Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Too good to be true

Last-Minute Knitted Gifts containing the Purl Scarf pattern: $24.95
Two hanks of Manos del Uruguay in Eclipse: $29.90
One ball of Rowan Kidsilk Haze in Nightly: $12.95
One pair of size 13 needles from Twin Birch: $5.95
Having a warm and pretty scarf that looks good with my fleece: Priceless

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Vis ta vie, comme tu veux

I had big plans for January. It was going to be the month when I finished all the old sweaters that had been lying around unfinished for (literally) years.

But, then I bought the Blue Sky Alpaca and Silk. And, I fell in love. I would keep it in on the couch next to me and pet it. I simply had to knit with it. I remembered that I knit for fun! If I want to knit with my new yarn, that's just what I should do.

I was inspired by my friend Laura's Shetland Triangle Shawl to knit the exact same pattern in the exact same yarn. Real original! At least I picked a different color.
Vital stats:
Pattern: Shetland Triangle from Wrap Style
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpaca and Silk Color I28
Needles: size 6

Here are some shots of me wearing it.

Look at my new handknit gloves.

But, they weren't handknit by me. I got them at Revive on Lee Road. They are a fair trade clothing store that opened recently. If you are in the Cleveland area, I highly recommend that you check them out. I also got a cute necklace there.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Baby, it's cold outside

Tuesday morning, I woke up and this is what it looked like outside my apartment.

When I lived in North Carolina, I didn't need to wear wool socks very much. It turns out that I have knit only two pairs of wool socks for myself. Now that winter has arrived in Cleveland, two pairs is not going to cut it. So, I started a new pair of socks on Wednesday. Can you guess what they are? Here's a hint: I'm the last person in the world to knit them.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Little red corvette

Baby, you're much 2 bright.

This color was created using 12 packets of Blastin' Berry Cherry Kool-Aid with one skein of Cascade 220. I was going for a deeper red. I guess I should have added some Black Cherry, but I'm pretty happy with it.

Friday, January 5, 2007

The most beautiful yarn in the world?

It could be.

Blue Sky Alpaca and Silk in plum purchased with my Christmas money.

What will it become? Find out soon.

Let's get it started

Does the world really need another blog about a knitting geek with cats?

We'll find out.