Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Visions of projects dancing in my head
This weekend was a "guild weekend", so my attention was focused on all things crafty: embroidery, knitting, crochet, spinning and weaving. Saturday, I learned a few smocking basics. Sunday included a quick trip to an alpaca event "on the way" to my tapestry weaving get-together.


I have been thinking about using a tapestry design instead of my freeform attempt last time. While I loved doing the freeform project, I really want to focus on technique. So I decided to do a sampler from Kristen Glasbrook's Tapestry Weaving. Yarn is bought and I am ready to go!


And last but not least, here my knitting/crochet projects as of today. From top left, my steeking class project (homework completed!), Autumn Vines Beret from Never Not Knitting, and two potholders for my grandmother.

in progress 2-15-11

Needless to say, house projects have come to a standstill. I really need to get those back underway - christmas is still in my living room and I also want to do another cull of the stash.


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Friday, February 11, 2011
Confession Time: Read Instructions First
Soooo, I am fascinated by this whole steeking thing. I mean, you knit something in the round, grab a pair of scissors, and whammo! A cardigan that you don't have to seam.....right? And then there is that whole craziness about actually cutting your knitting and it not meaning that a really bad thing happened.

Imagine the thrill when the LYS had a class on, you guessed it, steeking! I quickly handed over my check to the teacher and a few weeks later, actually read the class description after seeing the class sample.

Class level: Intermediate. You must know how to knit in the round on DPN’s, Cast-on, Knit, Purl, increase, decrease and you worked at least one project in stranded color knitting. 

Catch that last part?

 Ever see a stranded color knitting project on this blog?

Yeah, there's a reason for that. Though I guess "worked" really doesn't mean completed, does it?

So after a crazy couple of weeks/months of tired eyes and hand pain, I embark on this adventure!

Hey, at least it isn't skydiving.

Although, there's an idea!