Sunday, January 11, 2009

What is on my needles?

Although I have been slow on my Blog, I have not really been slow on my needles. I am pleased to report that I have two new designs debuting at TNNA, January 17 - 19, 2009 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. I have one new piece at the Jade Sapphire booth and another at the Lorna's Laces booth. If you are lucky enough to be going, stop by and give them each a little cuddle for me! I'll be back with pictures of both soon... I am forever swatching, so this is nothing novel. I am swatching for a new design using fine white yarn and blue iridescent beads. I think I have it right and I was getting ready to cast-on, but was sidetracked by some sock-yarn prototype a friend asked me to test out. I put a little pattern together and I'm cranking out this littlesock. The yarn is in an undyed state. I think I like it and I can't wait to see what happens when I wash it. More can see my default sock construction. I am a very traditional knitter. Top-down, heel-flap and classic turned heel. It fits my foot perfectly every time. I have tried other construction techniques, but always return to this one.

I would show you a progress picture of my purple 2/48 Habu piece, but it doesn't look very different. It is bigger, I promise!

Finally, I put up a poll, so look at the left edge of the blog and vote for what project we should knit together next. I am thinking of starting something new for Valentine's Day (which is just about my birthday too!)

I'll be back with more socks and information about up-coming workshops soon. Until then, knit on!

1 comment:

  1. Love the sample--the beads are sparkly!

    Bet yo've never tried my heel, right?