Monday, July 04, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July! It's been a lovely relaxing, BBQing and drinking weekend here. I finally finished up this colorful blanket I knit for Luke! (I know, it's too hot, but he'll have it for winter)

I've been knitting pretty sporadically this year, but when I do, this is the only project I've had in the works. After realizing I have about 8 boxes FULL of yarn, I decided to only use yarn I already own when making most of my projects this year, as with this colorful blanket. No need to buy anything new yet. Luke calls it my "scrap blanket" with joking disdain. I think Omar will be stealing it very soon. He is a creature of comfort.

I used a combination of increases and decreases to create the chevron zig zag with garter stitch edges. It's basically the same pattern as the black and purple blanket I made a few years back, just with different stripe patterns.

Next project? I'm thinking of starting scarves and things for holiday gifts. Also, going to start knitting closing gifts for my clients!

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Wool and the Gang

Have you heard of this? Wool and the Gang. Overpriced, hipster knitting kits, complete with yarn, pattern, needles and finishing tools. I popped in a crafty store in my neighborhood today and saw a bag that looked like this:

It cost over $100 for a dang scarf, but hey. I was intrigued. I suppose it's pretty neat if you want to get into knitting and look cool and $ isn't an object. I guess I'm a grandma at heart when I gasp at the price, but I wouldn't mind digging into one of these!