Saturday, December 29, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
"Fortunately, Ned was invited to a surprise party.
Unfortunately, the party was a thousand miles away.
Fortunately, a friend loaned Ned an airplane.
Unfortunately, the motor exploded.
Fortunately, there was a parachute in the airplane.
Unfortunately, there was a hole in the parachute."
Ok, here's the Ewephoric Socks version:
Fortunately, One very cold post-Thanksgiving Day, Ewephoric had on some beautiful, hand-knit wool socks .(Sub-fortunately, the color was beautiful. Sub-unfortunately, the name of the patterns was, well, unfortunate.)
Unfortunately, These lovely socks had a hole!
Fortunately, Ewephoric remembered she had extra yarn to repair it with since this yarn had been put up in a whoppingly generous skein.
Fortunately, Poem-man and I spent the day after Thanksgiving in Cold Spring, NY.
Unfortunately, Poem-man got sick of looking at antiques and at the (awfully cold, but beautiful ) view of the Hudson River, and we had to leave.
Fortunately, On the way out of the Main Street are of town we found a YARN STORE!
Unfortunately, On the way out of the Main Street are of town we found a YARN STORE!
Fortunately, The store had beautiful yarn and an appropriate sign.
Fortunately, Ewephoric does not feel compelled to repair the holey socks since she has new yarns to knit with.
Oh, well. How will the story end?
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
So--just when I've knit as much as I think I can knit:
Crocheted on: Size 3 Boye crochet hook
3) I threw a knitting shower! Woo hoo! I've never thrown a baby shower before, much less one that became a Brooklyn yarn crawl. Such fun. And here's the little jumper I knit for Tawana's knitter-in-utero.
Time spent hiding my knitting from Tawana: 2 weeks
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Yarn enabler: The Loopy Ewe, September 2007
Knit on: One 40" Knitpicks Size 3 Circular Needle
Size: 72 inches by 8 inches.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
2) I don't live on a stream that can power my machine carder. (uh, sorry it's sideways?)
3) Yeah, I don't have a machine carder. And I don't think I could carry one up the stairs.
5. Lastly, I don't spin because I would look ghastly in this dress.
I did happily learn about fiber, spinning, and water-powered carders and living 'back in the day' while visiting Old Sturbridge Village, though. They didn't sell any wool in the gift shop, but they did have some lovely fabric for you quilters and sewers out their. And it was a beautiful autumn day.
Monday, October 8, 2007
Pattern: Aran-Style Afghan from Cables Untangled
Yarn: Swish Superwash in "Capri" #23878; June 2007
Yarn enabler: Knit Picks, June 2007
Time spent knitting this afghan: 86 Days!
These are pre-washing photos. I trepidatiously (ok, it's not a word...) put it into the laundromat washing and drying machines, to good effect except now the fringe has some 'split ends,' but if I trim the split ends, the next time it's washed (by the receiving couple) the fringe will get even shorter. Probably should have gone with a different border, but it's too late because there is absolutely no yarn left. I also think it should be a bit longer, but there's NO YARN LEFT. Good thing I cut the fringe for the whole thing before knitting the last few rows, as we're talking roughly 120 yards just for the fringe!
Now give me a moment while I do the 'it's-finished-now-I-can-knit-the-million-other-things-in-my-queue dance.'
There..I feel much better. Tomorrow, I turn this lovingly (ahem) knitted item over to the bride to enjoy a life in their happy home.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Speaking of that afghan, I have just 5 skeins to go. 5 skeins and fringe. That's all that's between me and one of three sweaters dying to be cast on. In the meantime, I'm in a race against time and stash because I impulsively, compulsively, and serendipitously bought some Wollmeise sock yarn that had been snuck up onto the Loopy Ewe site. (apparently she sold some 330 skeins of Wollmeise in 2 hours. sheesh.) There's not room in my stash just yet, but if the postal service is typically and mercifully slow, I just might be able to make room in my stash for that Wollmeise....
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Friday, August 31, 2007
See lots of WIPs to capture my attention. But it seems I'm putting out a lot of energy knitting and not seeing too many results. I just am not a knitting playah. So there. Monogamy for me (well, when I finish all these projects.) ;)