Saturday, December 29, 2007

Knit Cafe the Point

I went yesterday to The Point Knit café in New York City. I've been seeing this place for a year before I started knitting, and I was glad to finally gen in there knowing what to ask and to do.

I must say that despite a few harsh critics I red on Ravelry, I found a very nice ambiance, lovely people, prepared and friendly that helped me with patience to find the best 16" circular needle I could ever buy: the Addi Turbo!

Great selection of precious yarns and a few books. If you add a lovely cup of coffee, a piece of cake you have a peaceful afternoon of knitting relax.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitting Workshop

Image of Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitting WorkshopAnd finally yesterday I've received also thje second book I ordered on, the great Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitting Workshop!

The author has a lovely sense of humour. I wouldn't define this book a pattern book, it's more a philosophy book of knitting. I love Zimmerman's way of saying things and the fact that she didn't like to seam either, makes me love her even more.

I think I'll buy her other oeuvres as soon as i get to the US ;-)

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Organizing my mess

ShadesThanks to Ravelry I went finally through my stash and all the crochet hooks and knitting needles I've been collecting in those years. I must say I was pretty surprised to discover skeins and hooks and needles I didn't even know I had.

Now That everything is in order, though, I shall try to give every skein a project to go with, ans it isn't easy. Especially if you consider that in NYC I'll be buyng other pounds and pounds of fine yarn! ;-P

Saturday, December 08, 2007

I'm on Ravelry

I made it! I'm on, you can add me here :-D

Sunday, December 02, 2007

101 Designer One-Skein Wonders

Yesterday I finally received the lovely book 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders I've ordered on a month ago!

The book is as good as I expected, though most of the patterns use 100 gr skeins and sometimes even cones (isn't it cheating a bit?), and I have loads of 50 gr singles. Anyway I'm sure I'll find a way.

I've just started a lovely lacy hat, I'll post pics as soon as is finished.

On the Clapotis front, I'm progressing and happy with the pattern that is definitely longer that i expected, but right now is pretty promising I hope the result will pay :-)