Saturday, May 31, 2008

World Wide Knit in Public Day!

Yes we are on the map!

We will be knitting in Langley BC Canada!

Come and join us!

I can't wait, we are going to be at a great park with a playground, a water park and a farmers market to boot!! I think that we will be having alot of fun! Hopefully some new faces will be there and I will be taking my camera. To see if there is one organized for your neck of the woods check out the website! I have linked it to the title of this blog for easy access!
On the knitting front, my slippers are felting as I type. I am making fantastic progress on the rusted root sweater! YAYY I love saying that! I will hopefully be getting my camera back from it's captivity at my parents house tonight, so I can share more then... I wish i had more to say tonight... but not at the moment....

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Happy spring everyone!

I was thinking about my journey through the knit-blog community that we share. It is fantastic.Ever expanding and intresting.... there are so may areas to explore... It has given me a list of people that I (try) to visit each week. I gain new perspectives and ways of looking at things that never occured to me. Some of us knit at the speed of light, and some of us complete our projects at a more conservative pace.

Inspiration is one of the great things that we all share with each other, and have in common. Look more Slippers!

I wanted to share with you what has been keeping me company while I am at work and away from a computer, that I feel is just as inspiring as visiting on-line. When I was trying not to use my wrist they helped a lot. Yes my friends I am talking about podcasts.

I was slow to get into this medium, and I am not planning on publishing one myself, but I am enthusiastic about sharing them. Podio-books are also a great way to fill some time with an original story that I can't get anywhere else, or an old favorite that has been recorded for my listening pleasure! LOL

Here are a few that I feel are compelling, intresting and inspiring. I encourage you to check them out. You don't need an mp3 player, just the equipment thta you are using right now. These three sites allow acess so you can listen on your computer. Try one out.... and see what is out there. Great fun and a intresting side street in our knitting community.

Currently I am listening to Brenda Dayne in Cast On, her "Muse series" has been intresting and very thought provoking for me! Each has it's own appeal, and I have tried some that had horrifying sound quality, or I found the reader annoying, so they weren't for me. Others have sent me around the internet to online treasures that I have never found, or heard of but forgotten about. What I find paticularly enjoyable right now is catching up on the older episodes. They give me insight into knit-happenings online that I missed, (like the knitting olympics) or it reminds me of something that I have participated in (like project spectrum).

So I have been thinking about World wide Knit in Public day, and Knitting fearlessly. What have you been musing on? I am also really enjoying Sticks & String as well as Stitch It!.

Anyway, I plan to have a better update of knitting items in the next week, this past weekend was a long-weekend, and we got away to do some camping, the only thing that was safe to knit was socks!! LOL Let me know what you think..... and blog it maybe.

Are you going to be knitting in public on June 14? Where?

Monday, May 12, 2008

Movie Fun!

Yes...... sheep gone mad!

Black Sheep can be found here.

You have no idea how funny this movie is...... like Hot Fuzz or Shaun of the Dead humor.

We watched it at home and then I brought it up at Fiber Night at Knitopia and we watched it a few weeks later there too. It was a hoot, but I am not sure that everyone liked it. Oh well.
Do you have a favorite knitting movie? Something that you watch and enjoy not worring about keeping track.
I like si-fi, horror, and zombie movies.
Mindless fun! Movies that you don't have to really watch to know what is going LOL...
I do love Pride & Prejudice, but I love to watch it!

Friday, May 02, 2008

Knitting is my Favorite thing sometimes.

Hey Gang!

Did you order some pictures?

Well handy that I have a few to share........
First up are the Knit Felt Clogs from Fiber Trends, as you can see however they are not felted yet and are the same rough size as a hank of yarn. They are a pretty colour though, yes?

I don't think that the picture truly does them justice however, Fundy Fog made by Briggs & Little is a beautifully heathered and intresting colourway. These were made as the pattern goes, double stranded and using size 13 needles. Very easy pattern, once I got the idea down, and as I may have mentioned I will be making a few more as stand-by gifts for occasions to come. That turquoisa hank will be used for sure, another great colour. I wonder who would like the adventure of felting their own slippers.... LOL

This is the afghan that I am knitting my friend James. The colour choice was his and it is made in Bernat Bulky. One strand red, one strand grey, held together and knit on size 17 Addi Turbos... the best thing that I ever bought for knitting afghans. I hope he likes it. The pattern comes from The Big Book of Quick Knit Afghans

Finally this is a pending project but I wanted to show it off.... I am not even sure that this pic does it justice either..... the yarn is called "Northern Lights" and is a black alpalca spun with dyed mohair..... The mohair is the flecks that you see on the hanks. This yarn is sooooo beautiful and soft to the touch, i am really going to have to swatch for this project, but have no fear I have some great ideas!

Hope you have enjoyed my show and tell this week. I am excited to make the other slippers and felt some up. I will take pics....... hopefully of some more FO's. The socks are coming along swimmingly, and I do have the beginings of a shawl to show you. Is anyone else planning on "Liberating" your Laceweight? I saw the term on a Ravelry forum, but I am not sure who picked it out. I am also looking into the KIP day, so I hope to have some info for you on that soon-ish.

Has anyone heard if there is going to be a knitting olympics this summer? Well it was just a thought.....

Have a great weekend and an inspiring day!