Thursday, November 17, 2005
Husband and I rented a Harley Davidson Fat Boy for the day and rode along the North Shore of Oahu. It's famous for surfing and the winter tides from Japan were at their highest with 30 foot waves and shorebreak warnings. We stopped for a roadside shrimp lunch, got rained on momentarily in the moutains and had a iguana run across the road in front of us. It was a good ride.
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
I was able to locate a knit shop in an office building in downtown Honolulu. Being in a flip flop state of mind, I purchased sock yarn with a pattern that separates for your big toe to wear with flip flops. I was told knitting isn't very popular in Hawaii but natives do knit Lei's out of eyelash yarn. It makes sense - not a great need for sweaters and wool socks with winter temperatures rising to low 80's.
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Aloha from Oahua. I started my 2nd Flirty Skirt on the 8 hour plane ride from Dallas to Honolulu. My project has carried over to the beach in Waikiki. Since it's wool, I can only work on it a couple of hours on the beach after sunrise. Knitting on the ocean has got to be my most favorite knitting experience!
Sunday, November 06, 2005
Saturday, November 05, 2005
Good skirt patterns are hard to find. Flirty Skirty is a simple stockinette stitch in the round of mindless knitting that you can't put down. Yes, Lia, I am the "Knitting Nazi". I completed it in two days. Stayed up till 2:30 Saturday morning to get it done. Subsituted 5 skeins of Lamb's Prize superwash bulky wool to get gauge on #9 needles. It's a softer wool with plenty of stretch. For a customized fit, I decreased 10 stitches in the CO waist and added them into the hips (1stitch each side 5 times every 7th row) and extended the length to 28". The straight fit works great to sit lower on your hips. I plan to make another in black wool.