Friday, November 16, 2007

Kucinich on Colbert

Funny. Runs a bit long for the MTV generation, but still a hoot. I gotta say, after all that we've seen in the campaigns so far, no one's been able to truly sway me from Kucinich.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Catching Up

OK, for weeks I’ve talked about posting pics of this great yarn I’ve bought for projects I have planned, and then life got in the way….well, so did Rhinebeck, but I’m not complaining :).

So, without further ado, the yarn:

This is the bonafide Rowan 4-ply cotton I’ve bought for my partner’s modified Isabella. I love the color, and look how it knits up!

Gorgeous. I can’t wait to work with it! Unfortunately, it took forever for the store to get it in, and it arrived here a bit too late for me to get a short sleeved sweater knit even for late fall, so I will be keeping this project on hold for a while and will try to get it done for her for the spring.

Next, the yarn-I-never-stop-talking-about-and-should-knit-already, the Silky Wool purchased for the
Moderne Log Cabin blanket!

I just love these colors. I took a chance because it was impossible for me to figure out how to see them all together while I was ordering the yarn (maybe because I’m an idiot, I don’t know), so I tried hard to picture them together and luckily, it worked out fine :). I can’t wait to start. And if I want it ready for summer, I’d better start soon! I hear that this blanket can take forever to knit.

And finally, this beautiful, beautiful sock yarn I received from Sami at SnB. I found this simple lace sock pattern for my daughter in my good ole Paton’s Happy Feet book, and the colors and self-patterning have just transformed the sock. I’m so, so pleased.

I did actually knit two child’s earflap hats to finish off the hat/booties/mitts set I knit (same yarn as mitts and booties here, pattern is here), but I was on a tight deadline and both flew out of the house moments after I finished them and long before I could get my mush-brain to remember to take pics. But just look at Julie’s pic and my hats look like that, in navy with I-cord ties. Yea, that’s right, just like that :).

I knit another pair of Berry Sunburst socks

but almost didn’t include the pic cause they look almost exactly like my first, so I thought…who cares? But I realized I do have something to say about them… I used the WEBS podcast sock calculator pattern for these, and they came out bigger than I had intended, wider all around. I was disappointed about this. It still made a lovely sock, but not what I had expected. There are other sock calculators around the web, and I may look into those. But I don’t think I’ll be knitting from this pattern again.

Well, that was a lot. I’ll try (once again) to post a bit more often so I don’t have a crate-load of stuff to post. Then again, after Rhinebeck, I’m sticking to a strict yarn diet and won’t have new yarn to show for a while. Hopefully. Then again, there’s that
Yarn Ahoy sock yarn I’ve been coveting…OMG, when did I turn into a knitter with a stash and a yarn habit????