Monday, May 30, 2005


Saturday, May 28, 2005

planning madness

So I think I like planning knitting projects almost as much as the knitting itself.

I am not one of those knitters with all sorts of unfinished objects. I might have two projects on the go if one is all boring stockinette (great for movies) and one is complicated-enough-that-I really-should-follow-the-pattern (not so good for knitting in the dark), but I don't get those guilty unfinished projects that I started and stashed in the closet.

Because of this, or maybe the cause of this, I really spend good time planning what I'll be knitting. Which is why I have a beautiful skein of Alpaca ready to go but not assigned to any project, and also why I have several designs in my brain, with the supplies to complete them, and these projects not actually being knit. Because once I commit to knitting something, I'm damn well going to finish it.

So, the question is... what to take to Denver? The 'possible' projects? Or do I wait and buy stuff there and get inspired by the yarn? (I like that solution). Is it wrong that I don't have room to take much with me, but my Addi stash is definitely going to come along? I don't think so. Actually, it's not a question at all, it's just me feeling guilty for abandoning my potential projects in favour of something new.

Blah blah blah. I really will have knitting content up soon. It's just that the clapotis is chugging along and looks pretty much the same to what you last saw, but with a few more repeats... I am so pleased with it though! My sister told me yesterday that it was definitely the nicest thing she's ever seen me knitting. I don't know about that, but it's pretty nice. And, it's for me.

I'm giving my voice teacher her socks on Tuesday, which is my last lesson. Hope she loves them!

Monday, May 23, 2005


A whole bunch of knitters and knit bloggers seem to be in Denver.

I think I will be in good company.
(less than two weeks to go!)

Saturday, May 21, 2005


Ok, I found this book at the libary: Knit-a-saurus by Donald Arthars. And I now have an uncontrollable urge to knit dinosaurs.

knit-a-saurus sm (WinCE)

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Officially Half-way There

Ok, so by my count, I am officially half-way through my clapotis!!!
I am really loving this pattern, especially because it's so much more interesting than boring ol' stockinette. There are a ton of sweater/top/bag patterns I'd love to try right now, but I'm so sick of stockinette, that I just can't face them.

So there are enough 'landmarks' along the way to keep the pattern interesting: drop a stitch every 12 rows, every few stitches you get to ktbl. I get bored with the endless purling on the wrong side. But it's nice because I can pay attention to other stuff when I'm purling and then to my knitting when I'm on the right side. (Very helpful for catching up on friends' blogs and knitting simultaneously.)

Anyone ready to place bets on if it'll be done before I leave for Denver, 17 days from now?

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Dyeing is Done!

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So now what do I do with it?
I am madly in love with the colour (Koolaid Grape + Mountain Berry). It's a little purpler in real life.

It's soooo soft, so I want to make something really lovely.
Any suggestions?

Monday, May 16, 2005

Update on Clapotis

I am currently working on Clapotis, the scarf/shawl from

I am using the KidSilk 2-ply from the fabulous Canadian company, Fleece Artist.

And look, I've dropped 5 rows of stitches already:

Casting on . . .

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