A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

December 31, 2012

No Repeat December Day 31

A rushed shot during the sale at the shop. Daffodil by Orianna Eklund.

December 30, 2012

No Repeat December Day 30

Running low on sweaters. How about a skirt? Carnaby from Knitty.

December 29, 2012

No Repeat December Day 29

Lottie by Debbie Bliss, knit in 2004!

No Repeat December Day 28

Tangled Yoke by Eunny Jang.

December 27, 2012

No Repeat December Day 27

Gnarled Oak by Alana Dakos

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

It's always a bad sign when an image makes me search my Thursday archive for the word "intestine" to see if I've posted it before. I haven't. And, yeah, intestine.

December 26, 2012

My Recent Makeup Videos

No Repeat December Day 26

Mondo Cable Cardi by Bonne Marie Burns in Dream in Color Classy. This sweater is an absolute workhorse. I wear it all the time. It goes with everything. It's simple, flattering and easy to knit.

December 25, 2012

No Repeat December Day 25

February Lady Sweater in Sundara Aran Silky Merino.

No Repeat December Day 24

Aidez by Cirilia Rose.

December 23, 2012

No Repeat December Day 23

Bountiful Bohus from More Big Girl Knits. It's too big for me now so it hangs a bit oddly.

December 22, 2012

No Repeat December Day 22

Angostura by Ysolda, I can't seem to find a long-sleeved shirt that looks right with this. I'm open to suggestion (preferably with links).

December 21, 2012

December 20, 2012

No Repeat December Day 20

Plum Perfect from Knit, Swirl! knit in Malabrigo Worsted. Very warm and snuggly but not enough to stand up to the pouring rain this morning!

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

Excuse me, you've got something on your face.

Um...never mind. It's cool.

December 19, 2012

No Repeat December Day 19

Seamless Hybrid by Elizabeth Zimmermann knit for the first Ravelympics in 2008.

December 18, 2012

No Repeat December Day 18

Lloie's Cardigan by Elizabeth Zimmermann.

December 17, 2012

No Repeat December Day 17

Asymmetrical Cardigan from Knitting Nature made in ancient Noro (with cashmere!) shot on a very windy day.

December 16, 2012

No Repeat December Day 16

My cardigan from the first Knitting Olympics. What a trial this sweater was.

December 15, 2012

No Repeat December Day 15

The Garter Yoke Cardigan (heavily modified) made with handspun, hand-dyed Shetland in the yoke. Casual and comfortable.

I've lost a good bit of weight since I knit this. It's very loose on me now. Look at all this extra fabric.

December 14, 2012

No Repeat December Day 14

Georgie by Sarah Dallas.

December 13, 2012

No Repeat December Day 13

Idylewylde by Melissa Wehrle. Only 25 projects in Ravelry. Criminal! This is a great sweater. Go knit one now.

No Repeat December Day 12

Coraline by Ysolda.

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

This week's theme: Everything but the kitchen sink.

Think of it as "Hipster on Laundry Day."

Or just strait-up mentally ill.

December 11, 2012

Yoko, Oh No You Didn't!

If we didn't get enough of her whimsy Thursday before last then this should top us all off.

No Repeat December Day 11

Lavaliere in Road to China Light. Soooooft.

December 10, 2012

No Repeat December Day 10

Cria by Ysolda.

December 9, 2012

Nine Years!

Nine years ago today I started this blog. Nine. Years. I can't even believe I've been at it this long. Between work and life and Ravelry and other social media, I don't spend as much time here as I intend to or should. Thank you all so much for stopping by, reading and commenting for nine years. It's brought me a lot of happiness.

No Repeat December Day 9

I knew this one was not really seasonally-appropriate but didn't realize how silly it looked with this shirt until I had Older Son take my picture. I do match the neighbor's siding quite nicely though. This is Diminishing Ribs. I don't love it. The fronts curl badly and the yarn sheds like nobody's business!

December 8, 2012

My Recent Makeup Videos

No Repeat December Day 8

Metro by Connie Chang Chinchio. Sadly, this one has gotten a bit too big for me. I think I need to rip it out and reuse the yarn.

No Repeat December Day 7

My first EZ Fair Isle Cardi. I still love it and wear it all the time.

December 6, 2012

No Repeat December Day 6

Featherweight Cardigan in Kimmet Croft Fairy Hare. Not only never worn but I had to weave in all the ends this morning! Knit in 2009!

Thursday Is For What the Hell Is This?

Today, S.Charles Collezione posted a photo on their Facebook page.

Now...I've got to give them the benefit of the doubt that they didn't understand that "Thick Knit," the knitter who created this, er, garment, is a fetish knitter. I've posted a few fetish things before but I try not to get into it too much because, frankly, that which has been seen cannot be unseen, if you know what I mean. I try not to Google fetishes as a general rule.

So a few things I can't understand. How could a business post this on their Facebook page? Why isn't that center panel cabled? And why couldn't he move that bottle of Windex before snapping the picture?

So long as we're talking about sexysexysexy bulky knits I want to gripe about this one too.

If you go to the Craftsy page where the pattern is being sold for a staggering $12.50. You will see that it's a knock off of another designer's work and they even posted a picture of the copied design. You will also learn that the pattern is "LEFT-HANDED PATTERN!!!! Right handed knitters must reverse the cabling in order to achieve the look...This pattern is a size small. Look for more sizes in my Craftsy Pattern Store in the future." So the pattern is a copy, it's written backwards and it only comes in one size and I can purchase more sizes in the future? Where do I send my money?!

December 3, 2012

No Repeat December Day 3

Lamour from Rowan 44

December 2, 2012

Fulling Makes Flop Fab

Last week I cast on a plain stockinette, roll-brim hat in some very ancient Shetland DK to knit during a viewing of Argo.* I cast on 100-something stitches on who-knows-what needle and just knit for a long time. Then decreased for the crown and finished it off. I had Wes try it on and while it technically fit him it was loose, floppy, scratchy and not terribly warm. So Saturday I put it in a lingerie bag and threw it in the wash with a load of jeans and then ran it in the dryer for 20-30 minutes to boot. It emerged fluffy, soft, dense and a good size for an adult. Like me.

I put it on to take a photo but wore it all day. It's lovely. I have a big bag of more of the same yarn. I can make a whole pile of these.

*It was excellent, by the way. Very well done with an authentic feel, loads of tension and some much-needed humor.

No Repeat December Day 2

This Poppy was knit in 2007 out of many, many oddballs of Rowan Kid Classic. There is single crochet along the neckline and bottom edge. The bottom edge was worked a bit too snugly and I believe when I finished the sweater it was too snug on me overall and I never wore it. Until today! I've probably lost a bit of weight since then or like my sweaters slimmer. It's also a very warm sweater. I'll never be able to wear it to work because I'd have to pull it off and on all day long.

December 1, 2012

No Repeat December Day 1

I was in a huge rush this morning and grabbed the first sweater on the top of the pile. It's Tailored Scallops by Pam Allen from Lace Style.

The yarn is handspun, hand-dyed Cormo/Silk. I finished this one in 2008 and don't wear it often because a)  it's very warm and b) I've never been happy with the fit in the shoulders.

Anyone else joining in?