Sunday, April 27, 2008


Cookie posted Moselle on her blog, so now it's fair game. :)

I knit it over the course of three days. It was fun, a little stressful, but I'm now amazed by Wollmeise.

I'll talk more about it later, but I'm just all proud of myself. I was really happy with how the sock came out. Yay Cookie!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

A Year for Hats?

My head must be cold. Or, I must be tired of knitting large projects or projects with matching elements, because I've been knitting hats all year. Everything else has been thrown to the wayside -- I'm on a roll!

For my Grandma, I've been knitting Gretel, in the most fitted style. It's a beautiful shade of red -- Cascade Cash Vero in Ruby. Very hard to photograph. Here goes!


I'm doing the cables without a cable needle, which works well enough. And, I am completely in love with Ysolda and her hats. I love them far too much. They're beautifully designed and entirely worth the money you pay for the patterns.

I say that, because I'm knitting another one! I'm almost done. It's a bit small, so it'll probably be a gift, but here's Verity (Cascade 220 in Marine)! I'm definitely going to make another one, probably in a drapier yarn. The only thing keeping me from finishing Verity is that I don't have a button!


Also, here's Koolhaas, designed by the incomparable Jared Flood, a.k.a. Brooklyn Tweed. I love the Malabrigo Worsted that I got to work with, in a fabulous shade of blue, Buscando Azul. However, it's snug to the point where I worry it will fall off! So, as my grandpa has been asking for a hat to wear to sleep, so maybe I'll give this one to him. Come to think of it, I finished this before the new year, but whatever. It's a hat, it's lovely, and it has yet to be seen!

Koolhaas - Malabrigo Buscando Azul

Monday, March 3, 2008

This is the plan, see?

The handspun was the final straw. I have a problem.

In order to save both my wallet and my academic career, I'm putting a stop to the knitting (and purchasing!) until I'm done with most if not all of my projects (for school). In fact, my roommate is hiding my handspun when it comes in the mail so I cannot be distracted. I told her to do it. It will be my carrot. :) Or at least I hope so ...

Anyway, I know it's a tragedy for my knitting, but if I fail a class, I believe that that may be a greater tragedy, and I'd rather not actualize that fear. Until then ... perhaps I'll update on all of the projects that are lingering. There's a lot of lingering going on.

Too much!

It's a new year, and my house is overrun by yarn. I haven't even been able to categorize it all. I keep buying more ... and yeah. That just can't be good.

There's lots of new sock yarn, including:

STR Lightweight in Space Dust
Socks that Rock - Lightweight, in Space Dust (a Christmas present from Chelle!)

STR Lightweight in Panzanite
Socks that Rock - Lightweight, in Panzanite (another Christmas present from Chelle! ... I feel so loved!)

Madelinetosh Somewhat Solid Sock in Scarlet
Madelinetosh Somewhat Solid Sock, in Scarlet (a present to myself ... oh dear!)

And theeeen, there was a sale at Two Sisters and Ewe, my LYS in Mira Mesa ... that was a good day.

And before that, I had extended family visiting, and we went out to Common Threads in Encinitas, and more yarn was purchased there, along with some Soak Wool Wash.

And of course, there were more yarn escapades online, one for the Mirabella Cardigan that I'm dying to make. Right after I finish my languishing Minimalist Cardigan ...

And, as a belated birthday present to myself, I purchased a hank of MudCreek handspun in Diamondback. This is possibly the most daring thing I've done yet, as it's my first handspun. I'm possibly the most excited about this! Obviously, there are not nearly enough photos to express my words, so words it'll be. However, I hope to finish documenting my stash and whatever other yarn things are running around. I'll save WIPs for another post, as this one is getting rather long, and additionally, I don't have updated photos! I will soon, though. Til then, at least I'm sort of back! It's just been too long. :)

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


Originally uploaded by Sukanto Debnath
An interesting photo for a new year. Hopefully I'll continue blogging, but I can make no guarantees. Eep!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Project monogamy? What's that?

Okay, so I'm feeling the lace itch, and I've decided that the best way to solve this is to knit up Icarus with that most beautiful Stone Blue Malabrigo Lace. However, I haven't even blocked my Swallowtail! Oh dear ... I just feel like there's no time. I think I need to weave in all of my ends and just get it all prepared. Maybe I'll lay it out tonight. I'm not sure yet.

Mmm ... every time I see the Malabrigo I get excited. It's all balled up and raring to go. I wonder if I should at least start up Monkey #2, as Monkey #1 is very nearly completed, save for weaving in ends. Socktoberfest is ON! Pictures to come.

Not too many knitting stories lately, other than that my knitting essentially takes over my life, and I forget to pay attention to my other work. However, knitting and baking are the only two things that allow me to relax nowadays, and I'm running nonstop on weekdays. Well ... going going going. I need to reorganize my yarn. My queue of projects is ever-growing, so I'm just constantly stash-busting. It's so much fun, though, and I'd rather have too much yarn than too little. :) Now then ... no time for words ... more time for knitting.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

swinging in the trees

I totally didn't mention that these are my Socktoberfest socks!


I've found the solution to my photo problems! I take my knitting to school anyway, so why not photograph it on campus? It's so brilliant, its a wonder I never thought of it before. I've been going kind of crazy on the monkeys, so I keep knitting them, and the photos I am posting are ... how you say, always behind.

This is what they looked like yesterday afternoon before I went ballroom dancing.

Just working my way through this big ball of yarn. Monkey #2 is coming out of here, too. :)

Close up on the picot edge.

Look ma, another sock!

And I am really itching to start up Icarus, because that Malabrigo Lace is calling my name!