May I introduce Sam the Ram? He was added to my sheep collection in the summer and fall of 2002. If you are looking for a challenge, you should get this pattern. I worked on this during long days at the beach and by the pool, happy memories! The construction is ingenious, made mostly in one piece starting with a provisional cast on for the head which is shaped by short rows to the neck wedge, also short rows, all the way to the Kitchener Stitch belly. I loved making this and have the pattern to make Sam a wife named Sue. Rita O'Connell would be happy to hook you up at her site Earth Heart Designs. If there is any interest, let me know. A Sam and Sue knitalong would be lots of sheepish fun, and I could use the motivation to give Sam a mate. Baaaaaah!
So, I'm being drawn in to the web. Charlotte's Web, that is. As if all the gorgeous examples being displayed virtual-web wide aren't enough, check out this one. You must see it blocking as well. Knitmeister's is my favorite so far, and I am imagining mine in graduating shades of blues and purply-blues. I have a few questions for those of you who have made it, or are in the process. Being "vertically challenged", is the length of the Web easily adjustable? Is it just a matter of knitting fewer repeats of the lace pattern? While knitting should I change colorways more often, or use fewer colorways, leaving the changes as they are written? Any input will be appreciated.
I have had so much fun with the Knitter's Secret Pal program(see my sidebar)! I haven't had the chance to photgraph my most recent surprise, two skeins of Knit One, Crochet Two 2nd Time Cotton in Atlantis. I love the color! Thanks Secret Pal. I am anxiously awaiting the big *reveal*! I have been thinking of you, with the bad weather in your neck of the woods. Leave me one and let me know if you are in one piece!
Okay, I am also dreading the *reveal*! I have no (well, only a little) idea what to send the knitter who has me as their secret pal. What do you get someone who has almost daily access to yarns and knitting stuff? You are all creative people, send me some ideas! I am fresh out!
My last thought for this post: Where are all the knit-bloggers coming from? Keeping up with everyone's progress has become a very time consuming activity at the Blues. All those interesting projects, the stunning yarns, and knowledge and information sharing at its best! There are some problems with this, though. It is cutting into my knitting time in a serious way and taking more restraint than I normally can be given credit for. I'm thinking it may be time for a support group. Hah! We could make it a Yahoogroup and share tips like "don't leave your computer on to tempt you when you are supposed to be doing chores, knitting, making dinner, entertaining guests, or your husband" and "set a timer to let you know your allotted blog time is over and you must log off" and "put your credit card on ice to prevent the impulse purchases of yarn or bandwidth." I'll bet you have plenty of your own tricks to keep to the task at hand. I mean, just look at my sidebar! Oh-you don't see your blog listed on the fifty plus linked to there? I am trying, I really am. You are without a doubt one of the nearly two hundred knitting blogs I have *bookmarked*. If you think I have missed you, by all means, drop me an email. Make it even harder for me to push away from the computer table. By the way-shouldn't you be knitting right now? Go! Go knit now!