Showing posts from March, 2008

It's Official - I'm Ambicraftstrous!

Well, technically, I always have been, but I haven't done more than edgings and whatnot in decades a very long time! So after having admired, ogled and drooled over Lisa's Lady E, done in SWS from Patons, I couldn't walk past these colours, while in Michael's yesterday. (It made a 9-4 staff meeting on a Saturday a little more bearable to pop over to craft heaven with one of my colleagues). So, having just finished sock one of the Porthole Rib Variation - I flung myself into another scarf. I'm just working a stitch pattern that I like, and it's nice and easy, to get back into the single-implement flow. Thinking already about the matching hat :). I really really like crochet, the results are so immediate and the stitches.... Easily the biggest sell. I had forgotten about - and still don't like - the hippie, bohemian nature of crochet. The chain edge never looks as nice as the turning edge. I know the books say it all comes out in the wash (and believe me, I lo…

Done :)

My "Rani" socks are finished - really happy with how the idea translated. I'll need to finish drawing the charts, etc. and do a test pair, but I don't think there'll be any changes.
I knit these in Posh Yarns"Lei", a wool / bamboo / silk blend. The colour is a little more subtle in person, shades of ruby, garnet and henna and it's joy to knit with.
The pattern is based on the silverwork detail on a choli and dupatta that I own. Kinda flirting with the idea of "Rajah" - but have already started working on the second in my "Pirate" sock series (first one is available at Zen String). I feel like I can't get all these ideas that have been on hold, out onto the needles fast enough :). Have been on a quest for some inexpensive yarn to indulge my crochet habit - I'm not very good but I am determined, and one of the gals at work (hi Deb!) is a very accomplished Hooker, I'm hoping she'll help me out with this dress.
I came ho…

A Few Things On The Go

So, with the stole out of the way, I've been able to work on a few other things. I've got half a pair of my newest design finished - I know it's really hard to see in the photo - but this has a very pretty Indian design worked into it - inspired by a gorgeous dupatta that I own. The Posh Yarns "Lei" - a silk / bamboo / wool, is really nice to work with, lots of body and sheen.

I'm in the home stretch with my Cozy V-Neck (from Stephanie Japel's "Fitted Knits"), it's worked up very pretty in Elann's Uros Aran.

The Strawberry Cheesecake scarf is back on the bus for my commute project, but managing the two different skeins is kind of a pain - specially when the bus is packed!

I am over the moon to have found out that I made it into Round Three of Scout's Swag Club - third times a charm :)! And also, into the Hello Kitty kit from Wool Girl - yay!

So, I still have not heard from HipKnits about my cashmere order. I really don't know what to…

Could It Be? The Stole Of Doom Is Done!

Well, OK, I do need to darn in the ends, but at this point - doesn't count :p !

I got up early this AM, knit what I thought should be the last repeat on both sides, measured, and yup - done. Had to re-learn grafting to join the two sides, not nearly as painful as I remembered it to be.

I had a chance to use the new (to me) "Citrus" Soak - very nice, and it came out wonderful!

So, this baby should be in the mail by Monday morning. Wuhoo!!

I will NOT be doing any knitting that I don't want to do for the next very long while. I plan to cast on a sweater tonight that has been patiently waiting for the end of the stole. I might even boldly ignore the last couple of sock KAL's that I stayed with - how's that for daring :) ?

And here is my "Can't Wait To Get On The Needles" pr0n:

ETA: A couple more pictures of the finished Trellis Lace