I used: Ella Rae Lace Merino
June 27, 2012 by enidViola I have finished another shawl. I started this in February and just finished it two days ago.460 yards (421 meters)100 grams (3.53 ounces)26.0 sts = 4 inchesPattern Calais Shawl by Judy MarplesAnd I pretty much used all of it. I had a little tiny ball left about (3 grams left), to give you a visual it’s maybe the size of a dime? Yeah something like that. Here is the proof.Why am I obsessing about what I have left? Who really cares you might say to yourself. I do. In a previous post I talked about my PBOS (premature bind off syndrome) that I self diagnosed and invented myself. I waste a lot of yarn to put it plainly.And this time with the guidance and advice of some of my awesome fellow knitter sisters. I took their advice and used a scale. It worked.What did I learn? When you think you need to bind off, go another row.The simple technique. Weigh your cake or ball of yarn. Then work a row or two. Then weigh it again. The difference should tell you how much you used and how many more rows you will be able to go before you can bind off or run your nearest LYS and purchase more yarn.It’s that simple.I liked this pattern but also made a booboo while I was knitting it up. I should have done more of the lacy repeats and then less of the edge pattern repeats. But that’s okay I kind of like the edge.
May 4, 2012 by enidIt’s been so long since my last blog posts and so many things have happened since. I must first apologize for failing to keep up with the destktop calender I had going. April was such a wacky month for me.
But what I have managed to do is finish many knitted projects. It’s such a good feeling to finish projects up. I’ll start with the last two I did maybe the next couple of posts will be my finished project updates.
So just recently my child hood friend has come for an extended visit because her grandfather just recently had triple bypass surgery. So I felt like I had to do something for them. So I decided to knit her grandmother a prayer shawl.
I used Marble Chunky by James C. Brett Bulky / 12 ply 100% Acrylic 341 yards / 200 grams
But I unfortunately suffer from an illness, and I don’t know if I’m the minority here amongst knitters. Maybe there are others out there. But since I have discovered that I have a problem, I have found solutions for what ails me. I suffer from PBOS (Premature bind off syndrome). It’s chronic. I apparently do it all the time and with this project it was no exception. Here is proof.
I think I could have gone maybe two or three more rows before I cast off. But I get so anxious that I just cast off. Today it was made very clear how comical the situation is when I started to do some stash diving, and found all these little extra balls of yarn, from other projects past. So many of them. A friend suggested I still them in a mason jar. I replied that I might need one of those bell jars. Yes. or I may need to make some kind of wacky mish mash afghan with them.
March 2, 2012 by enid
I played and played with brushes, and my pen, and nothing looked right. It’s March, lets keep it simple. Simple like a knit and purl stitch for if it wasn’t for these two simple stitches we wouldn’t have anything to do with our hands and sharp pointy sticks.
Knitting update. I have finished quite a few projects and lots to upload and share, but I have been lazy and slacking in my blogging responsibilities. I’ve also been a little ill. I don’t know if I want to call it a flare up, but pain and intense fatigue is involved, but everything is brightening up and I feel much better so soon you will be seeing some post on this site.
February 1, 2012 by enidI wish I could quit you yarn. But I can’t I love yarn, it all started about seven years ago. We had moved out the country and all my arts and craft things had been packed away. We were in transition, between houses. We would be in the rental house to short a time for me to set up shop with all my crafting wares. So I took that opportunity to pick up knitting. Little did I know that it would be my number one love. It started with a red scarf project and a coffee shop in East Cupcake, TX. The owner of that shop was an avid knitter and she became my fairy knit mother. I taught myself how to knit thanks to some books from the library, and the internet. Then Betsy really showed me how its done. Love that woman too. She took me to my first yarn sale at the Yarn Barn. She introduced me to the ladies of Elann.com which is a community of the nicest, and most helpful of all groups. I really do owe my love of knitting to them. If my experience had been any different, I probably would have easily gone back to my other artistic passions.
I so I really didn’t want to be cliche and do some red heart things for this February’s calender, but somehow it fits. My love for yarn started with a red scarf, and I love yarn, why not in case it in a pretty little heart. It’s February in any case. Love is in the air, and in all the stores, why not slap it on your desktop too.
So here it is from me to you, Happy February! I hope it’s filled with lots of happy warm yarny goodness.
Happy BirthMonth, Betsy!! I heart you too, my friend.
January 2, 2012 by enid
I want to thank my friends and family for your great support. We had a lovely evening New Years Eve here at the yarnage house. I hope that you did as well. Here is a quick post. This week I hope to post a few new things I have been working on. Enjoy and Happy New Year!