Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Taking the knits into the world.

Spotted in the wild is the Modified Ribwarmer. As part of the program to introduce handknits into the naturalised environment I took the Ribwarmer to Niagara Falls. (American Side) We spent a peaceful morning watching tourists, breathing in rejuevenating negative ions, and knitting. When it started to become crowded and litter-y it was relaxing to toodle down the road listening to podcasts. I especially enjoyed Carpe Lanam. (And I'm not just saying that because one of my essays was on the show once). I am very impressed with how professional some of the podcasts sound now, but without losing that Cafe feeling.

The stitchmarkers were made with coilless pins, available from Patternworks, Knitpicks, or at a Big Box store that starts with W. (I never actually seen them at a LYS). The hardest part was finding number beads. I finally met with success at Michael's Craft store. It was part of a cute kit to make necklaces for stuffed animals. So a devoted mother could make stitch markers and then give the rest of the beads to the wee ones for their craft day. After threading the beads on I put a tiny crimp into the backside of the pin so that the beads would stay on the pin when it was unclasped. Simple and fun.

3 comments:

ChelleC said...

This looks like so much fun!! Knitting by waterfall. How relaxing. And podcasts too? It doesn't get much better than that. I wish you'd show your face, though. I understand wanting to be anonymous and all of that. Your ribwarmer looks great on you. Chelle

Jennifer said...

Very nice! I love the smiley face you photoshopped in.

Shelly in Omaha said...

The ribwarmer looks terrific on but I know that is not your beautiful face! The one you have on is nice, but not as nice as yours. Thanks for the info on the pins. Looks like you had a lovely time