L-B emailed me this yesterday:
“Hey, you knitters who have abandoned Wendyknits because every time you visit she’s knitting a new masterpiece with tiny little needles and tiny little yarn? Well, come back! You won’t believe your eyes! Wendy has been knitting big-needle (well, big for her) scarves! One out of novelty yarn! She’s even going to knit with Encore—with acrylic content! And just wait for the poncho—big needles AND novelty yarn! And she even graced a real live yarn shop to buy the kit! Woo Hoo! And the icing on the cake? Crochet in the very near future! I know. I know. This can’t be THE WENDY! I have a sneaky suspicion that she may be in a mid-life crisis. You know, when men run out and buy a new car? Oh, yeah. She did that, too! The battle cry is XENA! Now, if she ever strays from her toe-up sock pattern to something top-down with cables we’ll be sure to stop the presses and alert you! But, please come back to Wendyknits—you never know what you might see!”
Hmmmmm . . . I feel some top-down cabled socks coming on . . .
Speaking of socks, here’s my Regia tweedy sock. I’m moving really really slowly on this because I’ve not had a lot of knitting time during the commute and lunch hour lately.
Speaking of Crochet . . .
Julie commented yesterday that she’d crochet along with me on a Critter Knitters blankie! Yay, Julie! It’s so much less scary when you do scary things with a friend!
I’m using the K hook I happen to have lying around with my Encore Chunky. I’ll do the blanket in double crochet, and then work a nice little edging around it. This would be the same edging that appears around the neck and armholes of Dale of Norway design Haiti in book 122.
Can any of you guess why I’m planning on using this edging on my blankie? Tee hee hee.
As someone mentioned in my comments, crocheting is like riding a bicycle — it all comes back to you.
For some reason, I’ve got a bunch of crochet hooks. A few usable ones, and about twenty tiny metal Susan Bates hooks. The tiny ones all have the price “10 cents” stamped in them so you know they are old. Dunno where I got ’em.
I’m a Yarn Geek
Because I spent some time last night playing with my yarn for the Colinette poncho. Just playing with it.
I also played with this.
Anyone know what this is?
It’s VirtualYarns 3-ply Hebridean in the color “Sea Ivory.” A whole big honking box of it. It’s destined to become my third Inishmore.
L-B requested a photo of Lucy reclining on the yarn but I said no. If I did that, Her Highness would expect a kitty bed knitted from it.
I will use Cherry Tree Hill yarn for a felted kitty bed. I will use Noro yarn for a felted kitty bed. I will not use Hebridean 3-ply.
Another cool prize on the prize page guys!
And more blankies received!