Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Pattern: Knit Ruana GU420 by Oat Couture
Yarn: Nero Kureyon Sock Yarn/Rowan Kidsilk Haze

I WAS on yarn restrictions, I WAS, until that fateful visit to Bowling Green, Ky. I was planing on running into Crafty Hand and looking for some peach alpaca…doesn’t exist, but that’s another story. So before I can leave, this pattern jumps off the rack and SCREAMS my name. Then Starla (the owner) says…"oh did you see this made up with the Noro Kureyon Sock and Kidsilk Haze", and whips out a finished ruana in these incredible strips, and a photo of about 10 knitters wearing theirs. There’s always a bunch of knitters at this place working on something, it’s such a cool place, if I lived in Bowling Green, I’d live at this yarn shop. There was at least 8 women working on mitered scarves at 10 AM and the store had just opened. I know ‘cuse I was in the parking lot waiting for them to unlock the door! So long story short-I’m making a Ruana-photo’s to follow…
Finished!!! March 29!

The Grim Squeaker Egg Cosy by Sally Pointer

I g0t to TEST knit this!!!
There I was cruising along through Ravelry, looking at the new patterns and projects that folks are working on. If I’m not knitting, I’m reading about knitting, looking at knitting, or thinking/wishing I was knitting. And I come across this little fellow, now I’m a huge Terry Pratchett fan, and if you don’t know about Discworld…well all I can say is "I’m sorry" I don’t have enough space here to explain why you SHOULD know about Discworld.
Long story short, I spot this little fellow, and post a comment on the designers page "I love Terry Pratchett, hope to see this pattern soon!"
Well, Sally Pointer sends me back a email, ‘want to test knit him?"
YES!!! I scream at my laptop!!! And RAN to my enormous stash of yarn (left over yarn from stash, 2ply instead of required 4py fingering weight. JaggerSpun Zephyr Wool-Silk 2/18 purchased at Sarah’s Yarn) and by the time I got back to my computer-well under 3 minutes- she had sent me the pattern and I had him started and finished by the next morning.