Monthly Archives: August 2006

Tragedy strikes.

I’d like to say that I was more than halfway to another finished sock right now. Sadly, I’m back to square one again. On Saturday I cast on for the Simple Stripes Fair Isle socks. I was nervous about trying them because while I’ve done 2-stranded fair isle before, I’ve never done it on DPNs. […]

August Socks?

Huzzah! Pattern: Rib and Cable Socks, Interweave Knits Fall 2005Yarn: Patons Kroy, Chelsea TweedNeedles: 2.75mm DPNs (would use 3mm were I to do this again) I’m very pleased with how these turned out. This is the first non-basic pair of socks that I’ve done, and so it took some getting used to with the cable […]

It’s like they want me to buy yarn.

I think Elann is now reading my mind. I’ve been searching around for sport weight wool yarns with decent colour selections (KnitPicks’ Telemark looks not half bad, but doesn’t have the full pink-purple and blue-green spectrums that I like.) This Devon line from Elann is also coming darned close. *wants* It really is the rule […]

Anatomy of a Knitting Bag

I don’t have a purse – at least, not an everyday purse. I do, on the other hand, have a knitting bag: It’s got a large main pocket and two small outer pockets. Inside, there are two little pockets and another small zippered pouch. It’s a regular handbag that I chose because it was moderately […]

Somebody cool me down, I’m on fire!

Two Finished Objects in one week? So much glee I can hardly stand it! Just under 2 weeks since I started them, and voila! The comfiest basic socks ever: (I know, I know – I’ve got ladders. *sigh* I’m workin’ on it.) And here’s where I admit that I have two, yes, two more balls […]

"Ravenclaw" Cardi

Be still my heart…It worked! I think I started this pattern back in about April. It’s been modified here and there several times, and I still have a lovely team of beta-knitters working on it as well. If all goes well, I’ll release the pattern here for public consumption by the end of September. (I […]

The non-knitting cats.

This past week and for most of August I’m on a cat-sitting/house-sitting gig. It’s been fun so far, and I have 2 fuzzy companions who are generally amiable and will happily purr and wrap themselves around my legs/hands/any part of me that provides a sitting surface. What’s been intriguing so far is that neither of […]

When things get tough…

…the tough get themselves to a yarn store and find suitable substitutes in as close a friggin’ colour as they can get. The Ravenclaw Cardi is, of course, still stalled by a lack of re-stock in Elann’s Peruvian Highland Wool in Light Grey Heather. And so, when I was out last week at a yarn […]

Is it really August?

I’m not ready for it to be August yet, suffice it to say. The knitting progress is coming along on the feather and fan stole: Except, my whole plan to just “use up” the 8 balls of Elann Quechua I had lying around is completely foiled – I did some measuring after completing the first […]