Sunday, December 31, 2006

Welcome to my new blog!

After spending the last 4 years reading and lurking around the knitting community - I've decided to start 2007 with my own blog. Not sure how this will work out since I am a terribly slow knitter with limited time ( I am a senior software developer at Qwest Communications in Denver Colorado, own two hyperactive border collies, and have a large home to maintain) . However - I still try to knit as much as I can in addition to reading (my other passion).

Lately - I'm been trying to learn Fair Isle. My first attempt was Philosopher's Wool (PW) Tradition cardigan in Deep Sea. It was a great way to learn the technique (get their book and DVD if you want to learn it) since its a lot easier to maintain tension when you are weaving frequently.

Right now I'm near the neck shaping of Jade Starmore's Rosarie vest. Hoping to finish it by the end of the week. Then I plan to start Dale of Norway's St Moritz which will probably take me the next 3-5 months!

I've decided to join Wendy's "Knit from Your Stash in 2007" KAL - but hope to last thru all of 2007 (you should see my stash..) - except for one visit to the Denver Creative Festival since I want to meet the Bourgeois's (PW). I know I won't be able to resist being near all that yarn!

I'm going to try to post some photos of my projects - I don't have a new photo of the vest since the charger broke for my camera (hoping to get a new one soon!) Looking forward to sharing and learning from all of you out there!

My PW cardigan:






The start of my Rosarie vest:







Ricki

5 comments:

Marina said...

Oh no, not another Rosarie! I love that one but have vowed not to purchase another VY kit till the £ goes below USD1.80! The Philosoper's cardigan is gorgeous.

Terri said...

Congratulations on the new blog! I have the PW Traditional kit some where that I purchased a few years ago at Maryland Sheep and Wool. Nice job on the cardigan and have fun with the blog.

Joanne said...

Hi... Welcome to blogland! Your sweaters are beautiful and I'll be checking back often to watch your progress.

wendy1257 said...

Welcome to blogging! :-)

Anne said...

Hi RickiLynn - welcome to blogging!

I know you guys are getting a lot of snow there in Colorado -- some of it made it up here to Canada -- I just watched the news and Winnipeg got dumped on -- I'm hoping that maybe just a little bit of it could come to Ontario -- just a little bit please!

I've added you to my Bloglines account, so I'll know when you post!