I’ve saved most of mitten #2 for the trip home. If all goes well, I’ll get the body done by the time we make it home.
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I spent a couple of hours knitting in the Gencon Open Crafting Room this afternoon. It’s such a lovely, quiet room and a welcome break from the Saturday crowds. Sadly I don’t have much progress to show you on my mittens. I ended up ripping back to the cuff of mitten number 2 after discovering a dropped stitch.
There were lots of other crafty things to enjoy at Gencon today, however, even though my knitting was a bust. Saturday is the biggest day for cosplayers (people attending in costume). There is a costume parade and a contest in the afternoon.
I admire the amount of effort many of the cosplayers put into their costumes. Some real crafty talent was on display.
Cardhalla was also in fine form this year.
A linen top. Working on the stockinette body. Great game knitting. I don’t have to pay attention to it.
I’ve only knitted a few inches of this today.
Also an awesome handmade hat.
1 mitten finished apart from the thumb. Cast on mitten number 2.
I started these Selbu-Baaa-Ter mittens to keep me entertained on the long drive to GenCon. Pattern by Mary Scott Huff.
Happy birthday to me. I’m 33 years old today.
We’re visiting my parents for the week while my husband attends a grad school orientation class. Mom offered to make popovers for my birthday breakfast. Who could say no to that? “It’ll be just like Little Women!” I crowed.
Tonight I’ll go along with mom to her knitting group.
And later this week we’ll play with her drum carder. I brought along most of my cleaned Jacob fleece for us to experiment with.
1. In life there are no do-overs. But there are in knitting. All the time! I started over on this Evenstar shawl five freaking times. And every few rows I find something that requires me to tink back a bit. I do this more with lace than with any other type of knitting. Is lace somehow the antithesis of life?
2. Never tell your problems to anyone…20% don’t care and the other 80% are glad you have them. The person who said this never tried to bring their dropped stitches or messed up cables to my knitting group. Always bring your knitting problems to knitting group…20% can help you fix them and the other 80% are glad you asked because they have the same problem.
3. Enjoy your own life without comparing with that of another. I derive great enjoyment comparing and sharing my knitting with others. 4 million+ other Ravelry users agree.
4. Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. I find that my knitting shrinks or expands in unpredictable ways. Because gauge swatches lie! It’s got nothing to do with courage and everything to do with the gremlins who come out at night and stretch my sweater arms out of shape.
5. Life is wasted on the living. Try inserting “knitting” in place of “life” and you get a very creepy statement. All I can think of is my lovely knitting projects getting buried underground and full of rot and maggots. Yech! When I die, pass my sweaters out to living people who can still appreciate them. Vampires don’t count (they don’t get cold).
Happy knitting, everyone. Remember not to take life/your knitting too seriously.
That’s one truism I’ll keep.
You have to admire an expert sheep shearer who knows exactly what he’s doing. Firm but gentle, so nobody gets excited.
I think this sheep was more anxious about her audience than she was about being sheared.
It’s amazing to me how little of the sheep’s skin/hide seems to get a pass from the clippers. It’s probably my imagination, but watching the shearer, it looks as though he knows where all the sheep’s hidden zippers are. Make a pass here, a pass there, and voila! Naked sheep. Ready to go Boundin’.
Posted in Clothing and Accessories, Knitting, tagged Fish Belly Fiber Works, Hempahty, Hempathy, Jean Chung, Julie Turjoman, Klever Knits, Knitting, Knitting and Crochet, Lace, Louet Euroflax Sport, Shawl, stockinette, stockinette zombies, Summer, Tincanknits, zombie knitpocalypse on July 11, 2014 | 26 Comments »
It’s time to crow.
I’ve made astounding progress this summer on my self-assigned warm weather tops knitting project . At the beginning of June, I posted about the first two completed tops:
#2 Bonny by tincanknits
Since then I’ve powered my way through two more:
Knitted in Louet Euroflax sport. This tunic is light to wear and the lace panels on the sides and sleeves provide lots of, um, airflow. I usually pair this top with a cotton tank underneath. My husband likes it paired with a sports bra. That last has only happened once, on a very warm and rainy day. I’m pleased to report that this linen dried out very quickly after getting soaked in a mad dash across the Sherwin Williams parking lot.
Knitted using Hempathy, a yarn I’ve heard nothing but good things about. The day I finished this tank I put it on and wore it out to dinner with my husband. It’s a bit prickly next to skin right now, but will probably soften up a lot with repeated washing.
After all that stockinette I needed to take a break and knit some lace. So I threw myself upon Red Rock Canyon by Romi Hill with slavering glee. I inhaled that lace.
It wasn’t enough lace. I needed more lace. So much more lace.
So I cast on Evenstar Shawl by Susan Pandorf.
This one should last me for a while.