Tuesday, September 16, 2008

For discussion...

I have no pictures, no knitting, no nothing for you as I only seem to be able to sit on my couch and stare off into space these days. Oh and the 10 bloody pages on the passé composé I did last night - trust the french to turn something as simple as talking about an event in the past into a nightmare of exceptions and pronomial pronouns (which you can take and stick where the sun don't...well never mind)...

So I leave with a discussion topic...

Why do I never have enough needles? It seems to me that I need a series for projects on hand, but a whole other set just for playing and swatching and dreaming for the future.

Some please tell me that I am not the only one contributing to buying Kelly Petkun at KnitPicks a huge yacht?

Finally I leave with this: Courtesy of sadly blogless Yvonne here is a great video for a short row heel and a new term to push into the consciousness of all- a fibrenique - anything that combines a technique and fibre.

BTW for the spinning folks - if you link to the video above, the poster also has several videos of the wrap and plying technique that was on the Spin-Off cover a couple of issues ago. Very cool!

6 comments:

Chriss said...

Funny that you should mention never having enough needles on the very morning that I sat down to start a project and discovered that despite my set of Knitpicks interchangeables, the very size of tip I needed are of course in another project.

It's getting cold, must wash fleece :)

betseydoodle said...

I think its a stashing problem...
too much needles, yarn, fabric etc.

Bordering on hoarding? dunno.

Great video - must try on next pair of short row socks!

Leanne said...

I'm not sure why you don't have enough needles, but I'm sure the reason can be explained using passe compose :-).

Jeanne said...

Maybe if you buy more needles, Kelly will take you on her new yacht! Thanks for the video on the heels - I really need to learn that.

frapilu said...

Hey Lisa, you're learning French and I'm learning crochet (Hi Chriss, I'm France from your class last Saturday & your private lesson this Saturday). I wish you could have as much fun with your French as I'm having with crochet but I suspect that's not the case. Hang in there! Perhaps you can get your French teacher to have a discussion about knitting, crochet, spinning and dyeing wool? Hmmm, maybe not, don't want to make you come to dislike them :(

wanna-baa said...

Slightly off-topic but I don't want to forget, remind me on your next trip there is a weaving supplies & crafty place in Whitevale... back road (avoiding traffic on the way home from the zoo) that you/we should investigate.. Will research/try to remember where it is exactly. :)