Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Newton's First Law

Newton's first law of motion states that "An object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion tends to stay in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force." Objects "tend to keep on doing what they're doing." In fact, it is the natural tendency of objects to resist changes in their state of motion. This tendency to resist changes in their state of motion is described as inertia.

I made my cotton swatch and my microspun swatch. I have not washed them yet. But once I do it is on. Once I start moving I can't stop.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Summer Reading Challenge

I have joined the summer reading challenge. I plan to read one book a week. If I am reading I am not knitting so 1 week read 1 week knit. Click the link (the title of this post) to find out more.


Why do I not listen. Bought lessons are what my mom calls them (lesson you could have had for free)I never really understood gauge because I crocheted most of the time and mostly hats. I did make about two things that came out too big or too small. I thought a knitting machine would change that that I would not have to worry about gauge. WRONG! I never want to make something simple I always want to do the hand knit pattern. I read the pattern it seems easy enough for the machine just take out this or that. Yeah right. So far I have recently had two major blunders. All because I did not do a swatch! My romper that I thought I missed up because I created a homemade pattern, and now the Panobo it is a free pattern from Berroco. I thought since I had some red heart the gauge was going to be about the same as the rest of the yarn I swatched earlier. NEGATIVE. The thing came out big enough to fit Lela and it was supposed to fit me. I made the small one. That may not have fit me. I am going to go with that. But it really did not come out right the opening was small. The point of this post is I am tired of failed attemps. Future reference find the pattern translate into MK find the yarn swatch plug in gauge. I have found that making a calculator where all the math is done I just have to but in the gauge information makes it easier for me when I switch yarn. Because no matter what I use a different yarn each time.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006


Humungo is short for Humungous (sp) I t totally ignored the gauge. And it is what I got. I thought I was making newborn size and it came out big enough to Fit Lela. I got pics of that too. You know I cannot find my cord to download pictures for my camera! Anyway I learned the hard way and I washed and dried mungo got my swatch measurements and I am going to start over. I am putting a shirt collar short sleeve pullover from Knitware Sweaters and a pair of panties form Knitware basics together to get a summer romper. The only thing I do not like is the seam down the front of the panties. But if I get it to come out right man I will be happy center seam and all.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

I Know

I know this is not knitting but isn't it oh so cute.

Click the link. This is what it was supposed to be but I used nylon thread and g hook so that is why it is much smaller. I am getting the handles soon. Then will post a completed pic.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006


I am going to use the attached picture on these layettes I have brewing in my mind. Using all gina ahren patterns (basic jacket, mile a minute hats and ankle socks for the entire family maybe even a blanket) the linkis to a jacket i am thinking of making. all I have to do is put a shirt collar on the basic jacket. I am thinking of using the poodle buttons and painting them silver. A matching skirt would be oh so cute. Well I will keep you posted.