Monday, August 29, 2005

Tagged Twice in One Day!!!

Birdsong tagged me so here we go...

1. Go into your archive.

2. Find your 23rd post (or closest to).

3. Find the fifth sentence (or closest to).

4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions.

5. Tag one person to do the same.

Here is my exciting 5th sentence in my 23rd post!

Despite my problems in the beginning I really love this sweater.

I tag Sallee! Sorry Sallee!

Have a great day!


Eeek I've Been Tagged

I’ve been tagged by Sallee and I’m not sure what the question was but I think it is what are six pieces of music that I’ve been listening to.

Blister In the Sun – Add it Up - Violent Femmes
Ancient Mother – Ancient Mother
Bring Me to Life – Fallen – Evanescence
Shanti/Ashtangi – Ray of Light – Madonna
He Lives In You – Rhythm of the Pride Lands – Lion King Soundtrack
The Mummers’ Dance – The Book of Secrets – Loreena McKennitt

Sorry it took so long.

I tag Christine

Have a great day


Thursday, August 18, 2005

It's Ready For a Night Out on the Town

Mom's lapghan is finished and I think it looks great. The black yarn is Cascade 100% Peruvian Highland Wool and the component yarn has a black base with auburn filaments flecked with black ribbon.

Usually wool burns my fingers and apparently Shetland, Icelandic and Aran make me sneeze and have an allergy attack, but that is because they are not stripped of the lanolin I've found out.

At least for me the processed yarns are a joy to work with. I loved this Peruvian Highland Wool it was so soft and slid so beautifully off the needle. The component yarn while beautiful became a terrible mess of tangles if I let it even touch itself...and forget frogging, tinking or any other activity! It is beautiful though and well worth all the bother! Mom is always worth it! :)

I'll let you know if she likes it or not.

Have a great day!


8/29/05 - Mom loves it! I am so happy! :)

Mom's Lapghan

Mom's Lapghan, originally uploaded by Ruinwen.

Up close and personal this lapghan is sleek and stylish. Just perfect for a night out or an early bird dinner.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Slip Stitch Cats

Slip Stitch Cats, originally uploaded by Ruinwen.

Here is my first attempt at slip-stitch. I think it came out pretty good. I had promised this year I would learn some sort of stranding technique and I have! I am so excited!

I really like slip stitch technique is also called mosaic knitting which was coined by Barbara Walker in 1976.

In slip stitch one carries only one color across a row so the piece is not as bulky as some Fair Isle but it does have a sort of texture to it where the slipped stitches are used.

My next attempt is a slip stitch hat with these cats which are from Slip-Stitch Knitting - Color Pattern The Easy Way - By Roxana Bartlett.

Happy Knitting everyone!