Thursday, October 30, 2008

the woman dressed in velvet

when it was 90 degrees yesterday, because her office was too cold, would probably like a pair of these

have I posted this picture before? This is from a Phildar email that I received today.

The pattern looks ridiculously simple.

Impromptu (fingerless gloves)

K2,P2 ribbing in the round.
Knit to length desired for arm coverage.
Knit back and forth (splitting after a K2).
Knit enough rows for thumb to fit through comfortably.
Rejoin knitting in the round.
Knit enough rows for desired finger length.
Bind off.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

an italian-themed sock

This week I cast on for Primavera.

Playing with Colinette Jitterbug in the Toscana colourway, that I purchased at Stitches West earlier this year and using Addi Turbos, US1.
I'm letting my finger heal from being poked by my KnitPicks circulars.

I have finally joined my last skein of the afghan - I figure as long as it's 90 degrees outside, Adrienne won't be needing the blanket finished any time soon. :-P

I have fallen in love...

with this woman's sweater.
She is from Poland and has done a beautiful job with this Drops pattern.
She used a Polish yarn called Oliwia which is 25% wool and 75% acrylic and size 4.5mm needles.

I don't think I'll be able to get my hands on that yarn - but I sure will have fun researching a substitute!

And I am having second thoughts about starting Lucetta next.

I have started thinking about doing the Cozy
(again, RIP: the first one that I washed and felted)

in my orange Norma yarn (from France) instead.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

the little scarf that could

my pattern (that one over there on the right -->) was born over two years ago
originally designed for a friend who was moving to france
it was withheld from the general populace due to "photo inadequacy"
and had quite a drama attached to it

it's now been set free and warmly welcomed into the open arms of Patternfish

its original pattern name has been removed to protect the innocent and its new name "says it all."

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Knitpicks US2
Sensations Soles and More, 1 skein and a tiny bit of a second.
I am very pleased! Especially with getting the pattern to match up for each foot!
Yay! Socks and flip flops!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

somebunny's going to be very happy!

In our Ravelry Bunny Lover's Group we had a Bunny Swap!

Oh yes, we had fun discussing how our bunnies would travel to each other's houses if we mailed them.

This really what we meant though...

And below finished socks - merino and silk - Mmmmm.

Sensational Knitted Socks Pattern
Argosy Luxury Yarn, Hanna Sport, Latte & Roses, 2 skeins
KnitPicks US 3

Friday, October 17, 2008

leftover sock yarn bits

I'm smitten with this scarf pattern

another good reason to check out
the Random Stripe Generator

I just need to knit more of the sock yarn that I have so that I can more leftover bits!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

look at me, I changed my template!

I was driving home last night and looking at the Saddleback Mountains and I just fell in love with them all over again.

I think living by the ocean would be nice, but there is something very grounding about being so close to parts of the earth that are so big and solid.

Searching for images of the mountains last night, I found this one.

When the wind isn't whipping through the canyon practically pushing my car off the toll road, this is a very nice place to be.
I know I haven't posted any knitting updates in awhile - we've been working hard to get our house back in order post-remodel.
I have one more skein left for the lapghan for Adrienne and I'm getting ready to turn the heel on my second Aberdeen. The first sock is so freaking cute - I can't wait for the weather to hurry up and turn cold so I can wear my socks!
I'm anxious for the lapghan to be finished - next up....Lucetta!