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Saturday, November 26, 2005

Beginner Crochet

Beginner Crochet

The Christmas granny pattern really looks beautiful. It is amazing that the holidays are here already!

Monday, November 14, 2005

Knitting Maven

Knitting Maven

I am in the middle of teaching a class in knitting. I came across a funky knitted scarf pattern and now the whole class is making it. It is a twisted scarf. All I did was knit up 3 strips. Each one was done in stockinette and was 3 inches wide and 81 inches long. I did it with a gorgeous bulky yarn. It shaded as it knit up and had flecks of gold in it.

I attached the 3 strips at the top and braided them and then attached them at the bottom. I put a pompom on each end. It is really a great knitted scarf.

One of the woman did it with 2 different yarns for a little girl. She knitted 2 strips in a solid yellow yarn and one strip in a yellow and pink ribbon. This one we made 2 inches wide and 45 inches long. We used the 2 different yarns to make pompoms. It is actually quite beautiful and different.

Crochet-Poncho-Pattern

Crochet-Poncho-Pattern

The pink and blue worsted weight novelty yarn looks nice. I could use it for a baby sweater or a small receiving blanket for my granddaugher's doll. She loves when I knit for her.

Knitting Maven

Knitting Maven

I am getting ready to go to the knitting class where I am sort of the insructor. A lovely woman is the official instructor but.... I am a long time knitter, but have never considered myself to be an exceptional knitter. Being around other knitters has sort of convinced me that I am quite good.

I find it amazing that some people do not even think about knitting gauges. It is interesting to see something I have knitted done by someone else. My good friend, who is a good knitter, is oblivious to needle size and yarn gauge. She often ends up with sweaters that are 12 sizes to big, or just misshapen.

Back to my knitting class- I sit there and laugh when people think I can help them. Actually sometimes I can help. One woman found a vestthat she began 16 years ago. She showed it to the knitting instructor who gave her wrong information. She made the poor woman rip out one front, because she did not understand why there was no armhole decrease. I looked at it and realized it was a straight armhole. So now hopefully the woman can reknit the front and have a beautiful vest.

I enjoy the knitting class as the woman are friendly and interesting. Time to go!

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Cashmere

Cashmere

The Debbie Bliss cotton cashmere looks beautiful. It would make a great looking shell or knitted sweater.

Crocheting china knitting yarn Resources

Crocheting china knitting yarn Resources

The bag of mohair yarn should be interesting. I would use the varied yarn colors with other yarns to knit up some scarfs for holiday gifts.