Darts add shaping to a garment so it contours to the curves of our bodies, but sometimes those darts can fall in unfortunate places in a design. Not only does it look funny to have a major motif just disappear …
Posts Tagged ‘keep’
Seven years of Socktoberfest! I can hardly believe that this experiment of a nascent sock knitter has lasted this long and grown into such a fun annual event. Are you planning to cast on for some socks for Socktoberfest 2011?
(thanks to Ravelry user Natasha for the cute 2011 graphic!)
I’ve been enjoying a little vacation in the national parks and mountains of California – Yosemite and Lake Tahoe (and you better believe I have about a million photos to prove it!) – but I knew that Socktoberfest was just around the corner. The group on Ravelry is all ready to go with over 1600 participants, and this seems like the ideal place to share ideas and feedback – go check out the group!
As I (so often) do when traveling, I stopped by a local yarn shop in South Lake Tahoe, The Wool Tree, and found a particularly fetching blue sock yarn – something so warm and saturated that I will always remember where I got it! This particular photo, taken on the shore of Lake Tahoe, doesn’t show the deep colors of the lake, but this yarn is a good indicator of what it looks like at certain times of the day! Amazing.
The yarn colorway is just a number, so I am (un)officially renaming this colorway “Keep Tahoe Blue” after the ubiquitous bumper stickers and the non-profit organization that draws attention to the environment, the beauty, and the fun, of this beautiful area.
Much more to come…
Not quite 2 weeks, a couple of days short but hey! I missed all this blogging stuff. Things haven’t really gone exactly to plan either. I managed to paint my kitchen, make a little something for a friend of mine, (”K” you will get it soon I promise, I know I am a terrible, terrible friend!!xx) make this small piece of crazy patchwork for a give away, start some things none of which are finished but I have been playing super nurse and doing all of the above with no assistance from my other half so not too bad an effort really. We are actually supposed to be in Sweden at the moment, ha! Postponed and re booked for october. Must have been my sixth sense. I changed my plans before friday but I’m thinking it’s just as well. On friday my husband had a horrendous accident at work, trips to the hospital and all that involves have been going on. The upshot…. he will be o.k., a bit sore, bruised and cut with a terrible facial injury but still a little incapacitated. So I still need to paint my lounge and finish some new work but if I wait to blog until everything is back to normal I will be waiting an VERY long time. Anyway, this give away…. I only just noticed I am on 411 posts!! Oh my, where does the time go and I missed number 400 so I owe you a give away. I also won a PIF on Angela’s blog so this I figure counts for that too! All you have to do is comment, simple as that. I will leave it open for a week or so to give people time to get back from their holidays. If you are lucky (or unlucky!!) enough to win you will get this little piece of crazy patchwork and some bits, could be anything, ribbon, pins, I don’t know yet, my brain still isn’t working properly. Maybe it never will, I can take a break but the brain function doesn’t improve!!