Monday, October 30, 2006
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
I just found some beautiful buff colored (on sale) Bamboo from Classic Elite Yarns at my LYS. I thought the Fiber Trends Streaming Leaves Scarf would look nice in this.
The Traveller came unfinished:
And I have since rubbed in 3 coats of Danish Oil in a light Walnut:
(The finish doesn't look quite this dark in real life.)
The next step is to rub in and buff a few layers of Wax finish to give her a satin gloss and protect the wood. This has already taken 1 week to do, I think but the finished wheel will look great and is well worth the effort. Unfortunately I won't get her waxed and assembled until next week ~ out of town symphony for the next few days.
Posted by Knittinreed at 1:33 PM
Thursday, October 19, 2006
I used Katia Mississippi and Addi #1 circs.
After I finished the socks and my sleeves!!! (sorry, no pics) I found some of Mom's leftover afghan yarns and made these for the preemies:
Time to go to the hardware store and pick out a nice light colored Danish Oil stain and get to work on this baby! I can hardly wait~
Posted by Knittinreed at 3:15 PM
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Posted by Knittinreed at 2:22 PM
Sunday, October 08, 2006
The concert last night went well. We got a good review in today's paper and I was comfortable with my own playing (that doesn't happen all that often). It has been a very taxing week, playing both Beethoven Symphonies Thurs, Fri and twice on Saturday! And why not compare Beethoven to heavy metal, Marj? There are certainly some places that could merit such comparison...
Mr. Mack's former students have been invited to perform in a comissioned piece "Sinfonia" for choirs of oboe and English horns dedicated to JM and premiering at the John Mack Memorial Concert at Severence Hall in Cleveland on Nov. 4. My husband and I are going and I will be performing in the work.
The solo part of the concert will certainly be a who's who of oboists! It will be quite a gathering of all of us nerdy, neurotic, obsessive, and intense musicians! (Isn't that right Mer - you talk to the oboists in your orchestra, no? - we oboists are a bit of an enigma - even to ourseleves.) And my dear husband (a celllist who puts up with me while I am PMS-ing on bad reed days!) will have to endure us en-masse.
I did get to JoAnns today to use my 40% coupon and picked up this:
It looks to have good instructions for assembling sweaters (among other good help) - something I know nothing about. Thanks everyone for your great ideas on the 2 sleeve at a time method. And yes, I will also do that for the front of the cardigan.
My New Wheel
Oh so sad - it is in some crate somewhere awaiting Customs to clear it! The Woolery estimates delivery to be around 18 October! That actually works pretty well since I have to perform a difficult piece on a recital this week (need to be practicing, not playing with a new wheel) and then will be at Mom's for 5 days. It should be here when I return - maybe.
Have a great week......
Posted by Knittinreed at 9:54 PM
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Monday, October 02, 2006
This is a symphony week. We are performing both Beethoven 1st and 9th Symphonies. I love the juxtaposition of these two. And what could be better than playing Beethoven~
Here is the sweater I began back in April:
It is the Drops Design no. 94-27. I finished the back and began on the front, but realized I should probably do the sleeves first.
Why? - well, I will need really decipher the directions for the fronts since they have the cutaway at the bottom and the scoop at the neck - in mirror images. The directions are probably clear for someone who has used these patterns before and who has knit similarly shaped items - but they a bit complicated to me!
So I began the sleeves instead - thanks to Sharon's thoughts on her fabulous Central Park Hoodie and some other knitters too, I decided to knit the 2 sleeves at the same time to make sure they were identical:
Here is the sleeve detail:
So fellow knitters, in your vast array of experience, is it also a good idea to knit the 2 front pieces simultaneously as well? This is the first time I have knit anything like this ~ any ideas are always welcome.
Thanks ever so much - have a great week.
Posted by Knittinreed at 2:29 PM
Sunday, October 01, 2006
Thanks to all your great blogs and forum entries, here is what I have knit:
7 pair of socks
2 pair wrist warmers
3 Irish Hiking Scarves
Branching Out Scarf
Tiger Eye Scarf
Lacy V Scarf
Fern Lace Stole
Baby Sweater and matching Hat
2 pair Baby Booties
3 pair Felted Clogs
Over a dozen face cloths
Green Gable Top
On the needles are:
Sweater (Drops Design)
Embossed Leaves Socks
Town and Country Scarf
Thank you dear knitting friends.
Posted by Knittinreed at 6:42 PM