Sunday, December 23, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
This sweater is cotton. I did stay stitch on either side of the cutting line with the sewing machine because it was cotton. I have not done that with any of my wool sweaters that were steeked and cut and they have not unraveled a bit. Wool likes to hold on to itself. I needed a little extra sense of security with cotton.
Friday, November 23, 2012
|Fair Isle Jacket from Teddy Bear Sweaters|
This one by Kaffe Fasset
|Modified Pattern from Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting|
To avoid knitting flat above the armholes, steeks are used. Steeks are not a rule but a great technique and worthy of a whole blog – next time.
of dog; knitting needles suitable for the yarn; markers; measuring tape; paper & pencil.
Cost: $32. Teacher: Brigid Connolly. 10 – Noon Sat Dec 1 & 8
Monday, November 12, 2012
|From the top: Clover Bamboo, KnitPicks Harmony, Addi Turbo Lace|
We can choose knitting needles to suit a slippery yarn or a toothy yarn, fine tapered points for lace and double points, circulars or straights for the need of our project or our own personal style of knitting.
|Nantucket Bag - photo from Nantucket Bag website|
Some bags are made for knitters and others are totes knitters have borrowed – multi-pocketed totes for garden tools or builders tools or totes with logos that mean something to us.
|Gauges from Debra's Garden and Kiwi Knitting|
Thursday, October 25, 2012
|Taos Wool Festival on a Gorgeous Day in October|
I was able to attend the Taos Wool Festival this year. This was their 30th
anniversary. Like most wool festivals it was started by the sheep ranchers to display and sell their wool and sheep. This has grown to all things wool with other fiber bearing animals like llama, alpaca and angora bunnies.
|Beautiful handmade spindles, knitting needles and very nice people|
|An intrepid kitten on a leash named Callie unfazed by all the dogs.|
|Winners in HandspunYarn Judging|
|Art yarns with lovely little flowers|
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012
|Great book for knitters to learn about wool by Clara Parkes|
|Washed lock and handspun skein|
Babydoll Southdown sheep from Juniper Moom Farm
|Swatch of Handspun Tarhee Stretched and relaxed|
|A Fabulous Book About Sheep and Wool|