Wednesday, February 27, 2008
It's time for a blog update, but since a report on the snail-paced progress I'm making on my Clapotis and February Sweater would be about as exciting as watching paint dry, I direct your attention over to Mason-Dixon Knitting where the ever-entertaining Ann and Kay are hosting Teeny Project Runway. Hurry up, voting closes tomorrow (Thursday) at 12:34pm. It's probably not fair to play favorites, but...well...mine's at left. If she was only sporting an Obama button, she would be perfection. I know, I know...back to my knitting.
EDITED TO UPDATE: She's a winner! Congrats to Jill (and Rhonda).
Monday, February 11, 2008
Late to the party as usual, I am embarking on the ubiquitous Clapotis (4,413 projects and counting on Ravelry). I'm using Grignasco Top Print, a sweet, soft DK weight alpaca which will hopefully make the long haul worth it. For those who, like me, appreciate a little hand-holding on even the most obvious of projects, soulknitting has come up with a most excellent spreadsheet to keep track of your progress. Also on the needles, an Elizabeth Zimmermann February Baby Sweater because...well, because it's February.
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
This easy little scarf thing goes by many names (one readymade version rendered in cashmere sells for $275). I used the One Sheep Hill's free pattern called Fidget, one skein of Bernat Felting Wool (color: geranium) acquired at Smiley's Yarn Sale, a size 10 needle, and four buttons from my mom's old stash. All told, I figure I got it done for under $5, even including my valued labor.