Knitting sets your mind free and makes you see the other side of whatever this will be.....the purlside or the happier side of life!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Ribbed Keyhole Scarf

One week after surgery! My right foot is in a cast and I am on crutches (I actually prefer my neighbor's walker....). I finished a scarf from the 60 Quick Knits book where three of my patterns can be found. I am not very happy with the pattern since someone thought it should be rewritten (and now there is a mistake in it!) and also the finishing which  according to me should be blocking was changed to "do not block" and this is just impossible! But I will get over it.....
I have knitted this scarf for my local yarn store IRIS FINE YARNS where I also teach knitting classes on a regular basis.
There will be a book signing night in May!

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Today I had the honor of meeting Brandon Mably! He is a British knitting celebrity and very famous in knitting circles. Here you can find more information about him

We started the day off with picking a favorite postcard and then choosing colors from it which we then had to transfer into rows of yarn with about 6 different colors per row. His British accent was quite "charming" as he would put it and his jokes were very entertaining as well. I learned a lot!

Tomorrow I will be off to surgery! I ruptured my Achilles tendon when I tried to push a heavy piece of furniture......

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

See Through Sleeve

  I have picked up one of my older projects. This photo shows the sleeve of my hopefully soon finished circle cardigan out of Noro and Habu yarns. It is actually a fun project and the sleeve has only 64 stitches at the top! And it is knitted in the round only! The background and sleeve show the grey Wisconsin sky.