Thursday, June 29, 2006

The talk of knit project storage containers on KBTH (Knitting Beyond the Hebrides), an online knitting group reminded me of a recent goodie bought for "Marina". This nice canvas collapsing box with a handle and an outside net storage pouch was $3.99 at Christmas Tree Shops. The box is 13" long 8" deep and 8" wide with a divider in the middle. I got two (of course).

It's so muggy today it is like a steam bath. Cleaned up a large BBQ grill, weeded a tiny bit and now going up to the FROG (finished room over garage) turn on the AC and play with sticks and string.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Wendy 5 ply Guernsey wool in shade 674, the lighter of the traditional blues, was used for this sweater started quite some time ago. The pattern is an old Plymouth Yarn Company aran pullover #IN34. I was trying to use the Wendy in place of an alpaca and and just adjust the size knit to fit me instead of a man. Well...... even though I swatched and the swatch was perfect, the sweater was less than. Ended up at 9 stitches to an inch on size #3 US circular. Sweater measures 36" around - not in this lifetime!!

So as pretty as the pattern is, it will get ripped, re-swatched and hopefully used for the KAL "Beadwork" to start this fall. I HAVE to learn to remeasure as I go along more often. At least the cable patterns really pop with a tight gague and this yarn.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Since the FLAK is done and the SFC Shirt Tail is a long, slow knit, I knew there would be no way to keep something new off the needles. Playing with starting a FLAK for hubby or joining in with the Marina Fair Isle knit. I'll be looking this cold, rainy day at what I have in the stash that will work for Marina and what I would need. Here is a spread sheet you can copy for your planning needs. When you print this, set your printer to landscape mode to get all the columns. It will print out darker than it appears on the screen and you will be able to read all the info.

It is always hard chosing the next project since you live with it a long time!