Saturday, January 18, 2014

Setting up for the Underwear

I'm almost ready to start the man's Fair Isle underwear.
First it is important to say a few things that I know about the pattern and creator. This is the Website Mame and Preliminary information until I get a translation going.

Hjemmelaget - Blogger

Not sure what it all means, but its the link to the underwear. And I thank the Blogger for sharing her creation.
This adventure is me having fun and sharing the journey with others.
I have worked with both vintage and now foreign language patterns, they are not the same to work with, they are different to figure out.
Without translation I selected my needles and yarn, MJ at Linden Yarns and Textiles was helpful in making sure I had enough skeins in each of the colors, going into back stock for me. What I did not know at the time was that I do not own a 24" circular 3.5mm needle and due to having to shovel snow to get out of the drive way I was not able to get one. Oh darn, a trip to the yarn shop tomorrow. Because knitters don't like going to yarn shops. ha ha...
I thought I would post the project picture today and show the cast on tomorrow.
So here are the yarn and pattern. My background color will be the red and the white will be the design. I'm pretty excited about the project and thinking of following up with a women's pair. My head is already starting to spin with spin off projects, lol.

I am pleased with my chart re-work and can't wait to get started.

Here's to knitting wishes and project dreams....

Happy stitching trails, keep those neeldes clicking.


Friday, January 17, 2014

Wow, that's a long time!

Okay, It's been over a year since I have written a blog post. A few things have happened, I have been on the Board of the Minnesota Knitter Guild, I have been knitting, but not posting my projects anywhere, I have made some shop models and I'm looking to challenge myself and have decided, with encouragement to blog about that journey.
I am taking a couple of classes at Yarn Over this year and I hope you attend and take classes if you can. If you don't know what Yarn Over is, you have missed out. The Minnesota Knitter Guild has an event every year called Yarn Over, where iconic knitters from around the world converge to teach classes, there is a Friday night dinner, a day of Classes on Saturday as well as a vendor area that brings in vendors from around Minnesota and surrounding states. I have been volunteering in the mornings and its a lot of fun, very energizing. Shelley H. is the whirlwind ball of energy that puts Yarn Over together, bringing in the fabulous teachers and putting everything together with a wonderful committee that Includes cheerleaders who call themselves the Woo Hoo girls.
I have a couple of challenges in my knitting life right now, but will blog for the most part on a pair of fair isle underpants for men. No, my husband will not wear them, but I think they will look fun on the bathroom wall.

Watch for my Fair Isle underwear challenge posts, starting soon.

Happy Stitching Trails to all of you!
Clicking on all neeldes,