Archive for August, 2005

I should have much more than this

Posted by jackie blue on August 10th, 2005

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Really, I should. But I’ve ripped this $&!!;! shawl so many times it just doesn’t grow much. Still, it’s looking lovely enough that I just can’t give up. It’s clear though that lace knitting and me just aren’t well suited. I’m ADD girl and I have this nasty habit of putting things down in the middle of rows. And dropping stitches galore. And doing yarnovers where there shouldn’t be one.

I’m also working on Deli’s first sleeve, but that’s just boring SS, nothing to show here. I really want that one wearable as soon as the first chill hits the air. Which should be oh, about December. (yes, it’s still friggin’ HOT here.)

In other news, Knitpicks has released their Fall line. OHHHH, cashmere and alpaca. The yarns looks gorgeous, the colors just OK. But I have no room for any more yarn until I use up a lot. I mean, seriously.

No, I haven’t disappeared…

Posted by jackie blue on August 2nd, 2005

…I’ve just been knitting Ene’s. The border. At least 5 times. You know, the problem with the yarn has been worked out by doubling and I decided it didn’t need to be as dense as the original model (of which I ordered samples of that lace yarn and it’s so not lace, it’s at least fingering if not sport, and I didn’t like it much) but also because at 375 stitches, and doing a lot of them backwards (oh, it’s so fun being left handed) – there’s a lot of margin for mistakes. Like forgotton yarn overs. I’m really making ripping a competitive sport.
But, I’m continuing it. And I’ll have photos soon.
Speaking of photos, new Rowan books up at Colourway. It’s good thing I haven’t absolutely fallen in love with any of it yet, because I DID fall in love with the cover capelet in this new book. The book is in my possesion, and the capelet will be mine. Oh yes it will.