Saturday, September 23, 2006

Knitting Group in the Local Newspaper!

Our Penns Valley Knitting Group was featured in a cover story of the Living Section of today's Centre Daily Times newspaper. Here is the link:

Unfortunately, the photos do not appear on the website...but trust me...they were as wonderful as the story!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Why Lifelines?

I know about lifelines and the importance of them when lace knitting. I was planning on using them after I finished 3 more rows on my wrap I was knitting from Trekking XXL. Well, too little too late. That shawl is now a rolled up ball of yarn again. I dropped a stitch somewhere...only a few rows back...but couldn't figure out where. So, I frogged the entire 6 inches of shawl. Could be worse.

Here is a photo of the shawl from a few weeks ago. I will finish this before I begin the alpaca shawl I have decided. I have too many UFOs and need to get some of these projects finished.

I finish socks but not some other things. I need to focus on finishing and not just starting.

I am stuck in Harrisburg helping with the final days (we hope!) of the challenges to the signatures on the Green Party petition. We have to win this challenge.

However, tomorrow night I will start the shawl again. This time I will use lifelines every 10 rows I have decided. Am buying a needle and getting thread tomorrow. If I drop a stitch again it won't be so painful to rip out 10 rows.

Friday, September 15, 2006

It's Alpaca Time!

The cooler winds have started to drift through Pennsylvania. Nights are "sweater weather" as my mother used to say. I am knitting away on socks of all types and patterns. And, yes, I am still working on the lace stole that I am knitting from Trekking XXL. Will show progress of it in a few days. I promise.

But, the Alpaca Peruvian Tweed at Knitter's Underground has been calling my name for almost a year. What to knit? Well, Billie to the rescue...again! See...the Faroese Flower Shawl designed by Lucy Neatby It will be gorgeous in the the twist of black, chocolate and khaki. Now, off to knit!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Rockin' On Two Socks

Socks That Rock were finished last night. Plan to wear them tomorrow night to the knitting group meeting. A freelance reporter from the local newspaper called me over the weekend and is planning to attend the meeting to do a story on our group! What fun this will be!!

There are such nice people in the group and all are talented knitters ... even the newer knitters...they are learning quickly and are will to knit unusual projects.

We are going to discuss knitting for charity. I am trying to find a local group for hats, scarves, etc. for the winter. Hopefully the local food bank accepts such donations. Must contact the manager tomorrow.

Off to do laundry and get started on another pair of socks. Can't let those needles cool down.