speaking of brown..

Sep 14th, 2007 books, knitting, yarn p8rn fridays

Today I bring you a blast from the stash! Here’s a leftover skein of Alpaca & Silk from Blue Sky Alpacas. Love this yarn, love that company! This skein and a tiny ball from another one have been marinating in my stash for the better part of a year, because the project from Naughty Needles didn’t fit too well, and I have yet to find…

fiber friday & gym slip progress

Aug 23rd, 2007 books, knitting, pets, yarn p8rn fridays

Jaegar Extra Fine Merino is a discontinued yarn, so I was able to get enough of it for the Gym Slip Dress on a nice discount. That doesn’t mean I’d use it as a kitty bed though! It’s very fine stuff, extremely soft and especially springy. Knitting with is has been extremely delightful, but in this project, it’s the dream of the finished garment that…


Aug 18th, 2007 books, cooking, swaps

Tonight was all about being spoiled! On the way out to the corner store for some last-minute ingredients for our late-night cookie craving, I found a delivery in the mail from my secret pal! I don’t know what’s more exciting, the thrill of being spoiled by a speedy and thoughtful upstream pal, or the thrill of planning lots of great new knitting projects! To be…

Third time’s a charmer!

Aug 14th, 2007 books, knitting

That’s a knitting pattern for a doll’s gym slip, which I gather is some sort of cross between a school uniform and workout gear. That’s a lovely book from Tracy Ullman and Mel Clark, which has provided me with two great knitting and fashion experiences so far. What could these possibly have in common? My latest knitting endeavor, of course! I’ve had the great pleasure…


Jun 20th, 2007 books, knitting

To use up the rest of the Main Line yarn, I knit another of Smariek‘s cloth patterns, in this low-maintenance embossed twin-leaf lace pattern. I really like embossed leaves for knitting patterns! I’m thinking of doing the socks from knitty, and designing some worsted leaf-theme socks out of some very camouflagey Malabrigo that I’ve got stashed. Not to be deterred by fears of embossed-leaf overkill,…