Knit by Nora
Compulsive ~ a strong, irresistible impulse to act (i.e., to knit) and Obsessive ~ to occupy the mind excessively (thus this blog)

Thursday, August 05, 2004  

Today’s Knitting News

Here is a list of topics I will be blogging about this week:
• My trip to Sheep Fest! – see Monday, August 2nd
• My first drop spindle experience! – see Tuesday, August 3rd
• New tattoos (Mark & me) – see Wednesday, August 4th for Marks; mine are yet to come.
• Making stitch holders – today!
• And what I have been knitting and spinning! –today & more to come tomorrow.

Last night I went to my first “Stitch & Bitch” at the Cranberry Twp. Barnes & Noble. While there was just Lisa & myself, this is the first time in four years I have knit with a companion (I always knit in public though). Lisa has been knitting only two months and is doing great work and loves it. She is already multi-taking with three projects! A really pretty blue cat bed (ala the Stitch & Bitch book), a hot looking black poncho and an Eros scarf in the most beautiful whites and neutrals. It was a nice experience and I look forward to next month. I received a nice email from the organizer, Jane, who had a household emergency.

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This is the front of my R2 tank in paper. This is a very pretty color -- Alison is knitting with it and last night, Lisa said she picked up the same shade at our LYS. It is not quite pink and not quite lavender – that really describes it, doesn’t it?!

Also here are my first stitch markers. I am very pleased at how they turned out. I had a nice set of instructions (they are at home and goggling did not bring them up again). Other than beads, plyers and wire cutters, the other needed ingredient is something I think is called an “i-wire”. It looks like an extra long, thin straight pin.

posted by Nora | 1:24 PM
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