Sunday, September 27, 2009

Catching up

Last weeks Saturday with Stephanie Pearl-McPhee was a really fun morning. She's very entertaining and a good teacher. Learned a new way to stitch an ssk. The wording went something like "in first stitch as if to knit, dig around to back loop of next stitch, then pull yarn through." I think I might try to make a video of it. It lies down nicely, slants nicely and is faster than slip slip knit.

Last week I was surfing ebay searching for a swift. Found lots of the 2 varieties I'm used to seeing a lot of - the big umbrella type, then the wooden cross/table top kind. Then I found the "Kay Yarn Reel Winder". Hadn't seen this particular version before. put in my bid, and 26.00 (with shipping) later I have myself a yarn swift. I love it. Here's a picture in mid process.

Then when not in use, it folds up really nice and compact... takes up less room than my Knit Picks ball winder

Friday, September 18, 2009

I know, I know

I know I haven't posted much in a while. Keeping myself very busy these days, what with the planning of a wedding & all. But look at the super cute little kid picture I got from Scott's mom for our picture wall.

She tells me he used to love having his picture taken, and you can see it here - but now he really hates it.

My little garden has about had it for the season. We've decided not to plant this breed of tomato again too - almost candy sweet. But I found a really cool shop to maybe help us make a better garden next year.

I've also recently joined the local knitting guild and taken over management of their website I'm not super happy with the colors & layout, but it was the first thing I built, still trying to work out something I like better. Even with the color scheme, the site is much improved (and more current) then its been in quite a while.

Tomorrow I'm off to my first non-regular guild event - a class by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, aka the Yarn Harlot called Grok the Sock. I'm looking forward to it and maybe I'll have some good pics to share after.

Keep on crafting and photo taking - see ya later.