Monday, September 24, 2007

yarn for the hoodie

I'm happy to report that downloading the Saturday Morning Hoodie from LBonline was very easy!

And after much online searching, and double checking color accuracy on Ravelry, we picked out Araucania Nature Wool Chunky:

It's a beautiful brownish/olive-ish color that will look fantastic with Dave's eyes!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

surprised by lions

Saturday Morning Hoodie

Dave said he would wear this if I made it - but "without the hippie buttons."

He said he'd like a zipper instead.

Can do!!

I got my Lion Brand Yarn lion design catalog this past week and was pretty impressed with a pattern called Cable Vision, which I couldn't find a picture of, and I am greatly enamored with this pattern:

Jacket Deconstructed

what my socks have in common with Flavor Flav

I finished Clapotis - it's beautiful - very long - more of a shawl than a scarf.

Every day I have to lug my laptop back and forth to work - and The Clap was weighing down my Timbuk2 quite a bit. So, I got a hankering for a sock.

I cast on during the Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav.

This is my first toe-up sock

I'm pretty excited about it - in fact I was so excited that I forgot that I wanted to do garter stitch for the toes and heels. And I forgot that I wanted to try the Magic Loop cast on.
This yarn, Patons Yarn, Patonyle, was a gift from my ISE4 Pal! Thank you so much, Helen!
(Somehow she knew I liked orange....)
I like how I can try it on as I go!!
Do you see how my foot starts to get narrow at this point in the sock? I'm wondering if I should decrease or not?

Sunday, September 02, 2007

what is the sound of one hand knitting the clap?

Oh the drama of business travel.
I got a lot done on

the clap

(by the way, as I was uploading this picture, we had an 4.7 earthquake...)

I've got 11 of the 13 repeats completed - I may make it longer - just use up this yarn...
I knit the whole way to Cincinnati.
For my travels home, there were delays due to weather.
I knit on my last minute flight to Salt Lake City - but when I landed, I thought I had a quick stop over, but it turned out to be two hours. I was so tired and irritable I just sat and stared at the walls.

this is definitely an easy pattern to remember
and this picture doesn't do the yarn justice

I'm already dreaming of what my next project should be...

and I made out like a bandit at the Gap Outlet.
lots of BR tops and sweaters - including a $10 cashmere crew neck sweater for Dave - the collar had separated from the sweater in the front and back - but I sewed it right up!
a cotton kimono (reverse stockinette and stockientte, w/ a belt) sweater for me with a small dropped stitch - picked it up and sewed it back into its proper place
a cashmere and silk short sleeve top - opened up under one armhole - sewed it back up
it goes on and on like this
I am SEW happy! ! !

most of it is at the dry cleaners now - I can't wait for this 100+ heat to go away so I can start wearing my sweaters!

in the meantime I guess I'll wear one of my four tank tops - the 25-cent pink tank top will be the most enjoyable!!!