Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pictures Retreived

OK I won't say that it helps to have sleep before attempting techie things. I won't say that it helps to reread the user manual for your cell phone. Nope I won't say it but I can certainly recommend it. Snarf!

Having not said any of the above I was able to upload my cell phone's pictures to an online album and retrieve them from my computer. That still doesn't explain where my watch, my brand new SanDisk micro card or my old Samsung SD micro card went. I am through ripping my house apart looking for them.When all else fails buy new ones.
Below are the pictures of Nathalie and her completed flower petal shawl. She did a wonderful job. As noted Nathalie downloaded the pattern from elann and she used Cascade 220 that she purchased at Cricket Cove.

Deina joined us for the 1st visit and what a treat. Deina is a proud Nanny of 2 twin girls and she showed and shared the ponchettes and hats she has made for them.

So enjoy the pictures and come out and join us this Wednesday evening at Read's in Riverview from 6pm until 8pm. See you there.

Monday, July 20, 2009


OMG!! Good saving and printing a frigging sock pattern be anymore frustrating?
No it couldn't. I inserted a little table into my toe up sock pattern and I swear honest to goodness that it is reeking havoc with my computer,my printer and my brain. Word simply refuses to save the darn thing and has even printed the pattern in some sort of codex.I am ready to rip my hair out. I have managed to print a few copies but I always like a hard copy just in case you know. Anyways I shall soldier on with that.

Moving right along to more technical difficulties.I took the pics at the last knit club meeting with my cell because I forgot my camera! Well dah! Of course my cell's sd port overheats when the card is in so I have been saving the pics to the camera and then inserting the card very briefly (so as not catch the phone on fire)and then loading the pics onto my laptop and then up to my blog.Well I cannot locate my sd card and the darn cell refuses to recognize the other 2 cards I have inserted. I fiddled and managed to open an album on my servers site and even managed to upload the pics to it. I figured out how to send the pics via the cell to my e-mail but it is taking hours to send so I am just going to have to forget that plan and try and figure something else today when I get up.You see I am at work and I don't get off until 7:30am and I pretty much fried.

So I will try and figure something out.Obviously I shall have to get my cell fixed.


Thursday, July 9, 2009

2 Socks using Magic Loop Test

Okay so I am going to be teaching a "Toe-Up Sock Class using Magic Loop" this Autumn at Cricket Cove in Moncton. No shocker there as I am certain I have mentioned this before. One of the ladies from my group is testing my pattern for me. I find it easier to design socks to teach so I don't infringe on any copyrights. I have discovered via this testing of my pattern that to date I am unable to find any resources on-line that show a picture of the needle positions that are similar to how my needle positions are when I knit my socks. Most pictures show the socks being knit when the socks are one behind the other on the needles. I knit using a Figure 8 cast on by casting on, on both needles held parallel. I cast on required number of stitches and then slide these stitches down the cable and then cast on the next sock. Now bring the right hand needle through and knit the sts from the top needle and move to the next sock.Knit a round and move to next sock and knit a round.Your needles should be facing one another tip-to-tip. Starting with next sock, Sock "A" the 1st set of sts are the heel sts, k1,m1,k to last st,m1,k1. Now on the next set of sts on sock A these are the instep sts do as above and onto sock B repeat as for sock A.Knit around.Continue in this manner until required number of sts are on both socks.Remember that unlike other toe up socks your needle tips will always face one another in the start position and your working yarn will come from the cable side.

As I am at work until later tonight I will post the pictures I took at knit club tomorrow.Nathalie's shawl is lovely and Deina joined us and brought a capelet and a few hats she knit for her twin grand-daughters.Very cute.
If you got it.Knit it.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Pothos Socks Finished

Hi all just wanted you all to know that we are meeting at Read's tomorrow night. That is July 6th at 6pm.We had a lovely meeting on Thursday. Monday night I hope to get a photo of Nathalie's shawl to post.What a wonderful job she did on it.

I belong to a wonderful on-line sock group theSix_Sox_Knitalong and I have just finished my first pair of actual socks that has been posted this year.Yahoo!The sock was designed by Lorri Ann Romesberg and it is knit mostly inside out.I got on a real yellow yarn fit this spring and found some pale yellow Fixation at LK Yarn in Halifax the day before flying off to Mexico. I have to tell you I bought more balls of yellow patterned and gold solid yarns before I bought those 2 balls of Fixation. It's a terrible thing wanting a certain color of yarn and having to buy all those other colours 'til you find just the right yarn. Yup, a terrible thing (snicker).

Anyways, those socks are done and tomorrow night I begin testing the socks I have designed for my Autumn sock class at Cricket Cove. I have designed a simple toe-up sock to be knit on 1 or 2 circular needles. I am also working on a shawl from a book I bought this Spring "The Best of Knitter's Magazine: shawls and scarves". I am doing the "More than circular" shawl by JoAnn Besold on page44. I have purchased the yarn to make Elizabeth Zimmerman's "Pi Shawl" on page50 of the same book. I like this book as it has a goodly number of patterns that have charts and text versions of the patterns.Well worth a look.

Until tomorrow night.Be good and if you can't be good then be happy.