Hi everyone! Yes, I'm still here! 🙂 I can't believe it's been a month since I posted last - so sorry! The Charlotte Knitting Guild had it's retreat in Hickory, NC this last weekend. Our instructor for the weekend was Candace Eisner Strick, and she was a wealth of knowledge - I learned a lot… Continue reading WiP Wednesday
I finished my Camp Loopy Project #2 - Viking Socks! Pattern: Viking Socks by Lykkefanten Yarn: Madelintosh Tosh Sock in color Calligraphy Needles: Size US 0 and US 2 Size: 64 stitch size Started: July 15th, 2011 Finished: August 4, 2011 Modifications: I used the size 0 needles on the cuff, heel, bottom of foot and toe. I used… Continue reading More socks! (and more yarn!)
Our final look at our knitter's stash will be her worsted and sweater yarns. She doesn't have a lot of these. She tends to buy sweater yarns on demand, when she finds a project she really wants to make. Which is an approach that works for her, since the needed quantities of yarn to make a… Continue reading Stash Expose: Part 3
Today we will revisit our knitter's stash - this time focusing on sock yarns, a particular weakness of hers. You can maybe see how easy it is to succumb to sock yarn stashing when you consider that socks almost always require about 300-400 yards of yarn. So, lovely skeins can be purchased without knowing exactly which… Continue reading Stash Expose: Part 2
It's not unusual for a knitter to accumulate stash. A knitter's stash is his/her yarn, you see. And knitters like yarn. A lot. Some knitters reach SABLE - Stash Acquision Beyond Life Expectancy. Which is pretty self-explanatory - there is no way the knitter will be able to knit all that yarn before he/she kicks the bucket. Which is great for his/her… Continue reading Stash Expose: Part 1
I spent this last weekend in Atlanta for Stitches South 2010. I stayed with my parents (who live south of Atlanta) - which is better than a hotel, since not only do I save on lodging, but I get to hang out with them and watch Dr. Who! 🙂 First off, I won the "What… Continue reading Stitches South
I got my prize package in the mail today. Woo Hoo! A wonderful Chili Pepper theme: The wonderful box bag (a Bella Bag) is from StarLitStella - isn't it just adorable? (Um, I checked out her store while I was getting the web address, and maybe, just maybe, I bought another one in a cute… Continue reading Chili Peppers anyone?