My first loom-knit object, voila! It's the pattern that came with the Knifty Knitter round loom set, and it's made from some acrylic stash yarn. Mmm, experiments. Loom-knitting is good for acrylic stuff, because I don't have to touch the fabric or yarn anywhere near as much as I do with needle knitting. I could probably get away with wearing gloves to knit angora on a loom, as long as I wore a mask so I didn't inhale too much floaty angora fluff, too. ;)
Sep 20, 2007
I have totally passed this yarn shop twice in the past week without knowing it.
Sep 19, 2007
Another variant on the Sunday Market Shawl, this one is for my mom. I love the way this stuff drapes -- yet another example of how good yarn makes even basic stockinette scrumptious. Now I want to design a skirt pattern with a similar weight and drape...
Sep 17, 2007
Sep 16, 2007
Note to self: Knitting is not sewing. I should therefore start knitting my mom's shawl; after all, if I don't like the way it's turning out, I can rip it out and try something new without losing a bit of yarn.
I used to remember this about knitting. In fact, when I first started knitting regularly, that was one of my favorite things about it: I didn't have to suffer the dreaded First Cut syndrome, which is particularly marked with super-nice fabric.
This is super-nice yarn: hand-dyed, recycled/rescued cashmere and silk. Mmm. It's even a great weight for a real shawl*, or a lightweight cardigan, which is what's keeping me from casting on: what if I find the shawl pattern I've chosen to be inappropriate? Hence I must remind myself: I can always rip out.
I can always rip out ... I can always rip out ... I can always rip out...
*Not to degrade the shawl I've chosen as a non-real shawl. ;) I'm just being sloppy with my phrasing. Ahh, the leisure of not writing a Blog of Substance.
Sep 14, 2007
I need to revamp the blog look. I was lazy when I started this thing, as I just wanted a place to blether immediately, but if my luck pattern holds, I may have time to revamp sometime in the next week. Yay, I say, again.
Sep 13, 2007
I've also been playing on Ravelry a lot lately, and worrying about a potential new job. Almost done with Sahara, although not close enough for me to be in the gung-ho must-finish-now-come-hell-or-high-water stage.
Financial troubles hopefully at an end soon. If I get my security clearance for this copy editor job, I should be in the clear for a while yet. Whew. Poor Brian really needs the help right now, but once he's at leisure to look for a new job instead of just grabbing the first (crappy, but less crappy than his current) one he finds, he should be more at ease and more capable of finding something that doesn't need me to help for him to pay all his bills. ;) (Our bills, maybe, but I didn't have to acquire them ... so they're kinda still his. ;D)