To ZassZ and Merlich,
That is a strange coincidence on the yarn colors. The color for the socks was totally random. They happen to be the yarn that was next up in the sock bucket. As for the latest project, the Stone Cut Hoodie that I'm working on, front and back are off the needles and only 3 rows and the bind off and one of 2 sleeves will be finished. Now that the wrists are feeling better, I'll be back at it again.
To answer your question ZassZ, no, the picture of Grand Kage's project didn't show up on my screen. Which is weird since everybody elses' projects shows up. By the way, I love your ripple skirt. I've knitted and crocheted ripple afgans for years, it's one of my favorite patterns, but I never thought to turn it into a skirt. What a cool idea. I also like the wrap. It looks similar to a capelet that is featured in Victorian Lace Today by Jane Sowerby.
Merlich, in answer to your comment about the peach jam, I think you would like this one. I made one batch with no sugar at all and the rest was made with Splenda. Ball and MCP both make a great sugar free pectin for making jams and jellies. I've been using it for several years now. My hubbby and several of our friends are diabetic or like you have issues with processed sugar. So I make it without all the sugar. To me it tastes better.
I'm sorry about that guys i thought the image showed up last time from my last post,but i see that it never even showed up.oh well no use in crying over spilled milk.Ok now not only am i going to put the pic up here i would like u guys to add me,or i'll u,anyways look out for my friend request ok.Now i knitted this for my grandma in england to thank her for all the great jumpers she has sent us.She has been knitting for over 60 years now and i just want to show my gratitude.This was my second time knitting a jumper by the way,i had no pattern to do this from this was all from scratch everything,lol took awhile to come up with this,as i wanted it to be special.I've only been knitting for 4 years so still learning,i'm only 19 and male .Ok now i hope this pic goes well.i'm sure u guys will let me know if it came out again lol.
ok here's the same picture just different angle.Sorry about the first one bit to big lol,but what can u do.i did this pattern from looking at hers.she taught me a lot just from her work.
Sorry, I thought your shawl was crocheted, my monitor (or my eyes?) can't notice whether it is crocheted or knitted, however, it is beautiful. I liked it very much. Congratulations!
Yes, this is the skirt, I was talking about. It is beautiful too. About the black triangular shawl. I've knitted with black too. It is really difficult to see. My hubby bought me a magnifying glass with lights, 'cause, it was almost impossible for me to see what I was knitting.
I wish your yarn arrives first, although the Little Lace Top is lovely. Do you have any baby to give it? It would be an excellent present.
My dog is well now, thank you. He is completely recovered. Thank you for your words about my shrug.
By the way, me neither could see Grand-Kage's pic.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon, XOXOXO!
Patience, persistence and love are the main ingredients for wonderful knittings.
I've just posted my comment when I saw yours. It is gorgeous!! C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! ! ! !
Your grandma will be very pleased with this beautiful jumper. You are really good! Keep on knitting. You may become a famous designer!!
Looking forward to hearing from you soon,
I am happy to read your wrists are better now. Be patient, I am sure your project will be very beautiful.
Your jam sounds delicious. I can't have fructose or high fructose nor any other sweetener, but a little of brown sugar. I'll try to prepare some. Thank you!
Enjoy your knitting...
...and your cooking!
Hi there all you great knitters,.
First of all, to Grand Kage. WOW!!! you did a wonderful job. Keep at it kiddo!!! I expect to see great things from you. If that was your own design you are well on your way. Here is a place to look at for marketing your own designs. Knit Picks has a program for independent designers. Check out their website. Also, contact the different yarn manufacturers. Quite often they post their designer submission guidelines on their websites. Also, the magazines post their guidelines on their websites or list contact info in their magazine. My philosophy, what's the worse they can do, say no? Keep plugging away and eventually someone will say yes!
To Merlich, as for the jam, the pectin I use can be used to make jams and jellies without any sugar or sweetener. One batch I did was just peaches, lemon juice and pectin. It just has to be cooked a few minutes longer than jam with regular pectin and sugar.
Oh, the hoodie is almost done. I finished the second sleeve last night and started the hood. I should have it done this week-end. Looking forward to wearing it. And I have the yarn pulled for a cardigan and a cable pullover. Those are my next major projects after the christmas knitting. It's become a tradition in my house. The girls and my hubby expect something hand made from mom. The girls even commented that it wouldn't be christmas without mom's hand knits!!
Back at it!
Thank you for your jam formula. I'll try it. We all love jams and jellies. The jam especially in blintzes.
How exciting, you are almost done with your hoodie!
