Friday, August 19, 2005

Taking a break and then taking back the knit

I need it, too. Thing is, I can't afford it if I want to finish on time.

Since Tuesday afternoon 4 o'clock I have been knitting non-stop. At least that's how it feels to me. And considering what I have knit in that time it might to you, too. I can't even show it - that is I suspect I am not supposed to show it. So here are some tiny snippets on what I have been working on. This time might be a good one to remind you: I neither picked yarn nor project!

A hat








A scarf in a lurexy yarn (24x58" - impressive, no?)







A, gasp, poncho (likely the only one I'll ever knit) in a ladder yarn, which I knit on straight wooden needles (slippery slope, if you know what I mean, and I don't even like straights), and I am still working on it

It's contract knitting, someone gave me an order to knit these things because he needs in in a very short time and I was crazy enough to say "yes".

Since knitting is the most important thing at the moment, and the meeting on Wednesday evening was all about knitting I did go. Look who I got to meet:

Jae (cool name and seemingly she's a cool girl, too) and her zine "Take back the knit" in person. Whoa! She's visiting from Toronto and joined our little meeting that night.





To everyone who asked where to find the japanese store: please, excuse my tardy reply and look here.

1 comment:

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Contract knitting. OMG.
I had thought about doing contract knitting when my MBA daughter was going to start a scarf business. Even if we charged $80 each, I think my "take" would have been $2/hour. Hope you have a better marketing niche or that you knit WAY faster than I do (And I don't think I'm such a slouch, actually!)
Sorry about slippery yarn on straights, I know what you mean.