Monday, April 23, 2007

Felted bag

I finished felting my bag this weekend!!!! It looks fabulous!! Need to take time to take a picture so you can see it. Still blocking Cassidie's sweater--my blocking board only fits one piece at a time and I have had to reblock several pieces. Bummer! Am almost finished my second convertible mitten (the left hand). I have had to "tink" (knit backwards or take out) several times. Once because I was making another right hand mitten and another because once I had gotten past the thumb I tried it on and the thumb was in the wrong place (after I took this out and restarted, I realized I had tried it on my right hand instead of my left and it was correct all along!!! How stupid of me!!)

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Knitting on / Knitting Club

I have finally finished Cassidie's sweater but have not been able to find time to block it. On Knitty Gritty they showed these wonderful Blocking Wires. Originally, I heard they were really expensive. I searched for them on the internet and, low and behold, I found some at a really good price. I found them at Angelika's Yarn Store in Oregon, Search under Blocking Boards and supplies. They are called Blockers Kit for $24.00!!!!!!! I just received them today and they look fabulous. Now I have to make time to block the sweater.

I have almost finished a purse that I will be felting. Can't wait to try my hand at that.

My next project is socks. I have ordered some sock yarn from Knit Picks ( and it looks really good. It is Essential Solid and was only $3.29 a skein! They also have great circular needles as well as dpns (they are like the Addi turbo). Oh, I also love their needle sets.

I am been very busy this week babysitting for three kids--5 year old, 3 year old, and a 1 year old. No, I am not crazy. It is only for two hours a day and for only this week. Thank goodness. They are good kids, so it actually is fun.

I also have two afghans that I am crocheting. I haven't touched them in about a month, so I guess I need to find time to work on them also.

Went to a new Knitting Club last night. There was a woman there by the name of Amy who was on Knitty Gritty (DIY Network) yesterday. Unfortunately, most of the people in the group do not get DIY Network so they weren't able to see her. It was a pretty nice group. Claire and I met a lot of interesting women as well as men!!! There are so many knitting clubs in this area I will never find time to visit them all. We also found out about a new yarn store that just opened up called A Tangled Skein. They have a web site so check them out: I understand they have wonderful yarn. Can't wait to go and visit.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Update on Cassidie's sweater

Cassidie, my granddaughter, has been visiting with me since Saturday, March 31. We have gone to the movies and swimming pool and done a lot of knitting. I have almost finished the sleeves of her sweater and am also working on finishing the front. Guess it is a little late for the winter, so she will have to wait until November to wear it.

I have found four knitting groups in my area. They meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, the 1st Thursday, and the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays and Thursdays. I have only been to one as yet, but hope to visit the rest of them this month. Happy knitting!!!