Habu Textiles Kit-102 Gradation Skirt
Habu Textiles A-1 Tsumugi Silk
Custom color blend <3
love love love madelinetosh!
They really are the same length, they aren’t pulled up evenly!
A toe up pattern with a clever attractive heel, it makes me smile to think of it. The cable design is pretty and skillfully adapted for knitting in the round.
eliminated the twisted stitches on the heel for a smoother fit at a high friction location
made the ribbing more ribby, for a more elastic fit
Well THAT has never happened before.
This is what I took along on a weekend of travel and hanging out:
and this is what I returned with:
This is why: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco
(above: Southern Culture on the Skids)
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco
I was either too busy having fun, enjoying music, or too pooped to cast on a single stitch. Amazing!
Amazing that I didn’t knit.
Amazing music festival!
I kept finding this black stuff, on my hands, on my keyboard, on my desk, even on my face (YUCK!).
After about a week I figured out it was this.
The foam earpiece covers on my headset disintegrating.
After about 15 minutes of searching online, I was coming to the conclusion it would be easier to replace the entire headset than to replace the foam covers.
Then I remembered,
I’m a knitter!
I can fix this!
Koigu (KPPPM) color P529
Edited to add:
Since I got asked, here is the pattern.
Using fingering weight yarn and size 2 needle, Cast on 5 sts.
Put the 5 sts on dpns and continue knitting in the round, be careful to keep the stitches straight.
Row 1: K1 M1, repeat all around.
Row 2: Knit.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 two more times. 40 sts.
Knit 2 rows.
Check if this is big enough for your earpiece; the knitting should almost cover the front of the earpiece with 1/16 to 1/8 of the earpiece extending beyond the knitting. Repeat Rows 1 and 2 as needed.
Purl 3 rows.
The purl rows should extend over the edge of the earpiece and curl onto the back. Repeat purl rows as needed.
Knit one row.
Thread a piece of stretch bead cord or other elastic cord through the bind off sts to help keep the cozy in place. Thread the cord through twice if it feels like it needs it.
Oh my goodness, it’s been a year since I started these on our trip to Yakima for produce!
Blue Moon STR lightweight in Rook-y with Haida heels and toes.
One hank of STR lightweight is not quite enough for DH size 11 feet so I used extra from another hank for heels and toes.
These weigh in at 135g, they could be made a little shorter with one hank at 128g.
This year’s haul from Yakima (there’s another layer under there!):
winter onions, plums, watermelons, jalapenos, tomatoes, peaches, tomatillos, eggplants
Sock Summit 2011! Yay!
Knitting Happily Ever After – Ergonomics For Knitters class is EXCELLENT!
EVERY KNITTER SHOULD TAKE THIS CLASS!
If you have ever had an ache or twinge or soreness or numbness, you will learn what it is, what is causing it, and how to prevent it.
Carson Demers is a physical therapist and a knitter, so he knows what we are doing.
He knows knitters’ moves and habits and obsessive tendencies(!) and he knows what we are doing to our bodies.
He started by asking each of us what our concerns were and then addressed all of them and more by explaining what is going on with our muscles, tendons, nerves, cartilage, bones, ligaments when we knit.
He taught us how to alleviate strain and prevent injury, everything from how we hold our knitting and sit to the environment around us to the projects we choose.
It is easier to correct injury causing movements and positions when we know what they are and what they are doing to us!
By the time class was finished I was already catching myself and learning to correct myself.
He’s funny too!
Take his class if you get a chance!
Oh! and the Marketplace!