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Thursday, April 28, 2005

No signs of knitting, but plenty of signs of spring. Note the spring stash enhancement of a lovely orange Kidsilk Haze and some greeny, earthy multi-colored hand dyed stuff, courtesy of recent LYS spring sales. Do I see a Clapotis? Or Kiri? Or something else.... Posted by Hello

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Blogging in the Dark

In a recent article I wrote for the fine newspaper at which I work, I quoted a woman as saying art isn't really anything until it's been seen and critiqued. My question: Am I really blogging? (Not that I want the critique part; I get plenty of that elsewhere). Does this blog really exist?

Of course, other of my philisophical musings include a debate about whether my earrings and necklace clash and just how many different colors I can wear at the same time without being labeled crazy (I'm okay with "eccentric"). Also, if I wear the pie shawl I knit for myself in jellly Rowan Kid Silk Haze every day, will I come to be known as the crazy knitting lady? And why am I so afraid of crazy anyway?


Sunday, April 24, 2005

Es geht immer wieder schlecht

So I have no knitting to show this week as I have engaged in no knitting. It's all about the German. I'm cramming as many "guten tags" into my poor little brain as I can in an attempt to finish my degree. Did I mention it's been 12 years since I last took Deutsch? It's really driving me crazy (shuttelt den Kopf).

Expect to see in a week or so:

1. A second swatch for the Lucky cardigan (my first, using a lovely light yellow Fortissima Cotton is a tad too tight).

2. The beginning of Cozy from Knitty with a lovely light blue Endless Summer Collection Sonata.

3. Something, anything, in the latest addition to my Rowan Kid Silk Haze stash-o-love.

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Finished! Details: Vogue cardigan ala Emily. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Almost finished!!!! Posted by Hello

Sunday, April 03, 2005

All knit out

I've knit my quota for the weekend, working on not one, not two, not three, but four projects. And then there's the man sweater two-thirds done resting in its little bag in the office. The rest of the in -progress list:

1. Scalloped Aegean Scarf from Exquisite Little Knits.

2. Mohair cardi using a Vogue knitting pattern and my own imagination (one sleeve to go, hurray!).

3. A little bag using a slip stitch pattern and the cable purse idea from Last Minute Knitting Gifts.

4. My own version of the Booga Bag as part of a knitalong with my knitting friend the Jillian-Dollar-baby.

Scalloped Aegean Scarf from Exquisite Little Knits using Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino and casting on 25 Posted by Hello