Archives for August 2004
Yesterday Gina received her… purple poncho! It’s the third poncho I’ve made, and quite possibly my favorite so far. I finally got a good cast-on number for the neckline, and putting two plain knit stitches between each YO, K2tog (or SSK, YO) repeat kept it a bit smoother and flatter. Here is [...]
I bought my coffee table last night! I haven’t figured out all the cubbyhole “assignments” yet, but here’s what it looks like now:
On top of the table is the yarn I bought at A Mano this afternoon. I love this store! I especially like their selection of Cascade 220 (my current favorite [...]
The FSO went in the mail today. Yay! And it got lots of attention at the post office… as I was stuffing it into the envleope, one of the employees passing by (who had commented on it as she rushed by earlier) said, “Wait, don’t pack it up yet, I want to get [...]
(Finished Secret Object! Which I want to call a Secret Finished Object instead, but SFO is an airport.)
I may be able to gift it tomorrow and post pictures soon after that. But with less than nine hours until takeoff (wow, I really should go to bed soon), whether or not I’ll see the [...]
I’m 2/3 (2 of 3 skeins) done with Gina’s present. I can knit 220 yards of yarn in one week, right? I just can’t get too distracted, like yesterday afternoon when I cast on for a baby bucket hat (replacement for the now 16 month old whose head size I greatly misjudged a [...]
I’m accustomed to my procrastination when it comes to *finishing* projects – not completing, but the actual finishing components (namely weaving in ends). But with this little Vamos scarf, it’s completing the knitting and binding off that I’m putting off. I think it’s because the yarn is so soft and yummy. I [...]
Let’s see if I can pictures to work. Here’s one I took of the Nautilus hat I knit on my way to and during the first two days of Falcon Ridge.
It was made with Cascade 220 in Rainier Heather, which I liked well enough in the skein but fell in love with once I [...]
I think it’s time to take the next step in my knitting obsession and start a knitting blog (for real this time). We’ll see how it goes. Eventually I’ll work on the design and add links and stuff, but right now I want to return to knitting and Olympics-viewing.
(Today I received two skeins [...]