Knitting, Dogs and More: 12/04/2005 - 12/11/2005

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Filler, Bills, Newsletters, Getting over a COLD!

Knitting a gazillion fuzzy feet has done nothing for my tension issues. I was playing with filler stitches and whilee I thought my purl stitches were looser than my knit stitches I think the opposite is actually true, or I overcompensated for that..... Anyway, I like seed stitch, but I'm going to use either Moss or Sand. Sand is on the bottom, Moss is at the top. Sand hides the tension issues better so I may go with that.

Today I need to get some bills paid, finish printing our "Holiday Newsletter" (Okay, I heard all the groans out there) We try to make ours lighthearted and it's NEVER more than a page. Maddy even has an advice column and every year I chronicle Sparky and Bentley's adventures as "employees" of Santa. Sparky has even tried out for the reindeer team a few times!

Esther has a cold and I'm feeling like I'm gonna get it. I'm going to up the Vitamin C, we are having soup and a nap is a must today!

I did think of a question....How old is too old? I got some Germantown on EBay. The labels say 4 oz so I know it's older. How old is too old for wool yarn?

Take care all!

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

The Felted, The Bad and The Unfelted.

Pile O' Feet

This doesn't include two pair that have already been given away. There is a pair near the bottom that felted funny. I'm going to felt a batch tonight and toss it in. I might be one pair further along if it shapes up. Fingers Crossed!

I miss you Mystic Poncho, Ribby and Gansey!

I'd like to finish these as I've joined the FLAK (Follow the Leader Knit a Long) and have swatched a bit for it. Only the instructions for the gauge, swatching, and measurements are up and already I've learned more and put more thought into this project than any other. Usually just pick a pattern, yarn, swatch half heartedly, guess on the measurements and start. This is an unusual Knit A Long not only because of the attention to detail and learning but Janet hasn't finished the sweater herself and we won't see the finished project 'til well into it. There's a choice between cardigan and pullover too. I'm leaning towards cardigan because I plan to do it in wool. I'd like to find a good non-wool yarn to use for sweaters for myself and the climate as well as a few relatives that are allergic to wool. Maybe a cotton acrylic blend? Any suggestions? Take care all!

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