I got a new laptop! I got a new laptop!!! I can type and see what I'm typing and link pictures and post from my own computer and not my brothers... I got a new laptop!!!
Okay, so you've read the exciting news by now, on to brief knitting news. I've started my first Nerd Wars project, its a Roasty, Toasty Coffee Kerrier. I'm using my left over Malabrigo Rios. Its nearly complete already and its taken very little yarn, so I may make two... or three.
I forgot to mention in my last post that one of my friends from work gifted me an old crochet edgings book called Elegant Edgings to knit crochet and tat. It was published back in 1969 by Coats & Clark. There are a few knitted edgings and some filet crochet. There are some really beautiful hairpin lace ones in the crochet section. These are designed for place matts, pillow cases and towels. I'm going to be trying some of these edgings here in the future. I'm pretty sure this little booklet is out of print at this point so I think I can publish the patterns here on my blog... I need to do some research on that. I don't want to do anything illegal. I did notice upon glancing through that the abbreviation for yarn over is just O instead of YO, but other than that all the knitting patterns seemed decipherable. It sort of sounds fun to do some edgings, I can make a spiffy new kitchen ensemble for my MIL's new spiffy kitchen perhaps.
Since I hate posting without pictures of some kind I'll leave you with a rinsing in sink picture of the yarn I dyed. More on the process later, I'll devote a whole post to my haphazard experience.
Until later, Happy Crafting!!!