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.


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

  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! :)

  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.

  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?

  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???