Sunday, May 13, 2007

Meet Walter The Tool

As in knitting tool. My 17 year-old made him. He's quite large and quite green. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Do you see how he could be useful to a knitter? Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Yes, he holds wool (in this case, some divine Black Water Abbey) to be wound into a ball. Walter is infinitely patient and his arms never tire. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

In other knitting news, Charmed Knits by A. Hansel - a.k.a. Harry Potter patterns - has arrived. My 14 year-old daughter who adores everything and anything Potter has bookmarked the Gryffyndor scarf and mittens, the Hermione hat and mittens, and the gray house sweater.

I'm not ready to jump into those wintery knits just now. The gorgeous Invisibility Stole seemed like just the ticket. Not having any laceweight cashmere on hand, I cast on in not-laceweight Skacel Fuego (80% mohair, 20% wool) for which I paid $1.99/skein last year (!). It's a fun, easy lace knit on #10s so very airy, even in not-laceweight. I can see making this over and over again as, say, Christmas gifts in a laceweight alpaca or merino. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

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