Friday, July 28, 2006


YES! The hole is gone. Taken care of. Blammo.

Now back to your regularly scheduled knitting blog.

PS. There might be some of this soon:

Stay tuned!


Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Holy Holes, Batman!

The last thing a knitter ever should see in their knitting is a hole. A hole not created by an increase. A hole created by the fact that the strand broke.

It broke.

One little strand of exquisite mohair/silk blend just broke.

Why? I don't know.

But it broke.

So there was inserting a lifeline 5 rows back (arrrgggghhh), frogging (rackafracka), getting the all-stuck-together-because-it's-mohair-tiny-stitches back on the needles (grrrrrrrrr), and getting the next row back to normal.

There will be many more lifelines from now on.


Thursday, July 20, 2006

Birch is birchy?

There has been a lot of knitting while Le Tour de France has been going on.

So you know how it works: I watch some cycling. I knit some birch. I have to rip back 3 rows. More cycling. More knitting. The cycle of cycling continues.

In the grand scheme of things, it's a good way to spend a few hours a day... hence, the progress.

Check it out:

And yes, red is still hard to photograph. This is much closer to the real colour:

She is officially 30% done! (Well, it's actually 31.2%, but I won't bore you with details.)
I was worried about having enough yarn, as I'm not exactly knitting to gauge, but by my calculations I should have enough! Huzzah!

Friday, July 14, 2006

Give a little bit...

Ok, after a whole bunch of fixing, birch is now back on track.

It may not be terribly exciting to look at (it's unblocked lace, how exciting can it be?), but it's mine and I'm desperately in love.

Wanna see?
Here's the lace pattern so far:

And ooh la la, my progress:

And my favourite pic so far:

Yep. It looks like a whole lot of nothing. I love it.

Site maintenance

Can't upload photos right now.
Post soon.


Saturday, July 08, 2006


Well, the baby for whom the Bo Squiddley Baby Blanket was created has arrived!

She was born on July fourth, (very perfect for the American mum and her favourite holiday) and is happy and healthy!


The blanket will be delivered in person at the beginning of August. There will definitely be pictures.

Flying Close to the Sun

Birch progress has been temporarily stalled while I have been searching for a pattern for my Misti Alpaca Green Laceweight. You remember, this one:

And I have found it:

Isn't she beautiful? Her name is Icarus and she is from the Summer 2006 Interweave Knits.

You have to see the back to fully understand the Icarus love:

See? She's beau-oooooo-tiful!

In the same Interweave Knits there's also a lace primer for newbies! Great beginner lace pattern, great primer.

AND... there's a Knit-a-Long: Icarus KAL.

Yes, life is good.


Sunday, July 02, 2006


Fighting a cold that's moved into my chest.
Real post real soon.