Sunday, January 28, 2007

Knitting Along With Nothing To Show

Unfortunately honey was unable to repair the charger for my camera and I have to hunt down a new one. Initial searches seem to indicate the charger is going to run about $40, which is almost half of what we paid for the camera 2 yrs ago. Granted, we did get an excellent deal because it's a good camera. It's a Sony Cybershot 5.1 Megapixel and it also records short movies. So, I will just have to suck it up and spend the money (cheap, aren't I)!

In knitting news, I have been doing quite a bit. Recently I designed a pattern for footies to use up left over sock yarn. I knit 2 pairs and they are very comfy. I will post the pattern & pics once the aforementioned charger has been obtained.

I also am making a pair of fingertipless gloves (not fingerless, since I am knitting the fingers up to the last joint). I need something for work, since it is always cold there and my hands tend to get like icicles after a few hours. I want something that is going to cover as much of my hands as possible and still let me feel the keyboard.

Last week I went into a fit trying to find something to knit on needles larger than size 2s. I've been making so many socks lately & I really needed something to work on that was, ya know, BIG. I had to swing by Jo-Ann Fabrics to pick up a new set of needles for my sewing machine, and wandered over to the yarn section.

It's been a long time since I browsed their yarn selection.. at least a few years. I was surprised to find that they are trying to get on the "good yarn" bandwagon. They are now carrying a line of yarn under the brand name Sensations. Some of the yarn is on par with Lion Brand, but a few collections are quite nice. Much better quality than I've seen from them before. I actually picked up a few skeins of the Bellezza Collection Dolcetto in light blue (the skein on the top in the pic below) and am making a scarf. I must say it is knitting up quite nicely and is very soft! The yarn is made in Italy, and is 54% wool, 24% nylon & 22% cotton. I don't know how well it comes across in the pic, but there is a slight heathered quality to the yarn.
Jo-Ann's isn't about to become my primary yarn source, but it's nice to know that I can find some half-way decent yarn there in a pinch. :)


Joanne said...

Oooooo, pretty template design. I like it. Can't wait to see your footies and gloves.

Holly said...

I am also interested in your footie design....need more bed socks.