Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Taos Woven Jacket

Check your new issue of Cast On for the Taos Woven Jacket:

I'm so excited to see this in print.

And the original:

Still working on the stash reduction blanket.  One problem with the stash reduction blanket:  Mr. Zip and company keep taking the stash

Yeah they look innocent but they aren't.

Job done:

With some divine intervention.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Hemlock Ring Blanket

Work is continuing on the Hemlock Ring (Doily) Blanket. This is such a fun project.  I wondering if I've got enough yarn.  I may need to get more.  It's really a clever idea making a doily large enough to be a lap blanket.

Hemlock always remind me of Socrates.  So if you've never heard the world's shortest biography:

Socrates was a man.  Socrates was a Greek.  He went around telling everyone what to do.  They poisoned him.


My Level three made it to the TKGA office.  I think it will take close to 3 months to review, especially since the convention is this May, and they will all be busy with that.

I am also working on a "stash reduction" Blanket.  I saw something like it on the Yarn Harlot's
Ravelry page.  So I can't take credit for this one.  It's great if you've got alot of yarn snippets and part used up balls of yarn.  Some of you saw it last week.

This is a project my student's will love.  No gauge swatch!  No (real) counting! (if you can count to 3 you're set and even then if you don't feel like counting---don't).

Basically what I did was:
Size #9 (32") circular needles

Using a worsted weight yarn make a tail that is several yards long (don't measure--Esimate!!!) Start casting on (lontail) while your waiting for pages to load on the computer or reading emails or what ever.  Cast on for about 1/2 hour with distractions.  You should have 200 +/- 
stitches. Don't count!! Should fill up your needles. 

Choose a pattern stitch.  I'm doing garter st.  Then work one row with your cast on yarn.  Cut yarn , leaving a tail.  Pick another yarn from your stash and begin knitting with that.  Tie the tail of this yarn together with the first yarn (fringe).  Knit an odd # of rows (I've been doing 3 so far), cut yarn leaving a tail.  Keep doing this until you feel like stopping. Or just keep going.

I am now on Twitter as lipizzanknitter (what else!!)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Bread and circuses

I sent my level III off this morning. Hoping it gets to
Zanesville safely.