Friday, August 11, 2017

Friday Finds

Last week was Stitches Midwest.  What a great weekend with friends and knitting and shopping.  When I first headed off to Stitches, I really had such a pared down list.  Telling myself,  I would only buy yarn that I really really fell in love with.  Well, you know where this is going, now don't you?!

I truly truly loved all of my yarn purchases, and with the exception of one group, they were all new yarns to me and I cannot wait to cast them on.

This set of color way gradients from Three Irish Girls are lush!  There is a bit of mohair plied with it.  They are destined to be a Featherweight Cardigan.

Here is what it looks like in another color way

For another Hap Shawl

These are Harry Potter color ways for someone I know who loves Harry.

My second day of shopping came with a bunch of solids.  New to me YOTH (Yarns on the House)  Magpie Yarns and Cheeky Merino that I have used before in my Drachenfels and loved, so I bought some brand new color ways to their line as well.

Earlier this week, I sat down and planned what all the goodies are going to be, but before I cast on, I've got a couple of things that have to be finished first!

What a super fantastic weekend we had, can't wait to dig in and knit.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

From My Library

For some time now, I've blogged about some hand issues that I have had.  They are much better now, but still troublesome when it comes to opening jars and bottles.  My undiagnosed opinion is that it is due to knitting, computing, mousing and well, maybe a wee bit of age too.

Several years back, Carson Demeris, the author of this book attended Knitting Camp and gave us a quick version of some techniques for sitting in our chairs and knitting.  I failed the attempt miserably then, but in hindsight perhaps I should have heeded his warning.

Since then, I've heard Carson being interviewed by a couple of podcasters about his book.  The last one I heard him interviewed on was the Knitmore Girls where he went into depth on several things knitters can do to prevent all sorts of issues.  

Last weekend when we were at Stitches, my friend Jay took a class from him on chairs, which reminded me once again about his book.  As luck would have it, one of the vendors had copies and I picked one up.

This was a bit pricey of book some may say, but for me, it is well worth the cost.  Carson has truly researched and called upon his vast knowledge of physical therapy to author an extensive book that encompasses everything from head to toe.

I am slowly working my way through it, and the way to use my mouse at work was worth the price itself.

I am glad to have it in my Library!

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Friday, August 04, 2017

Friday Finds

You can count on there being some great finds from Stitches Midwest next Friday, but here are some that made their way to Chez PJKnits this week.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Road Trip! Yes, Again!

I'm off to Stitches Midwest with the Knit Wits.

Catch you on the purl side!