Friday, April 28, 2006

Here's That *Damned* Sweater

This is the baby sweater that took me over a month to finish. I like it and it's cute but there is no way I will ever make it again. I cussed and fussed the ENTIRE time I knit this up. Such small needles (#4) and ALL garter stitch ALL the time. I read about knitting karma while working on this and I hope that the baby doesn't ever feel any ill will towards me cause this is the only project that I did not enjoy working Don't babies look better in chunky knits anyway? This experience prompted me to order this book and this book. And to think I ALMOST made a coordinating hat but I couldn't muster up the gumption, besides I have to finish another present for a friend's bithday tomorrow anyway.


Where I Knit

I saw this meme on PassionKnitly's blog. Here are the places where I've knit outside the home:
The Point
In Bryant Park during lunch (when the weather’s good)
NY Public Library on 40th St during lunch (when the weather’s bad)
The showroom at my office during lunch (when I’m too lazy to even go outside)
An empty cubicle at my office (when I’m even too lazy to go to the showroom)
The 3 Starbucks around my neighborhood
The Tea Spot
On the N, Q, R & W trains
During various plane rides
The Dominican Republic
Chicago, IL
Cincinnati, OH
Cooperstown, NY
Ancram, NY

Monday, April 24, 2006

Wolfen Cam Monday

Watching me figuring out the self timer on the camera

Sunday, April 23, 2006

What Happens in Ancram, Stays in Ancram!

That was the motto of Easter weekend. Well, nothing scandalous actually happened, I just get a kick out of saying that. A bunch of us went up to Jill R's country home to hang out, relax, unwind and of course...knit! (I even finished that damned baby sweater...yes I said damned!) We had a great time. We watched movies, ate home cooked meals and took walks to the river. I think everyone in the group should chip in money to buy a house in the country and then schedule who gets to go up which weekend with at least one weekend a quarter set aside for the SnB gals.

We acutally put our sticks down to enjoy the scenery.

Getting baptized in the waters of Lake Minnetonka...please tell me you've seen Purple Rain...

Nature walk


Tuesday, April 11, 2006

I Keep A List Too!

Jess talks about she's a list maker. So am I. Here is the remainder of my spring/summer knitting list:

Blue Sky Hoodie
Blue Sky Pleated skirt
Cosmic Pluto Cavern Cardi
Debbie Bliss Argyll tank top
Crochet Dude Spring Drew-string purse
Glampyre Minisweater
Happy Hooker Corset belt
Happy Hooker Fat bottom bag (2 more)
Happy Hooker Go For Baroque
Happy Hooker Knot Ugly Shrug
Happy Hooker Sweet Pea shawl
Interweave Garter Baby Kimono
Interweave Mandarin Blouse
Interweave Picot Cami
Interweave Trellis scarf
Knit & Tonic Something Red
Knit & Tonic Somewhat Cowl
Knitscene Fair Isle vest
Knitty Lacey shrug
Knitty Clapotis
Knitty Starsky
Loop D Loop Ibiza Stripe shirt (longer version)
Mag Knits Jaywalker socks
Mag Knits Picovoli
Misc Fish Blanket
Misc Garter Baby Booties
Misc Garter Baby Hat
Misc Pinwheel Baby blanket
Rowan Artisan cuff (2 more)
Rowan Butterfly
Rowan Carla
Rowan Jenny
Rowan Kitty
Rowan Sheena
Scarfstyle Ene shawl
Suss Wrap cardi
Zephyr Green Gable top

This should keep me busy.

Blocking Trepidation

I've knitted all the pieces for Starsky. They are waiting patiently to be blocked. I'm very afraid to take this next step. The last thing I blocked was this: GREW and I never wore it after taking this picture. I don't want the same thing to happen again. I read on someone else's blog that they steam blocked their pieces and they turned out lovely but this yarn itches me and I want it to soak in Eucalan. Does anyone have any pointers for me before I take the plunge?

Monday, April 10, 2006

More From Loop D Loop

Here is my ballet tee. This is another quick knit, completed in a couple evenings. I used Cotton Fleece in Coral Sunset. Teva Durham's patterns are enjoyable to knit. I just got the yarn for the Ibiza stripe shirt today...which was a nice surprise because Webs said that one of the colors was on backorder for about 3 weeks and it didn't take very long at all.


Wolfen Cam Monday

Attica! Attica! (We had a poopy weekend)

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Project Spectrum: Yellow & Orange

Notice the FO? The Steek Yarnover Vest from Loop D Loop. I used GGH Goa (on #15's)because I didn't see any other bulky cottons at the LYS. Jess said that I could probably use Rowan Cotton Tape. I might try the pattern in that yarn too cause this is a very quick knit....within a few hours, you're done.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Wolfen Cam Monday

Pensive profile

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Stash Flashin

Underbed stash

In the corner stash 1

In the corner stash 2

In the corner stash 3

Stash purchased recently while I should have been serving jury duty...they excused us Friday at 12:30 so I hopped over to Seaport Yarn since I was downtown and all

Handbag kit I got during the Suss sale for $5

And there are orders from Knitpicks and Webs en route as I type this!

So new projects added to the list (that already has about 30 on it!) are the Yarnover Steek Vest, the Ballet Tee, the Ibiza Stripe Shirt, all from Melanie Fallick and the Rowan Butterfly. Hmmmm, I need to grow more arms & hands.