Monday, December 31, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
Each Friday I will select a particular yarn from my stash and take a quick pic of the fiber (and perhaps the pattern), make notation of the future project for the yarn and comment on such topics as quality of the fiber, place and date of purchase, etc. (I think you get the picture).
My first Fess-Up Fiber Friday is Boku from Plymouth Yarn.
Brand: Plymouth Yarn
Yarn Name: BOKU
Content: 95% Wool/5% Silk
Skein Weight: 50g = 99 yds
Project Plans: Triangle Shawl #1110
Comments: I saw a sample of this shawl while visitng a yarn shop in Virginia(with Jeannie and Laurie) and actually tried the sample on and found the shawl to be ever so comfortable and attractive. How could I resist the Boku when a LYS put the yarn on sale at 50% off!
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
This sweater is 100% wool. I think cotton and wool were the only yarn choices in 1957, at least in the Foot Hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. Mom purchased the wool from a small five & dime type store and ordered the Angora from Montgomery and Ward! I remember her receiving the little ball of Angora and how "Special" I felt that she actually ordered yarn for "My Sweater"!
It continues to warm my heart each time I pull this sweater from the cotton bag that is always stored on a top shelf in my closet. Over the years, this piece has made every move with me and I consider this truly one of my Treasures.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Please enjoy pics from the evening.....................
Knitters Making Christmas Cheers!
Knitting is a Good Thing!
Jeannie, Laurie and Knit Picky Owner, Jo.
Knitters in the Holiday Spirit.
Birthday Dinner with my two favorite guys....Hubby-Bill, Son-Brack and our Lisa (Brack's Girl Friend).
Some of my Birthday Cards and Goodies.....
Thank you all for making this such a marvelous Birthday. I am truly blessed to have such supportive and loving family and friends.
Saturday, December 1, 2007
This project should be off the needles by New Years...'cause it may take me a while just to put the sweater together once the knitting is complete. You see I am a knitting "Newbie" and much of my time is spent studing the pattern/instructions.
I love cables, but this is my second large cable project and I think my cable needle may be put to rest when Silver Belle is finished...at least for a while. See my cn below (I tried 3 different cable needles before selecting this one as my favorite) and wouldn't you agree she looks overworked??