Monday, August 28, 2006

One sock - two ways

Or rather two socks - one yarn - two ways

New colours of Mega Boots (Meilenweit) - these are called Softcolor and the ombre stripes are more subtle that the originals - still nicely varied but not so abrupt.

This one is #507

And this one is too - but with a pattern! This is going to be the September Sock of the Month and I think it looks like wings - thus Angel's Wings

Amazing what a difference a pattern makes!

Pattern is from the same re-glued and now falling apart a little again book so I guess I will have to do something more to keep it all together.

Madly making samples - using this colour of Kid Seta Print - just love it!

Doing a simple 3 row repeat that is easy to remember - already off book on this one - sort of a scallopped shell and pretty darn pretty

Back to processing sock yarn orders - got a sale going on until Labour (or Labor) Day so it will be busy!

Happy knitting


Monday, August 21, 2006

More lace

This one is knit in Colinette Parisienne - soft and very subtle shading - lightly blocked and feeling pretty drifty!

And this one is knit in Angel Hair and is not yet blocked so the final version wil be much more open.

Pretty - yes?

Thanks for the suggestion about my book - we have Kinkos here too but the inner margins are so small that any holes would go right through the charts so I am still hoping that the glue glues and the book stays book like and not loose leaf like.

A demain (until tomorrow)

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Blocking and broken books

My floor is covered with lace samples being blocked and the doors are all barred to keep the curious kitties out of the room. It took 1 of them (Smudgie) about 30 seconds to find the floor mats that I use and to scratch the heck out of 2 of them - nice soft stuff for her nails.

The Suri Lace Triangles Within Triangles shawl (Heartstrings) is dry and is rather gorgeous - light and airy, so is the Colinette Parisienne scarf. The rest will take a little longer - the Supersock Merino version of the Triangles Within Triangles, the Silk Maiden and Colinette Tao samples and the Silk Stream Scarf. I guess I'll have to stay up all night to guard them from kitty paws

Meanwhile, my Pitsilised Koekirjad (the lace pattern book that I am using for the samples) is falling apart! Pages are sliding out and about half of them are loose. I took some white glue and ran it down the spine and glued everything back into place. Elastics and my gardening encyclopedia held the pages together and made sure everything stayed flat (the gardening encyclopedia weighs a TONNE!). It seems to have worked. Thanks to Ainslie for the suggestion! I thought of putting all of the pages into sheet protectors and throwing it all into a binder but I am hoping this does the trick. I guess I can alway re-re-glue it if needed.

I can't believe that the first show of the season is almost upon us - September 9th at Bingemann Park, Kitchener Waterloo, ON. Much pricing, signage and more samples to go yet. I am never going to be ready - but then I always think that and I always am ready or at least as ready as I can be for a 1 day show.

I hope to see as many of you a can get there - it is a very busy day with about 1200 knitters going through, hunting for that special skein of yarn.

Must go knit samples - a couple of socks, some more lace ........................

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Some lace samples

These are what I have been working on - lace samples of

Colinette Tao - colour Fresco:

Hand Maiden Silk Maiden - colour Dragonfly:


Fleece Artist Silk Stream - colour Moss:

I chose these particular lace patterns because of their large plain sections that I thought would be a mini-palette for the colours to shine through. They are also all quite easy and easily remembered after a repeat or 2.

I am still working on another one in Colinette Parisienne which is about the softest most delicate shade of green with a little bit of rust as an accent in a slightly more complicated lace pattern but still with lots of plain. I will post it when it is done

Off to the Kingston Sheep Dog Trials on the weekend - to watch my friend Ainslie participate in a sheep to shawl and to watch those amazing dogs. Very COOL!