Tuesday, February 27, 2007

To ME it is snow!!!


I have never seen this and I have lived in California all my life. I have never seen it hail and the ice not melt as it hit the ground. Needless to say I jumped around like a freak yelling "SNOW SNOW". Mr. Yarn burst my bubble by laughing and saying "That isn't SNOW, it is hail". It didn't melt!!!

Ok, it takes little to amuse me.


Check out the table it is COVERED with SNOW


Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Why do I do this to myself?


I don't think I told you all yet but I threw aside the Medieval Tapestry. It was ugly, it didn't fit, I was running out of yarn for borders (ok, Virtual Yarns did send me more and that was really nice of them) and in general I hated the sweater. So, I went with option 2 and started Celtic from Rowan magazine 40.

I started it and then started it over and then started again. I must have done this literally 15 times. I did check for errata on the Rowan website and there was none for that sweater. I was determined to finish this sweater so I did a little search on the internet and found that a kind woman in Norway had the secret to the problem. It seems that someone had written to Rowan and the chart had errors. I thought it was pretty horrible that they knew about the problems and did't post it so I wrote to them again reminding them that maybe they should.

Please email me if you are going to do this sweater because there are little tricks that you also will need to know. For instance how to increase 2 purlwise so that it doesn't look ugly.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Ok, I decided but now I am sorry

I finished the Alice Starmore "Bodega Bay" sweater and I know that this is going to be my favorite. It is a very warm sweater but it fits perfectly and I love it.

Bodega Bay Sweater

So, I had to finally decide what sweater to do next and after all of your voting I did what I wanted anyhow. I am sorry that I did though. This sweater is a bore to knit but at least it is going fast. I also started the Lizard Ridge afghan but that is even more boring to knit. Here is the start of the Jade Starmore "Medieval Tapestry" sweater. I know already that I will never wear it.

Medieval Tapestry