Monday, April 28, 2008

Toys Without Tonsils

Hi Knitters!

I'm a new blogger and Courtney was kind enough to allow me into the circle!  I've been reading your blogs online for awhile now, and am amazed at all the wonderful work you have all created!  I am a fairly new knitter- self taught and am just picking up shaping techniques and trying my best to learn about all the different yarns out there.  

A little about myself: I'm 28, been knitting for about 3 years and work as a resident at Hahnemann Hospital.  

I recently had to have an emergent tonsilectomy, which put me out of work and into bed for the last week and half!  Needless to say, I've done NOTHING but knit.  I just finished a toy dog for my brother's soon to be baby!  I'll try to attach a pic.  I went to Rosie's last week and picked up some Rowan Cashsoft Aran yarn for a garter stitch square grid baby blanket.  I just hope this kid isn't allergic to yarn!!!

I'm looking forward to blogging with you and learning from you all!
LJ Van Scoy

Politics of Knitting Article(featuring Rosie's regulars)

Hey guys, look an article featuring Politics, knitting, and our own Carol Sulcoski and Sherry Weller!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Karen's Anthracite Shawl

I am working on a yummy shawl to use at my weekend retreat. It's worked log cabin style, and once you pick up the stitches on each edge, you just knit, knit, knit, until you have a certain number of rows (which are very easy to count using the garter ridges :). Perfect for knitting circle. I love knitting circle, but it is especially precious when you are dealing with life's curves and have some friends to listen (and Clyde to play with).