Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Knitted Landscape

I thought you guys should see this, it's really amazing. Go to:  I would love to do this with someone(s), maybe for  Art in the Vineyard or the Celebration. Not to sell, but to look at and wonder about. Anybody interested?

I was wrong about the link's list

For some reason, I can't access the layout. I wonder if I'm no longer an administrator? In any case, the link is (see post below for details):
I don't think you can just click on it, so cut and paste into your browser address bar. See you all later!

Knitty Gritty Cancelled?

There is a petition to save Knitty Gritty. The link to it is in the links list to the left. I've only seen the show a few times, but I think Vickie Howell is a worthy Ambassador for knitters everywhere. I would watch it more if I had DIY.  

Monday, March 3, 2008

Snapping Turtle Skirt

So I finally finished my first skirt, the snapping turtle skirt from "Knitting Nature." It took some strength to pick up the 240 stitches for the trim, and I altered the waist somewhat because if I had just put in a zipper it wouldn't have stayed up. I also shortened the skirt by one full row of hexagons. The pictures are from before I finished the waist band and trim, and it's currently in the blocking stage. Also, I fixed the block with the missing second color. I thought of adding the color after I knitted that block, and so I had to undo it and re knit. That's one reason to really love this construction: If you notice an error, you only have to undo one hexagon, rather than row after row. Reasons not to love it: 2100 picked up or cast on stitches, and the zillions of ends to weave in. Of course my choice to use a second color made for more ends. I love it and I'm next going to cast on the Trumpet Skirt from "Knitting Lingerie Style."