Thursday, February 15, 2018

Relief

After a week of horrible phonelessness I am once again part of the 21st century. I did get a lot of knitting done. Miranda's Thunder hat scarf and half hat. A pair of wrist warmers cabled for Janis. Two hats started for Katrina. On to booties!
Yesterday there was a school shooting in Florida and it really makes me wonder why these things are allowed to happen. Sick and sad.
Don't get me wrong. I love guns. For target practice. Not to hurt people. I'm not sure I could even defend myself. How does someone kill dozens of people?
There has to be an answer besides get rid of guns.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Delivered!

Or picked up. So good to see Monte.
And down to one hat in my locker!

Big Yarn

I was thinking, I have used this stuff before and there's a reason I don't particularly like it aside from the cost. Bit it's what Miranda brought and I have been pleased with the results. Hard on my hands but it goes pretty fast and it feels amazingly soft.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Straight Edge


With the phone stuck in my bathrobe I preserve for myself later the straight edge crochet move. It's not perfect and I am sure I will learn something better someday but it's what I have been using.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

The Truth About Cables

I have knitted miles of cables and have tried several shortcuts and variations. But the cold hard truth of it is, they turn out the best with a cable needle and transferring the stitches back on your working needles. They just do. Dammit. But they are beautiful.

Friday, January 26, 2018

My Love of Knitting

I love Knitting so much. And crochet is finding a place in my heart as well. I fear my hands won't last as long as my affection. But I will tie knots as long as I am physically able. I love creating useful and beautiful things for people I care about.
Long live yarn! And my hands.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Miranda's Ponytail Hat and...

Something I have tried before and failed.
 
It was one of those things I saw on Pinterest, a hat made of horizontal rows of cables. I joined with a three needle bind off and picked up stitches for the brim, simple k,p,rib. The upper cable strip is what threw me last time, joining looked awkward.
So! We shall see.