Thursday, August 30, 2007

Flattened Knit Pick Needles

This is what the USPS does to needles shipped in an envelope by Knit Picks. How dumb can Knit Picks get?

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Dyeing Yarn Class

I took a Dyeing Yarn class at Knit One in Squirrel Hill. It was so much fun. I would like to do more of it. We used Dyes from Louet. Another option is to use Koolade. Flo and Stacey taught the class. The technique used is we squirted the dye on the yarn that had soaked in warm water for 20 minutes and worked the dye in. Then we nuked the yarn for 2 minutes, let is rest 2 minutes, repeated this two more times, then nuked it for 1 minute--for a total of 7 minutes in the Microwave. We hung the hank of yarn up to dry. I wound the yarn today and here it is:

Love From Knit One & Horror Story From Knit Picks

This is NOT the Horror Story. This is me picking out the yarn for my first sweater at Knit One in Squirrel Hill. The yarn is Shannon from Tahki Yarns in Blue Multi-color.

The Horror Story began when I opened a package from Knit Picks which contained several needle tips. They arrived in a bubble wrapped enveloped and all the needles were flattened. Boy was I angry. I am eager to start my first sweater....the yarn is bought, the pattern is picked out, I signed up for a "Knit Your First Sweater" at Knit One with Linda Voss Plummer. If you know me, I get very angry. And I am angry. I opened the package after the customer service line at Knit Picks was closed. Customer service received a very angry email from me tonight. I am eager to see what their response is going to be. I knit a swatch with dented needle tips. Here is the pic.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Life Is Good.....Very, Very Good

More Camping Pics

This is Molly and me at our campsite.

I thought someone transposed the 5 and the 7. When gas was going for $2.75 everywhere else, I found this station off on I-80 that was selling it for $2.57. I double checked my receipt to confirm the cost was actually $2.57.

This is a carved tree on the way to Cook Forest.

A F.O.

A FO. This was a gift to someone who is moving out of state. The pattern came from I used Patons wool. I knit most of it while I was camping in Cook Forest with Molly sitting in my lap. So there is a little of Molly knit into it. This was my second felting project.

I bought yarn for my first sweater. It is official. I am knitting my first sweater. I am taking a class "Knitting Your First Sweater" with Linda Plummer at Knit One. I will post pictures of the yarn and the sweater as it progresses.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

I Need More Hours in My Day....

I have been up since 4:30AM and I still have not gotten everything accomplished I planned for the day or should I say that I would like to do. I've been updating Knit One's Web site....I could do that for hours and I did, but there are other things that need to get done also.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Another Terrific Day!!!

Stacey, the owner of Knit One, and I got the e-newsletter out on schedule yesterday. I had fun learning how to create the newsletter, polish it up and then send it out to all the subscribers. Stacey did the hard part of writing the narrative, while I inserted the photos and did a few behind the scenes tasks. It was fun. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter go to the Knit One web site and click on the subscribe button on the Home Page.