October 15, 2004

Knitting Quiz

Knitting Guru
You appear to be a Knitting Guru. You love knitting
and do it all the time. While finishing a piece
is the plan, you still love the process, and
can't imagine a day going by without giving
some time to your yarn. Packing for vacation
involves leaving ample space for the stash and
supplies. It can be hard to tell where the yarn
ends and you begin.

What Kind of Knitter Are You?
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I'll go along with that. It seemed to be the answer that fit the best. Good job, Marnie!

Off to Rhinebeck tomorrow! See you all there!

Posted by nipper at 01:33 PM | Comments (3)

October 14, 2004

Ron's Blocky Back

ron's back

Well, I'm done with the back. I have never made a sweater that was just a square before. This is just too weird. I added a little shaping to the waist of it, because this little girl's body was just not meant for a boxy sweater. There isn't even any shaping for the sleeves! How do you decide where to place your sleeves if there isn't even the slightest inset? Front is a rectangle, back is a rectangle, sleeves have flat tops. I'm much better at a jigsaw puzzle when there are some shapes to match up....

Posted by nipper at 12:16 AM | Comments (6)

October 12, 2004

Clear Skies Ahead

fluffy clouds front

And the Fluffy Clouds sweater is finished. Sort of. To take these pictures, I just tucked up the unwoven ends, but it's all sewn up. I figured weaving in all the ends would take all day long, so I went ahead and took the pictures while it was still light out. I look like the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man in this sweater. I like it, a lot, but I still look like a big fluffy marshmallow.

I've also decided against wearing it to Rhinebeck. If I drink a Coke, I spill it all over myself. If I eat a hot dog, I get mustard all over myself. I don't even want to think about what stains I could get at a sheep festival. But now I have to decide what else to wear. Orange cabled tunic? Pink and orange muppet sweater? Wavy-Line sweater (with jacket, of course)? If it can't be something new, it must be something I made. I can't be running around in a store-bought sweater. God forbid.

Speaking of Rhinebeck, it seems like everyone and their grandmothers are going to be there. It'll be like a knit-blogger convention. I can't wait. Look for me, I'll be easy to spot. No matter what I decide to wear, I'll be easy to spot.

Posted by nipper at 01:35 PM | Comments (10)

October 11, 2004


So, I realize it's been over a week since I went to the Knit-Out & Crochet and I still haven't put up anything on it. Sorry about that. It was really interesting and much bigger than I was expecting it to be. Mindy has a very good post about what we did that day, with some great pictures. I think I took my camera out once the entire day. I'm a bad blogger.

I'll be much better about having the camera primed and ready when I go to Rhinebeck Saturday. I promise a full report with lots of pictures of cute sheep, yummy wool, and Jackie and me up far too early. I have to leave the house around 6:30 to get down to Grand Central to catch the 7:48 train with Jackie so that we can meet Carolyn and Amy at 8:50 so we can get to the festival around 10. This might just kill me. Half the time I don't even get home until 6 in the morning on Saturdays.

Also, I have to think about what to wear to this here Sheep Festival. Everyone else is making something new to wear and show off. Ron won't be finished by then (I'm still working on the back.) I have the Fluffy Clouds sweater that I need to have finished by the end of the month as it's part of my Halloween costume, so I could do that this week. But my problem is... Does one really want to wear a pure white sweater to a Sheep Festival?!?!? That seems like a disaster waiting to happen. But, I have been working on finishing it. Here it is with the shoulder sewn up and the neck almost finished.

fluffy clouds

New poll! Should I wear the Fluffy Clouds? Or something not new?

I didn't even think about weather... Will my loosely knit mohair sweater be warm enough for an Upstate New York October day?

Posted by nipper at 12:35 PM | Comments (7)
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