Almost done, just have to cast off and finish the ends.
I will say I was very disappointed in the Rowan Big Wool Ice Blue.
Color and feel of the yarn very nice, but in EVERY ball there was at least one piece that was cut half way through, definitely cut! Some balls had more than one, and also every ball had a knot in it.
Just a warning.
Also..I always loved to shop on ETSY now I am selling.
But I am going to have Etsy Wed., every Wed I will feature a seller that I love. Of course I will confess I do love yarn and all things yarnish.
Check it out!!
I have a stash of yarn of various colors frogged from a pyramid sweater gone bad. I am checking out various things to knit with it. I keep coming back to this pattern, pinwheel sweater, but combining the colors in a more random pattern, I seem to be drawn to shrug patterns. Love to wear them. But I am still looking, so I guess that means I am not totally sold on this, I have been picking up more misc. yarn to go with the frogged colors LOL.
Oh I like the idea of this, but maybe in something besides a shawl. (A shrug?)
1. Knitting pattern central
2. The Daily Knitter
3. Crystal Palace Yarns
4. Knitty this should have been #1, I love this online mag!!
6. Lion brand yarn does have alot of free knitting patterns, the ones I have picked out have had mistakes in them, and it is irritating to have to keep signing in. But maybe I have just had bad luck with my picks.
These are just a few. There are so many out there.
I will pay any amount of money on yarn, but for some reason, if I have a free pattern, I'm a happy girl.
Keep on knitting....
Remember how important fire is to mankind....before fire, we were cold, ate raw food, probably grumpy, due to being skinny and cold.
Logically, of course, we may assume there was once a time when man had no fire, but very early he must have become acquainted with fire derived from natural sources, and made use of it; for no remains of man's art show him without fire as his companion.
Many of the legends or myths relating to the origin of fire are vivid and dramatic, and while they vary in detail there appears to be a similarity in many of the episodes that form the fire-origin story in all countries of the world.
Stealing fire from the Gods seems to be a popular theory, so when this is taken into account. This was a grand gift indeed. Of course water ranks right up there with fire, but I already had water......
(We are avid hikers and primitive campers, my husband more primitive than I, LOL, but nothing is less enjoyable than camping wet with no fire)
On a knitting note, I am rapidly finishing the Aran shrug, yes I finally picked it up again, I am adding to the collar to allow it to roll over more. Pictures to follow soon.
Johnny: They're coming for you! [points to the cemetery penguin]
Ben: Now get the hell down in the cellar. Is there any shrimp down there?
Here is what's on my needles.
Simple scarf All knit
Cast on 13 on #13 needles
I am using Sensations Angle Hair Yarn. This is a nice yarn, especially for the price.
8.http://www.jodigreen.ca/blog/archives/knitting_pinup.jpg (One of my favorite)
So you get the idea.
OK, things I would want in my knitting tattoo....yarn, needles.........OK..........and.........um.........dragonflies.............so that seems to be about it.
I had many good comments and people saying they liked the quilts and scarves. Even a lady in the same building selling scarves for 6$ and they we very nice and long, and she didn't do good. Everyone I talked to that had a booth was very nice, and I would say overall a positive experience. But disappointed that we didn't sell more.
My girlfriend with the jewelry did better. I told her I was there to boost her moral. Anytime she complained about how much she had made, I reminded her what my total was.
On the positive side, I was amazed at the people that did buy from me. All friends and co-workers. I really appreciate their support.
And anyone out there that supports themselves with their craft I have new found respect for.
Keep it up!!!