knitting, that's it. and "Hi Mom"

knit and art. knit and art. knit and art.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I miss her...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Red Cashmere

This is the latest project that I've done based on a pattern from an older Interweave (will have to look it up).
the yarn is colormart's...and recycled from the kimono dress from before (if you can't get the motivation for a WIP back again, then take it apart and start something new.....U turns are allowed!)

Monday, October 20, 2008

One Glass of Merlot later....

One Glass of Merlot
hmmmm... Its been a while, I guess (looking at the dates from my last post here). I have not been knitting much. Life has been quite busy - I work full time for a bank and am going to school full time working on my accounting degree (with grand hopes of passing my CPA right after graduation in the Spring of 2010). I'm currently a junior at UWF but am required to have 150 hours to sit for the CPA (at 90 now). All my midterms are over - survived with A's.

And sometime over the last month I found two sticks (size 10's I think, Holtz and Stein black ebony - glorious sticks!) and some yarn in my "stash" (yeah for stash knitting) and came up with this adorable sweater that knit up in just a couple of days. There's some waist shaping to give me a figure (because I am still a stick figure but definitely a little more curvy than your average pencil now).

The only and my incredible capacity for self-organization....I wrote the pattern out as I went along....(yes, I can be taught)...but all those little scraps of paper and the backs of the receipts (and maybe some on the back of a piece of homework)....what have I done with them? So pattern to follow at some point in the very near future (if nothing else, I'm definitely making this sweater again....Its perfect for throwing over my work shirts for giving me a little extra warmth now that its starting to get a bit chillier (and my work in Florida insists upon still running the air conditioner).

So details...waist shaping and huge scooping horizontal cable across the shoulders. (Click on one of the photos to see a close up of the cable...its kinda hard to see because of the dark color of the yarn).

check back soon! I promise...there are many more visions of sweaters in my head just waiting to be brought out (just need more time....and maybe a bit of help with these quadratic equations that I'm having to master for algebra class).

One Glass of Merlot

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Crest of the Wave from Elann

Guess what sweater this is? Its Elann's Crest of the Wave (with modifications). I used Debbie Bliss's Cathay, and had to rework quite a lot of the technically its not the same sweater, but its close enough (my shoulders are way too narrow for the original pattern specs). I'm experimenting with the pattern again and doing it out of some red hemp right now.

....and then another cake picture. too sweet. This one was for Katie again....for her baby shower!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I really have been knitting....just painting and working more than knitting. I got two new knitting books from, puts American knitting books to shame as far as elegance. It has not been too hard to read: you just need to be able to read a chart pretty well (all of it is charted)...and its helped to have a friend fluent in Japanese (although she is not an experienced knitter). Is doable though. To get used to the format of the books, I'm making a washcloth for a dishclothe exchange. I know its pretty hard to see the stitch definition in the varigated yarn, but in person, its really pretty.

And the other photos are of a cake I did for someone's birthday at work (Happy birthday Katie!) and the painting is a somewhat abstracted path (can you tell what's going on in it?....and how does it lead you emotionally?).

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Its not my birthday anymore....


"Yesterday" when I wrote my last post, it was my birthday. That wasn't really yesterday, but when you see what I've knit since then, you'll think so. My yellow sweater, Rapunzel is finished except for the buttons on the opening. What's next? I've picked up the red cashmere dress. Apparently I'm in the mood to finish up my collection of unfinished knitting. This is a good thing.

Regardless, I'm going to try to be back to regular updating. The divorce is now done (December) - the transition has been tough - FRIENDS ROCK! So what's on my plate for the future: school. I'm going back to get that chemistry degree I had dreamed of when I was a teenager.

I enjoyed the entrelac stitch in lady eleanor so much that I'm going to begin a cardigan sweater design using that stitch. Lady Eleanor

Now on to this subject of getting tagged. THE RULES: Each player of this game starts with the ‘6 weird things about you.’ People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave a comment that says ‘you are tagged’ in their comments and tell them to read your blog.”

1. Years ago, when I was very thin (yes, I used to be ALOT thinner), I thought it was okay (since I was an arteest and arteest can do anything they want to) to wear black turtlenecks (with black pants, black socks, black shoes) everyday...year round. I never had to worry about what to wear. It was so easy. Life was good then...okay, maybe not good...more like, hot (especially in the summer).
2. Utensils are beautiful. Each one is a piece of art. However, each one is not necessarily only reserved for certain functions. I really should stop hiding my favorite morning spoons from the kids to keep them from using them. My favorite has a perfect brushed silver patina, and an elegant sleek arch. (yes, I have mismatched silverware....and I like it that way...that's not weird).

3. I cannot walk with a bare right foot. Since the accident, my right foot hates the feeling of the bare ground. THIS IS WEIRD (nothing else is weird about me). The foot is fine if I have a sock on it or a slipper, just not bare. Consequently, I adore warm thick fuzzy slippers and am known to venture out in my car while still wearing them.
4. I like really strong coffee. Someone once described it as "tar". It has to be made on the stove because coffee pots are only capable of making fish water. Would you like my recipe?
5. My children think I'm a little obsessive over my chair. My chair is my sanctuary. It is my miniature world in which I control all things in. That's not weird. Don't mess with me on my chair...and don't mess with my chair. You do not enter into my chair unless you have my permission.
6. weird...but not to the readers here...I buy yarn...much more than I need. I feel the yarn. I smell the yarn. I have dreams of the yarn. Then I put the yarn under my bed (thus why I have such a tall bed...all the yarn underneath it has elevated it to the point where it is). The yarn is neatly stored in bins (not carefully labeled and organized....that would be weird and indicative of someone with a serious yarn obsession) where I then forget about the yarn that I have so I must go out and buy new yarn for a new project (ie the recent purchase of SWS for the new entrelac sweater I will start this week). Thank God I don't have any other hobbies (painting is NOT a hobby, its a profession, so that stash doesn't count; and shoe collecting is not a hobby, that's for wardrobe enhancement...besides, the shoes are necessary, and they all get used....well, most of them...).

Friday, November 17, 2006

Rapunzel & Lady Eleanor

This is the story of two fair maidens, Lady Eleanor & Rapunzel, who were left by their caretaker to knit themselves. And what did they do? nothing. The caretaker remembered them in their half finished state and decided to do something. In one day, she got 3 tiers done, or were those tears (I think it was some of both, but that would be the tale of David and Jeanette, who's story is one of tragedy so better for a different forum). Rapunzel will be gotten to. Why such an odd photo? Because she is bare-breasted on her left side(that's all I have left and then the sleeve.....interesting what I've started doing on sleeves....I knit them right on the finished garment so there is no works out beautifully, just a bit heavy on the hands as you pick up stitches each row (rather than picking up all at once).

Anonymous Lisa, who left a comment on my last post, yes, I'm doing better, but I must ask: are you the Lisa who used to live her? Or the Lisa....? I'm sorry that I have to ask, but I'm quite curious but cannot email you.

btw: today is my birthday.

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