Saturday, April 09, 2005


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.