Wednesday, October 19, 2011

New house

     I've taken the plunge and am now self hosting my blog over here.  The idea behind the move is to give me more flexibility, control and organization.

     Most of the posts have already been moved to the new space and I will, eventually, delete everything here.

     Please, stop by my new address - there is a little housewarming gift waiting for you over there ;).

Monday, October 10, 2011

Hi there!

     I had great plans for this year, I was going to design more, knit more and over all, do more.  Yeah...and then life got in the way, not much designing or knitting was done and it's already October.  Oh, well...
     One thing that I've been planning/wishing to do this years is, at least, started though.  I enrolled into the Master Hand knitter Program and am slowly and obsessively going through it.  I've already noticed a change in the way I express myself when it comes to knitting.  Since this is a correspondence course, I have to improve my vocabulary to be able to properly explain what I do and how I do it.  I'm also doing some things differently than how I use to do them (like cast-on and bind-off) and doing some things I've never done before.  Some of it I'll add to my repertoire, others I won't, but it's good to know them even if I don't use them.

     After I got the course printed, I dove in and got completely immersed in it for a few weeks.  When I couldn't see any more improvements and had no more resources at hand to do more research, I stopped and began playing with the idea of arch shaped socks knit from the toes up.  I got one sock done and am now working on the second one - doing some adjustments and will try another type of heel (the first was a simple short row one).
     If I have the stamina, I'd like to offer this socks as a tutorial/KAL kind of thing, where people will be able to customize the socks to whatever yarn/needles/gauge/size they want.

     Now, if you'll excuse me, I'll go try to write some of the report for the MHK.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

What I'm doing

     Last weekend there were two art fairs going on in town - despite the fact that Kansas' governor apparently want to exterminate all kinds of arts from the state.  On Saturday we went to the Haskell Indian Art Market, were we met one of Joel's best friends. 
     On Sunday, we walked across the street for the Fall Arts and Crafts Festival, where I bought some yummy alpaca fiber.  The fiber felt so soft, I had to start spinning it right away.  The first skein is hanging in the shower stall as I write this.  I still have another 4oz of the most amazing brown fiber in a bag, awaiting to be spun.  I'm thinking of turning it into some sock yarn, but I'm not sure yet.

     I'll try my best to remember to ask Joel to put the latest socks I knit him on so I can take some pictures and also take some photos of the bag I made him.

     Things are still quiet on the knitting front, with very little to report.  So far none of the ideas I had screams "knit me now!", so I'm calling this a vacation.  I'll try to organize my stuff better and see where it takes me.