Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Dishcloth Thoughts

I bought this yarn on sale for $3 the other day to make dishcloths....

Sensation Bellezza Collection Smania Yarn
65% cotton; 35% nylon

The free Textured Slip Stitch pattern is from Dishcloth Boutique.

With all of this thinking about dishcloth knitting, I had a dream last night that I was writing a book about them. Weird, I know since I haven't even knitted one yet.

Today, I found this Dishcloth KAL at Yahoo. They send 7 lines of a pattern a day for you to knit along with them. There is a blog of their finished projects at I signed up right away at Yahoo!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Spending Money

I've cast on for my second Lion Brand Magic Stripe sock and spent some money!

This is the first book I've bought that is by the Yarn Harlot...and I love it!

Knitting Rules

I couldn't pass up this Sensational Sock book. It has every measurement that I need to fit my goofy feet and the goofy feet of all those that I know (or at least those worth knitting for).

Sensational Knitted Socks

While I have never knitted a toy, I have HIGH hopes. I once bought a Rebecca magazine on eBay just to get a doll pattern. I had checked this book out of the library earlier this year and with a JoAnn's coupon, I snapped one up the other day.

World of Knitted Toys

Tired of buying books, I think bought one of the Embellish Knit machines.

Embellish Knit

I can make my own I-cords but this machine is so much faster. I can make Sophie bag handles in no time with it! I really like the Celtic Knot and Flowers that are made with cords, too. I'm thinking of making a large i-cord flower for my Sophie bag.

And then because I missed buying patterns, I went online and ordered a subscription to Simply Knitting. While it's quite a bit more expensive than U.S. magazines, it is published MONTHLY and inclues a FREE gift. Before subscribing, I had already found issues that included a knitting tote, matching knitting tote accessory bag, and a crochet insert. The first magazine they mailed to me contained bamboo needles!

Simply Knitting with free gifts


Thursday, August 17, 2006

Sophie Bag - prefelting

I've finally got around to grafting the handle to my Sophie bag (from

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

One Magic Stripe Sock

The sock that sat on the table since November has been completed!
Pattern from LionBrand Magic Stripe Yarn label.