Sunday, September 29, 2013
Plus, she is also opening a home for wayward Hexipuffs--collecting those you've done but have bailed on the thought of actually making a quilt with them. If you're interested in donating, either leave a comment here or email me at kbshee AT comcast DOT net and I'll hook you up with the twinster.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
I got home last night at 9:30 pm from a whirlwind trip to Chicago--left Friday at 5:30 am. Did a two day meeting, slept a tiny bit, and caught up with some colleagues. But today I'm pretty brain dead.
This sweater has an official name but I'm not sure what it is. I unraveled a different project to get the yarn. But more on that later.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
This year so far I've won a knit crate prize (thanks Twinnie), a Twist Collective Anniversary prize and now, a Knitty prize.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
As mentioned in my previous post, I'm making a skirt. I find most knitted skirts hideous. However, after playing around on the Rav, I found a pattern that was in the December 2010 IK called the Isobel skirt by Cia Abbott Bullemer.
Did I mention that I HATE twee pattern names? I haven't for a while. But I do. And this is a pretty twee name. "Hi, do you like my skirt? Its name is Isobel." Please.
But anyway--this isn't the EXACT skirt since the pattern called for Manos silk dk yarn and this Eco Wool heavy worsted yarn but I'm making do. First I knit the waistband in a ribbing with some button loops at the end, and then picked up stitches around the waist. The ribbing is K1tbl, p2 and then the increases are done in the purls to eventually get up to K1tbl, p4. And it kind of looks like pleats but not really. Kind of ingenious, I must say, Ms. Bullemer.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Friday, September 13, 2013
ETA: Great Wall.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Monday, September 02, 2013
Tim is working at the office in Corvallis today so we were up early. I decided to wash the slipcovers on the living room furniture and to vacuum in preparation for a trip to the coast this weekend, and that is always a bit of a time consuming experience (the details are so excruciatingly boring that I won't go there right now).
The knitting has been kind of pedestrian, although I do have some things I like on the needles. I think it is time to go back to socks and leave cowls behind (after I do one last cowl with the felted ball yarn in grey). I'll post some pictures soon.
So there you go.