Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Stuck On Samples

These days I'm caught in a whirlwind of sample knitting.  It really adds to the booth if I have sample garments on display, so I'm making a concerted effort to knit more of them.  The trick to all of this is to stay one step ahead of the game.  While I'm knitting away on one sample, I need to be thinking ahead to the next sample.  I keep a running list of samples I would like to see in the booth.  Before I finish one sample, l choose which sample will be next.  Then I decide which yarn and color.

Sometimes I don't have the color ready and waiting, so first I have to dye the yarn for the sample.

That's the case with my next sample.  I'm using a new yarn base so the other day I took time to dye sample colors.  I'll start playing around with these as soon as I finish my current sample project. 

Speaking of my current sample I've made great progress on Milkweed Shawl.  I'm working on the last chart with less than ten rows to go.  I promise pictures with my next post.

If you knit mittens, you might want to consider Northman Mittens. These lined mitts look oh, so warm and cozy.  Proceeds from the sale of this pattern go to flood relief efforts in Queensland.

We're in the midst of a snowstorm complete with power outages across the area.

While I hate to lose power, it can be a mixed blessing.  Without power I may be forced to spend the day knitting.  In the meantime I probably should think of shoveling snow.


Karen said...

Just came in from shoveling myself, so DH could get back in the driveway. He knows how to work the snowblower, so hopefully I need do no more.

I think I deserve some knitting now...

Betsy said...

I kinda wish I'd lost power. Then I wouldn't have to be working from home and I, too, could knit instead.