Tuesday, December 6, 2005

It is Magic!!


It's here!! The Magical Knitting book came (thanks Julie)!! Here is the start of the kitty basket. I know that it doesn't look like much, but it is seriously cool.
I am using some vintage Patons Icelandic from deep within my stash. This just goes to show that every ball of yarn has a purpose - if you just bide your time and don't rush your stash into any old project, it's true purpose will be made clear to you. If C
heeky Monkey loves this little basket (one of his lives may be in jeopardy if he doesn't like - in an appropriate way - knitted items) I will make him a larger one as he needs it.
Knitting a Moebius is wicked cool!! It rates very high on the Knitting Magic Scale - right up there with the Magic Loop technique (which I don't use but was impressed as hell to learn) and turning a heel.

Here is another bit of magic. There is a row or two missing from the picture - this is as far as I could hang it over the railing without it sliding right off. When I get home tonight I will have one of the children take a picture while I hold up the afghan. It is 8 x 6 squares - 64" x 48".
Mine will be 10 x 6 squares, 80" x 48". I just need to do 6 more squares for the bottom. I was going to leave it at 48" long, but it just wasn't quite long enough. I need a generous afghan - I love wrapping it around me and tucking it under without having to stretch it out. Plus, then it's big enough to share.
I love the way that the colours don't match up & look all "optical-illusion-y". I included some solid squares, and while I like the Noro ones the best I don't think that the solids take away from the overall effect.
I will be sending off a picture & pattern to be put up on the CKDA website & when it is ready I will let you all know so that Noro Mitered Square Afghan Fever can sweep the nation!

Arrangements have been made (leaving work early & finding a babysitter for Amanda) so that I can be at the Textile Museum tomorrow night to harass stalk meet & greet Stephanie then sit quietly and listen to her bring her books alive. It's great hearing someone speak and then when you read them you can really feel them.

5 comments:

  1. The afghan looks great.
    I am not sure how much moebius knitting I will do but learning the technique was neat.

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  2. ow, the afghan looks fantastic! Have fun stalking ... er, meeting Stephanie! :) (She posted a comment on my blog, you know! -- Yes yes, I'm star struck!!)

    Have a great day!

    PS. The kitty bed is going to be perfect! :)

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  3. Hi Wannieta. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Please come back anytime. How did you find me?

    Your knitting looks great. You must be a real talented knitter. I shall be following your blog from now on.

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  4. BTW, when you said the bulkier the yarn, the more noticeble the extra row.... so you mean, if i'm using more bulky yarn, I should seam 1 row to 1 row?

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  5. Hi Wannieta. Thanks for your reply to my post. I would love to have more readers like you.... that would answer my questions when I post them. I'm trying to figure out what to knit next. I have a whole bunch of Noro Iro...that's dying to be something... just don't know what???

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