Friday, August 22, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Here's a picture of the socks I'm making:
Note to self: when they say 12 inch circulars, they don't mean 18 inch, they mean 12 inch. Bottom line: I am stretching and stretching and stretching the 64 stitches to make it fit around 18 inches, and it won't fit.
Not pretty. I can't convince my family to take a break from our holidays to go on a yarn store hunt - imagine that.
So I'm frogging and going to go back to the 2 needle pattern.
Gotta walk before you run.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Good weather - check
Lots of knitters - check
Free yarn, free patterns - check
Horse and piggy smell - double-check
One down is a pic of Jeanine - she's been my pal since last year - she's one of the first ones to send us stuff for the project. Jeanine makes me laugh. She had a hobby farm in Southern Ontario and kept sheep that she sheared, then she washed the fleece (wrecking her washing machine, I think), then spun it, then knit it. I told her they sell it already spun at the yarn store nowadays. Heh heh. Apparently I'm not funny. Anyways, this is JT spinning up yarn from her baby (well sheep-baby), Aubergine.
Plus there's a lady with massive....needles. I had to laugh.