Thursday, April 27, 2006

Fake-agamo Handle Hunt in NYC

So I went into my LYS, Knit Pick in Baldwin today looking for the perfect Fake agamo yarn. I told the owner Linda what my plans were and she laughed, whipping out the full page picture from a magazine, telling me that as we were speaking a friend of hers was in Manhatan (we live about 40 miles away) looking for the perfect handles, hopefully the same as the ones Sal used. Woohoo! I made her promise me she'd email me as soon as they (or a resonable facsimile or better) was found, and gave her some links to our KAL as payment. Don't you just love kismet? Oh, and she told me that I should go to Michaels for my yarn, that they might have just the right stuff. She's thinking about a cotton with no sheen that people use for the tops of dishtowels. She's an honest one. I just feel my Fake a gamo deserves better than Michaels!

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Fake-agamo Fever

There's a gorgeous Ferragamo bag that some knitters at are trying to decipher the pattern for. I can't wait for the pattern to be available. We're going to do a Fake-a-gamo knit-along and it should be loads of fun. Guess I won't need to buy my usual Canal St. knock-off this year. A picture of the original bag is found on Stephanie's blog. Can you see why I'm jazzed about it?

Saturday, April 15, 2006

I just love knitting sites. The slick photography of the yarn, the cool and sophisticated descriptions of the products. I love the knitting blogs. Some writers are quirky, others elegant. All have great ideas and great links to other quirky, elegant sites.
I cut my teeth so to speak on the WWW when my thirst for information concerning quilting exceeded my books, quilt shops, and fellow quilters (although I was pretty much a "lone quilter", not too into the guild stuff, but that's a whole other post.) The web sites back in the early 90s were pretty archaic, and many very dull. There were a few pioneer women, making as tasty a page as they could not knowing too much HTML (there were no programs to plug the code in for you back then). We relied mainly on listservs and ftp sites to glean info. "Anyone know a better way to _______ ?" - Check back in a few days for your 20 or so replies.
I still love quilting, but I think I might love knitting more. When I have the courage I will post pictures of my crude scarves and my current attempt at a sock. But for now I will skip across the wonderful pages that contain blogs and products, wrapping myself in them like a lace shawl. Let's hope I can balance my time between the thirst for knowledge and inspiration and the necessity of finishing at least one project so I don't have more than two going at the same time. No more UFOs, like back in the days of quilting.