Monday, July 09, 2007

Show and Tell
Last week I was lucky enough to not have a client scheduled on Thursday when my usual knitting group meets at The Knitting Corner. Sandy has been coming to the weekly gathering for a while and over time I have gotten to know her and her projects. I feel especially close to this one...
I was lucky enough to be sitting at the table the day she came in wanting a group decision about the colors she should use on the Mason Dixon Log Cabin pattern. Of course, you know everyone at the table has something to say about it. I think we all did a good job in offering Sandy our suggestions. I think it turned out well! I think Sandy thinks it went well too... because she is doing another one. This is the baby version. I don't own a Mason Dixon book, but I did finally break down and order one. It should be arriving soon. I will dog ear that page for sure! Nice job Sandy, and all the advise helpers.

I ordered myself some things that my LYS doesn't carry and they came in the mail last week. I have already put some of them to work. These got used right away and I have to say that I love them and want to order more.

I used the cheese spreader to show how small they start out and how they expand to the size of your dpns. They are made out of a heavy duty cardboard. They yellow is the bottom of the tube. I wrote what size dpns will be inside the tubes. These might prevent me from getting skewered by a wandering dpn. They are from the KnitPicks catalog.

Since I am going to take a class tomorrow night where I will be knitting a lace scarf from a chart, I thought I would get me on of these. I love how it has snaps! Stay tuned for my class how and tell. Hopefully I can post it in a timely manner. I will also post what I have been knitting on pretty soon too.


Luni said...

I bet you really like your MD book. I was surprised at how much I liked mine. The patterns are simple, but the concepts are good.
Her log cabin blanket is stunning; your group suggestions were great!

Wool Winder said...

Great little gadgets. The DPN holder is interesting. I haven't seen it before.

vlb5757 said...

Luni-I am waiting for the MD book to come along with 5 others. I went nuts when Knit Picks had a 40% off sale. I hope I have the time to work things out of the books.

WW-I saw the DPN holders in the KnitPicks catalog a while ago and finally decided I had enough of them to need them. I hope this cuts down on the clutter!

amanda cathleen said...

you'll love the chart keeper! I've been using mine for the first time and boy does it make it easier to read the chart! I still use my counter to keep track of the rows.
Love Sandy's baby blanket! Lovely colors : )

vlb5757 said...

I am in the process of taking a new lace scarf class where I am learning to read from a chart. The chart holder has come in handy and you're right; I love it! Sandy finished the baby blanket, but I forgot to take a picture of it when I saw her this past Thursday. It turned out nicely.