Saturday, January 5, 2008

To Homasote or Not to Homasote

DH came back from Home Depot yesterday and told me to just buy a blocking board. This tells me that the effort of dealing with the homasote far outweighs the cost of buying a board. DH likes to get the best deal possible! So, I will now be investigating blocking boards. Any suggestions? My mom has a quilting board, which she describes as being similar to an ironing board cover (a good one, with padding). I'm wondering how that would work, compared to the Sew E-Z board which I found on, or the Space Board offered at KnitPicks. I'm interested in any suggestions or opinions.

In knitting news, I've cast on for a pair of fingerless mitts for a friend. She requested them for her birthday, and I have some washable wool to use up. I worked on them a little bit last night (I just haven't felt all that great), but they should go fast. 28 stitches, 2x2 rib - I predict the pair to be done by Thursday at the latest.

The yarn is from Ella Rae and it's an acrylic/wool blend. I used it for the stripes in the hat I made my nephew for Christmas. Incidentally, Nephew seemed to really like the hat! I found this hat in Magknits, and plan on making it for the other nephew.

I also decided on my first chart-reading lace project - the Dogwood Blossom Wrap from (where else?) 101 Designer One Skein Wonders! I'll be using the lace yarn Anne sent me in the Fall Felted Bag Swap.

Where has all this inspiration come from? Why, not feeling well, tooling around Ravelry, and pouring through my new book of course! Also, at this rate, I may not need to buy yarn until March!

Happy Knitting!


Knit'inCrazee.... said...

Love the mitts, the color is fabulous!

Let me know what you find out about the blocking board as I don't own one either..

keep up the great knitting and blogging......

Alana - Knit Wit said...

I had to dig around your blog until I found out what homasote was. Never heard of that before!

You've gotten a lot of knitting done! I'm about ready to cast on that cross stitch scarf, too, but haven't decided which yarn to use. I want to order some Manos, but am trying to force myself to use from my stash!