Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Eventide, In Progress

Note that even though I was following the pattern meticulously, I managed to skip two sets of beads on the right edge :(

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Must have

This is on sale for $75. At least it is wool. Something tells me that I can make one from stash for like ... say ... zero.

Friday, February 12, 2010

If This Isn't A Silly Thing To Get Myself Into

Willoughby by Jared Flood, Pale grey/silver 50% wool, 50% silk LSS

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Yes, I Know

I never update. But I can never find my camera. And I do use the blogroll which I sometimes update for links.

I still love you all.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

The Forced Conversion

to the "New! Improved! Blogger" lost my blogroll and mucked with other things. Sigh. I like newness, but not too much of it.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Socktober! And First Picture

I think my new camera is working well. I am working minimally. So I have my first picture, socks I finished yesterday. Note the excellent identical nature thereof please.

Pattern: Nancy Bush, Oak Ribbed Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks
Yarn: DGB Confetti Superwash, 49% Superwash wool, 35% Cotton, 16% Nylon, Made in Italy
Coulour: 08.003; the picture is decently accurate in spite of the flash and white wall
Needles: Brittany Birch 2.5 mm (1.5 American)
Source: I've forgotten. Someplace in Canada where I buy Phildar patterns sometimes

I've heard that Nancy Bush's patterns make narrow socks which wouldn't match my feet. These are not remotely narrow but they're a bit loose too. If I used this yarn again, which I won't because it feels a bit too much like string, I'd knit it on a 2.25 m I think.

Sunday, October 22, 2006


is not an attractive quality. And I'm rarely envious. But today I envy all youse folks at Rhinebeck. I'm knitting and trying to figure out why I'm not there.

Oh well. At least I finished one sock, a self-designed entrelac and hope to finish the second of a different pair today. Maybe I'll even get the manual for my new camera read.

Maybe next year at Rhinebeck. This from somebody who lives less than half an hour for MS&W.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

A Long Time

I know it has been a while. I've finished another pair of ankle socks out of fixation and an "Ene's Scarf" from Scarf Style. I used an alpaca and tencel blend from Elann. I like the tencel part but the alpaca is pickier than I would like. And it is splitty. I won't use it again. Oh and Branching Out from Knitty in Bamboo. After struggling with how to block it I finally just ironed it with lots of steam. Tolerable but not ideal.

I'll bring you pictures soon. You see I bought myself a lovely new digital SLR but don't know how to use it yet. These complicated gadgets seem to take some learning time, especially when you approach them with a casual approach as do I. I'll be back.

Monday, August 07, 2006

My First Lace

About 200 yards of silk, dyed by Janet Stolnitz (Dyed Dreams), procured at the MS&W 2006. Pattern is a variation of an IK Summer 2006 pattern. I wish I knew how much of the inability to see it up close (I tried) is the camera and how much is the operator.

Oh, and I got this. The kitchen scale has scampered back into the kitchen, this one has been semi-permanently adjusted to measure grams, and it looks so good I hate to find a place to stash it. As if.