Saturday, July 28, 2007


Another Saturday night

Spent the day pretty much knitting, except for a little shopping this morning. I picked up an essential component for carrying out my master plan...(rubbing hands together fiendishly). If all goes well, I should be able to begin next weekend, and I'll blog my progress. Even though it's a visual thing which I'm afraid would sound lame without pictures, I do hate keeping secrets from you. It's so dysfunctional. ;) Give me another couple weeks, tops, and I'll tell all.

I also went downtown and visited the Button Emporium for some silk ribbon, as I am making more of those lace-up mitts. My co-workers love them. You'd think I'd have the pattern memorized by now. Almost there.

I went ahead and listed the pink/black clutch and lace-up gloves in my Etsy shop. Also ready to offer for sale is this item:

I do like the way it came out. And this little project also gives me the opportunity to show off my bling, which I tend not to wear in the summer months. I have a spectacular brooch which my brother and sis-in-law gave me for Christmas a couple of years ago. They went to NYC in November 2005, and bought it for me while shopping in the East Village. So posh. I use it as a shawl pin.

We can also stick a fork in the Digital Socks.

What I like about this pair of socks isn't just the yarn. It was my first time with the Sensational Knitted Socks book, and it was so easy! I'm an impatient knitter, and too many directions give me MEGO (My Eyes Glaze Over). But I highly recommend. You've gotta like a sock book that gives you directions for using either 4 or 5 dpn's, and takes the guesswork out of it by telling you how many stitches should be on each needle every step of the way.

I had Shelly's beautiful yarn just sitting there waiting for me to knit it up. I thought I could wing the French Girl "Violette" hat pattern, because I'd bought a length of silk ribbon. I figured all I needed was to do a roll brim, throw in an eyelet row and Bob's-your-uncle, I'd have that hat. However, it's a little more complex than that. There's a cable in there too, and there must be a rib to keep the bottom edge from rolling. So I decided to save the ribbon for another project.

Vibrant colors, no? Now I have a Christmas gift made!...for someone. I'll figure that part out later.

Grow Up Already

I'm bummed to see that Super Eggplant is gone. Apparently SE and her brother are feuding, and he deleted her website. But instead of just disabling the URL so that it goes to a "Not Found" page, he continues to post a steady stream of nastygrams about his sister. It looks like neither of them are doing much in the way of handling their conflict like adults, but I mean, come on. Pretty weak, dude. I really enjoyed Mariko's blog, and I hope she'll start another one.

Have a lovely rest of the weekend!

stinks about Mariko. The hat is fab!
Oooohhhhh... lots of knitted pretties!

Um... exactly how old is SE's brother, because I've seen 5-year-olds act more mature than that. Seriously.
The bro' is in his thirties at least, and is employed by the world's largest chip maker, or at least he was at one time. But actually, that explains a lot. I myself worked for that evil empire, among way too many people who were complete jerks.
Lovely stuff! I finally finished a knitted and felted yoga bag--it has been on the needles longer than I care to admit, but now it is done! I love those socks..I will have to get that book. Socks intimidate me--I mean, you have to make TWO of them!
I clicked over to the SE link, and got content. Odd. Well, I guess she'll just have to settle for blogger like the rest of us.
MEGO!!! Ah that's hilarious!! I must use that!! That book sounds glorious, as I suffer from the 4 vs. 5 dpn disparity all the time ;)
LOVE the socks!!!!!!. And the hat is great too. It is so much fun to be able to post FO's, isn't it?
I'm so excited about the surprise reveal! I can't wait. The socks look fabulous and that hat is so vibrant and lovely. I'm checking into the swap situation. I hope you are having a lovely day!:)
I love the idea of Kool Aid as a dye. Did it last? How kool!!!!
My number is 95. Judith shalom19@verizon.net
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