Monday, January 09, 2006

A Belated Happy New Year.

I started some new fingerless gloves on Saturday night, and I finished the first one yesterday. They are the Irish Walking ones - there is a knit a long for this scarf, and someone adapted the pattern for fingerless mitts. I love them. And I love cables. I think that I have found my calling as a knitter. It holds my interest really well, and I can memorize the pattern - If the repeat isn't too long. I think that I am going to start a felted bag based on the one in Alterknits - I think I am going to try and add a cable going thru the middle. Since it is knit in a big rectangle then sewn up I think this will be fine. I am wondering how the cables will fare once they are felted. Does anyone have any experince with this? I am also thinking of trying out one of the patterns on the knit & tonic site. They look great, and I think I need a new sweater. I don't know how I would feel about actually wearing the somewhat cowl, but I love the way it looks on her. I think I might just start with the striped sweater. Since I don't have a striped sweater this would be great. I wonder if she is going to design a sweater for her guy. I would love to see what she comes up with. I think her site is great. You should check it out if you want a really great read http://knitandtonic.typepad.com/knitandtonic/- and another one that I read alot is Sheep in the City - Love it!!!