Saturday, December 31, 2011

Oldies but Goodies

When I go on vacation, I really go on vacation.  There has been lots of activity yarn-wise, but on this New Year's Eve I thought it would be fun to look at some sweaters I made a long, long time ago.  I purchased a Bond Incredible Sweater Machine from QVC at some point in the early 90's.  It was totally random, I have never called them before or since, but I just had to have this thing.  It was loads of fun and I eventually bought a second one and bolted them together to form a super-Bond ISM, with an approximate capacity of 200 stitches per row.  I whipped out afghans in a day and sweaters in a weekend.  While home over Christmas, my lovely mother volunteered to model some of these fiber artifacts for posterity.  Here they are in all of their acrylic glory.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Chubby Chirps

After careful review of the evolving yarn selection available at Knitting in the Loop in Houston, TX, I have deemed it "Heather friendly".  They have added more basic wool yarns in useful colors, and appear to be slowing down with the novelty yarns.  As such, they are now on my good list and when I was called to action to knit Chubby Chirps for a fundraiser at the Houston Zoo... I got cracking.  Proceeds from the sale of these guys will go to help the NZ oil-fouled penguins.  I knitted one at the store, these 3 at home with handspun.