Monday, November 23, 2009

Everythings amazing ... nobody's happy

Boy does this say volumes ....

I bet the under 25 crowd don't like any part of this, but they'll be saying something similar about the younger generation when they reach their "golden" years themselves. It happened to our parents and it's happening with this generation right now.

BTW, I did have a few days of withdrawal [nervousness and anxiety] when I was without a computer for awhile. Same with my cell phone when I had to send it out for repairs because I wasn't willing to buy a new one. Decided I didn't need it after a week but ...

Got hooked the first day it [computer or cell] was back in my clutches. Amazing!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Do you believe in magic?

The magic of creating a Moebius scarf or shawl can be exciting ...

Cindy and my Moebius scarf

And you don't really have to know mathematics to produce it from string either.

Or the magic of felting ...

hand felting

With a bar of olive oil soap, some bubble wrap, hot and cold water & elbow grease you can turn a wool knit or crochet piece into something else entirely. Something useful and comfy and protective on the hands when hot coffee, tea or cocoa stays nice and hot in your cup.

coffee cup vest cozy

I didn't even start out with the plan to make this Felted Vest Coffee Cup Cozy ... but like "magic" ... it just happened!

But the magic of lace is different.

before blocking

It doesn't look like much when you're done with the knitting like in this picture of the Superior Lacy Sampler Scarf by Filatura Di Crosa. Use special yarn like the Superior cashmere lace yarn or like I did with Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool. Then knit with blind faith.

You see; the magic of lace is in the planning ...

Knit Sample Lace Scarf

Knit Sample Lace Scarf

Knit Sample Lace Scarf

And in the blocking.

Knit Sample Lace Scarf

When you're done ...

It really looks and feels like magic!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Knitted Science ...

Between art and science the knitting world has come up with some pretty amazing stuff. Nerdy? Yes. But amazing stuff right?

I'll wait while you "Check it out at"

Well I don't have the time to be any Nerdier than I already am ...

Cindy and my Moebius scarf
[Thanks to one of my knitting friends, Cindy for being a model of one of my gifts]

Christmas knitting is piling up and I need to cast on another Moebius.

Next time I'll speak about some magic ...
The magic of felting

What?? I'm still a Nerd? Oh ya I just admitted to a Moebius didn't I.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Rogues of Wool ...

And what are you knitting? Christmas gifts? Something for yourself? For your sister? Mother or brother? I can't stop knitting for long ... Grandchildren are expecting mittens perhaps?

Socks in the works for me ...