24 January 2005

The latest FO: scarf in Schaefer Yarns Little Danya, a handpainted mohair. I fell in love with the colorway (called Margaret Sanger--they're all named after famous women). About halfway through the scarf, though, I realized the colorway might have been inspired by that whole red hat/purple dress thing, which (a) I find obnoxious, and (b) I'm too young for. But I refuse to let them co-opt my favorite colors!

22 January 2005

Sheena is a punk rocker

We're all Ramones fans around here. Here's Quinn posing with Joey. Don't they look like good pals? The pillows were knitted from Manos del Uruguay yarn and then felted, incidentally.

Debbie Stoller, the author of Stitch 'n Bitch Nation, has posted a pattern for Joey's jacket. I'll probably try it one of these days. It's too bad there's no picture up of the completed jacket, though.

16 January 2005

Allison's modeling my newest FO, a Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf in Noro Transitions colorway 6. Two skeins of this yummy yarn were enough for one long scarf with fringe (it's wrapped twice around Allison's neck). Quinn's wearing her Lazy Sunday Afternoon Outfit.

Wanna knit something for your pup? Check out this free calendar. Of course, Ruthie doesn't really need a sweater, but August's pattern is a little tempting. Lucky for Ruthie I don't crochet!

13 January 2005

I wanna be sedated

This is Joey Ramone from Stitch 'N Bitch Nation, hanging out with a couple of friends. I'm pretty pleased with how he turned out. He needs a jacket, though. The book mentions something about an optional jacket, but doesn't give a pattern for one anywhere. I emailed the author to ask her about it, but got no response (I'm sure she gets a zillion emails). I could just wing it, I'm sure, and I probably will one of these days. The Joey Ramone pattern has got me thinking about other dolls I could make--I have a couple of ideas lined up for future projects.

05 January 2005

Another project off the needles

My newest FO: The Hurry Up Spring Armwarmers from Stitch 'n' Bitch Nation. I made them from Noro Kureyon that had been in my stash awhile, calling my name. The cable pattern doesn't show up well in my picture, but it's there. I don't know how much call I'll have for these here in California, but I do like that Kureyon!

01 January 2005

This is Ruthie, modeling my newest creation. It's just a garter stitch scarf. The yarn, Crystal Palace Poof, is unbelievably soft, and I like the color, too. It looks nice on Ruthie, doesn't it? But I think I'll need it more than she will.

I think Ruthie enjoys modeling.

This is the kimono I just finished knitting. It's made out of Fable, a pima cotton/silk blend from Artful Yarns. It's hard to tell in this photo, but the yarn is actually 4 strands, each a different red shade.