Friday, March 12, 2010

Magic Loop and slight changes

If you want to learn a new knitting technique, you have got to check out the KnitPicks tutorials. They are very informative and some even have videos for you who learn best by visual learning. I learned the Magic Loop technique very easily thru their instructions and have been making a set of fingerless gloves for a knit a long over at Ravelry.
As for the slight changes, I'm going to be doing reviews here, not necessarily craft related but reviews and possibly giveaways,too. First up is a review from They're a really cool site that is connected to over 200 stores! Right now they are excited about their kids bedding. There is lots to choose from such as the Kayla collection, with its sweet pastels, and sports bedding such as the Detroit Red Wings collection. There is bedding for every age, from nursery to teen!
I'm also going to be switching my book reviews from Livejournal over here because quite frankly no one ever goes to my Livejournal including me because I just can't do anything there. I can't do buttons or HTML or much of anything so I'm moving the reviews here instead.
For those of you who read this blog for crafts, don't worry, still gonna be blogging about that! Still love knitting!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

I am back again :)

Well, I was going to give y'all a little present. An easy baby socks pattern to be exact, but it seems I cannot write it out as easily as I can knit it. Sooo, until I can figure that one out... how about a different post?

I participated in the Ravelympics this year. I've never done that before. Have any of you? I made the River Tam, which can be found HERE. It's not very hard, basically just ribbing and yarnovers but I really really really HATE ribbing. So, I made it anyway and finished with three days to spare :) It turned out really nice and I've been wearing it a lot. I did make a few mistakes, but you wouldn't notice them unless I told you.

It was my first knitting project with alpaca and truthfully, I don't see what the big deal is. It really felt no differently then Caron Simply Soft. Only difference I could tell was when I went to block the hat. The hat, when it is knitted, looks like a triangle until it is blocked. Then, I saw the difference in alpaca. Caron Simply Soft would have just stayed a triangle. But alpaca when damp and stretched over a plate, turns into a flat circle. This is because alpaca fibers stretch out when wet and dry in whatever position you've put them into. Cool, huh?

Sorry for not posting in a while, there are nine people in my house, eight of whom use the computer and it is our television as well. Not enough hours in the day!!