Saturday, March 24, 2007

Knitting Meme

Cat Yarn

I found the following knitting meme at So Much Yarn, So Little Time

What is your all time favourite yarn to knit with?
Alpaca or alpaca blend.

Your favourite needles?
Right now it's my circular needles which I use a lot.

The worst thing you've ever knit?
The ugliest dog sweater you've ever seen. I combined two colored yarns dark blue and bright yellow and it just didn't work.

Your most favourite knit pattern? (maybe you don't like wearing it...but it was the most fun to knit)
I use the diagnonal baby blanket pattern from Lions Brand a lot.

Most valuable knitting technique?
Learning how to purl.

Best knit book or magazine?
Stitch -n- Bitch

Your favourite knit-a-long?
Fisherman cable knit scarf

Your favourite knitblogs?
The ones on my side bar

Your favourite knitwear designer?
my mom.

The knit item you wear the most? (how about a picture of it!)
I still haven't knitted anything for myself. I give everything I knit away.

I am not sure who reads this blog regularly. If you do, you are tagged :-)

Thursday, March 22, 2007

What Kind of Yarn Are You?

H/T to Amy

What kind of yarn are you?

You are Dishcloth Cotton.You are a very hard worker, most at home when you're at home. You are thrifty and seemingly born to clean. You are considered to be a Plain Jane, but you are too practical to notice.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Arrrgh! Knit Like a Pirate Mateys!

POC Picture courtesy of Pirates of the Caribbean
H/T to Alabama Improper


"Aye, mates, when our Jezebel ain't swabbin' the decks o' this site, her weapons o' choice be pointy sticks an' string. She recently designed this fine booty bag, and is offerin' it free fer the downloadin' to all fans o' Talk Like A Pirate Day."

Monday, March 19, 2007

If You Are a Catholic Knitter With a Blog

Catholic Knitters Please help yourself to this logo.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Knit to Pray

Knit to Pray
I stumbled across an article on knitting in a Catholic newspaper Catholic Herald

Through knitting, “God is blessing us in silence and love,” Harker wrote in the Knit-to-Pray Prayer Guide. “It is our time to be present in loving silence to God who nurtures our minds, bodies, hearts and souls.”

Here’s how it works. Knit-to-Pray offers three different shawls: The Annunciation (feast day March 25), The Visit (May 31) and The Nativity (Dec. 25). Each piece offers a choice between two color palettes — fall to winter or winter to spring. For example, The Annunciation winter to spring pattern crosses “Mary’s blue and God’s purest white” to invoke “the brightness and light of spring.” Each shawl is accompanied by a Gospel reading, a Gospel reflection and reflection questions, and the kit comes with Aussie wool, bamboo knitting needles, an instructional guide to knitting and praying, and a sizing chart.

“Knitting becomes prayer when we let the rhythm of knitting, a repeat pattern, move our mind and heart into a place of quiet recollection in the presence of God,” Harker wrote. “By reading the Scripture slowly before beginning our Knit-to-Pray shawl experience, we will focus ourselves on God and move into prayerful reflection.”

For more information on Knit-to-Pray go to Trinity Shawls.

What's New?

Knitting CatI know I haven't posted in a while. I have been knitting though. I attempted to make a sweater for my dog. Although I followed the pattern instructions, it just didn't turn out well. I may end up frogging it after all. That will put me behind in my goal to use up all my yarn.

Currently, I am knitting with baby yarn in pink and white, together and making a diagonal baby blanket for one of my sisters. She and her husband are in the process of adopting a baby.

If I don't finish up my yarn, I won't be able to knit with the alpaca yarn I received as a gift from my dear son. But I am trying to discipline myself to follow through on resolutions.