Saturday, April 09, 2005

Meditations.

I just picked up The Yarn Harlot's book, At Knit's End which I gazed at longingly at Borders' the other day. Because I did *not* get into my History program, I treated myself to the book. So Stephanie, thank you for bringing me out of my funk. It's WONDERFUL.

In other news, I have run out of yarn for Clapotis. Anyone have an extra skein of Noro Silk Garden #84 lying about?

I'm, as a whole, unimpressed with Knitty as a whole this season. Meh.

I think I may switch to Wordpad this weekend.

I seem to be the queen of short sentences.

I WILL, however, share a little story, inspired by a comment I made to The Yarn Harlot.

Willow, my lovely labrador, loves yarn. She loves alpaca particularly, and unspun roving. Her favourite kind of needles are size 2 Plymouth DPNS. This has stymied any sock process I make, because inevitably she goes *into my bookbag* and *into the ziplock* and eats the socks, usually a fair way into the cuff. So, I have never made socks.

The best experience, and Elisa can attest to this, would be when Willow and Sophie (my bratty calico cat)tag-teamed roving. I think they both participated in that It looked like a pink-and-gold filled stuffed animal was decimated in my solarium. I'm still finding bits of it when I least expect it. I think it took about an hour to put everything back together, and I still have unspun roving. Anyone want to spin it for me? I'll pay. In something. It's gorgeous roving.

Off to read more of that lovely book, and finish up the last bits I can of Clapotis. I smell a sweater starting tomorrow, oh yes I do.

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Oh, Clap!

The French Hussy is being difficult.

So, I'm on my ninth repeat. All is going well. I drop a stitch: I'm obviously missing a stitch, oh, halfway down, becasue it switches from 5 "solid" stitches, then a drop, to 4 solid stitches. And now I'm off. And now I'm frustrated. So, I've put it down (so that I don't use it as a very expensive dog blanket) and now I'm contemplating other projects.

Right now, on the list:

Ultra Femme from SnBN and DIY
Ballet Wrap Top from Rebecca (in Katia Ingenua)
Socks (in Lorna's Laces)

I also have three baby hats I have to work in there, but those are quick and I can just work them in in an evening. Anyone know of any red chenille suitable for a baby hat?

Maybe the French Hussy and I will reunite later this evening. For now, let's let Excedrin Migraine do its work and I'm going to nap.

Saturday, March 26, 2005

More yarn purchased!

Yeah. I'm already plotting my next sweater.

I've decided to do Ultra Femme from SNB Nation. So, a nice little order to Yarnmarket is on its way. In April, I'll buy Knitpits Andean Silk in Sangria to make Knitty's Blaze.

(Really, Jenna, if you're reading this, I'm not stalking you. I just really love your patterns. ;) )

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Pictures!

Finally, we have pictures.

First:



Tempting, as modeled by Yours Truly. This has been washed once, and I notice that it's a lot nicer now that it's been blocked. I love this pattern! I think if I make another one, I"ll actually make the small-- this one is a a bit big in the torso on me. Made in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino in Pink with black organza ribbon. I am normally not so wide-in-the-waist. I might need to shrink this a bit. Let's be honest. The damn thing is hanging on me. Now that I look at myself, man, I look worn out. Anyway. That's a discussion for a different blog.

Second:

Booga Bag, which took me about... a day and a half? Noro Kureyon #24, I think.


Third:

6 straight repeats into Clapotis. It's slow but sure. Noro Silk Garden #84.


Right now I'm on cloud nine because I got an email back from Jenna Adorno (asking about her sweaters shown on Knitty Gritty) saying that she had seen my blog (shown to her by Vickie Howell!) and that she had been meaning to write me! I'm embarassed to admit that I kind of squeed, as I really like BOTH of their work, but I particularly like Jenna's because although she's quite a bit thinner than me, her patterns seem to flatter me. Well, except when they're too big. But that's operator error. Anyway... Yay!

Friday, March 11, 2005

I am a bad blogger.

I need to be spanked with aluminum needles.

I haven't posted pictures. I'm sorry. I've just been OBSESSED with my clapotis!

I started it on Tuesday, after much cursing and stitchguide.com, as I had never done an ssk. I know. What a beginner she is! Anyway. I am now to the point where I'm going to drop stitches in about four rows. HOW EXCITING. Well. *I*'m excited, anyway.

I swear I'll get around to pictures this weekend. My next project, it has been decided, is To Dye For, out of that katia ingenua I was talking about a few days ago.

Next week-- craft party at Natalie's which will be great fun. If I work REALLY diligently, I might actually be done with clapotis by then.

:D

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Booga done!

Aaaand... two FOs in 6 days!

Booga's in the wash, felting. I made the Icord slightly shorter, so we'll see how it turns out. I have enough Kureyon to make a felted Ipod holder too, but if I work with that Kureyon anymore, I'll scream.

So, I started Clapotis. :) Piiiiiiiiiictures soon!

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Speedy Mc Speedalot!

I've become a fairly fast knitter.

I guess this happened because I really kicked it up a notch to finish tempting in time for Saturday. I had started a Booga bag back in September, and maybe got as far as half a ball into it. I finished that ball, and did another half a ball last night, during MILLION DOLLAR BABY and an episode of CROSSING JORDAN. Speedy McSpeedalot. I should finish it tomorrow night, then off to my mom's to felt it, because we have a Whirlpool Duet, which doesn't felt. Meh. I know, I'm supposed to be working on the French Hussy, but I haven't started it, and I can't read a pattern in a theatre.
I promise, pictures of Tempting tonight.