Thursday, January 27, 2011

On the Edge

Last October I took a class on edgings. I knit my edging some months ago but procrastinated when it came to sewing it on. Knitting is more fun than sewing those tiny little stitches.

I knit this edging with Cebelia size 30 on US0 needles. The pattern is part of a collection I have from the early 1900s that I hope to publish someday.

Monday, January 17, 2011


This post is a diversion to my interest in glass. One of the benefits of membership in Tacoma's Museum of Glass is the opportunity to meet and watch amazing artists. Last weekend, Preston Singletary was working in the Hot Shop.

Another member benefit is the monthly drawing. Every time you visit, you can put your name in a glass bowl and have a chance to win a prize. My husband was December's winner! The prize was a lovely glass bowl that artist Michael Sosin calls Wabi-Sabi. It's a very exciting addition to our glass collection.

I have said before that the Museum of Glass Hot Shop is one place where I cannot knit. Not because I am not allowed to knit, but because watching the artists takes up all of my attention.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Things I'll Never Knit

Add this to the list of things I'll never knit.

Saw this photo in the New York Times on December 12. It's from Dolce & Gabbana. The whole outfit — body suit, coyote fur boots, and crystal goggles — will set you back $3,810. Plus tax. Scarf may be extra. There also appears to be a matching bag.

Now Fair Isle is not my favorite technique to do. I love the way it looks, but it is not an enjoyable knit for me.

And that is all I have to say about this.