Sunday, February 05, 2006

Some Great Sites to See

I love how everything is available to us at the touch of our fingertips. I especially love how i can 'google' to find a vegan recipe of an otherwise non-vegan dish and voila, it exists! Like, did you know you can buy your very own twinkie-making mould and make vegan twinkies!? Fabulous, i'm telling you. Thanks too Shmooed Food for all her great info and (in)sites!

I recently was playing and came across this great blog called "what the hell does a vegan eat anyway?". Exactly. I will refer all the non-vegans in my life here.

On another note, i am in between knitting projects - i so desperately want to start up something but i don't know what. I don't want to knit a hat just because, and while i want to make a Turtleneck Shrug from Scarf Styles, i can't afford to buy yarn now. Any suggestions?


Blogger michelleknits said...

Hmm, I'm all about knitting a hat just because so I might not be able to help you much here. Umm, it's easy cause you probably have enough for a hat in your stash without having to buy more yarn. Maybe think of a reason to knit a hat, like for valentine's day (if you're into that) or for someone's birthday or for this coming friday cause weekends are cause for celebration or in the colors of your color swap or whatever so that you have an occasion! Or, maybe legwarmers, those are really easy to start and finish!!! If not those, armwarmers? A small scarf with a keyhole? (that's what I'm making now)

4:56 PM  
Blogger Vegan Knitting said...

Can you give us some examples of yarn you have in your stash?

I am currently in the same quandry about items to make for myself - as you can see in my blog, I already have a long list of things to make for others.

Legwarmers, fingerless gloves or gauntlets, a little purse or bag.

5:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since you are experiencing "knitter's block" perhaps you should put the knitting needles aside for a few days and work on something unrelated to knitting.
After a few days of "fasting" you might find you come back to knitting with a new perspective and eagerness to start something new.

7:39 PM  
Blogger DesirĂ©e said...

When in doubt as to what I want to knit next, I usually either take a break or start swatching yarn. Sometimes it feels like the yarn will tell you want it wants to be.

You can also check out for projects that only take 1 skein. Who knows, you might get inspired. =)

2:48 AM  
Blogger jen said...

yes, tell us what yarn you have in your stash and we can make better suggestions.

is it going to be winter where you are for a while yet? i've already moved on to spring/summer type projects because it's been so warm here. if it's going to be cold for a while, i second the idea of legwarmers because they can be made out of any kind of yarn and still come out good.

you know what i was thinking of knitting soon? a belt. that would be a quick project that doesn't use much yarn.

11:33 AM  
Blogger krissy said...

well, my suggestion is a sort-of hat. one of my favourite quick, one skein projects is "shocking pink coif" in the "hat archives" on knitty. i've made one in grey and another in pink&red. i love keeps my ears warm and no hat-head!

2:37 PM  
Blogger vania said...

Wow, thanks for the suggestions. i was thinking another hat - but i have so many! I have a lot of balls of yarn but all mixed up - mainly 3-5mm size cottons of many colours, 1 ball of turquoise banana silk, and some other yarns that have a touch of wool in them - all gifts that i don't know what to do with.
Legwarmers is a good idea, though i have 3 pairs. I did see a fabulous hat on a girl yesterday - i think i was starring! It was of all different colours and stitches, a patchwork of sorts. I'm thinking of trying that!
taking a break is a good idea!

11:07 PM  
Anonymous krista- the silent k said...

I don't have a suggestion, but I just wanted to say, my friend is knitting the turtleneck shrug from scarfstyle and it's driving her crazy. She is using circulars and she keeps complaining that it is very awkward knitting with circulars with such a short connection between the needles.

So, maybe that will ease the pain of not being able to buy yarn to make that? I tried.

12:40 AM  
Blogger Carla said...

ha ha, sometimes I'm that way with books, so many I want to read I don't know which to tackle next. For knitting it depends on your mood, whether you want a challenge or something to putter at while watching a movie.

12:14 PM  
Anonymous galxekat said...

I made a *NEW* last night! I went to my Indian grocery store and couldn't find chick peas. They had them of course, but ended up with somethings really great! Canned tarro leaves! Alright, that may not be new to you, but it is to me! I sliced them, fried them and sprinkled coconut and cilantro on them with a little bit of Japenesse salt/sesame. Spicy to really delicious!

(ps this is also i test - i think i can post using my blog site)

10:16 AM  
Anonymous galxekat said...

That's supposed to say *NEW* dish.. Oops (but my test worked, all this time i've been anonymous for nothing!)

10:22 AM  

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