Archive for March, 2005

I heart Koigu

I finished off the first Lorna’s Laces sock. No pictures of it yet, so just visualize a completed toe in the picture in the previous entry.

In a move that Kerry would be proud of, I had a bit of a Koigu lovefest yesterday. I picked up six skeins of Kersti to make a (possibly modified) version of Clapotis. And if that wasn’t enough I thoroughly abused my class discount to justify the purchase of two more skeins of KPPPM and a skein of Louet Gems for another pair of socks. Multiple pairs of needles were also had and I’ve now been banned from entering Churchmouse again until my class by my husband.

Socks socks socks!

Because I needed another project, damnit.

And because I need a pair of socks too. Some loverly Koigu for me, wee!

The top picture is some Lorna’s Laces I’ve had stashed in the bottom of a box for several months. I purchased it after seeing Kerry’s lovely socks and have since fallen out of love with the colours in it. Luckily for me, Mothers Day is coming up. I hope my Mom likes handknit socks, heh.

The class schedule for heaven on earth Churchmouse Yarns arrived yesterday evening. This morning at noon I promptly called them and signed up for Susanna Hosskan’s Finishing for the Finicky class. If nothing else hopefully this’ll spurn me to finish off my ignored Kid Classic Cardi.

Shopping Spree

the birthday sweater

The birthday sweater. The toddler turns two next month and I think he needs a black ribbed sweater to celebrate. The white is just in case I totally lose my mind and decide to learn intarsia and put a skull and cross bones on the front.

meet tasha

Bought with the idea that it would one day be Tasha from Knitty. Added bonus was the yarn was on sale.

offhand designs rocks

A wonderful circular needle clutch from Offhand Designs. Also known as my birthday present, heh.


A ball of Crystal Palace Poof, just because. Maybe it’ll be a hat one day.

Give me two hours in a yarn shop and I turn into a kid in a candy shop. At 25 I still have no self control, the only difference now is that it’s yarn instead of chocolate.


Thank heavens for Kerry. If it wasn’t for her I don’t think I would update as often as I do.

Do you knit continental or English? English. If this makes me a crappy new knitter oh fucking well.

How long ago did you learn to knit? A little over a year ago.

First FO? The worst pair of felted slippers. They were from Knit One, Felt Too! and made from Kureyon. Despite many tries, they never felted. What a waste of good yarn.

Favorite yarn? It’s a toss up between anything Koigu, Debbie Bliss’ Alpaca Silk, and Manos del Uruguay. I could sleep in a bed of any of them.

Favorite pattern? Hrm. I loved Rockstar. I love that I will never have to knit it again more, however. It’s a lovely pattern however.

Favorite pattern source? Interweave Knits, followed by Knitty. With the exception of Jillian most seem to think that women don’t have a chest larger than 40″ so it’s hard to find anything to make.

Favorite needles? Addi Turbos.

Nicest thing you’ve ever knit? My Rockstar Scarf.

Most hated project? My Mother’s felted backpack. This damn sweater I am making is quickly catching up, however. I don’t know how I figured that making a sweater to fit my big ass would be fast and easy.

Who are you going to pass this on to? Erm, no one? If you feel like filling this out just leave a comment that you did. The more the merrier.

Knit Two, Sew Too?

‘Cause it’s my blog and I can post what I want to.

A lovely batik bag for a lovely woman.

This bag is going to Carol. Carol somehow mananges to wrangle a toddler, a pregnancy, and a home business. To say that I am in awe of Carol would putting it mildly. I can only hope that one day I have my stuff together half as well as she does.

Love that CraftyQ

How awesome is Kerry? Very very awesome, I say.

Sadly, there will be no kittens or mittens made from this. Just a mistake rib scarf and a yummy pair of socks instead. Thanks again, Kerry!