Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Backgammon Pattern plus comments

Knitty Gritty episode on February 13th (HGTV) will have the backgammon pattern! I've really wanted to do this pattern.

While it's needle knitted, I'm sure it could be converted to a loom pattern. ;-D


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Friday, January 26, 2007

Favorite Restaurant

Do you have a favorite restaurant? Our favorite Italian restaurant is Miceli's on Cahuenga in Los Angeles. The food is excellent but the atmosphere is what makes it special. There is a piano player in the evenings, and the waiters/waitresses sing. Yep. Special.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Recycling yarn

I popped into one of the local thrift stores today and got lucky! I found 4 sweaters to take apart for yarn recycling. Finding anything locally worth the time and effort to recycle is rare. Today's finds included an XL sweater made of 100% lambswool (which I misspelled when putting together the photo oh well).

Also found a cashmere sweater. I've never tried to recycle cashmere but I know it can be done. This is going to be fun!! ;-D

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Not much knitting....

....and way too much "got to do" stuff like doctor appointments, running errands, laundry....etc.

I did decide on "new" sock yarn to try! I found Tofusies yarn to order!

Nice colors, eh?

There were so many suggestions of yarn to buy (some I haven't tried yet!) I really need more time to knit.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

What's your favorite sock yarn

I'm still here! I'm working on classes for February and trying to organize the studio with bins that I purchased for my yarn stash.

I did manage to cast on socks and am knitting in the evening. I'm having to use wool - not sure I'll like 100% wool socks but I'm pretty much out of sock yarn! Strange but true. And since there isn't a great selection for speciality yarns in this area (close by), I'll be buying online.

This opens up a whole new question...what's your favorite sock yarn? And why? And where are you finding it? Either post here or email me. Thanks! ;-D

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Silence is golden

I haven't posted recently....gee, I hope someone noticed!

The silence was because I've been really busy. I was contacted in October by a publisher that I had corresponded with last winter/spring. They are intested in a possible loom knitting pattern booklet of my designs.

I sent in a proposal to them in November. In December, I was told that they liked the proposal. That began the loom knitting frenzy. This box....

has been shipped. I'm pleased with the results...hope they are too. Keep your fingers crossed (when you're not knitting).

I've spent the past two days catching up on sleep and cleaning house. Bits of yarn from trimming tails had traveled to far corners around the house! I even managed to tame the yarn in my studio (put steins back into their proper cubby). I can now walk into the studio without tripping on yarn (hahaha).

Doesn't the word "studio" have a professional sound to it? I had called it my "craft room" but a friend of mine referred to her space as a studio and I love the sound!

I also managed to find the supplies for February bead class samples. Yay! That will be today's fun (after teaching classes).

Tomorrow, I get to cast on to the circular needles and start a new pair of SOCKS! And I'm already planning a new bead weaving project....or three.

Gosh, whatever will I do while I'm waiting to hear about the booklet? hehe