Here's where we spent Memorial Day weekend...an island on Rainy Lake, Canada, with dear friends.
Mostly, it was cloudy and cool. But the sun came out after the rain and it was more than beautiful.
But, oh, the thirty minute ride back to the mainland was like this:
I stopped the video when it got worse, to save viewers from any queasiness. Aren't you glad you came along for the ride?
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
How to attach buttons on hand knitted items is always a puzzle for me. Do I use yarn or thread?If I use thread, will it compromise the knitted fabric? If I use yarn, how do I thread it onto the needle? Some knitters advocate un-plying the yarn so that it isn't so thick but I don't think that would work so well with this yarn.
Posted by Kay-From the Back Yard at 7:24 PM
Sunday, May 08, 2011
I admit, I am a sockyarnaholic. But I am trying to do something other than socks with some of the yarn (it's either that or clear out my sock drawer(s).
Yarn: Reynolds Swizzle (70% Merino Superwash, 25% nylon) This yarn may be discontinued, as I purchased it on sale at Needlework Unlimited's Outlet.
Needles: Hat: #1 (2.25mm)
Comments: These are for mildly cool weather, such as Minnesota Fall and Spring, since they are knit with sock yarn and are not very heavy. However, they might be nice for winter in warmer climes, too. The yarn was a sale item and a scarf to match is in the making.
Posted by Kay-From the Back Yard at 9:54 AM