May 30, 2007


I decided that, since I have bought no yarn in so long (the single ball of crochet cotton to make the lace collar for my mom for Mother's Day doesn't count because I could not find the box where I packed up all the crochet cotton I already own!), and since this is my birthday week, and since my local yarn store was having a great sale, I would treat myself to something pretty. This turned out to be enough Pima Silk (a silk cotton blend that is lovely and soft) to make myself a cute summer tank, in a bold red. The two balls of Regia silk sock yarn that also slipped into the stack on the counter means nothing, I tell you. Nothing at all. A girl deserves a little silk for her birthday, after all.

Anyway. There has been knitting, of course. Obviously, there was the lace collar mentioned above, which was finished and gifted and sadly not photographed - oops. I've been working a lot on my pair of Cablenet socks (just about to turn the heel on the second one), because if I am going to stick to my self-imposed rule of only having one pair of socks on the needles at a time, and if I am ever going to get started on a pair of socks for my Sockapaloooza4 pal, I need to finish off all these fiddly little cables first. And then whip through a pair of plain stockinette socks just to let my fingers rest for a bit before diving into something appropriately gifty. I've also been working on seaming together four big mitered squares for yet another afghan, which is being made primarily because I had all this acrylic in the stash that had been earmarked as an afghan originally, and making afghans is a great way to use up a *lot* of yarn.

So....still here. Working on transferring this to a new blogging system, so things might be a little quiet here until I get that all finished.

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May 05, 2007


Do you have any idea just how hard it was to get a picture of this that did *not* include a cat?

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May 02, 2007

Oh, the places you'll go

Not so much knitting content and knitting related content. There's a few really cool new knitting-related things out there on the internet that are definitely worth checking out.

  • Ravelry - I just joined as a Beta tester, but it looks like this thing is scheduled to go live fairly soon. Ravelry is a wonderful site that lets you keep a stash and needle inventory, establish an upcoming project queue, post pictures and details of finished and in-progress work, and even cooler yet, let you match yarn in your stash to a list of project possiblities. Very cool. I can see I'm going to have a lot of fun with this, although I suspect the stash inventory will have to wait until we move, as my stash is a bit inaccessible due to the trying-to-sell-the-house issue.

  • The Walker Treasury Project - The folks running this project have a lofty goal - to get a knitted swatch of every single stitch pattern in every single one of the Barbara Walker Treasuries. The problem with the books is that all the swatch pictures are in black and white and sometimes it's really hard to get a good sense of how the stitch pattern will look in real life.

    If you've ever flipped through any of these books, you know that's one heck of a lot of stitches to swatch. But they're determined, and looking for volunteers to assist. Pick a stitch, contact the organizers to 'claim' the stitches, knit your swatch in a color that photographs well, and then post it to the project site. Conveniently, I have been doing quite a few swatches from the Barbara Walker Treasuries as of late (hint - they're yellow!) so I submitted four stitch patterns that had not already been claimed, and it looks like I will have enough leftover yarn from my mom's afghan to see about whipping up a few more swatches for this project as well.

  • KnitWiki - Sarah over at Mostly Knitting has been hard at work putting together the KnitWiki, and so far it looks terrific. Lots of new information being added all the time. This is definitely worth adding to the bookmark list.

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The cute little house in Sacramento is ours. Paperwork has been signed. The last of the painting and frantic cleaning has been done in our current house for the all-realtor showing; more cleaning and clearing will ensue from now until Sunday, for our first Open House.

And woe be unto anyone who might be trying to find a particular ball of yarn amid the stash these days. I think I hid some of it too well.

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