Monday, February 23, 2004

i have getting used to the idea of pregnancy. being tired and nauseated, i feel good too. i'm 2 months along now. haven't been knitting lately, but looking into baby knitting patterns. I have some time to make a baby blanket.

Sunday, February 15, 2004

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

just got the newest interweave knits magazine. want the newest family circle easy knitting. they have this coolest knitted hat pattern.

recieved the latest ROWAN magazine this week.

finished my long homespun scarf. it is knit in stockinette and garter stitches. i'm going to add the fringes today and then press it.

recieved the labrador a few days ago. nice. its a lot smaller than i thought it would be, but that's okay. hopefully i can find a substitute for the karabella clouds used in the martha stewart scarf pattern. hopefully.

Tuesday, February 3, 2004

homemade knitting needlesby and homemade knitting needlesby the adcock family, handsewn knitting needle case to hold those needles ,and a hat pattern to work on.

japanese link on homemade stuff:

{homemade, handmade} + {knit, knitting}

neat tip i learned from the adcock family's homemade knitting needles:

if you have a broken tipped wooden knitting needle and it is not too damaged, sand it down with sandpaper, using the rough grit to shape the tip (or pencil sharpener for smaller needles, like my US sz. 8 )and then the fine grit to smooth it down (or if you don't have sandpaper just lying around, like me, use emery board nail files in rough grit to shape, fine grit to smooth), and then use wax paper to smooth the wood down and give it a shine. you may notice that the needle that is being refinished maybe slightly shorter and have a duller tip than its original shape; you can always work the other needle to match if you want a perfect set or just leave as is.

good to know. ^_^

Monday, February 2, 2004

purchased 3 sk. labrador in #1058 snow from fuzzy galore to make the scarf shown in martha stewart living feb. 2003 issue. apparently, the original yarn used in this project was karabella clouds in natural, but that yarn is somewhat no longer is the mohair accent in sunbeam paris in aqua. so it has made me search far and wide for either yarn. the sunbeam paris mohair yarn i was very fortunate to find on ebay, in two colors: amethyst and medium blue. ^_^ lucky me.

on ebay, so far everyone has been great! here is my list of sellers that i have purchased yarn or knitting items from:

tbretclark (yarn)

knititems (yarn)

overtherainbowdesigns (knitting needles)

browneyedsuzy (yarn)

yarnela (yarn)

searching for thick-thin merino wool yarn?

i will post up my list of what i found online so far in this post once i get my notes. :)

Sunday, February 1, 2004

last night, my friend c and i made okonomiyaki and baked cream coming soon!

on the knitting end, finally, here is a picture of my nephew wearing the rowan mini beanie in big wool merry berry...

and here is the picture of my niece modeling the paperbag hat in the doorway of our messy bedroom! the yarn i used was caron perfect match in slate blue, which matches caron's sayelle in williamsburg blue.

i am on the search for different types of thick-thin variegated merino wool! LOL