Monday, June 9, 2014

World Wide Knit in Public Day

is coming up this Saturday, June 14. This coincides with Flag Day, so be patriotic & knit outdoors where you can be seen by many others doing what we love best!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Sideways Corey!

This is sideways Corey & her new spiral hat! She lost her old, favorite one, so I emailed her the pattern while she was traveling in Australia - The blue strand is Rowan, 100% alpaca; the green is Zealana Rimu, 60% fine NZ merino, 40% brushtail possum, something she bought in Nelson. Possum yarn is made only in NZ. Very soft! They are an introduced species, and a pest, so this is their answer.
(if someone out there can tell me how to rotate a photo & have it stay rotated when copied to Blogger, I'd love to know how)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

AhHa Moment w/first row of KAL!

So...the first thing I did was circle my size "directions" all the way thru the pattern. Not so fast, Ann. Once the pattern splits into Sz 29-1/2 - 36 and then 37-1/2 (me) - 34-1/2, my directions switch from 4th in from the parenthesis, to FIRST. Will now cast on again & start again.

"Knitting" crosses over to a commencement speech!

Fired New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson just gave the commencement address at Wake Forest University. Abramson closed by citing a commencement address given by Robert Frost in 1956, in which he described life after graduation as “pieces of knitting to go on with.”

“My mother was a great knitter, and she made some really magnificent things, but she also made a few itchy, frankly hideous sweaters for me,” Abramson said. “She left some things unfinished. So today, you gorgeous, brilliant people, get on with your knitting.”

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Telluride Aran KAL - 1st posting

ok, here's my gauge swatch for the Telluride Aran KAL that is just starting this month @ Needle Rock. Due to my avid listening to knitting podcasts, I not only knit the 4" to see if 27 rows was correct (it is!), but then did nearly another 4" of the honeycomb cable pattern to check stitch count there. & then, & then, & then, I BLOCKED it! Can you believe it!

(sorry the color is so off - this really is a lovely middle gray colorway). 
& for those who are not doing the KAL - this is Findley DK from Knitting Fever, a 50/50 merino/silk blend that is positively dreamy to work, to touch, to wear. Who else is ready to cast on?

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Woman Knitting Painting

This is a photo of a painting that Corey saw during her travels in Australia. I would love to have something like this on my wall!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Podcast Recommendation

KnitFM Blog - All About Yarn
I haven't even finished listening to this entire episode yet & I am so enthusiastic to share it with the Rockers. The girls really do address the knitty gritty of our craft, from hoof, root, plant or synthetic to how different yarns will work in various projects. Get out your knitting, get your earbuds on & review what you think you already know!