23 February 2009


Carrie's socks1, originally uploaded by BideshiGirl.


I am still hard at work at perfecting my socks. That perfect fit, good yarn management that doesn't involve sweating bullets hoping you have just enough yarn to have closed-toe socks and an leg opening that is big enough to have your foot pass through is harder than it looks! However, I think that the sock bug is about to be squashed and a cardigan maybe on the horizon. Just in time for summer. Go figure.

I'm still working out some kinks on uploading pictures directly from Flickr and thus the really big picture of a pair of socks. Luckily (and I hope you agree), they are cute socks.

Stay warm and knit well.

13 February 2009

nifty help

I found those two previous YouTube instructional videos and then I had to go back for more! If you are knitting an entrelac piece, you might want to learn how to Knit Backwards! I know that there is an entrelac scarf in my near future (when I have the sockbug squashed) and this will be great!

11 February 2009

Mark your calendars!

At the meeting last night, I realized that a couple of dates need to be added to my calendar (and you might need them too!):

  • Feb 16th is the early bird sign-up for Knitters Connection. Check out the Knitters Mercantile website/store.
  • March 10th is our next meeting and that is a donation night for the personal hygeine item for the local Soup Kitchen. Also, that is Fun Night and bring a new knitting gadget/toy to show and tell.
  • April 26th is Earth Day at the Fairgrounds from 11-3.

We also Shared a Stitch (thanks Melinda!). The first one is a Twisted German Cast-On and the second one is a Rib Cable Cast-On. Just click on the names and you'll go to the right YouTube page to watch.

Stay dry and knit well.

08 February 2009

sheep to shawl on the radio

I found this link on Ravelry and thought that you all might like it. I'm having sound issues (ok, somedays I have alot of issues, but today it is sound), but Day to Day is a family-friendly program on NPR. They did a focus on Extreme Crafts with a Sheep To Shawl as one of the crafts. I thought that some of us might like it.

OK, so on to knitting more socks.

Take care and knit well.