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I'll pop in when I have something to show or when I finish the pattern up, but until then I didn't want you to worry that I'd been attacked by The Fiendish Fans of Fun Fur or some other sinister organization.
Knitting, spinning, and my crazy life...
Snow capped mountains and evergreen trees highlight the center panel of this stole that will protect you from chilly breezes. Inspired by the Rocky Mountains that she sees everyday in her Colorado home, Georgina Bow designed a lace stole in honor of the majesty of mountains everywhere. Beads accent the geometric designs on each end, as well as accenting the snow and trees. Ends and borders are knitted as you go, so you don't have to go back and finish these areas later. By changing the yarn color of your stole, you could depict a mountain range in any season as well as the changing colors of daylight.
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ERRATA: Correction for "Chart one - row 1"
Row E has two more stitches than are used in Row 1. Make the following change:
On the left side count in until you reach stitch number 6. This is a knit stitch between two yarn overs. Change it to "knit 2 together".
On the right side count in until you reach stitch number 6. This also a knit stitch between two yarn overs. Change it to "slip, slip, knit".
Labels: Georgina Bow Creations Patterns
Labels: Spinning for Socks
I have had a lot of fun this last year, training my family. I know that Mommy has put my picture on her blog before and she reads all the comments to me. Thank you for all your support over the last year and if you see a posting from Ramius on StealMyDog.com, please ignore it. He's such a kidder - I think.
Aren't they cute? I love how the knobs on the lids are painted to match the chickens on the side of each canister. You can't see it in this picture, but the lids are red, which is the main color I'm using in the Kitchen right now. I knew there were the perfect canisters out there somewhere!
*An interesting little tidbit we learned from Judith MacKenzie McCuin in the spinning class at MDS&W was why "staples" are called "staples." In feudal times you would get your flour, sugar, salt (staples) from the lord of the manor. Everyone was under the feudal system (OK, not everyone, but English speaking everyone), so it worked out pretty well. With the rise of the merchant class and trade guilds in the Renaissance, many people moved into the cities and could no longer get these items from a feudal lord. The Stapler's Guild were the men who sorted the wool locks by staple length. This was important to do before it was combed for spinning because combing separates the shorter locks from the longer. If you don't sort out the locks ahead of time, you lose a lot of wool. Anyway, the Stapler's Guild bought these basic items in bulk, so if you lived in the city and had no feudal lord, you could get them from the guild. This is why we refer to flour, sugar, and salt as Staples. I thought that was pretty interesting.
I've started a new pair of socks. This is the GCNI/Mohair yarn that I spun into a 3 ply. Since I wanted to compare how a 2 ply yarn and a 3 ply yarn looked knitted up, I decided to knit this pair of socks in the waffle stitch pattern too. (A month or so ago I knitted some pink and blue stripey GCNI/Mohair 2 ply into waffle socks - this is what I'm comparing.) The yarn is a heavy fingering weight or possibly a sport weight yarn so I'm knitting it on US 2's, which I think are 2.75 mm (I can't remember). I'm halfway through the heel flap now so these socks are zipping along pretty quickly. The stitch pattern is the one from the Blueberry Waffle Socks, but I've adjusted the rest of the sock to my own gauge.
If things look a little different this morning, that's because I'm trying Flickr as my photo hosting site today. I'm less than 500 people away from getting into Ravelry and I think I'll probably get my invite later this week if they keep doing invites at the rate they have been. (Flickr and Ravelry are linked somehow so you can just click to add pictures.) I'm very excited about seeing what's in there. I will probably just add new stuff to Ravelry and not enter previous projects - at least not at first. We'll see, who knows what I'll do when I actually see it. If you click the link to Ravelry, they do have a bunch of screen shots of the site so you can kind of see what's in there.