Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Knitmore Girls Podcast

Congratulations to Gigi and Jasmine on the 100th podcast of The Knitmore Girls!  Their podcast originates from the Bay Area and they always have some interesting news about what is going on in the knitting world in Northern California.  They also manage to fit in quite a bit of traveling and I enjoy their reports from Rhinebeck, Stitches, Maryland Sheep and Wool, etc. Their podcasts  include some interesting and informative segments, such as "When Knitting Attacks" - a segment on knitting disasters and how to deal with them, to book and yarn reviews.  They have developed quite a following and I wish them success with their next 100 podcasts!


Here is a picture of my Nina Shawl from Mason Dixon Knitting which has turned out  to be an easy, quick project using Brown Sheep's Cotton Fleece.  When the body is finished, you pick up stitches on each end and knit a 2 inch ruffle.  And the best thing is this will actually be done for the season it is intended for!

This was such a breeze, I would like to try it again in pastel colors.....  perhaps some yarn from my stash?

Monday, May 10, 2010

And It's Still Snowing

When you live at high altitudes near alot of ski resorts, you can expect lots of snow in Winter and for it to hang around well into Spring. This year has been exceptional, with snow falling  almost every week (and still going!) and the guys who trek out to measure the snowpack have recorded it at 143% of normal.  Dressing fashionably up here has its challenges but it's also a great opportunity to get lots of use out of your handknit sweaters, mittens, scarves and socks. Here's a picture of my new high fashion footwear for Spring - pink Crocs!  Not only are they super comfy, but my handknitted socks fit comfortably into them.

 Did I knit these socks?  No, but I..... well, you know.

Here is something I did knit, a sweater from a kit that I bought at Stitches many years ago.  It's called A Day On The Slopes and it's from Knit One Crochet Too.  Anyone for snowshoeing?


Friday, May 7, 2010

Over - the - Top Shawl

My Over - The - Top Shawl is finished and I am really pleased with the outcome. This is from  Kristin Nicholas' book, Color by Kristin, which is filled with colorful eye candy projects like this. I won a contest promoting Kristen's book and got to choose a project from the book. It was hard to decide which project to make first. WEBS, which sponsored this contest, generously sent me all the materials I needed to make this project (see my previous post on this project).  Kristin's choice of colors for this project, using her Julia  yarn, and her design made for an interesting, fun project that was never boring.