Archive for February, 2007

… of knitters sweeping through NYC 

It’s official! I am going to New York to see the Wizard Yarn Harlot :-D

We were already planning a trip there in March and when I found out that the BIG EVENT was happening the day before we were going to get there, well, we just had to go a day early didn’t we *dances around the room*.

I promise lots of pics and reviews of NYC yarn stores.

Yay! *still dancing*

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Well, weekends are supposed to be for spinning but there’s been other stuff happening around here - like the launch of the new blog and fiddling with Wordpress for the last 10 hours or so!

I did get a little bit done though:

Finished another 10g/100m of the pink laceweight and I’m stopping there as I have enough to do something with it all now. I have promised my flatmates there will be no more pink fuzz stuck to their socks (I haven’t told them about the blue fuzz ;-))

Sampled the polwarth till I was happy with it, learning (but not perfecting) long-draw in the process. I have started the main spinning but there’s only three bumps on the bobbin so not worth photographing.

In lieu of new photos - here’s an old one:




WIP police who watch my sidebar list may have notice ‘Socks From Scratch’ reappear only to disappear. I did start knitting the SFS using the very cool Turkish cast on which I found here. I really wanted to have them stripe perfectly right from the toe which short rows won’t do. However I hated the look of the toe once I’d finished it (you know the one where you increase one each end on top and bottom of toe until it’s big enough), so it was frogged.

So what do I do? Anyone know another way of doing the toe which starts right from the tip and looks better? Or should I ditch aesthetics and do my favourite short row toe? Let me know!

Ciao, Diane

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Welcome to the new-look blog.

More interesting posts coming soon :-)

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So much is my frustration for Blogger that I have moved. Except I haven’t.

Until I can figure out how to import my posts from Blogger I will continue to blog over there.

Hopefully won’t be too long.

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