Tuesday, June 21, 2005

a nice list of helpful sites

this great list is from knit flix, whom i found through christina at warm fuzzy knits. thank you for saving me from having to put together my own list of helpful online knitting resources!

so, yeah. pictures of baby sweater #2 (the child's placket neck pullover from last minute knitted gifts in rowan cashsoft dk #505 (mist)) are still on the memory card. also, the sweater is still neatly folded on my dining room table, which means it has not made it yet to miss molly jane (yes, her ever-so-hip mama made her a blog already) in seattle. of course, it's not really wool/cashmere weather now...even in seattle. so i suppose my lateness might be forgiven. of course, i don't want her to outgrow the darn thing before she even gets to try it on. bah. being a procrastinator really bites.

there are also pictures still to be taken of my in-progress projects:

+ kyoto in a german 100% cotton
+ secret mother-in-law project (not so secret to the 2 or so people who read this, but just in case she locates it somehow i don't want to mention it), and
+ baby sweater #3 & hat (chunky cardigan & matching hat from simple knits for cherished babies in rowan all seasons cotton #211 (black currant)).

oh and there is a front and a sleeve of charity in rowan ribbon twist #113 (rocky), but i put that on hold until i have holiday gifts completed and, more importantly, it's cool enough outside to even think about it. and then there are the not-even-started-yet projects, like the secret mother project and the secret father project. sigh. so much to knit (and blog), so little time.


At 4:14 PM, Blogger Christina said...

It sounds like you're like me...I always have a long list of knit projects waiting in the wings. At least you never have to worry about not having a project to knit on because you don't know what you're going to do next. And you can always do what I do and have 5-10 projects going on at once. ;)

~ Christina

At 3:37 PM, Blogger julia said...

exactly. i didn't really understand when i first started knitting that is was good to have multiple projects going. not only does it alleviate the tedium, but different projects are better for certain situations (stockinette stitch for group meetings, no wool in summer unless you're well-air conditioned, etc.). now i get it!

re-reading my post made me realize what a rowan-whore i am. hehe. nice, but that's going to get too expensive! knitpicks, here i come.

At 6:08 PM, Blogger Christina said...

I've heard a lot about Knitpicks. I guess I better check them out. Do they sell Rowan cheaply? Or Rowan-comparable yarn?

~ Christina

At 9:07 PM, Blogger julia said...

From Knitpicks I have only ordered (and haven't yet knit) some Peruvian Highland wool. Everything they sell is their own brand, no middleman so it's cheap. The wool seems nice enough, not the best but not bad at all. They've been advertising a Peruvian cotton lately, which was used in the Cable Eight top in the last Interweave Knits.


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