Hypnotic Nocturnal OCD Knitting and more...

Friday, September 22, 2006

Pandemic Startitis

Now on the needles I have Lady of the Lake by Fleece Artist in a custom color I call Midnight Rainforest, it's a dark mixture of greens ranging from deep teal to blackish green to grass and lime. The fabric is knitting up more beautifully than I expected, yay. This picture was taken by Kathleen at TidalBrookYarns, and it is quite true to color.

And new bags... a Large Shoulder Bag in Paper and Silk by Habu, another Moebius bag, and Tovesta by Cornelia Hamilton, the red one.

Today in the mail were New Noro Books, one by Jane Ellison, one by Cornelia Hamilton and Noro 20. None of the projects grabbed me, though the photos are very inspiring. I have much new yarn and projects to report actually, it's keeping me super busy. I don't have batteries for the camera yet, so perhaps pictures will follow when the yarns are paired with their patterns and are shaping up. Good Golly.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

If I was Hawaiian...

Your Hawaiian Name is:

Roselani Palila

Sunday, September 17, 2006


Being away from home was tricky! I could think of a million things I wanted to do, BUT NOT in the beautiful hotel, NOT with all the cool unschooling families, NOT in New Mexico. All my thoughts were at home, because I am a homebody!! I love being home!

I knitted as much as possible while traveling to quell my fidgety fingers, and finished knitting the Kyoto Wrap. It still needs to be put together. Somehow the color pattern came out incredibly PERFECT, I cannot explain how, but it looks really cool, I'll put up pictures asap. [the old battery-sucking camera died after 2 pictures tonight, must purchase batteries]

Today I needed to knit something fast and easy, so I made Teva Durham's Ballet T-shirt with modifications to lengthen the torso. It came out great, I love it! My 8 year old son wants one in blue, LOL. I could make him one but would he wear it? I'll make it and see... at least it will be comfy.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

New Mexico Ho!

Hola Compadres!

I will be travelling and won't be posting for a week or so, we are headed to New Mexico. Our first stop is Albuquerque, then we'll travel north to Santa Fe and Taos. I am planning to visit Fiesta Yarns in Albuquerque and La Lana Wools in Taos, however my kids and husband DO NOT LIKE YARN SHOPPING [aren't they weird], so there's a fair chance we will skip one, but not both stores!

Stay cool and knit like crazy!

Friday, September 01, 2006

Kyoto Wrap, looking good!

Earlier this summer, I got a great deal at The Little Knittery's 50% off sale. My biggest score was 5 balls of Noro Silk Garden Lite (color #2015), the dk version of one of my fave yarns, but I had absolutely NO idea what to do with it... until I saw this neat vest, the Kyoto Wrap from ShiBui, at Knit~Purl in Portland, OR. This shop is excellent in it's top-notch customer service, which is always refreshing, though the $6.50US shipping/ handling charge seemed steep for sending patterns only.

After several hours of easy knitting, I now have this lovely, gleaming piece of fabric:

it measured 24" in this photo, and since then it's grown to just over 36" and is about halfway finished. The best thing about the pattern is the TEENY bit of seaming. I H-A-T-E finishing... for me, when the knitting is done, I am emotionally divorced from the entire project. This pattern has 3 tiny little seams, I can manage that!