Sunday, October 30, 2005

New yarn!

Friday I got new yarn and sock patterns. I also got my ballwinder. I know I had one when I live in Mayville - but it disappeared. So yesterday I balled yarn and started knitting the new socks.

I also had to buy some new needles for Mom. Of course you can't enter a yarn store without buying yarn so I bought another sock pattern and this yarn.

I'm going to have to get busy and finish things. I'm washing up my Charlotte's Web Shawls and blocking them today. There may be pictures later. My camera takes terrible pictures but I don't plan to get a new one anytime soon. The colors on the last two yarns are very rich and deep. But here they look crappy.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

The Great Wooly Board Hunt

The search for a wooly board is complete, in that I have found plans to make my own.

This will make it easier to take pictures of my sweaters and more important to block the fair isle sweaters more effectively. Since I found directions to make my own I can afford to buy that ball winder. And more yarn!

I have finally rewritten the instructions for the aran sweater so that I can make them work. They weren't exactly written wrong - just very unclearly. The color is great a lovely gold.