Tuesday, August 08, 2006

I know where but I don't care because there's no such thing as an original sin

I'm Not Angry : Elvis Costello and the Attractions

Today I woke up with $8 in my pocket and a lot of free time on my hands. So I took a little walk to The Studio (it really was little. I think the entire trip took me 5 minutes.) and bought a skein of white Cascade 220. I tried dying cream before, and it was okay, but I don't see anything wrong with the white. It took the colors. There are some white spots, but I really like that.

Anyway, here's what I did today.

Then I moved it around a bunch and took more pictures with my SLR. My neighbors must think I'm a fucking loon.

Friday, August 04, 2006


Modelling my Malabrigo scarf. I don't remember the exact colorway, but it's really nice browns and blues. I used the Multidirectional scarf pattern and size 8 needles.

Close up of Multidirectional Scarf.

More Malabrigo for a scarf for my boyfriend.

Branching Out close up!! I used Dale of Norway Baby Ull and I think size 6 needles, but I can't remember.

This is the start of Andre for a friend. I'm having trouble working on it because I hate the feel of Wool-Ease.

I'm using the Dream Swatch pattern to make a scarf for a friend. It's pretty fun. It's Cascade 220, and size 8s.

I dyed this yarn myself with Kool-Aid. I have mixed feelings about it, but I'm keeping at it to practice more with DPNs, since the Knucks I made are too loose at the joins. Size 8s.

Rios de la Plata scarf for boyfriend's mom. 3x3 rib over 15 stitches, size 8 needles. I am really in love with my size 8s lately, I am just realizing.

Icarus! I'm using a 50/50 alpaca/wool blend I got from ebay. It was ridiculously cheap, so I'm a little wary, but it seems to be holding up so far.

Yup. A lot of the scarves. Some out of necessity (scarves for boyfriend and I), some for fun (Branching Out), birthday (Andre), and Christmas (everything else). I decided to make scarves for everyone, but to use a nice yarn and/or interesting stitch pattern to keep the interest level up for everyone.

And a sketch. Charcoal on newsprint.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Any day now, any day now, I shall be released

I Shall Be Released : The Band

Lots of things have happened since I abandoned my blog. I stopped going to college for three months and found out that I am never doing that again. I need to take summer classes or something so I don't get so bored and latent here. I moved in with Larry. Oh, and I quit Hobby Lobby and got a new job. And I got a new obsession: knitting.

I tried knitting before, and it just didn't work out. At all. I used acrylic yarn and aluminum needles and cursed myself for ever bothering with it. Then I bought some Dale of Norway Baby Ull and fell in love. And then I got sick of my aluminum needles and bought some bamboo needles. And I haven't stopped knitting since. I think I have knit every single day. I love the way everything feels in my hands. I can't get enough of knitting.

Anyway, I think I'll start updating regularly and turn this into a knitting blog. Yeah!

It'll even be complete with pictures next time.