Sunday, June 27, 2010

Podcast & KAL

A friend of mine who I teaching to knit wanted to knit a circular blanket. I suggested the Pi Shawl from Knitter's Almanac by Elizabeth Zimmerman. I started my EZ as Pi Blanket on Friday and as of today (Sunday), it is about 10 inches in diameter. The yarn is Moda Dea Sassy Stripes.

Then, I thought that this project would be great for a KAL for the Knits Up Podcast. So if you are interested, check out the podcast and the KAL thread on the Knits Up Podcast group on Ravelry.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Potsdam Socks

I am working on socks for my cousin's daughter who is a music education major at Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. In the winter, Potsdam gets to be pretty cold. I am knitting a 64 stitch plain sock with a slip stitch heel and traditional shaping. The yarn I am using is Patons Kroy Socks Stripes in the Bronzed Berry Stripes colorway. I am almost to the toe of the first sock.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Coolest Thing EVER

Okay, so I got my Lion Brand Yarn newsletter tonight. I liked one of the shawl photos so I decided to click on the link and take a look at the pattern. Much to my surprise and delight, the cool people at Lion Brand have added possibly the coolest app ever to their website. It's a detachable counter. A nifty little piece of software that replicates what a Kacha-Kacha Counter does with added features. The counter can be moved within the pattern you are working on and if your browser is cookie enabled, the website remembers where you moved the counter and what the count is at on it. This counter app is huge because if you have an internet enabled phone, netbook, laptop, or just knit at your computer like I do, you will never be lost again.
The Lion Brand Yarn regular site is linked here. Lion Brand's mobile site is linked here.

Cheers to Lion Brand Yarn!!!