Looking forward to seeing you wearing it,
Thanks for the feedback on my jumper.I was looking at the website and couldn't find the area u were talking about,bet i did it wrong lol.Ok if u have any links then i'll give it a go.Oh right now i'm working on a sweater for my doctor to thank him for all he does for me.He's been my doctor for over 19 years.i started the project a few months back but have been slaking a bit lol.I'm ADHD and ADD so hard at times to want to complete a project.Oh and i'm going to try the scarf pattern for the episode 409 thanks to zass.Very helpful.Ok bye for now and if u guys have any suggestions for knitting i all ears.PS:any of u lefties?Just wandering.I'm both lefy and righty,though dominate with left hand.''grand_Kage'':)
So glad you are feeling better. By the time I send this you may be finished with your Stone Cut Hoodie - can't wait to see it? Thanks for liking my ripple skirt. I had fun picking the color sequence. It was a very relaxing knit. I'll have to see if I can find a pic of the capelet you mentioned by Jane Sowerby. I'll let you know if I do find it. Where is your Stone Cut Hoodie from? You may have mentioned, but I just may have missed the post. What color are you doing?
And all the women who were wise of heart spun with their hands, and they kept bringing as yarn the blue thread and the wool dyed reddish purple, the coccus scarlet material and the fine linen. Ex. 35:25
Well I am glad that I mentioned re your pic showing. Otherwise we may have missed a beautiful garment you knit. Wow - it is very, very nice! How did you compose it without pattern? I think you must have more talent than you realize. You could probably teach others as well. Thank you for re-posting your pic here. Sometimes those things happen. I write posts, go to send them, they disappear into thin air. Very annoying too. What is your next yarn for your next project going to be? Oh, I forgot you did mention you were going to do the scarf - what color are you doing? Color is important.
Thank you again. The Little Lace Top would be a baby gift for a friend's little granddaughter. She is a very sweet woman who I have gotten to know recently. I have just a few rows to finish on my trangle black shawl, for some reason, I have been so busy the last week - it should have been done by now. Doing some shopping with my h and having lunch with a gf, then I came home and was too tired to concentrate. So here I am posting but I will get to it later this eve.
So glad for you little pup is well now. It's not good when anyone in the family is under the weather. Our pets are such a part of our family aren't they? Those cute little ones that we take care of with so much love. I am glad he has a good home with you.
Love your shrug as I said, but I say again, especially the colors in your yarn - very nice. So glad we got to G_K's pic of blue sweater too. Is that not just a very nice knitting? Wow and without pattern. He said he's 19 yrs of age I think. It just goes to show, when you really enjoy what you do, you put your heart into it.
Well have a nice eve. Hope to talk soon. xoxo
To all my knitting friends,
I have finished the sweater. I'll try and post a pic. I am going to get my hubby to take a picture of me in it once we get a break in the rain. In the meantime, it did turn out well. I made it out of Red Heart Acrylic, Painted Desert variegated. The pattern is from Creative Knitting, September 2010 issue. I tried it on last night and I can tell you, it will be one that I will wear a lot around here. It's loose and comfy and I love the fit.
To ZassZ, the capelet I mentioned is in Victorian Lace Today. It is a pattern she adapted from Weldons Practical Knitter, Volume 1 !st Series, 1886.
Ladies Circular Cape in Shell Pattern. It looks complex, but the pattern is easily learned because the repeat is relatively short and the lace work is only done on the knit side. It didn't take me long to get the pattern down.
To Merlich, I love Blintzes!!! Do you have a good recipe for them? Every one I have ever tried have turned out lousy. I would love to make them with home made jam.
To Grand Kage, Try some small projects that don't require a lot of concentration such as a simple knit scarf, hat, socks, gloves or mittens. Use a yarn that has an interesting color pattern and do straight stockinette. One of my favorite little take alongs is a set of double point needles and some self striping sock yarn. I have a great wardrobe of hand knit socks. Another one is knitted dishcloths. As for large projects, I doubt that ADHD or ADD have a lot to do with the boredom factor that crops up with sweater knitting. Most knitters that I know have half a dozen projects going at any given time. I know I do.
As for the next project, I have started a new pair of socks, the Annetrelac Socks by Sandy Beadle. They can be found in several of the Interweave Knit Magazines. I got the pattern out of their specialty publication, Interweave Knits Accessories 2009 edition. It should be fun. I've read through the pattern several times and I think I have it figured out. If not, it will be one heck of an adventure. Good project for a rainy day.
just got an email from WEBS for that Berocco Weekend on sale. Thing is I got it from my lys for lots less than their sale price. But since you liked my wrap in the Pebble color I wanted to let you know they do have a sale going on for it. It's a pretty good yardage and nice soft, but thick enough for substance. http://www.yarn.com/webs-knitting-crochet-yarns-berroco/berroco-weekend-discontinued-colors-yarn/
I sent you another email in answer to yours but the storm intervening now, so I think you may still be without power. I have been seeing all kinds of terrible news stories re the area and I am strongly hoping you are all out of harm's way. I keep you in my prayers and thoughts until I hear you are fine. xoxo I am sure all of us here that know you are doing the same.
Okay, I have shelved the Annetrelac Socks for now. I got the first needle of base triangles done and got stuck. I will have to pull my entrelac knitting guide out and double check how Eunny Jang does it. Her article she wrote for Interweave Knits is a great reference. In the meantime, I have started a pair of the Reservoir Mitts from Knit Scene Accessories, 2012. The back of the mitts with the entrelac are done flat and then the rest of the mitt is done by picking up stitches along the side and doing them in the round.
Today though is a swatching and gauging day around here for christmas projects.