Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Wreath 2010

A picture of my Christmas wreath hanging on my door. Hope my neighbor doesn't mind me cutting off a few magnolia leaves from his tree.

More Madder Red Wool Dyeing

The last madder red color washed out. So, I re-dyed it and this is the comparison between the previous wool and the color now. It is even a darker red than what appears in this photo. Success. Have already made a Liberty or Death Cap with it.

Here is the dye pot with the two pounds of wool skeins.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Back to Knitting?

I have not posted in quite a while. Mainly because I have not been knitting. That is not until Sunday. Here are my new knee-high stockings.

I used Opal Sock Yarn (Opal Pullover & Sockenvall) color 26. The yarn is 75 % Superwash and 25& Polyomide. They fit great and I love them.
These were done on my Passap E6000.
Knit from toe up
Single Bed Knitting CX/CX
Stitch Size (SS) Main 5.5
Ribbing 1X1
Ribbing SS 4/4
52 Stitches at the top, 32 Stitches at bottom
130 rows on foot, 360 rows body, 20 short rows for toes and heel.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Happy New Year

I have not posted to my blog for quite awhile. I have done no knitting for over a month as all my time has been spent planning/making built-in bookshelves and cabinets surrounding our fireplace. I had wanted to get this project done before my husband returned in time for Christmas but I was unsuccessful. Making bookshelves is hard to do by yourself as they are big and since they are made of plywood, weigh a ton. I can report however that as of yesterday, one side of the built-in is nearly finished. We have some final finishing touches to do such as putting facings on each of the shelves and putting handles on the cabinets. We plan on making the other side next weekend. I absolutely love it. It is lovely and took a lot of work to get it to look as it does. I love accomplishments especially when I can look at them every day and say "That built-in you made looks gorgeous".

I have to get thinking about knitting again. As I proposed last month, I am very interested in doing a Passap knit-a-long live on –line. I have everything I need to make that happen except time. The evening of 16 January 2010 looks like a good time to do a simple on-line tutorial about 7 pm EST. I will send out more information on the Ravelry Passap machine knitter’s group. If you are interested or have a specific beginner's topic you want to make sure I cover, please email me.