Thursday, June 28, 2007


I'm currently in the midst of a 2 week vacation. Unfortunately, we are not going anywhere this summer. I'm trying to get all of the "spring cleaning" done, that I didn't do in the spring. So far, I've cleaned and organized the hall closet "aka stash closet".stash closet
That was an eye opener, I realize I have a healthy stash, but ummm it's really healthy. However, it didn't stop me from adding to said stash yesterday.
I visited a new LYS and I couldn't walk out empty handed. I bought some sock yarn, and this beautiful alpaca silk.stash1" Eventually, it will be an Icarus.

I made another stop to pick up some Rowan denim for the Indigo ripples skirt.rowan denim"> I've been obsessing about knitting this for a few weeks now. I'm resisting casting on until I finish the cardigan,( 1/2 of a sleeve left) and cast on for Fifi.
Speaking of Fifi, I've knit a swatch ready to cast on.
Lastly, after seeing these everywhere, I've joined the crowd.monkeys1Monkeys">

Enough, I'm off to knit, and plan my next yarn store crawl.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Up next

The pattern picture does not do justice this this number. I would have never considered this top if I had not seen Nonnahs or Tetenknits finished objects on Ravelry. I will definitely add length to this number, but otherwise no changes.
I just need to swatch and block and I'll be ready to start this by the weekend.

Sunday, June 10, 2007


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Finished vest

I'm reposting this from the fitted knits along blog.
I finished my turtleneck vest and I love the results. I shortened the turtleneck to 3 inches, which is perfect for our California weather. Other mods: I added 2 inches to the length and I did increases from techknitting's website instead of the recommended ones in the pattern.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Contemplating crochet

I learned the very basics of crochet when I was 11 or 12. My best friend's mom taught us how to chain, single crochet and double crochet. I vaguely remember crocheting a bright yellow vest. I remember being very proud of myself at the time.
Now 30+ years later, I think it's time to really learn how to crochet and read patterns. I've been following the weekly crochet lessons on crafty daisies blog. I've been checking out all of the >larger than life bags around blogland and I'm thinking about making one of these as well.

Yesterday I bought my first crochet book, all of the hooks and yarn.

Tonight I plan to cast on (?) chain on? Whatever it's called.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

An invite

The turtleneck vest is blocking, pre blocking I'm very pleased with the results. I should have a FO picture later today once it's dry. Here's a few pics.

I got my invite from Ravelry yesterday and I've been spending a lot of time familiarizing myself with the site. It has a lot of great features. I guess there is some kinda controversy because of the invites. Some folks believe it's an exclusive club and you have to be one of the "in" bloggers to get an invite. Nonsense in my opinion. I signed up the first or second day it was announced, I am by no means a popular blogger and I've been accepted. I guess some are just impatient.

Next up, I'm not sure, finish my cardi, rusted root, socks, or maybe a chevron scarf...