Wednesday, June 15, 2005

DPN Case

I recently acquired several new sets of DPNs, so I decided that I need a case for them. I used some groovy Art Nouveau fabric that would do oddly in a quilt, and a nice coordinating fabric for the inside. The best part of this: it took only a few hours, is completely finished, and was made from my stash. Didn't buy a thing new for it.

On to the pictures!

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The case rolled up.

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The outside (the white is paper on the table to show contrast)

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And the inside, complete with DPNs

Go me!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Mystery Stole Clue #2 (revisited)

Melanie posted clue #3 for the Mystery Stole today. I've gotten it printed out, but I haven't sat down with it yet. I only have 5-6" so far, but I'm assured that Clue Numero Three-o is the one with all the goods.

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(Editorial note: My Jim loves me! I have pictures!)

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Mystery Stole Clue #2

I'm just sure that these posts would be more interesting if I had pictures.

I finished up the second clue for the Mystery Stole last night. It was only 6 rows long—which I must confess struck me as rather odd, but hey, I just work here.

Knitting with lace weight yarn is an entirely different aesthetic experience than knitting in fingering or worsted weight. I realize that this insight is neither original nor profound, but there you go.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Silly Knitter

Rhiannon came home from the library the other day with news that a knitting group meets there on Tuesdays from 4-6. She really, really wanted to go, so I took her. We both had a pretty good time. I helped her get started on a Kool Wool scarf (not perhaps the very best choice of yarns, but she loves the color, and we already had it.) Anyway, I taught her how to Purl yesterday and she took to it immediately. So, she's making a scarf in stockinette, with garter stitch borders. I'm a proud mommy.

In other news, I'm a goober. I decided that I felt like working on lace, and I won't get another clue for my Mystery Stole until Friday. I've got about 1600 yards of a cinammon color (again. I own other colors of yarn, I swear.) worsted weight yarn. Its Plymouth Encore color 1922, if anybody cares. Anyway, I pulled out Martha Waterman's Traditional Knitted Lace Shawls and Cheryl Oberle's Folk Shawls and started hunting. There are two shawls in the Oberle book I want to knit, but they both call for 2200 yards, and I decided that if I'm going to make an heirloom lace shawl I'm gonn by golly do it in 100% natural fiber. The Plymouth Encore is an acrylic/wool blend.

So, I started the "Kerry Blue Square Shawl" from the Waterman book yesterday. I'm such a ninny.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Mystery Stole Clue #1

I finished the first clue for the Mystery Stole last night. I would have been done much earlier, but I had to spend most of the weekend being responsible and doing something else. Once I was done I went and looked at some of the pictures that other folks posted of their first clue. I think that its at least possible that I did something wrong, but I made an aesthetically pleasing fabric, so I'm-a leave it be.

These updates would be far more interesting, methinks, if I could post pictures.

Curse you Aquascum!

Friday, June 03, 2005

Update sans photos

Well, now that Koren has moved out, she's taken her Clie with her (the hussy), so I can't provide pictures. Happily, my Jim has graciously caved in to my incessant whining offered to let me use his camera. So I'll not be pictureless forever.

I've started lots of projects and finished a few since last I updated.

The Weasley sweater (as previously reported) is done, done done!

I also started, and finished if you can believe it, a fair aisle dice bag. Its lined, got a zipper, and everything. This is me, being proud. I used Wool of the Andes from Knitpicks because I wanted to try it out. I have to say that Knitpicks is all that and a bag of chips too. I highly recommend. Anyway, pictures of said dice bag will be forthcoming.

I finished up a truly hideous little sweater vest for Rowan that I started during the same era of quilting that saw the birth of Morgan's color block sweater. He adores it. Go figure.

I've also started Knitty's Branching Out. Me and every other knitter in the blogosphere. Baaaaaa. I'm using Sinfonia (a sportweight mercerized cotton) in a lovely cinamon color. Its a nice carry along project, although for some reason I seem unable to memorize the lace pattern. I do have my handy-dandy knitting journal though, so all is well.

In other news, I've decided to join a "Mystery Stole Knit Along". There's a Yahoo group and each piece of the pattern is given in installments. Seems like a groovy concept, and I can use my Alpaca Cloud for it. I'm using the Autumn colorway. I'm sensing a trend in the colors I like.