Monday, June 30, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Maybe she'll expand the line to include ribbon structures of favorite enzymes...
Friday, June 27, 2008
I mean, I make pretty things, right? That's what my friends tell me, at least. So the rest of the day will be daydreaming about how I can stage my stuff to, well, basically look better than everybody else's.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
A summery scarf.Me and the Fig.
Monday, June 23, 2008
More exciting, however, I blocked the front panels for the cardigan I'm working on (pictures to follow). I'll block the back tonight, and the sleeves... as soon as they're done. It's my first cardigan, so I'm really excited for the results.
Also, since I'm loving the cardigan so far, I'm visually shopping around for my next sweater project. I really like everything by Melissa Wehrle, but am also considering a more traditional EZ-esque sweater with a fancy yoke. I'm open to suggestions. So if you want something special for Christmas, now's the time to ask.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
I love this. Especially since I use tubes like that every day. Buy it for me (XS, please.)
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Just read it. It'll make you happy about handicrafts.
Monday, June 16, 2008
The pattern was easy to memorize and I have always particularly enjoyed lace.
But for now, statistics. (Although, I would argue that knitting is totally mathy.)
Saturday, June 14, 2008
The colors are gorgeous and dark. At the risk of sounding trite, I'll go ahead and say the pictures don't do it justice. Yum. Maybe a wrap? A Clapotis? I also got some handpainted yarn from Canada. I figured I wouldn't get another chance to buy it, so I did. I think it would make a cool bolero.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
And as for me? I think I want books (for all my spare time....)
Knitting book: Knitting Without Tears by Elizabeth Zimmermann
and Knitter's Almanac
Streptococcus pneumoniae: Molecular Biology and Mechanisms of Disease by Alexander Tomasz
Fun book: When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
Sunday, June 8, 2008
And Wednesday-Saturday is the Knitters Connection convention. This is open to the public, for a fee, and I'm seriously considering taking a an intro to Fair Isle, Norwegian and Armenian colorwork (oh my!) If nothing else, I absolutely will not miss the yarn market (yum!)
I need a few more projects, anyway.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
More importantly, Jessica sent me some pictures of other projects I've done for her. I was most excited to add these of her Christmas present from last year. It was a total surprise when she got it, and I'm assured she loves it.
Especially the color.
Monday, June 2, 2008
I have two types, those knit with one strand of yarn and those with two. The two strander is more durable and can hold jars and jugs and such. I followed the everlasting bagstopper pattern from knitty, with a few modifications. No drawstring, knit handles reinforced with canvas.
The one strand bags are super stretchy (and I often regret putting such long handles on them) and are similar to this string bag, but not quite the same. I also really like the Saturday Market Bag by Jodie Danenberg and might try it also (free on ravelry). This one from the now deceased MagKnits looks really neat, too. I like the one handle look (the pattern is up on ravelry for free.)
Yay for grocery bags. Bonus if you love mindless knitting by the tv.