Tuesday, April 25, 2006 

domo arigato

My dear friend Chrissy knit me a fabulous birthday present: one of Jess Hutch's Robots. From the moment I unwrapped it, I was in love. Chrissy had named her Cecily early on in the knitting process. She said I could change it, but I just love the name.

Don't you just adore the fact that she's posing with the tulips? Yeah, I thought so.

Cecily was made lovingly out of Brown Sheep Worsted. I say "lovingly" because I know that Chrissy isn't all too fond of working intarsia, yet she did so for me.

I'm humored by her backside.

I have a feeling that Cecily is going to become a traveling companion, much like that gnome or Flat Stanley. I think I'll photograph her in exotic locations. Because how many people travel with a knitted robot???

That's what I thought.

Monday, April 24, 2006 

Because I'm a glutton for punishment (and project monogamy doesn't suit me), I've joined the Green Gable KAL. I'm especially excited that I cast-on this project yesterday (using Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in "Rue"). I realize that Orangina should be getting my full attention right now, but I just couldn't resist a quick-to-knit project...

I owe you photos of my recently finished objects. I'm such a slacker...

Monday, April 10, 2006 

just add them to my "eventually to do" list

As if I didn't have enough.
I simply must make the following items from the brand new knitty.




I don't know who I'll make Reid for, but I will make it eventually. It's just the cutest little baby sweater. And Nautie? How adorable are knitted crustaceans? Really? And those socks are hot. And I do like Nagano Sakura, but I'd probably make it into a belt.

Those are pretty much the only things I like out of the new issue though. Anatolia is nifty, but it screams "mom" to me. Maybe it's the woman in the photograph. That, and I think the feature item, Mesilla, is god-aweful. But hey, they can't all be winners.

Friday, April 07, 2006 

awe, little Baby Bolero

(this will be repetative to anyone who read my LJ, but my head hurts too much to be original twice...)

Awe, little Baby Bolero.

I may not be too fond of kids, but I do love knitting baby items. You get such immediate gratification. This is the Baby Bolero from Leigh Radford's brilliant new book, One Skein. Heather provided me with the pattern up front and I have full intentions to purchase this book. Everything it is is fabulous.

I used size 8 and 9 Denise circulars and just under one skein (of course) of Blue Sky Alpaca Cotton in Honeydew. Talk about soft. I loved working with this yarn and would like to eventually make myself something with it since it's so comfy.

Here's a view of the neckline and the eyelet motif. According to the pattern, the eyelet pattern brings protection to those who wear it. I plan to make up a little care card to enclose with the bolero that has that little bit of lore on it. I'm sure Duane and Noreen will appreciate that.

The bolero is knit in one piece in three stages. After knitting 1.5 inches, 3/4 of the stitches are put on holders and one side is knit up. Then 1/2 of the stitches are removed from the holder and knit up to create the backside. Then the last 1/4 is knit for the second side. Attach the shoulder seams and voila! All that's left to do is pick up stitches all the way around, do 2 rows of k2, p2 rib and bind off.

Here's the Baby Bolero, peeking out the window. I thought it would be a good way to show off the backside of the garment.

I'm just in love with this little item and I'm so impressed that it took a total of about 7 hours to create from start to finish. I'm still debating on whether or not to put a little button with a loop on the front for closure purposes. I just donno. What do you think???

Monday, April 03, 2006 

slowly but surely

Orangina (or as I like to call it - Aquafina) is progressing... slowly. I keep making stupid mistakes like knitting 3 in the beginning of the row when it should be 2, or leaving out one single yarnover somewhere that screws everything up. Eric is getting used to the expletives flying from my mouth every 6 rows or so.

I took a photo to post over at the Sexy Knitters Club. Everyone over there takes such nice, artsy photographs of their work. I'm notorious for laying mine on the couch or floor in bad lighting and going SNAP! Well not tonight, my friends. Tonight my WIP is posing with Mocha:

Amazingly she didn't attack my work while it was on display in her lap. It's a rare occasion to say "good kitty" to her. But this is one of them.

It appears that I average about 2 inches a day. At this rate, it's going to take me at least three weeks to finish. Hopefully when Chrissy, Heather, Brianne and I get together for KnitFest 4.0 in mid-April we'll really crank out the lace.

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