Friday, June 27, 2008

Seeing red

I seem to be going a little doily crazy these days.

The details:
  • Design #9 from Knitted Lace Designs in the "Modern" Mode by Kazuko Ichida
  • Thread: Clark's Big Ball, size 30, color 126; thrift store find
  • Finished weight: 24 grams, approximately 300 yards
  • Needles: 2.25mm
  • Finished size: 16 inches x 16 inches
This was a very easy pattern to follow; it didn't have any of the unfamiliar Japanese stitches.

And it looks very nice with my new George Burns rose.

Sunday, June 22, 2008


Cables and lace
A few people asked where to buy Rene' Wells's All Seasons Stole cables and lace pattern. Linda's Knit 'n Stitch in Silverdale, Washington, carries the pattern. Follow the link for contact info.

Size 100 thread
I haven't decided what to do with this yet. Often I wait for the thread or yarn to tell me what it wants to be. Perhaps it will speak German and lead me to a Niebling or a Duchrow doily. In the meantime, I have some size 50 and some size 80 that I will work with so that when the 100 speaks, I'll be ready. I usually work in size 30, which makes the finer threads a challenge.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Vested Interests

My husband has a reputation among his students for his sweater vests, most of which I make for him. This is the latest.

It's a combination of the British School Slipover in Cheryl Oberle's Folk Vests, the vest template in Ann Budd's The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns and the Office Vest from Lisa Knits.
  • Yarn: Black Water Abbey 2-ply worsted in Bluestock; wonderful yarn to knit with, especially when cables are involved
  • Needles: US5 for the body and US3 for the ribbings (yes, I'm a loose knitter)

Saturday, June 14, 2008

World Wide Knit in Public Day

Our small group had a great time knitting in public at the Puyallup Farmers Market, in spite of chilly weather. We had a few visitors, and enjoyed our time at the market.

And fresh English peas were available, along with local asparagus and spring onions.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Knitting in Public

Tomorrow is World Wide Knit in Public Day. Members of the Puyallup Knitting Guild will hold an informal knit-in at the Puyallup Farmers Market in Pioneer Park, beginning mid-morning or thereabouts. Look for a group of talented knitters enjoying their craft. Stop by to knit or to talk about knitting. The market is a great place for plants, veggies, baked goods, arts and crafts.

Sunday, June 08, 2008


The Lacemakers of Puget Sound met at the University of Puget Sound last week. They had a market. The size 100 thread called my name. It said my name was Crazy.

I have never knit with thread this small. But it looks like I will.