Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
My summer knitting goals:
- To finish my Hogwarts Sock Swap Sock - about 1/3 finished (Horcrux Sock)
- To start and finish my Sockapalooooza 4 pals sock - i have yarn and vague idea of pattern
- Complete (second) scarf for my ISE 4 pal (Fairy Godmother's Scarf)
- Knit Ms Marigold
- I know it won't get finished but to work on my mitred square afgan at least two hours a week.
- Knit Spring Things Shawl (with beads not nupps)
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Edit the list, bold for stuff you've done, italics for stuff you plan to do one day, and normal for stuff you're not planning on doing.
Knitting with metal wire
Knitting with camel yarn
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Domino knitting (modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Knitting with circular needles
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Graffiti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street)
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Publishing a knitting book
Teaching a child to knit
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Knitting to make money
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Dying with plant colors
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cozies…)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars
Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn
Knitting with DPNs
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male how to knit
Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton
Knitting with wool
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Knitting and purling backwards
Knitting with self-patterning/self-striping/variegating yarn
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Cuffs/fingerless mitts/arm warmers
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Knitting on a loom
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Knitting in public
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Thanks for all your advice on the buttons I have decided to go for the second choice as I can buy them 'in person' as opposed online so can take the cardigan with me and choose the best colour as I know think the purple will suit better then pink or lilac.
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Yarns: Lorna's Laces - Camoflauge and Natural
Opal Uni - Brown
Needles: Clover Takumi Bamboo 2.5mm
Modifications: I knit more rounds after the heel before beginning the stranded work to make the leg longer.
After being inspired by the knitty.com article on dyeing yarn with food colouring I found a supplier of Wilton food colouring in the UK and had a go. These were my first attempts, I really can't remeber what colours I used and didn't write it down. I used the cold pour method in my slow cooker and am pleased with the results. Each yarn cake is about 100g of DK 100% wool. I am going to be ordering some sock weight soon and will probably have a go at handpainting and dip-dyeing too.
My Bulky Cabled Cardigan is almost finised I just need to find some buttons, but can't decide between these or these in either pink or lilac. All opinions welcome!
(The true colour of the yarn can be seen here (it is Sea Thistle) as the flash has really washed the colour out.)
Monday, April 09, 2007
Saturday, April 07, 2007
1. Put your music player on shuffle
2. Press forward for each question.
3. Use the song title as the answer to the question even if it doesn't make sense.
HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
In the End (live) - Linkin Park
WHAT'S YOUR OUTLOOK ON LIFE?
In the City - The Jam
WHAT DOES YOUR FAMILY THINK OF YOU?
We Still Kill The Old Way - Lost Prophets
WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
I Defy - Machinehead
WHAT DO STRANGERS THINK OF YOU?
Unsaid Things - McFly
WHAT DO YOUR EXS THINK OF YOU?
Desire to Fire - Machinehead
HOW IS YOUR LOVE LIFE?
A Legal Matter - The Who
HOW WILL YOUR LOVE LIFE BE IN THE FUTURE?
Wonderful World - James Morrison
WILL YOU GET MARRIED?
Hold On - Good Charlotte
WILL YOU HAVE KIDS?
Remember Me - The Zutons
ARE YOU GOOD AT SCHOOL?
Be Natural - Manic Street Preachers
WILL YOU BE SUCCESSFUL IN LIFE?
Sorry's Not Good Enough - McFly
WHAT SONG SHOULD THEY PLAY ON YOUR BIRTHDAY?
That Girl - McFly
WHAT SONG SHOULD THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
Sad But True - Metallica
THE SOUNDTRACK OF YOUR LIFE:
Low - Foo Fighers
YOU AND YOUR BEST FRIEND ARE:
About A Girl - Nirvana
Alive - Pearl Jam
Place For My Head - Linkin Park
Go Let It Out - Oasis
Last Summer - Lost Prophets
Further Away - Manic Street Preachers
WHAT DOES NEXT YEAR HAVE IN STORE FOR ME?
The Modern World - The Jam
WHAT DO I SAY WHEN LIFE GETS TOO HARD?
Cure The Itch - Linkin Park
WHAT SONG WILL I DANCE TO AT MY WEDDING?
You're Tender and You're Tired - Manic Street Preachers
WHAT DO YOU WANT AS A CAREER?
A Thousand Apologies - Lost Prophets
YOUR FAVOURITE SAYING?
Pressure Point - The Zutons
HOW WILL I DIE?
End Over End - Foo Fighters
THE SONG THAT YOU'LL PUT AS YOUR SUBJECT?
Substitute - The Who