Apr 13th, 2008 knitting

I started the Sunrise Circle Jacket last Saturday at knit night, and I finished the first piece (the back) of it yesterday… that’s a productive week of sweater knitting! I seriously doubt I can keep up that pace on the rest of the sweater (the shaping of the fronts is more complicated), but it bodes well for having the sweater done sooner than later. Since…

cuddle pie

Apr 7th, 2008 knitting, pets

I started my new sweater project over the weekend, and even though I’m making good progress at a brisk pace, I feel that unblocked, half-knit sweater pieces with yarn ends dangling everywhere don’t make the best subject for photography. However, it occurred to me that I do have something very photogenic to share! London’s loving her newly completed Kitty Pi: She immediately knew what to…

sweater swag

Apr 4th, 2008 knitting, work, yarn p8rn fridays

Unlike some Fiber Friday features, today’s yarn is a recent acquisition that I’ll actually be using soon! I have a sweater all planned out for this Lorna’s Laces Bullfrogs & Butterflies, which is a wool/mohair single ply worsted weight. This beautiful red wine colorway was something of an accident.. it’s an extremely dark version of #2ns Manzanita. I dyed it last week for a customer’s…


Mar 30th, 2008 knitting

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth, and Kureyon sock yarn and the Annetrelac sock pattern were two halves of one empyrean soul, a unified deity of aesthetic perfection.  So pleasing was this yarn and pattern combination, that it was starting to attract worship, which offended God’s monotheistic sensibilities. Thusly God meted out a punishment fit for a two-in-one type of sock…

flashback #2

Mar 29th, 2008 knitting

I’ve started working on the Annetrelac socks, using the Kureyon Sock #164 that I showed you a while ago. I’ll take pictures of those socks when they’re a bit further along, but I wanted to share another oldie that came to mind while I was busy loving the Noro sock yarn. Back in my pre-blogging era, I had used the same colorway (164) of regular…