I’m Seriously Thinking Of Tackling Intarsia…

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Don’t forget, there’s still time to enter the splendiferous Stylecraft giveaway. Just click this link. In this post, an easy hack for how to control all those bobbins when you’re doing complex colourwork, especially intarsia. Colourwork is a fantastic thing in knitting and crochet: it’s like painting with yarn – even painting in three dimensions,…

via Quick And Easy Hack For Controlling Bobbins In Colourwork — the twisted yarn

Colored Lights, Christmas Music, and a Bag of Knitting

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On Netflix there is a “movie” of winter landscapes with Christmas music as the background.  It is in the same frame of their A Fireplace For Your Home series.  Instead of the scene being a crackling fireplace, it is beautiful snowy landscapes.  The set-up will be perfect with this playing and a real fire in our fireplace.  *hugs self in happy anticipation* 

B, my husband, is putting up our Christmas tree.  This is a most interesting process to Willie who really didn’t pay attention last year.  B is now down in the floor working with lights and Willie is lying right by his head, watching intently what Carlos is doing with his hands.  And, for the past several minutes I’ve stalked the dog for a picture, but he has been observant – plus, mommy was probably too excited to be calm and so I’m sure Willie picked up on this, too.

Tonight I am going to work on the scarf and some on the sweater.  I need to make more progress on these two most of all.  Poppy needs his scarf before heading up North.  Having the sweater done in time for Carlos to wear for Old Christmas would be sweeeet! 

So Close!

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The knitting for the wonderful-brightly-colored-purse-of-summer is done!  Last night the ends were weaved in and today I am off to the store to find metal rings for the handles.  Now I must decide if I am going to use an i-cord strap or something else.

Pictures will be following SOON!

Knitting Like A Maniac

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Yes, there is something new on the needles!  No, I currently do not have any photos, but this will change within the next couple of days, or perhaps hours.  It is a nice, bright purse for summer.  I even have fabric for lining and more yarn for hand warmers, fingerless mitts, and soon there will be more yarn purchases for sweaters, hats, and who knows what else!

Knitting makes me happy and relaxes the fevered brain when the writing gets too much.  See you soon!

Knitting Disaster 2013

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Alpaca-wool. Svenska: Alpackaull

Alpaca-wool. Svenska: Alpackaull (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A knitting
disaster has befallen me! Last night I had a quarter of a scarf
finished for a present for Christmas. This morning I have a quarter
of a partially eaten scarf and gnawed bits throughout the rest
of yarn thanks to my adorable puppy, Willie.

 

Willie didn’t get
to sleep in the bedroom with me and Carlos last night. Willie is
getting pretty big now and we only have a smallish queen sized bed as
it is. Willie likes to sleep either on top of Carlos or between me
and Carlos with his head on my arm or shoulder. Normally, when
Willie and I cuddle, his butt is at the curve of my feet and his head
is at my chest – I am 4′ 11”. Willie is a BIG puppy.

 

Anyway, the last
thing I had with me last night was the knitting and he wanted to play
with the string as I was working on said scarf. There were several
“no’s” and “no can has” comments while I was working on said
scarf. Sad-but-hopeful brown eyes would look up at me and I would
pet him and he would forget about the yarn and lay down beside me
before his attention would get caught by the yarn again. Repeat
sequence.

 

When we went to
bed last night I put the knitting in the recliner, which is where it
usually goes, and is left alone. Last night this was not so.

 

The yarn is
salvageable, but not good enough – now – for use in making a
present. There is also no back-up yarn because I had ordered the
yarn I was using.

 

Maybe I can find
some yarn to make fingerless mitts at the very least!