11.16.2017

Inspired to get Knitting

I’ve been in a productivity slump. Well I’ve been gardening and doing life, but falling way behind in the fun fabric & yarn stuff.


I happened across this YouTube of Fairy Little who vlogged knitting a sweater in 24 hours. I have a sweater I’ve been stalled on for 3 years (I believe, may be longer) After watching this time lapse video, it was like a kick in the pants for me. I thought “Yes, I can do that!, (well maybe in a weekend or week), Now I’m trying to decide if I’m frogging the pattern & starting over as that was when I stopped. I had to heavily modify  the pattern and……need I saw more?

Check out the video & thanks Fairy Little

11.15.2017

Knit or get off the Pot

I have been knitting, but not blogging for quite a while now. I’m getting organized and back into blogging. Colder weather is here and it is time to get the needles out.

ufo

I decided that I would start by dragging out all of my unfinished projects and take stock & decide which ones I’ll frog or finish. I’ve had a sweater on the back burner for years, I’m not happy with how the pattern was turning out and you know how that can stall a knitter. So I’m determined to be ruthless and not knit, (well not start anything big) until all of my UFO’s (unfinished objects) are taken care of one way or another!

If there are any other knitters out there that would like to join me leave a comment!

Next post will be a ruthless inventory (I hope) of what I’ve got going on.

11.11.2017

Happy Veterans Day! Knit an American Flag, Maybe not quite this large...



http://publicdelivery.org/dave-cole-knitting-machine-mass-moca/
Above photo is from  Arjen Noordeman


In 2005, MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) presented a monumental and uniquely American sculptural installation by Dave Cole. Cole’s project The Knitting Machine comprised two excavators specially fitted with massive 20′ knitting needles which produced an oversized American flag, which can be seen as both a celebratory gesture of pride and a commentary on America’s role in world affairs.
When the flag was removed from The Knitting Machine it was folded into the traditional flag triangle and was on display in a presentation case which Cole described as slightly smaller than a Volkswagen Beetle, accompanied by the 20′ knitting needles, and a video of the knitting process.
There is a video of this also 
If you are interested in smaller American Flag patterns I've linked a few below:
-Mini American Flag Pattern thanks to Craftdrawer crafts   (free pattern)
http://www.craftdrawer.com/2013/07/free-mini-american-flag-knitting-pattern.html
-From Tracy Johnson on Ravelry a beautiful American Flag throw
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wavy-american-flag (free pattern, she also has a Betsy Ross American Flag Pattern on Ravelry, also free
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/colonial-betsy-ross-wavy-american-flag
Enjoy Veterans day, go hug a Veteran!