Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Should I have talked to her? We both smiled and made eye-contact and went back to knitting.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Amber was saying something about this being Library Day, but then I didn't bring any books, so let's do that next week.
Friday, August 17, 2007
They seem to be moving at a pretty good clip. I wish that I had signed up for beta testing the first time I heard about Ravelry. I remember in early June my exact thoughts were "Let's see if it's any good once it gets out of Beta and they get the bugs shaken out." I have an aversion to Beta versions, but the
Also, why haven't I posted pictures of the yarn swift my dad made?
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
They are made of malabrigo, toe-up, and totally fit.
Friday, August 10, 2007
Anyway, the ladies busted out the colors they planned on putting out for fall of the Malabrigo Laceweight yarn. And they had exactly what I wanted and only 5 hanks of it. At 470 yards a hank, I decided only to get 3.
Today, I found out that none of my yarn stores in the Twin Cities are stocking this stuff yet. The Yarnery ordered some. Double Ewe probably isn't stocking it, even though they carry the worsted weight Malabrigo. I also checked the websites of a couple of other shops and no one seems to have it yet.
So now the urge to make something in bubblegum pink laceweight before anyone else can even buy it is overwhelming. Project-stoppingly overwhelming.
Edit: I'm 6993 in the ravelry queue. At this rate, I'll have arthritis by the time I have access.
This past Sunday, I undertook a Stash Enhancement eXpedition to Beyagi, a beads, yarn, and gift store in Little Canada. Given that yarn is only one third of their mission, I wasn't expecting to find much, but they where having a 40% off everything sale, and I had a number of things on my knitting shopping list so I checked it out.
I have to say i was pretty impressed. The store is small, so their selection isn't huge, but what they did have was high quality, and unique. For example, they had King Tut egyptian cotton which I had seen online but hadn't run into in person yet. They also have a pretty good selection of every type of Debbie Bliss yarn that I'm aware of in a number of colours.
Price-wise, they were about average for what I've seen in the Cities, but the 40% off certainly helped me make a few decisions. All in all, I walked out with about $80 worth of stuff for under $50. The owner was super nice, and they are raising money for the breast cancer 3-day (the owner's partner is walking this year).
Will I go back? Well, it's not that far from work which is nice, and I always get stupidly happy whenever I go to Little Canada (flags! everywhere!), but, due to the small selection, I don't know that it will be my go-to shop for most things. If I'm looking for something unique that I haven't been able to find thus far, I'll definitely check them out again.
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Saturday, August 4, 2007
Hey, I'm doing something that is not a dishcloth or a scarf! Neat. Noro is made of LUV and AWESOME with a dash of MMM.
I haven't forgotten our header either… is this the layout we'll use? I like it.
Edit: Oooh, looks like 500 px is too wide for photos. Sorry! Will fix for next time.
Friday, August 3, 2007
Thursday, August 2, 2007
I cursed out this bag's existence the entire time I made it.
Jumi warned me about sari silk. I didn't listen. It's difficult to work with. It breaks. It's over-twisted. I kept knitting. I had allergic reactions to the yarn if I rubbed my eyes after working with it. I kept knitting. It hurt my hands. I kept knitting.
When I came near the end of the bag, I ran out of silk. I ripped out a couple of rows and re-knit. I ran out of silk again before I was finished.
Jumi bailed me out and gave me some of her left over silk. Bag finished.
Please, someone stage an intervention.
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Cast on an even number of stitches.
Row 1: * Yo, sl 1, k1, repeat from *
Row 2: * Yo, sl 1, k2tog, repeat from *
Repeat Row 2 until the end.
Amber, as promised, here's the shawl that's catching my eye:
Bee fields from Knitspot she's working on a rectangular version of the pattern, so I may wait until that comes out.