Friday, September 08, 2006

3 days and 400 miles.

This has been a week with a lot of driving.

I have been missing the studio. I get antsy about the work when I don't have the time for any. It is all packed up and some is in the shop and some is at it's new home. I don't see the machines being set up this month. So I have been working on smaller hand knit projects. (swatches and more swatches) as I try to figure out fun quick easy things to make.

And I have been shopping.


I think this yarn that I got from Scarecrow Farm might become hats.

I also bought a few skeins of sock yarn, oh yea, and a bag full of mercerized cotton, a new journal/pattern book, a few circular needles and some new dp bamboos. It seems that all of the creative energy is going to stash and equipment enhancement. I decided to stay away from the knitting machine listings on ebay, it just feels a little to dangerous when I'm wanting a Passap e6000. Haven't even looked (I might today).

The market at Brimfield was ok, we managed to sell a few large things and that means less to bring into the house. I think it also is the reason that my back hurts. Moving furniture in and out of the van at 5 am yeah, that is fun.

BTW - Is there a simple men's cardigan pattern out there? I need novice level, first sweater kind of thing. If any one knows of one please send me the info. I'm getting into that nesting mood.

2 comments:

TheAmpuT said...

My favorite part of this post: "I also bought a few skeins of sock yarn, oh yea..."

That made me giggle. I get it. New sock yarn doesn't make me sing, but it does make me do a little happy dance.

As for the cardigan...hmmm...I'll keep my eyes open. Off the top of my head, I know Elizabeth Zimmerman has what seems to be a really simple Aran Cardigan (so simple that it is a drop shoulder) in "The Opinionated Knitter." I think there is a second cardigan in the same book. Her stuff is more like a recipe rather than a pattern.
Also, last night I was browsing through a friend's "Knitting From the Top," by Barbara Walker and there were cardigan formulas there, too.

happy knitting! ~bonnie

Marlene said...

Sweater Wizard is a great progam that lets you design any sweater you want, any size, any gauge, neckline etc. With you owning a knitting machine I'd definately say that would be a good way to go.