Tuesday, July 28

Some Finished Projects

I finally managed to get my lace scarf done, though I can't seem to come up with a cool name for it.

Felt Bowls have been on my project list for TLC's upcoming "Farmer's Market" themed stocking in August. They are so much fun to make, easy to whip out, and my kids like wearing them as hats (groan).



Large Felted Bowl Pattern
Worsted Weight Yarn
Size 11 needles
Tapestry thread
Washing machine for felting

CO 64 stitches
Knit in the round for desired length (I worked these to about 5 or 6"
Start Dec Rounds:
Rnd 1 - *K2tog, k6; rep from * to end of round (56 sts rem)
Rnd 2 - Knit
Rnd 3 - *K2tog, k5; rep from * to end of round (48 sts rem)
Rnd 4 - knit
Rnd 5 - *K2tog, k4; rep from * to end of round (40 sts rem)
Rnd 6 - knit
Rnd 7 - *K2tog, k3; rep from * to end of round (32 sts rem)
Rnd 8 - knit
Rnd 9 - *K2tog, k2; rep from * to end of round (24 sts rem)
Rnd 10 - knit
Rnd 11 - *K2tog, k1; rep from * to end of round (16 sts rem)
Rnd 12 - K2tog all the way around (8 sts rem)
Cut yarn about 10" long and weave into last 8 sts. Pull tight and secure end.
Felt and shape to desired size! Easy Peasy!

Tuesday, July 7

Class Schedule for the Fall

Cheryl from Recycled Lamb emailed me my proposed class schedule for the upcoming fall season - it looks to be a packed one for me, so I hope you get the chance to join in! We'll go over basic sock techniques and theory in the Newbie Class and tackle a Cat Bordhi pattern in the New Pathways class. Everyone needs a Gnome, so be sure to sign up for that class because it is sure to be a lot of fun!

All classes are from 6-8pm
New Pathways for Socks, Mondays, 8/10 - 8/31

Sock Knitting for the Newbie, Mondays, 9/21 - 10/12

Sock Knitting for the Newbie, Wednesdays, 10/21- 10/12

Gnit a Gnome, Thursdays, 10/29 - 11/19

Saturday, July 4

Book Review: The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Technique


This book, The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques, by Margaret Radcliffe is FAB.U.LOUS! I'll admit, I have long been afraid to work with color outside of multicolored yarns, but Radcliffe convinced me to take the plunge.

Radcliffe goes into stunning detail about how to work with multicolor yarns, Intarsia, and Fair Isle, as well as a variety of other techniques such as Twined Knitting, Entrelac, and Shadow Knitting. When I say detailed, I mean high quality photographs, clearly written directions, instructions for working flat or in the round, pattern stitches, and wonderful descriptions of basic techniques that we all need refreshers on. Radcliffe easily blends basics with a full bibliography to delve deeper, never leaving you wondering. It is step-by-step for the beginner and eye-opening for the advanced knitter. Seriously, if you could just have ONE book on color knitting for your reference library, this would be it.