maandag 13 december 2010

old school

You can call me old fashioned, but when grading a pattern I still don't use Excel, there is just something about using just pencil, paper and a calculator that I find pleasant. It makes me calm...... It isn't fast but I like to write those numbers down, don't get me wrong I do have a spread sheet I just hate using it for grading :) here are some pictures

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dinsdag 7 december 2010

Lacey Beret

And besides all the large sample knitting I need to do I could use a fun little project perfect for those prescious one skeins everyone has lying around in their stash just cause they felt so soft or had a fabulous color :) This yarn has everything: EasyKnits Alpaca/silk in a gorgious semi solid purple. And it knits up beatifull

There is one thing I like when it's so cold outside. Floor heating! And it's perfect for blocking samples that don't need pinning down. Tho I do need to be careful where I put them otherwise she will confiscate and won't give back ;) if you look closely at next picture you can see the beret under my seat

This is how it turned out picture made by DD1 ;)

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zaterdag 4 december 2010


Oh my, it's been a while since my last post. For the last six weeks I've done lots and lots of knitting and I can't show you anything :( Sample 1 and 2 for Yarn Forward Magazine are blocking at the moment. Sample 3 also for Yarn Forward is halfway done. Sample 4 also for Yarn Forward needs to be done from scratch cause I don't have the yarn yet with great thanks to the postal services it's still not delivered and no one knows where my package of gorgious Merino/Bamboo is in the great world of lost packages :( Sample 5 is for The Knitter and is almost done.

Now I need to write the patterns and I'm having some trouble to actually start. I know that if I'm able to start I've no trouble writing them, in fact most times when I'm writing I forget everything around me including eating on time. I always have a timer next to me so I don't forget appointments. But for some reason I have a lot of trouble to get started. And reading on Ravelry doesn't help of course :) But I did found this post of Annie and guess what I'm not the only one having trouble :) You can read it here

Because I needed a change from all the large projects I was working on and believe me, if you start knitting at 8 AM till it's time for dinner it isn't really that much fun, though I made it more fun to watch all 7 seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 4 weeks. :) i needed desperatly something new and fun to knit just for myself. Or rather for DH he earned it :) a nice warm scarf made from gorgious Fibrespates Srumptious Merino Silk DK and the pattern? Well that will be available as soon as I manage to get started on pattern writing ;)

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