Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Shoo Fly, Kitty Pi

I no sooner got the Kitty Pi off the needles and Zack claimed it for his own. I didn't even get a chance to weave in the ends or wash it. I should have left it that way...

I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn in Cabin Brown on US 10.5 needles The fur is Patons Cha Cha in Tango. It took 2 1/2 skeins of the Wool-Ease.

Once Zack got done with it, I washed it, then made the mistake of tossing it in the dryer with a Bounce fabric sheet. With towels. It came out soft and full of towel lint. And matted the Cha Cha trim CRAP!

But, Sophie didn't seem to mind. I started another one, the bottom will be the rest of the Cabin Brown skein and I got two skeins of the same yarn in Cranberry. I may or may not wash it, but if I do, I won't be tossing it in the dryer... And I won't be using towels as agitation, I'll toss in a pair of jeans.

In the end, both Sophie and Zack seem happy. And, in the end, isn't that all that matters?

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

In or Out of the Blogging Closet

Kathy, aka Grumperina, challenged her readers to a meme:

"Who knows about your knitting and your knitting blog, and what are your reasons for revealing (or not) its existence to these folks?"

I started this blog, not so much to keep track of my knitting, but to let other bloggers I read know that I really DO knit. I don't know if they read me or not when I leave a comment on their blog... If they do, they've certainly never left a comment for me, and that's OK. Although I do admit I get giddy when I get a comment that wasn't spam! :-)

I've told two friends about my blog. Both are recreational knitters and both are beaders. Beads and beading are my first passion and I took up knitting again after burning out on one too many bead projects last year. I don't know that either one has read this.

Oddly, another beading friend found my blog from a comment I posted on another Minnesota knitters blog. Small world.

Monday, December 05, 2005

How Cozy is My Camera

I like to carry my camera with me, but the case I have takes up too much room in my purse. I was carrying it without a case, but I didn't want it getting all scratched up. And so, a camera cozy is born.

I had a skein of Lion Brand Micro Spun in my stash (don't ask why, I don't know) and knit it up in the round on US size 6 dpns. I made a three stitch i-cord drawstring and cast off the tube using the three needle cast off. I used much less than half the skein, I'm sure.

I really like the feel of the fabric and I think it's just enough protection to keep the camera from getting mucked up in my purse. I did, however, end up winding the yarn into a ball and found 3 joins, or knots in it, 2 were less than 2 feet apart!

In other knitting news, I have nothing, nada zip... I'm working several things at once, so there's not much progress on anything, although there is progress on everything. LOL

And, it's COLD! Damn, it's cold. Got out to my truck this morning, started up just fine, but the door mechanism froze and the door wouldn't stay shut. Not too inconvenient until you go to make a right turn. LOL It's currently -2ºF with a -15ºF windchill.