Thursday, August 31, 2006

Last Day of August

This is the same grass that's so green and shiney in the rain on the other three seasons, here in Oregon. I love the color and the flowing patterns. Kind of like a dry beach of grass with the sea replaced with the wind, swirling round and round. Posted by Picasa

Hot Berries

The scent of these berries is so intense, it seems almost artifical in it's intensity. Posted by Picasa

Danish Blouse Progress

Today I finally put the blouse on two needles after binding of the gussets. From the last picture to now, I have been knitting like a mad woman. This project is taking a lot of time, but I'm on a roll. The stitch numbers are a little off at this point as I have fudged here and there to keep myself on track. I'll just center the square neckline and made due. This is a case where the tight gauge is a benefit. Doesn't show too much. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Magazine Rant

Friends, I've been fairly annoyed for some time now on the limited sizing of Vogue knitwear patterns. Sometimes I don't even know why I buy the magazine and give them my money. Oh, I know i could fuss with the sizing myself, and I have. But really! So, today I bought the new fall 2006 issue and found myself reading that they are introducing a "great new feature: VK Plus, a selection of patterns especially chose by our editors, that can be made in extended sizes. The few patterns that they offered were the most bulky, shapeless styles, I nearly died! Not only would these styles make any "plus sized" woman look like the HULK, but they were clearly the patterns that they had to do very little work to re-size. I am PISSED. I am infuriated, and you can be sure that I'm going to let them know. Funny, Interweave knits seems to have no problems sizing ALL their patterns for "extended sizes." It's insulting, Vogue.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Knitting in Sky Blue

The chart is driving me insane, but I suppose it doesn't help that I'm sick as a dog with the flu or something equally miserable. Size one needles, cashmere and 356 stitches. Goddess help me. At least it will be large and soft. Posted by Picasa

Danish Blouse

This is from Interweave Knits Winter 2004 Posted by Picasa

Saturday, August 05, 2006

This yarn

Yes, the next picture is the roving from whence this yarn came. I am WILD about the results in terms of color. Even though I adjusted the color in the photo, it's still not quite right. Whatever shall become of this, I do not know, nor do I care right now. It's just fun makin' it. Posted by Picasa

From this

Pencil roving in "Rare Earth" from Crown Mountain Farms. Posted by Picasa

Summer Socks

This does not mean that I intend to wear them in the Summer! It's that I was getting tired of knitting with anything other than wool. It's hard on the hands, you know! The second sock in each pair is in the works.

The top pair is from Interweave Winter 2004 and the bottom pair is from Nancy Bush's Vintage socks. I like knitting with varigated yarns more than I like wearing them. Slow realization... Posted by Picasa

Summer Sock Detail

The top yarn is something new from Knit/Purl and I that in this Prussian blue it looks like denim, although it's superwash wool. The other pair is Koigu. Posted by Picasa