The Entrelac Scarf

December 30, 2009

Considering that I work in IT, you’d think I’d have a better grasp of technology. Or maybe it’s that I have the grasp, I just don’t have the time for the hands-on experience. In any event,¬† bear with me while I get this all sorted out and up and running (or limping).

I’m starting this blog for various reasons. I’ve threatened to do so for a long time. I can’t restrict myself to those little word-bites on Facebook. Where else can I show off photos of my handspinning and knitting and talk to others interested in handspinning and knitting? Whatever the reasons, they add up to the same thing — I need a spot to just dish about fiber.

And,  just to get the hang of posting photos, here is the entrelac scarf that became a Christimas gift:

I will miss this scarf! It is knitted in Crystal Palace Taos and you are supposed to use a size 9 needle. The yarn seems a bit slim for that and I was not happy with the earliest results. The results were too loose for me; I frogged it and used a size 7. The results were perfect, but it took forever to knit with 8 stitches per entrelac block. I am very happy with the results, but probably would not do another one at this weight unless it was for a friend!

Note the snow — this was Christmas Eve morning. By the day after Christmas, it was all gone!


Venturing out …

December 26, 2009

Okay, I have long threatened to branch out into blogging. You know the downside — busy, busy, busy and not time to spend at the computer. But the upside is, hey, with eyes watching, I may actually be encouraged to finish knitting projects! To finish spinning that last half bobbinful of yarn, to warp the loom again! The possibilities are endless.

So, hopefully, this is the first of many posts. We’ll see what 2010 brings.