Thursday, January 28, 2010

NOT Awesome yarn

So I'm happily knitting away on the AWESOME socks when my yarn breaks.

Weird. So I tie it together and keep knitting.


Another break! grrrrrrrr.

THREE breaks within TWO inches of knitting. That is not awesome.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Awesome Socks - the beginning

I've had this idea in my head for these really AWESOME socks. So I decided that nothing is stopping me from doing them except me! So I found some yarn (thanks to my mother's GIGANTIC stash) and cast on! Here is the beginnings of my Awesome Socks! This is the sole of the foot. And why stripes? Cause stripes are AWESOME!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Harry Clarke - cast on

Harry Clarke - cast on
Originally uploaded by amynowacoski
This is what's on my needles...

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Knitting from a chart tutorial

I just wrote a quick tutorial on how to read a knitting chart. Soon to be followed by how to KNIT from a knitting chart!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

This is why I love my knitting group

Discussing the placement of a flap on a knitted baby garment...

R: "No one wants a draft in their crotch."

L: while spinning some fiber "I'm drafting in my crotch right now."

M: "And you don't want anyone to draft your crotch."

L: "Well, it depends on who is doing the drafting."

Three completely different definitions of the word "draft" used correctly in context in the span of about 15 seconds. I *heart* this group.