September 29, 2014

Word of the day...drapey

Is drapey even a word?
Spell check doesn't like it at all, wants to keep changing it to drapery. Now how weird would that sound? My knitting is so drapery????
Say it out loud to a group of knitters and they know exactly what you mean.
I was knitting on the dresser scarf a little bit before work this morning and all I could think is how much I loved how drapey Knit Picks CotLin yarn is with this linen stitch.
CotLin is not a very drapey yarn, if you have knit much with it you just know it's not. But you add that linen stitch to it on size five needles and it is down right ..... drapey.
Which brings up another thought.
For some reason I don't mind the linen stitch, yarn in front, slip, yarn in back stitch, over and over again. Love the way it feels and looks.
Seed stitch on the other hand? Yarn in front, purl, yarn in back, knit, drives me frikkin' bonkers. Seems like it takes forever to get finished with something using seed stitch.
Does that one missing stitch action in linen stitch really make that much of a difference???
In my case? Apparently so.
Just sayin'

September 27, 2014

Which is the wrong side?

I have been making a dresser scarf with a stitch I haven't tried yet, the linen stitch. I am in love!
The only problem, I can't figure out which side of my work is the wrong side. They both look great. 
The front?                                                                 Or the back?

You decide, I like them both. 
More details about yarn, needles and pattern to come.

September 26, 2014


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Wow! It has been a while!

March of 2013

Not to make excuses, but....what had happened was.......

In December of 2013 I finished my last holiday knitted item, put down my  needles and have not picked them back up. Through all the pleas for this item or that item I have quietly and firmly refused to knit anything. 

I just couldn't find the urge to pick those needles back up again. I don't know what happened. Guess it was just time for a break.

Before all of that happened tho, I was blogging. Posting little things here and there about knitting and patterns and basic b.s. and the more I blogged, the more worried I became about if anyone was reading my blog, wondered why I couldn't get my numbers up. Hell I even tried giving stuff away and couldn't get any more than half a dozen views a day. 

And for some reason, this bothered me. Me! A forty-seven year old knitter, accomplished at cooking, knitting,pattern writing, data entry at my local t.v. station, wife, mother, MiMi and an all around generally liked person. 

Yes me, I was worried about why no one was interested in my blog, what could I do to spice it up, why couldn't I get anyone to want to read all my gibberish, and worst of all, why the hell couldn't I even give away anything for free! 

Believe it or not, it bothered me enough to just stop blogging. If no one wanted to see my blog, why put it out there?

Then, a year and a half later, I had an epiphany! 

This isn't your blog! It's mine, all mine. I can bitch, whine, laugh, cry, eat Cheetos on the couch, whatever I decided I wanted to do on MY blog.

You don't have to read it, it's no longer for you that I write it. 

I am taking my blog back, I will post what I want, when I want, and if I want to say DAMN! that was a good pattern, I will. 

I would be thrilled for you to check it out and enjoy your time here, but if you don' wasn't for you that I wrote it anyway.

Now the ironic thing about this whole message? 

If no one is reading my blog, who am I writing this to?


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