Monday, September 22, 2008


I'm still on my WIPs-busting crusade. And so far, I'm making good progress, polishing them off one at a time. The only problem is that my current project is one I cannot blog about. So would you like to see a pre-blog FO to tide you over?

I thought you would.


Pattern: Salina, from Rowan Vintage Knits
Yarn: Rowan Felted Tweed, #151 Bilberry
Mods: I decided not to knit the cuffs, but left the rest of the sleeve at a 3/4 length. Once it was done, I realized that the body was way too short on me, so I snipped off the bottom, picked up my stitches, and knit an extra couple of inches of seed stitch border.

I really like this sweater. The hourglass shaping is very flattering, the shape of the collar is pretty, and the yarn is soft and cozy. It's held up really well after a couple of years of wearing it. I also like that it looks just as nice dressed up with a skirt than it does with jeans.

A good, classic knit.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

File this one under: Whaaaaaaa????

A sure sign that the Apocalypse is upon us:


Is it me?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The warmth of friends

It was my dear friend Sarah's birthday on Sunday, so I had to make her a little something to keep her warm this winter. Haven was an appropriate choice: that's exactly what friendship like hers is like—a haven.

Sarah's Haven
(Sorry for the image quality. It was a late night fueled with too much food, drink, laughs and games. I almost won at Clue. I knew I couldn't trust Colonel Mustard!)

Pattern: Haven, by Kim Hargreaves, in Heartfelt, The Dark Collection
Yarn: Rowan's Cocoon, in "Cloud".
Mods: Worked on 7 mm instead of 8, because apparently I'm a loose woman. Only used 3 balls instead of 4 because Sarah is petite. 4 balls would make an incredibly looooong scarf.

This was an incredibly speedy knit. I cast on Wednesday, cast off Friday, blocked Saturday, and wrapped it up Sunday. I think she liked it. It sure looks pretty on her.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

More reasons to love the mailman

Got this in the mail the other day (a little retail therapy as a consolation for losing my NYC yarn).


Another Alice Starmore kit.

My fingers are itching! But I promised myself I would stay focused on my WIPs pile.


It's mighty tempting though....