Archive for August, 2005

Angel Hair

angel hair

Hand Maiden yarns. Another thing to add to the list of ‘Good Things That Come From Canada’.

Fan Fair

There is something great about turning on Sarah McLachlan at midnight, grabbing a set of blocking wires, and blocking the shit out of a lace scarf after a long day. Especially when you get this as a result.

This afternoon Misty Garden is off to the Western Washington State Fair, where I am sure I will have my ass handed to me by the dozens of glorious lace shawls that fall into the same category. Regardless, it’ll be nice to see something I made in that glass case, with my name on it, and the ten dollars I’ll save by getting free admission will be nice too.

Socks socks socks!

Some people are spending their summer knitting lace. Me? I’m spending my summer knitting socks.

toe up socks

There are a few firsts with this sock. It is the first one I’ve done toe up. It will also be graced with my first short row heel. And, miracle of all miracles, it is the first time I’ve used two circular needles for socks. Again, I am using Artyarns Supermerino. I love the stuff, it knits up quick and comes in beautiful colours.

trekking xxl

I’m also working on a pair of socks using the often talked about, yet damn near impossible to find, Trekking XXL in colourway #100. Love those bright stripes. I added a picot edge because I am tired of doing ribbing. I figure I have another inch to knit on the leg before I start the heel. The jury is still out on if it will be short rowed or the standard heel flap with gusset.



Yarn: ArtYarns Supermerino in colourway #115
Needles: Brittany Birch Sz 3 5″ & 7″ DPNs
Pattern: My own

All done! Now all I can do is wait for three more weeks and mail them off.

One More Row…

…and I may go nuts. I have officially reached the point of “bored” with this project.

and miles to go

Really, what was I thinking, a shrug made with dk weight yarn at five stitches to the inch? Was I thinking at all? Hopefully if I keep telling myself it will be yummy when I worn I will finish it.

Knit For Brains

Me thinks it is time to knuckle down and finish these socks. With four projects I could probably stand to finish one of them.

Needle Me


You are plastic.

Futuristic, milky, and silky, you are willing to go where no crafter has gone before. You can do just about anything, with strength agility, and pretty colors to boot! While you are good at slipping and sliding out of sticky situations, remember to stay where and when you are needed. Don’t overdo it on star gazing when there’s earthbound knitting to be done!

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