Tuesday, January 25, 2011

MUST HAVE!

So I saw this yarn and a choir of angels sang as I lit up the local yarn store with my glowing excitement. “I HAVE to have that yarn!” Well... as a budget conscious person trying to pay a credit card off because I decided that I HAD to go study in London even though I had absolutely NO money but it just had to happen, I decided I needed it anyway and I’m sure I can make the money work. I grabbed a few balls and my grandmother decided that she wanted to buy it for me. Sweet? So then I decided it was made for the Clapotis pattern I’ve been eyeing on Ravelry. Then I start the project. Not so much. Sadly this yarn was NOT made for Clapotis. After hours of searching the Ravelry database for a pattern to inspire I found none. I did however have a brilliant idea!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Beginnings


It's a new year with new ideas and new habits. Jan is just a warm-up for the next few months and do I have a year ahead of me! Currently I am designing knit-sensations. Koi Gardens Shawlette turned out awesome and is on Ravelry!

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/koi-gardens-shawlette

Next up is a leafy hat, all written up and now I just have to test it! Trying to figure out how to manage my time around my knitting life is not an easy task. I have 2 other ideas I want to get out of my head and onto the page. I need to knit a gauge swatch for my flower hat and I'm having a hard time deciding if it should be a small knit with 5ply yarn and 3.5/3.75mm needles or if I use my regular dk with 4&5mm needles. I view the design as a delicate 20s style piece of heaven. Choices...

In My Shadow- where am I going with this? It's a live dance/video piece that I'm swirling around in my head. It's an exploration of figurative shadows.

My ballet students are doing Coppelia this year! Now if I can just find the time to do all of thee above and still sleep I'll be golden!