Friday, January 30, 2009

Knitting Interests!!!!

Last night's 1st mitten class was great. The women are delightful. More on that in a future post.

I'm compiling a list of commenters who are delightful but I am unable to respond because either they don't have a blog or their settings in Blogger doesn't show an address to respond to. Rachel from New Zealand is one of those individuals. I so enjoyed your comment the other morning but couldn't respond.

"KnitPicks" is having a 40% off book sale so I have been dieing to buy "Selbuvotter". I'm on a mitten knitting kick. You'll have to wait and see which books and what yarn I purchased.

"Continuous Cables" - Deb, this one is for you. This book looks fantastic "Knitted Tams" . And for those of us with children/grandkids to knit for, how much fun can knitting these be!!! "Finger Puppets" You can knit up all those acorn size balls of leftover sock yarn that you have in that wicker basket and wondering what to do with them all.

A blog that I read and love is by
Rosemarie Hill. She has a pattern to knit wire jewelry in the"Bijouterie-Knitty Winter 2008" (online for free)(Bijouterie is French for jewelry). How cool are these earrings!! This is definitely in queue for my knitting. As a matter of fact when I tried to get my foot in the door at one of my LYS as an instructor, they were only interested if I knitted with wire. Rosemarie also has a new book out called "Elements of Style". The jewelry is so beautiful, especially the bracelets. Beads and knitting make an interesting combination. This is a challenge for all of you who are comfortably knitting the same ole pattern! Yes, you!!!!

I feel like I hit the lottery today. It's TGIF and payday. Nice combination and no snowstorm predicted for several days.

Happy Knitting!


  1. Joansie, after reading your post today, one can't help but leave your blog in a happier mood. It's contagious! ;-)

  2. I'm so glad your class was fun! I knew it would be!

  3. I love it when people are as excited about knitting as I am!!! Whoo hoo!

  4. Glad to hear your class was fun. And glad there is no snowstorm in the works for awhile. We have a winterstorm heading our way. But I think all we will get is some colder weather.

  5. Glad to hear your mitten class is going well.

    Sounds like you're having way too much fun with the sale and all.

    Keep us posted.

  6. You'll love Selbuvotter. It's the first pattern book I ever saw that I want to make Every Single One!
    I bought my copy last time KnitPicks had books 40% off - double win!