Monday, October 27, 2008

Guess What I'm Doing Tonight?


(Well, before I head to The Faint concert at the Republic)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


So I'm done with all the garter stitch and I couldn't be happier. But my next question is:

Should this be the front of the sweater?

Or should this?

I know I need to just try on the stupid sweater and decide for myself, but I'd really like some input.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Mom, where are you?

So Kevin was in town this weekend and we had a glorious time, and ate quite heartily the whole way though. After my last visitors I came to the realization that I need to diet the week before I have guests or else I feel bad about eating things like fried green tomato and shrimp remoulade po boys.

I think I did a good job of feeding/showing Kevin what the city is all about, and he spent some time on his first day just exploring on his own. Also, we enjoyed a seriously delicious meal at Luke's where we enjoyed P &J oysters and something called a flamenk├╝che. Which is like a pizza topped with cheese, french onion soup, and fried bacon. Thanks so much for funding that experience. New Orleans sure knows how to make everything as fattening as possible. Oh, and he also got my Jacques-imo's leftovers as soon as he got off the plane (blackened redfish and chili hollendaise).

Anyways, amidst all that eating, it became knit weather again in New Orleans! Well, sort of. At night at least. And so I made something I've had in my sketch book for months.

A red Slouchy Scaley looking hat. I made it out of about 1.2 skeins of Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Hand Dyes, and I've already gotten quite a few complements on it. Kevin did say that he thought it was a little too emo/hipster for me, but I think I can rock it.

So. Bad pictures aside and all. I'm a big fan. [Rav Link]

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

So I'm a Moron

I cast on for another sweater because the Saddle Shoulder Aran was much too large to carry around with me now that I've united the sleeves to the body. So, low and behold Suvi S's Baby Cables and Big One's Too which I am so very in love with.

I'm knitting it out of discontinued Jaeger Extra Fine Merino DK, which i got on Sale at Cucumber Patch for quite cheap. The only problem is that I bought a bag of 10 balls, enough to make the size 32". But thanks to genetics, and a healthy amount of fried oysters, I'm making the 36". So. I'm not sure how to work out ravlery stash trading, but I'm sure someone can enlighten me.

Here is a crappy picture of the beginings of my sweater as posed on an olive jar

I cannot wait until Sitches East! Design classes here I come!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


5 Rows away from having the second sleeve completed.... Then comes the exciting part... decreases!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Playing with yarn

This is one of the skeins of merino-silk I got in Alaska last year. It's beautiful and really soft, but I haven't wanted to knit anything with it. I just couldn't get past imagining how much the yellow part would stand out when knitted up.

So I decided to overdye it. Tina suggested icing dye, and after reading on knitty how to do it, I finally did. I used Wilton's icing colors, teal plus a tiny bit of brown.

And here it is dry.

I love it now that the yellow is sort of foresty green. I seem to have felted the yarn a little bit, but I think I'll be able to wind it up.

And I had the best time in New Orleans with you, especially all the knitting time we had:

Long live the streetcars of New Orleans!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

What I'm all about these days

Sheepfold Cable tweedy sleeve goodness
[for my Saddle shoulder Aran]

Which I haven't gotten sick of yet, I suppose because I let myself knit a fiddlehead mitten

Oh the Colorwork. I knit this up in a day I was so in love with it.
It's Noro Silk Garden and Knitpicks Merino Bare in Fingering weight held double.
[Raveled here]
(apparently I like to take pictures of things in trees)

Also I'm in love with the fact that it's finally cool enough in New Orleans to wear a scarf.. Sorry mom, the temperature dropped ten degrees once your plane took off.