Wednesday, May 28, 2008
So, another project...
"Do you ever finish anything, Meg?" you ask. No, Knitters, I only start projects.
This one took precedence because a woman signed up for the Entrelac Bag class at the shop. So I had to knit one up really fast to figure out how to write the pattern.
There it is -- from the starting squares to the knitted bag prior to felting. It's in the wash right now. Exciting!! It's been through one cycle, but it definitely needs another one. The Paintbox takes a long time to felt.
If you would like the pattern, it's free on Ravelry here. And soon I'll put it up on my website. By "soon" I mean someday. ;) Or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Last night Neil came to knitting night at Cafe Racer, and we had 7 projects between us. 4 were mine.
On my needles:
1. The Frangipani girl's cardigan from Sublime's Soya Cotton book.
2. Annie Modesitt's Corset Tank in Berrocco Comfort DKThe corset is fun so far, but I think it may turn out a little small. I'll have more to say soon, but I've been distracted by ....
3. Elizabeth Zimmerman's Baby Sweater on Two Needles, which I love!! It'll be done soon.
And 4. A cabled cardigan from Reynolds in Soft Sea Worsted that I've been obsessing over since I started working at Bad Woman.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Saturday, February 2, 2008
The Bear Creek is nice and woolly, though not especially soft. It is definitely softer than, say, Reynolds Lopi. It has great yardage (130) for a great price ($15).
But... since I'm an addict... I still knit through the entire performance. I made these two Calorimetries in the dark!
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
I confess that I have been compusively saving wine corks since Jonesy was a kitten. He was such a little terror! He especially loved "killing" my knitting. When he had a ball of yarn, it looked for all the world like a dead thing he was dragging by the scruff of its neck. The only toy that could distract him from my yarn was a wine cork bouncing erratically across the floor. I used to keep my pockets full of corks to distract him while I knit. Now I have a big basket full of them, and I still keep throwing more in it. I guess I'll be ready to give a little gnome orament to the entire neighborhood next Christmas!
Monday, January 7, 2008
Thursday, January 3, 2008