Friday, December 28, 2007

Vogue Knitting Dislikes and Other Knitting Likes

I interrupt this non-blogging, non-knitting time to say ICK to Vogue Knitting's Winter 2008 mag. Why the overexposed photos in an issue that says "COLOR" on the cover? And so many unnatural, unflattering poses. I have one issue left until it's time to renew.

Oh and, I love this one! And, what a great idea! Finally, knitty knitty bang bang's blog is making me want to rip up my blanket and use these colors. So pretty!

Okay forget the puzzle that is half completed on the table, I'm going to go pull out some yarn and try to remember how to knit!

Monday, July 16, 2007


New background and colors in anticipation of new knitting posts. Hooray!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Moderne Baby Blanket - part 2

Slowly but surely, the baby blanket from the Mason Dixon book is creeping towards the finish.
Moderne Baby Blanket - part 2

This weed popped up near the bird feeder and I'm anxiously waiting to see if it blooms. Note the little spikes on the leaves.

Spikey Weed

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Mason Dixon - Baby Blanket

I've always been intrigued by the colorful log cabin quilts so I was thrilled to find a Log Cabin knitting pattern in the Mason Dixon book.

Mason-Dixon Knitting

I wanted to start small so here is the beginning of my Moderne Baby Blanket. The yarn is a variety of colors and brands in 100% cotton. I did not test my gauge or do anything special because I was too eager to get started!

Moderne Baby Blanket

I'm telling everyone that I'm knitting the largest dishcloth EVER! The next color will be a soft purple, almost lilac, on the right side. I can't decide if I should add pink. I already know that I would like to try this again in earth tones (cream, light brown, dark brown, greens, etc).

I ran across a photograph of the apple cap that I made last year (Click here). I think these colors would look great in the same pattern. Maybe add a deep shade of blue, too.

Apple Hat - Completed

Monday, April 09, 2007

Knitting Purchases & Rug Patterns

As if I don't have enough to do, I bought the Knifty Knitter Flower Loom and the Knifty Knitter Straw Loomat JoAnn's.

Knifty Knitter Straw and Flower Loom

Then I started flipping through The Knitted Rug by Donna Druchunas. I've been wanting to knit a large cotton rug and was thrilled at some of the projects in this book.
The Knitter Rug

While I love the rug on the cover, I think this cable/braided edge rug will be the one that I knit.
Braided Rug

There are two pattern rugs that I like and one felted rug that I just can't decide on.
Colorful Pattern Throw Rug

Two Color Rug Design

Felted Diamond Rug

I liked the loop rug and I know the cat would enjoy attacking it with his claws and teeth but I wasn't crazy about the color. I changed it in Paint Shop Pro to a pretty shade of blue and now I love it.
Looped Rug

There's another rug that I liked but the colors did not match anything in the house until I started playing around with it in Paint Shop Pro. Now it is a keeper. I can't believe that I found so many rugs that I want to knit from one book!

Friday, March 30, 2007

New Yarn

I enjoyed watching the Devil Wears Prada last night and I did order Lady in the Water for tonight. I only knit five rows on the dishcloth before becoming too interested in the movie. I'll try again tonight!

Here is some new Noro Silver Thaw yarn that arrived...

Noro Silver Thaw Yarn

Thursday, March 29, 2007

I really miss knitting...

So it's time to start knitting, again! But first, I had to set up my Amazon Unbox account to download movies to TIVO.
Amazon and TIVO Video Rentals

I wish the price was lower but you start out with a $15 credit which makes it worth it for me! I am in the process of downloading the Devil Wears Prada. It sounds like a great movie to watch while knitting!

Now I need to pick a project to knit. Hmmm, probably something small that I can finish in a night. Maybe a simple paw print dishcloth by Rhonda White?
Knitted Paw Print Pattern

If all goes well with the download then I'll probably choose the Lady in the Water for my next movie download while I pop off a knitted tank top on the Ultimate Sweater Machine (aka the dust catcher).

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Vogue Knitting Magazine Preview

Vogue Knitting Magazine has posted their preview photos for an upcoming issue. Here's a quick link to their site:

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Simply Knitting - March 2007

Simply Knitting arrived during this winter flu season. This time it arrived with a free magnetic needle case!

Simply Knitting March 2007

This isn't a great picture but look at the bottom of the cover. There is a whole farmyard with patterns available in the magazine!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Where's the knitting?

All knitting has been halted with the exception of 1-2 rows on my boucle backpack. First there was the Christmas and New Year holidays and then I was too busy but now I'm just plain lazy. I do like the Thermal Sweater over at but I don't see myself starting it anytime soon. I've been trying to squeeze into my too small Fiber Trend Clogs and I have the yarn to make a larger pair...but no interest right now. I'll just have to keep looking for a pattern to inspire me!