Monday, August 31, 2009

Big News!

FOUR of my patterns will be featured in the Etsy Pattern Showcase tomorrow, September 1st!

Go HERE to see the Patterns Showcase tomorrow.

Patterns featured are my One Skein Ruffled Scarf (knit), Peas & Carrots Slippers (Knit), Zowie's ZigZags Afghan (crochet) and my Isabella Hat Pattern (crochet).

The XOXO Coffee Sleeve (knit, joint design with Emma) is for sale on Ravelry.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

'Tis The Season for Charity Knitting & Crochet

I have a new Wheel! to me, anyhow! See, I had this Ashford Traveller wheel and while I loved it, it hurt me to spin with it. The bottom of the wheel was to narrow, the angle was wrong for my back, etc....So it just sat in my living room, making us both sad.
Then a friend from a knitting meetup and my spinning guild said that she had an Ashford Traditional, and she wanted a double treadle wheel. They're almost exactly the same age, price, etc. We decided to meet this morning, introduce our wheels and see if a trade would work out for us. It did - I loved her wheel, and she loved mine! Here is my new wheel (Squeeeeee!):

And the Lazy Kate:

Close up of the flyer:

Close up of the wheel:

I am SO happy! It is SO much more comfortable for me to spin with! Now I need to buy some new fiber to go with the new wheel!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Oh baby!

Here's my latest FO - a baby set! A friend of mine is expecting a grandson this winter and she's asked me to make a set for him. Here's the result!

First, the blankie:

The details:
Pattern: Round or Pinwheel Baby Blanket
Yarn: Oh My! by Plymouth Yarns, color #1
Needles: Size 9 (5.5 mm)

Next, the sweater set:

The details:
Pattern: 5 Hour Baby Sweater, Baby Boy Variation, Cap to Match 5 Hour Sweater & "toes-ty" baby socks.
Yarn: Joann Sensations Rainbow Classic, color unknown.
Needles: Size 10.5 (6.5 mm)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

It's In The (knitting) Bag!

Knitting or Crocheting on the go: what's essential equipment in the travel knitting bag? Purl Girl lists hers:
Stop by & tell us yours!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

A new blog is born!

A joint project with my multi-talented daughter Emma. I give you:

Join us for fun debates, articles and reviews of the latest gadgets for knitting AND crochet!
This week:
Knitting vs Crochet
The Great Debate
In the crochet corner: Knit Wit! (Yours Truly)
and in the knitter's corner:
Purl Girl! (Emma!)
Go check it out and tell us where you stand!