Tuesday, July 11, 2006

i have been slowly plugging away with icarus. i wish i had never timed myself for how long it takes to knit one row, because that's all i think about when i'm knitting on this! but, the end is insight. i'm only about 20 rows (or more) from beginning the 2nd chart of the shawl. now, how long will it take me to knit the last rows of chart 1? hmmm .... 20 rows x 13+ minutes = forever.

one thing that i bought, since i'm not suppose to be buying yarn, is a set of little circular needle point protectors. i use to think they were stupid, but now, i don't exactly think that. usually i would say that just slipping the stitches down to the cable is enough when i take my project with me, but i'm not taking any chances with lace and addis.

and now, for the non-knitty ....


hey pinky, be sure to move the mouse over!


those are my new topflappens! they have not been for a test drive yet, as i haven't turned my oven on in many many hot days here. though, the thought of cookies is tempting.

the right side is sewn from some of the scraps of my denyse schmidt scrap bag. the back is that silvery fabric that is used sometimes for ironing board covers. in between are two layers of cotton batting ... i hope that's enough to keep me from getting burned! the bias binding was made from some of my scrap. the potholders measure about 6" square.

4 comments:

pinky said...

Your topflappens are lovely, of course! Thanks for the mouse-over, you know how much I love those!!

Michelle said...

Hi, Just thought I would stop by and tell you how lovely your shawl is. I finished mine a while ago and seeing your lovely work makes me want to knit it all over again. Wow :)

Veggies,Yarns & Tails said...

These are really pretty....
nice projects, I'm impressed.

thanks for stopping by Veggies...I was just in the middle of writing my 'cool' post when you popped in!

Cheers, G

kathy said...

I love the mouse over, you're too clever. I like the potholders too. The diagonal stitching on the second one adds a nice touch.