Friday, October 31, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
The following picture is of The Old Shale Smoke Ring cowl designed by Cosette Cornelius-Bates, knit in Red Heart sport weight aqua colorway. I like this one better.Now I am working on Thumbless Mittens for my twin nieces. Shhhhh, please don't tell them. They aren't 2 years old yet and I don't want to spoil the surprise.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Front of the CLF Coffee Cozie
Back of the CLF Coffee Cozie
By the way, CLF stands for Crochet Liberation Front and if you want to learn more about them you can check out their web site at http://www.crochetliberationfront.com/. The pattern for the CLF Coffee Cozie is in their first book, which is available on the website.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
This may seem like a small step to you, but it is yet another venture outside my comfort zone to expand my creative world. What have you done lately that is out of your comfort zone? I can't wait to hear from you!
Sunday, October 5, 2008
On a different topic, the Knitting Purls Winter Warmies KAL has begun today. For those of you who may not be familiar with what a KAL is, it stands for Knit-A-Long. Several knitters commit to knitting something within a time frame. What they knit may be all the same pattern, or the same yarn/fiber, or perhaps, as in this case, all the same theme. The Winter Warmies theme means that the participants simply have to knit something that keeps them warm in the winter leaving the choice of pattern and fiber up to each knitter. I am helping to organize and moderate it, so in the spirit of the KAL, I have cast on a basic mitten pattern that I have made many dozens of times.
Friday, October 3, 2008
I have cast on for a Clapotis which was designed by Kate Gilbert. I am actually going to drop stitches on purpose! I know, I can't believe it either. I have been told that I will find this liberating, but so far I am just finding it impossible. I have reached the first point where I need to drop a stitch and I have just stopped. I can't seem to let it go and just run a ladder down my neatly knit stitches. I have spent too many years attempting to prevent just that thing. What to do, what to do?...............to be continued..............