bellatrix

Nov 19th, 2008 knitting, other

My finishing binge is going so well, that I realized while I was preparing this post that I actually have TWO finished projects to show you. So I’ll show off socks today, and owe you a raincheck on the other one. ;-) I’m incredibly pleased with my finished Bellatrix Socks, despite the fact that I was moderately frustrated with the knitting. The finished pair is…

mystery monday

Nov 17th, 2008 other

Does this pile of messy yarn and spilled beads look familiar to you? You might recognize it as all that remains of my Mystery Stole 4 project. I really enjoyed working on this project – both for the ever-changing lace charts and the serial knit-along of the clues – but the stole was too narrow to be useful to me, and I don’t care for…

grownup bonnets 1 & 2

Nov 11th, 2008 knitting, other

I spent part of the weekend working on a quickie project, know that it would garner for me the satisfaction of crossing off an item on the finish-along, especially since it was on US 15 needles!. I had bought some nice, rustic handspun from Sarahbird Spins, and almost as soon as I opened the packages containing the yarn, it told me what it was to…

fellow americans…

Nov 5th, 2008 other, swaps

Many of you have had horror-inducing experiences with the US Postal Service, and I can relate. I mean, they had to earn their reputations for bad service and surliness… bad reputations don’t just sprout out of nowhere, they have to be based on the collective bad experiences of many customers. Here in Chicago, we have postal service that’s among the worst in the nation… have…

slipped up stitches

Oct 20th, 2008 books, knitting, other

I recently got a Traveling Scarf in the mail to work on, and the starter square was done in a left-slanting diagonal stitch pattern, so I chose the following motif to add to it. I figured a right-slanting square would set off the previous pattern nicely. I chose the Lacy Diagonals pattern from page 145 of the Harmony Stitch Guides‘ lace edition. This is my…