Saturday, March 13, 2010

Patterns on Ravelry

Hi all,

If you are visiting to download the Circular Shrug or Anthropologie Capelet patterns, they are free downloads on Ravelry.

Thanks for your loyal readership and support!


Thursday, November 15, 2007

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Brought to you by the number 15

Knitting as a general rule has caught up with me. It's one of those obsessions that is so captured in the moment, so emotionally tied. I see a photo of a pattern in IK, or WIPs on craftster, or a host of gorgeous FOs and all the possible yarn choices on ravelry, then cast on. Then, I hide said project in a bag in a basket as soon as something better comes along.

I took a Knitting Daily poll last week, on UFOs. I estimated that I had 15, without really counting them up. I finally found a few minutes, charged my digicam and decided my new dining room table was a good enough canvas to catch up on photographing said UFOs. Is there an official timeframe, or formula that is needed to convert a WIP to a UFO?

After laying them all out, and counting them up, I came to the realization that it really was 15. That counts the current WIPs...but wow, some of these were from 2005!

In case you are curious to see them, in all of their unfinished glory, you can check out my recently updated ravelry notebook, or my 2007 WIP photoset on flickr.

My creation

Friday, October 19, 2007

I'm a Square!

Rheinbeck is Tomorrow! I wanted to let you know that I may be a square on your blogger bingo card. I will be there with the hubby, and another couple. She knits, but I think he is afraid of sheep. I think we can sway him into the allure of fiber festivals...what do you all think?

I found a new favorite etsy shop, Moon Rover. Lacey's handdyed/handspun merino is beautiful and so squishy! I received my custom order that will become a BSJ for my college roomie's baby to be. Niblet even likes it...
Well, ok... Niblet also likes needles...

I have also been knitting. Finally a photo...although crappy quality. I've been working on the Textured Tunic from Fitted Knits. I'm using Elsebeth Lavold Silky Tweed on 7s. The gauge was so off for this yarn that I followed the cast on and raglan increases for the Boatneck Bluebell pattern. I made quite a lot of mods so far, including a hemmed neckline, longer torso, but shorter "tunic-y" section...

I'm working on the sleeves now, and I'm taking suggestions - should I make long, belled sleeves (since this is a tunic), or short sleeves that end after the 5" of box stitch (right above the elbow)? HELP!

Thats it for today's update...See you at Rheinbeck!!!

Monday, September 10, 2007

The internet is a mysterious thing

So, I've been searching the internet for fun and interesting things...but being the self-indulgent that I am, most of these things are me-centric.

Not sure if you remember, but over a year ago, I dyed some of my own yarn and sold it on my etsy shop (currently empty). I've bought some yarn to dye since, but haven't gotten around to it in a long time. Searching ravelry earlier, I found out where some of my yarn had got to, and some of the crazy patterns it made...I had no idea it was so, um...unusual...

This motivates me to get back to the dyepot.... Live & Learn, I guess!

Some of you may still be knitting the anthropologie-inspired capelet...If you haven't knitted it yet, and if you live in the San Diego area, this store is offering a class on how to knit it...I'm not posting this to endorse the class, nor do I really think you need to spend $30 to learn how to knit the shrug, but if you are a beginner knitter, and want to learn the basics, this may be a good way to start...Or you could just go here or here.

I'm also not quite sure why the capelet is considered intermediate skill level, and this crochet project is considered easy...

In knitting news, I'm 90% done with Wicked...So, if you see me at Rheinbeck, I will be wearing it (unless the weather doesn't get any cooler!)

I leave you with this vintage Sesame Street clip...Any child of the late 70's-early 80's would be afraid of this like I was (or think it's extremely hilarious). Let me know your favorite "H" words for crying out loud!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Maryland Recap

Hi all,

Yes, I've been hiding in my photolessness. Our digicam broke after my mom took it to Italy in March. Some of their pics came out great, but on some, the color, well, started to turn pink...Check em out here!
Italy 086

So, the hubby and I went to Maryland yesterday. I got there in time to get one of the last 4 skeins of STR. Sorry, no pics...haha...
I also scored some of Brooks Farm's new(?) Solana line in an amazing blue color. I got 3 skeins, almost 1000 yards...Now what to do with it?

We had a blast with the sheep, alpaca and llamas. They are so cute :)
I have actually been knitting...I finally finished Pomatomus the second - a FULL YEAR after the first one! I also just started a project which is sort of a combo of two sweaters from Fitted Knits:


Using Elsebeth Lavold Silky Tweed from my stash...I hope to make something interesting...Wish me luck!
Oh, and everyone at MSW had these buttons that said "RAVELRY ROCKS"...could someone lend me an invite, pretty pleez??????
Thanx for reading :)

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Old blog, New blogger

Hi kids. Boy, Ive missed you :)

I'm sitting here in my bedroom of my own house, with my only kitty Niblet and my Deep-V Argyle WIP, wearing my Angelica watching the commercials on the super myself!

The more things change, the more they stay the same I guess.

The past few months have been really busy, but not knitting related. I've started knitting all of 3 items, and finished only one. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, had a mastectomy and is on chemo. I knit her Shedir, because she lost all her hair. She's doing well, and my parents are planning a trip to Italy next month.

My cat Buster passed away on Labor Day. He's buried in my backyard where he can safely rest comfortably in his favorite garden. Niblet is doing well. He really enjoys being an only kitty.

Furry is off with his boys tonight. I miss him...but I'd rather watch Prince sing his 20 year old songs with my cat than his friends :)

We have become completely obsessed with Guitar Hero II. I am a really big fan of The Beast and the Harlot and Psychobilly Freakout. Anyone ever heard of those songs?

I've been working on Lady Eleanor (who isn't or hasn't? Sheesh. way to jump on a bandwagon, huh?), and Eunny's Deep V Argyle Vest I bought yarn for over a year ago....with a twist. You'll have to stay tuned if you wanna see!

Please fill me in...what are the newest knitblogging trends? Any swaps worth joining? Now that I've reconnected with my blogger account, you will hear more from me.