Of Tangled Strings and Minds

Ramblings, musings, knitting....

Monday, February 27, 2006

Yippee and Yay Me

I finished my Olympic knitting
There was a grim moment, when 4 pairs of kickstart boots over took the initial start and I missed starting at the opening ceremonies.
So here it is -
The Olympic Mama, Not the Mama Tank
History- My dear friend Jill is pregnant and isn't the frou frou maternity clothes type. She wanted a tank ( since she will be preggers in Iowa Summer ) that would be functional after she was pregnant , loose fitting and blue.
The Challenges- Oh definately the bottom edge with its 207 sts decreasing 4 sts every 10th row. Was going to do it in the round but 414 sts was psychologically impossible to get my head around when I started. Also, Jill is Vegan. So the yarn choice I had ( a nice alpaca silk blend ) was OUT and in came Flax Linen. And yes, it is true, wash it more it becomes softer.
Would I do it again?- I plan on it
Will the pattern be available- Sometime soon

Monday, February 13, 2006


Okie dokie, so said I was gonna do a linen tank, AND I AM, but had an order for 4 pairs of Kickstart Boots, so it's monday and all 4 are done!
Linen to start tomorrow.....
Do I get extra points?

Thursday, February 09, 2006

New Free Pattern

The Basic Hound Hoodie , in sizes from Tiny Toy to Larger Standards ( such as greyhounds, Std Poodles etc ) Also includes coupon for PDF Downloads and PDFs on CD
Basic Hound Hoodie

Saturday, February 04, 2006

links to FOs and patterns

Tons of FO's and the book is done (ok, actually 2 books and 16 individual patternsCLICK HERE
I think my favorite is the glow in the dark skull and cross bones .

Friday, February 03, 2006

Book, Domain, yada yada yada

Well I've got my own domain now. http://sldknitting.com
The website is still in it's infancy, but the Book, yes the book is there
along with 4 patterns and a smaller book of 4 other patterns.
By the end of the weekend I should have the rest of the patterns uploaded.