Wednesday, February 07, 2007

I tried the code to get this Quizilla result on the side bar of the blog, but it FUBAR'd the entire thing. All I could do is cut and paste. Here are my results:

"You appear to be a Knitting Goddess. You are constantly giving and are unconcerned with reward, you simply want others to love knitting as much as you do. If someone wants to knit miles of novelty yarns, you are there for them. If someone wants to learn short row shaping, you can help. There are no taboos in knitting, only opportunities to grow. Everyone should have friend like you around if they want to learn to knit, and there's a good chance that your passion has rubbed off on a few others."

I rather like the idea of being a knitting goddess. Back when I was working, my last billet was as a head of a school that was reorganized. There was much agony about my title, as each nuance would mean a different range of mandated powers and responsibilities. [gotta love the military] The resultant title was DIRECTOR, but during the tedious process I let it be known I much preferred GODDESS. My school was on the West Coast, the other on the East. From the beginning, my east coast counterpart always referred to me as "goddess" which was our private joke. It's good to know I've maintained my goddessness even in retirement.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Cruise Projects

In between knitting on my workshop 'homework' with 2 different sweaters and the baby items promised to in-laws, I've been sneaking in a fun knitting day here and there to complete some of the projects started onboard.

This slip stitch scarf is the product of the yarn tasting event. 12 different yarns, 20 yards each. Acrylic, silks, ribbon and all sorts of fun stuff that somehow all work together. I had not done so much slip stitch in a project, especially with colors.

The too cute evening bag is from silk yarns. The ruffle's yarn is pre- beaded. The new skill in this project was the Turkish cast on. I went ahead and lined it. Now I need a special occasion to use it. I had selected the green mix since one of my workshop projects is a top with lace accents from Silky Wool in a similar green.

The Sea Sock was designed for us by Debbie Stoller. It has several colorwork techniques. The intarsia section has a cruise ship and a ball of yarn with knitting needles poking through it. The top portion is worked flat then joined. Although interesting, I'm not sure I'll make the second sock since I don't like the back seam. I understand this is the way argyle socks are done. I'm going to have to figure out how to make the join invisible.