Thursday, July 28, 2005

And the finally finished poncho from Weekend Knitting. Mostly pleased with it, don't know when I'll wear it here. LA isn't exactly in poncho season right now.... Posted by Picasa

Yet another scarf - progress in depleting stash? Eh, it goes :) Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

This and that

First of all, I've joined my first swap - Stitch ya neck out I'm really excited, but nervous too...should be fun.

Last night's SnB was great - showed off Asana, saw some other amazing FO's. Heard all about the Scientology trip (aka Hypocrisy with a Homebase) Something about their approach and aversion to therapy though what they put you through could qualify as therapy...well, really irks me. I have a low tolerance for hypocrites. Which makes me somewhat hypocritical...ooh, my head hurts.

Also learned about some fun blogs - Overheard in New York and Overhead in the Office. Though with yesterday's office conversation about a farm in the Northwest that caters to bestiality...well, I'm not sure I'd want to overhear any office conversations.

Finally, ran across this technique for knitting in the round (Magic loop). Though I usually do ok knitting socks and stuff, this is awfully tempting to try out. Would make my projects more transportable. Though I wouldn't be able to use these any more :(

Lots going on in the knitting arena - still a sock to be finished, the poncho, Cal scarf, BART scarf, and Clappy....and I know more projects will be started :)

Friday, July 15, 2005

Realizing you can sew snaps on to interchange straps?


Marvelous revelation last night at JoAnn's. I'd picked out the lining for Asana and was browsing the ribbon selection. Now, I'm a huge fan of ladybugs. But the black and white with pink dots really matched.

And then I realized....

I could sew snaps into the tank and onto the ribbons to make removable other words, I could buy both ribbons :)

The other customers in the ribbon aisle weren't nearly as excited. Perhaps a little scared, but not excited...

Ribbon 2 Posted by Picasa

Ribbon 1 Posted by Picasa

Thursday, July 14, 2005

It's alive!!

The finally finished Asana! Well, almost finished. My seed stitch is a little too loose, I'm going to have to line the top (or wear a hot pink bra, one of the two) But I'm really pleased with how it turned out. If I could only figure out how to fasten the straps with it on.... Posted by Picasa

The back of Asana :) Posted by Picasa

The in-flight scarf - took me a few tries with different needles and cast-ons, but I like how it turned out :) Very like a boa... Posted by Picasa

The beginnings of the Hourglass Sweater from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts. Using my own version of Wild Stuff (cuz I'm too cheap to buy it) I'm not too sure about it yet - the lengths of each yarn that I cut make it such that you get about a row of each. Which will make the sleeves very interesting... Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Vacation's over kids

The boss and the postdoc are back, no more obvious slacking off at work (ie knitting at my desk while I watch the Muppet Show on my computer) Though with all the financial issues I'm having, I'm tempted to go on strike (see my other blog for full-on ranting about it)

Not much new to report on the knitting front. Asana is coming along nicely, only a few more rows before I have to figure out all the finishing instructions. I've put down socks for a bit, actually made a scarf on the trip up north (figured circular needles would have the best chance of getting through security). Not sure what I'll transition too after Asana - I'm feeling tempted to get some more of the cotton yarn and make Lelah....hmmm....

I'll post some pictures soon!