to knit. So, what a fun day!! In case you want to take a look at Astrid's goodies, you can find her here:

Happy Knitting!!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Where is Fall?

Its October 2nd and it's still fairly hot. I came home today and my husband had turned off the air-conditioning. I called him asked if he had turned it off because this is the guy that use to open the window at night in the middle of winter because he was hot! I said to him that the temperature for Friday's forecast is 90. "Oh, turn it back on then." Well no kiddin'! The trees are starting to show the thoughts of fall or at least the non-existent rain, the mornings are dark when I leave for work, and the evening seem like its dark before you know it, but cool weather? The start of new sweaters on needles or winter accessories? It's hard to feel like to the winter bite will be here before you know it when its hot.