Knitting.....well it is pretty much the same as last week. I do not think I worked on the scarf or socks at all last week...only my Hyper Crazy....it is coming along and I am one row away from my 10th repeat (there are only 11 repeats, so that is good). According to my semi-accurate calculations, I am about 70% done with it.
I had a little stash enhancement....remember the Miss Babs Knitting tour I signed up for? Well, we are going to New Zealand! I was so excited to get my package this morning. Darlene got her package last Friday so we got to take a look at hers first. Mine made it to my desk this morning and it is just gorgeous. Darlene is on vacation today and tomorrow (boo hoo, I won't see her till Wednesday) and I think we will cast on then (because we have nothing else on the needles).....it is a beautiful scarf.....
Darlene also made me a new bag for us to put this new project in. She is making herself one too....it has the cutest dogs and cats on it, I love it! and it will fit all 7 skeins of our yarn perfectly! She rocks!!!
Now I have another idea for you....I do not come up with all these ideas but see others teach them or mention them, etc.....When I was at Darlene's a while back, she showed me this this awesome quilting board/wall. I told her it would be awesome for blocking....she had never thought about it for blocking. I have blocking mats which are great for blocking but some items would block even better if you could let them 'hang' from some blocking wires and then pin out....like a 1/2 pi shawl or something. Well, a lady that goes to SNB did a class at Inskein Yarns on how to make a blocking board out of insulation board from Home Depot or Lowes. A regular insulation board is 8 feet by 2 feet....you can have Lowes or Home Depot cut that board into 4 pcs....each one being 2 feet by 4 feet.....then you will tape them together but in a manner that they can be folded accordian style....then just cover and glue it with a 1 inch by 1 inch gingham pattern fabric (it helps with measuring).....here is one pre material....when I get mine, I will take another picture...it folds and stores in a 2 foot by 4 foot area like under bed or in closet.
Well, that is really all I have for this week.....I hope to have more next.....Happy Happy Happy knitting....I leave you with some of my favorite knitting pictures.
You are too funny. I love the blocking board concept.ReplyDelete
Love the Hyper Crazy & the New Zealand yarn! I did a similar thing for blocking boards but I just cut the foam into 4 pieces & didn't tape or cover with fabric. It works for me.ReplyDelete
That is a great idea Beverly...even more compact when you only need one or two!Delete