Sunday, October 21, 2012

So long, and thanks for all the yarm

I've just moved all my old posts to my new blog, Wendelkate Procrastinates.  I left entries for some of the more popular with links to the specific posts on my blog. I had never looked at our stats before and was surprised by a few of the items with relatively high views.

Sari, I was impressed at the popularity of your Christmas Dog Shrug pattern. That's great!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Stash Photos on Ravelry

I have been working to get more of my yarn stash organized.  I spent a few hours this weekend taking photos and adding yarns to Ravelry.  It was fun.  I concentrated on yarns for which I have no specific project as yet.  I will try to spend some time next weekend (while TL and MM are camping) to go through the cupboard of projects that I haven't started yet, but have all the yarns and patterns for.  I do think that I finally have most of my knitting library on Ravelry, but probably have missed some pattern leaflets here and there.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Review Sweet Shawlettes by Jean Moss

I wanted to like this book, but it has too many flaws for me. -All the patterns use Rowan yarn. If a book is very specific about yarn, I expect that to be part of the title. -I don't think a scarf or cowl is a shawlette. A shoulder wrap that turns into a cowl is fine, but a cowl is different than a shawl. -Charts are pretty good, but I hate charts. These patterns aren't also written out. -Some of these patterns take 6 or 8 balls of yarn. That's not small to me. At $21.95 this is a borrow from the library type of book, not a purchase!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Penguin Sweaters

I was on Cute Overload this morning, showing TL some photos of dog costumes. He hadn't seen the site before (not surprisingly). While there, I saw this photo of a penguin wearing a little sweater. At first, I thought "How cute! How weird is that?" "Why would anyone do that?"

When I clicked over to The Yarn Kitchen blog, to look at the pattern, I realized it's a charitable work. These poor little penguins have been effected by the oil spill in New Zealand; and the sweaters are to help them stay warm and prevent them from eating oil, too. You can read all about it on the blog post.

According to Cute Overload, they have enough sweaters for now. I went back and read the CL article after seeing the Yarn Kitchen post. The image above is from the Cute Ovcrload site