Sunday, November 28, 2010

Help me pick ...

Beads.

I'm knitting the Budding Shawlette (a free pattern on Ravelry) by Joyce (YuLian) Yu again but this time with Cascade Heritage Sock Yarn and some beads.

But I have a problem.

Which color should I use? I had asked some friends before I started for their opinion and the majority said the clear crystal. (I was partial to the green myself) So I decided on the clear crystal and once I started I wasn't so sure I like all that bright 'sparkle' look. It just didn't seem like 'me'. So I put a few rows of the green in for a comparison. They run along the flower bud stems. See the green in the rows below the needle cord?

What you do think?
(that is the real color of the yarn BTW; a pea yellow ... I know it's odd but I really like it!)

I do like the green ... BUT then I would have to go back to the beginning and start over. Would it be worth the extra effort? Or is the crystal your pick and I'm just 'nuts'??

Which color would you pick?

What do YOU think I should do?? (I really do want your opinion, really I do.)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Watching our tax dollars at work ...

while I knit. Hear those needles click away. Knit, knit, knit.


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I have plenty of knitting going on ...
... just nothing to show for it at the moment.

Should have finished work to display next week.

Honesty. Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

p.s. "Hi" to my new found friend from my hometown Milford, NH. It's a small world!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Last Christmas gift made for this year ...

Honestly. This is it! Anymore knitting or crocheting will be for Me, me, me ...

But this one is for my best friend in Georgia. She sews and collects pincushions. So I had to knit one for her. But this is the last one. Honestly.

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Project info
: Fleur de Lis & Cearnog Pincushions by Tammy Eigeman Thompson
:US 0 - 2.0 mm
: Rowan Scottish Tweed 4 Ply
Alteration: I knit a bobble button instead of using a real one so a pin won't get damaged by accident (which could happen with a hard surface like a pewter button.)

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I like it ... so that means I knit one for me too right?

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Christmas 2010 ... Am I done yet?


This is a little more than half of my Christmas Gift Stash. Consisting of; 4 shawls, 2 hats, mittens, ascot, shopping bag, 2 scarves, 2 headbands, 2 neckless knit wear and 8 neck warmers. Knitted through out the year. Maybe one or two left over from last year. (maybe) But most from various patterns in books, on the web, or magazines.

And then there's the other half of the Christmas Gift Stash all knit from the most recent Cascade 60 Quick Knits. I finished a total of 20 projects from this book. [plus more yarn waiting to be cast-on for next year -- YES, I intend to knit more from this fabulous book] So now I'm ready for this Christmas. Other than wrapping and posting some of these out to other States for family and friends that is.


Okay, I'm wrong ... I have two more on the needles. A pincushion and a pair of beaded fingerless gloves. Now ... if only the other half dozen projects recently cast on don't distract me to0 much I'll be all set for Christmas this year. Early!

Bring it on Knitting Gods!!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Did you take my Beginner Crochet class?

You know the one with the Aran Sampler Scarf? Or maybe you learned to crochet from someone else but want to venture out and learn more. You feel like crocheting more than just a scarf don't you? In more than one color too.

We've got just the class for you ...

Starting this Sunday 1:30-3:30 November 7, 14 & 21 at Seed Stitch Fine Yarn;


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Check with Seed Stitch Fine Yarn, Salem, MA for details.

I hope you can join us!