Archive for June, 2005

‘Wait for Me’

Yarn: Rowan Handknit DK Cotton in Turkish Plum and Gooseberry
Needles: Addi Turbo Sz 3 and Sz 6 24″ circulars
Pattern: ‘Wait for Me’ from Miss Bea’s Playtime by Louisa Harding

Guess who managed to seam the shoulders up? Sure, it took a lot little of tugging, swearing, and Law & Order, but it is done. The best news is it’s so roomy that the kiddo should be able to wear it this fall too. That alone makes up for all those issues.

A note to all pattern writers. For the love of GOD, will you PLEASE stop putting your increases at the start and finish of a row, and instead move them in a stitch or two? It won’t kill you, I promise. And it’ll make things so much easier for others who don’t understand what a bitch it is to sew up a sleeve without a selvedge. Thanks.

Haiku for You

‘wait for me’ sweater
why can’t you just please behave
armholes are to big

no yarn, i have left
i am sure you know it so
can’t fix the armholes

so keep taunting me
a trip to the bottom of
the stash box you get

Chevron Rib Tank

Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Dyed Cotton in Shell
Needles: Clover Takumi Sz 8 24″ circular
Pattern: Chevron Rib Tank by Ann Budd from Interweave Knits

I finished this tank a few weeks back. It is living it’s life out as a shop model at Sweet Stitch. A good thing, because I think the wire model it is hanging on is the only thing I know of with a chest small enough for it to fit on.

Bobbi Bear

Lest anyone think all I did at work this weekend was stash stuff away…

Yarn: Lamb’s Pride Burly Spun in Orange
Needles: Susan Bates Quicksilver Sz 17 29″ circular and Brittany Birch Sz 17 DPN’s
Pattern: Blue Sky Alpaca’s Bobbi Bear

Yes, he is big. And yes, he is orange. And just to prove that knitters are slightly off-kilter he will be getting a green collar ala The Greatful Dead dancing bears.

Lusting Sunset

Today is the last day at my shop. Luckily we’re only open for five hours, three of which are Stitch ‘N Bitch. That alone should keep me from ordering a boatload of Rowan Summer Tweed in Sunset. And well, if it doesn’t, I guess I see a shapely tank in my future.

Ooh… Pretty!

Things I Have Stashed at the Shop While Working (a working list)

-Two balls of Rowan Kidsilk Haze in Jelly
-One Zelda Grand tote in Spring Dots
-One pattern for Fiber Trend’s Felted Flamingos
-Three balls of Rowan Wool Cotton in Citron
-Another handy Clover row counter

Monte the Bronte


Yarn: Rowan Handknit Cotton in Ice Water
Needles: Addi Turbo Sz 6 24″ Circular
Pattern: Bronte, pattern by Jen of Xtreme Knitting

Silently, the dinosaur is hunted by it’s young prey. Destined to become a member of an overflowing toy box, the dinosaur makes a break for it while he can.