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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

This and That



My rabbit beads came so I made some stitch markers for some bunny. It's dark and gloomy here and not very good for photos. Scanning creates a lot of artifacts with the crystals and miracle beads as you can see, but it was the best of the attempts. I was looking for the white plastic rings I have been using, but could only find these pink and blue ones.

I drove down Ward Avenue today, and one of the parking lots was a lake. The mission to find shoes for my cousin's wedding and school/work shoes for my son was successful! I feel like I'm ready for "Dress for Less" .

Okay, I'll fess up, we also stopped at Border's where I resisted the Spring Vogue, but got the new Pieceworks as it had some knitted wristlets in it.

Brittany came through with my replacement needle. They sent me 4, not just the one that was broken. They certainly stand by their word. I'm a little more concerned about my order from Four Seasons in Canada. I got an email saying my order was received, but no word that my order was shipped, and no response to my email. Since I never ordered from there before, I'm concerned. I'll try to be patient a bit more.

I love the Cascade 220 Superwash to knit with. I had to forsake Rogue again as I could not get gauge, but decided instead to do Bpt, cabled hoodie, from Knitty. It's top down, and I am almost to the bottom where I will have to do, attached i-cord, a new technique. The tutorials I have seen start with casting 3 stitches on a spare dp, but the pattern says to just start with the first 3 stitches. I'll have to just try it when I get there, but it sounds interesting.

Gotta get ready for Project Spectrum yellow and orange next!

11 comments:

candsmom said...

Your bunny stitch markers turned out so cute!! I like the pink and blue rings- it kind of gives them a spring pastel feel. And yay for Brittany!! Maybe I'll stop babying my size 0 and 1's now that I know they're good for their word. What a bonus to receive 4 needles, too- now you have almost 2 sets! ;-) Looking forward to seeing your Bpt!! I love that pattern! Keeping my fingers crossed for you on that Four Seasons order.. take care, Barb! :-)

Laura said...

Hi Barb! Thanks for your nice comment on my Backyard Leaves! It really was a super fun project. I used the regular Cascade 220, not the superwash. I'd like to try the superwash sometime, do you like it? Good luck with Bpt!

debbie said...

oh i do love your bunny stitch markers! did you have a difficult time maneuvering wire wrapping over the round stitch markers....

kimberly said...

Oh those bunnies are really cute. I just love the Bpt-can't wait to see yours. :)

Jen said...

I kind of like the blue and pink rings for the stitch markers. It makes them feel extra easter-y. BPT, huh... I've had my eye on that one too just was afraid to do so much cabling. The attached i-cord isn't all that bad, so just dive right in!

myra said...

I love your bunny stitch markers! Perfect for spring. I've been having trouble taking pictures with all this rain too.

Lolly said...

Hi Barb! BPT will be great! I like that hoodie a lot, and I can see you getting some wear out of it too.

Love the little bunnies!

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

Barb,
Very cool markers! Where did you get the beads? They are going to look great on any project.
=:8

Stacey said...

Hi Barb! Thanks for the well wishes with the store! I love your bunny stitch markers! Especially for someone born in the year of the rabbit - like me!

Terby said...

Your stitch markers look great. How in the world do you have such perfect joins? Good to know about the Brittany needles. Maybe I'll get some one of these days. I seem to always need sock needles! You'll like the i-cord bind off, it's a lot of fun, and makes a really pretty finish.

KnitPastis said...

Hey girl! Hope your weather is nicer, we had a little snow yesterday and it's suppose to be spring around here. Love your stitch markers!