October 3rd, 2007 | 3 Comments »

As the Dimple Shale Scarf is rolling right along, I somehow got distracted by this:

I didn’t even take any progress photos! it knit up so quickly. I just love this pattern. Now I want to make a purple one. I was going to give it as a Christmas gift, but I’m not sure I can wait that long- I shall try. I used some Lion Brand Microspun I bought months ago for a project it was not well suited for. I also read it had a tendency to pill when washed, so I figured the only use for it would be a stuffed animal of some sort.

Now I’m chomping at the bit to make Sheldon. I don’t know why, it isn’t like the pattern is ‘new’ I just want to make him. And I want to make him in every color of the rainbow (much like Bobbi) Has anyone else out there ever made it? The turtle is separate from his shell, you can even tuck his little head inside. Too cute.

August 20th, 2007 | 2 Comments »

Warning- I haven’t posted any images lately so you are in store for an overabundance. Enjoy.

I’ll give a teensy peek of the finished stealth project, ok?

Hey- she reads my blog! I can’t show it to you or mention it much- except I had a ‘block party’ at my house this weekend and said item is beyoootiful! I promise, two-three more weeks, tops.

In other knitting news, I started another project for another birthday- she doen’t read my blog so I can show you this:

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August 17th, 2007 | 3 Comments »

Ok, that may be a tad misleading. I’m not sure if it will be the absolutely largest cozy on the planet, but it is going to be pretty freakin’ close.

This marks my very first socially conscious project. (Horray for social commentary through art and craft and fiber!) And it involves knitting a big damn cozy for an abandoned gas station in New York (and the gas pumps too) as a statement about our society’s over-dependence on fossil fuels.

Check it out at the International Fiber Collaborative. The organizer, Jennifer Brooke Marsh, is a fiber artist and grad student at Syracuse University. She has called for artists and groups to contribute 800- 3ft by 3ft squares- to be sewn together create said cozy (which is what I’ve taken to calling it, because to be swaddled in fiber goodness is decidedly more cozy than to not, wouldn’t you agree?)

I said to myself, “Self” -because that is what I do- “Self, this sounds like a fun and interesting endeavor that I can sink my teeth into, and I am sure to be able to russel up some folks to lend a hand or a swatch -or five.” Read the rest of this entry »