Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Emergency Surgery

I had to interrupt my mad dash to finish Bradshaw tonight, for Norovember, (the clock is ticking!) when my son brought over a very injured bunny and asked: “mommy, can you fix him?” I could not very well tell him: “wait till December sweetie, mommy will have more knitting time…” As you can see, bunny has been stitched before, but this was serious! I just hope the new soles will not be chewed up too quickly.
Regia sock yarn courtesy Ingrid.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Food for thought- Friday.

I wanted to share this with the international bloggers/knitters community, for which
I am thankful this holiday.

A Japanese Haiku:Autumn winds always drift me into yarn shops.



Wednesday, November 22, 2006

FO Wednesday

My work at the Fine Craft show at the Pen & Brush!Other FO:
Fingerless gloves (waiting for early spring...)
Ribbed Cardi waiting for a Zipper
Fibonacci scarf (red scarf project #2)

Saturday, November 18, 2006

New species of caterpillar found in the wild

This new species of caterpillar (new in my stash...) is the Speed Demon Sock in colorway Angel from SweetGeorgia yarns. I have wanted one of these for a while, ever since I saw it metamorphosed into socks in some remote blog or other (can't remember where). A recent trip to visit my friend Barbara at The Point NYC, (she teaches there) yielded this terrific acquisition!
Caterpillars need to eat a lot of leaves to grow, so I went to the park and got this little Angel Caterpillar a few leaves. I thought I'll get a variety, since I was not sure what this caterpillar will like...

Friday, November 17, 2006

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Red

I am glad you all like our fall colors!! They are so great that you can’t take a bad picture this time of year!
And in line with the season- there is a lot of red going around. Red sweaters, red scarves, red leaves. My knitting group Sit n Knit New York, hosted a meet-up for the red scarf project! Ya! We are going to send a few in Jan 2007 as a group. I think we’ll have a bunch!!
I started my second one. (The first is my Irish Hiking scarf in Decadence from KP)
The second one is a Fibonacci scarf from stash. I love how these stripes appear random but have a very specific pattern. I am using 8 colors. ( I opened my red bag and dove right in). I CO 40 st with US8 and I made one sequence of 1,1,2,3,5,8,13. By the way, the numbers represent a garter ridge, which is 2 rows, knit all stitches. (thats 7 colors) and it came out as 8”. I figured a scarf could be 56” (dividable by 8), so I need 7 sections. I made 3 sections, next- with the 8th color I knit 8” and started going down the other side with the other 7 colors to match the first side (13,8,5,3,2,1,1). I have knit much further along but today is so cloudy, so I will not photograph the progress.See this little close up below, this kind of knitting is the mindless kind, (love it at times, don't you?) and on one occasion (late night knitting is not for me, or maybe CSI was too engaging) I must have purled these 4 stitches. A concession to the gods, admitting I am not divine…

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Norovember!

Thanks everybody for your kind words and congrats. I dropped the pillows (cushions) at the gallery on Monday afternoon, and got very nervous. All these strangers will look at my work- oh no! But, it’s too late for that, so I went home to do some knitting!
Norovember - What a great idea. I adore Noro. The colors are great, the fibers are interesting. Sure, there are those annoying little knots with odd colors changes here or there, but- it is always magic!
So this was a great opportunity for me to get on with two projects I have wanted to do for a long time. Bradshaw in Iro from Noro knits (the short version), and a grown-up version of the Child's Rainbow from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. See Steph’s version of it here.
So I went to Fuzzy Mabel with a tip I got from Norovember mistress herself, and got Iro for a good price in color 40. I happen to love the colors. A well-meaning friend, (who is not always on the same wave length as me when it comes to color, and who is not a knitter) declared it swampy mud and rotten leaves, which is a description I find rather pleasant and organic. Go figure. One person’s medicine is another’s poison. We also have a saying that you can never argue about tastes and smells. The colors are very similar (oddly enough) to Dave's gorgeous pullover in Silk Garden #203. I love the colors. And I have plenty of Kureyon for the scarf.
Plus an idea I have for a mitered hat, which I got when I saw Holly playing with Noro Silk Garden color transitions.
In view of all the stash enhancements I saw on blog land after Stitches East, I thought I might do some Noro stash flashing, but I’d rather be knitting…
Actually, I really should be doing my paperwork. But you’ve heard me say that before, haven’t you? That paperwork is my nemesis. I’d rather be knitting…

Saturday, November 04, 2006

My work will be in a craft show!

My work will be in a craft show!!!
The Pen & Brush (an international membership organization for women who are professionally active in the literary, visual and performing arts) is hosting a show open to non-members, 11/8 to 11/26- Fine Craft Exhibition, a group show.
If you are in town, Please come and visit!
Artists reception will be Sat Nov 18th from 4-7.
I’ll be exhibiting 6 pillows and a scarf.
The Pen and Brush, Inc.
16 East 10th Street (see map)
New York, NY 10003

Thursday, November 02, 2006

ECF?- wow, the week went by fast!

This week, I really can't pick. Check out my timing getting the swan framed in the arch ( I take a picture of this view every day).
And another Inside, Outside, Upside Down.
(spot the swan again?)

ISE3 is here!

My scarf has arrived today! Thanks Gina!! It has a wonderful drape and is very soft. lovely colors that work perfect with my coat! And the little wrist warmers are just delicious!! I love alpaca and now I can have them on my wrists, kind of like a pet.
I am off to do my shopping, and the scarf arrived not a moment to soon- temperature dropping as we speak in NYC! Its so great to get a wonderful scarf from a fellow knitter's hands!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Norovember

Now that October is over, and so is Soctoberfest, some very quick thinking knitter has suggested:
Norovember! Go on! you know you want to!