Friday, February 15, 2008

Winter gray go away

How to battle the winter grays?

Don't get me wrong, I love some gray, but after a while, it sure gets to you. Here is the perfect antidote: Reversible hat knit with Noro Sock yarn.
reversible hat in Noro sock yarn.
Less than half a skein of Noro sock yarn. color S149
1.5 skeins of Elann's Peruvian Baby Silk 80% Baby Alpaca/ 20% Silk
US 1 for the Noro
US3 for the Baby Silk
Knit with a crochet provisional CO.

reversible hat the inner part. soft!

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Thanks everybody for your wonderful warm words!!!
It makes me feel as warm and cosy as the quilt!
I love blogland for "seaming" us all together!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Crazy, Cozy, Knitted Quilt

The Quilt is almost done! It just needs a border. I was pondering my options when cauchy09 suggested applied i-cord! It will work well. Also, will be a good place to attach the lining.
This has been "in the works" for a while..... The oldest swatch is 15 years old! (it was a vest for my nephew who was 1, and just turned 16 last week) The most recent was finished this month! [The H in Noro and Malabrigo. I guess I needed a "stamp," but I was too eager to finish, (or was it that Lost was on and I could not think?) so I did not chart the whole HPNYKNITS.] Some of the swatches, I knit after the piece was done. As a memory, and or record of knitting. I did not write notes though... Perhaps I should from now on.
I was going to make a 2008 swatch, but it really was not appropriate.... Its a quilt of sevens. Each swatch is (supposed to be...) 7"x7". And there are 7 rows and 7 columns.
knitted quilt

for scale

Saturday, February 02, 2008

The Tale of the Snowflakes

Once upon a time there was winter, and in the winter of the North East it used to snow. This winter there was but one little dusting in NYC. Some people blame global warming. I love snow in the country-side, its so pretty and majestic, but in an urban setting- only on the weekend, or holidays. Otherwise it turns to slush/dirt/messy city. Don't get me wrong, it can be pretty in the city as well, but- only for a minute . So for the lack of snow here this year, I thought out some flakes. I loved the snow flake sweater in IK Holiday Gifts, (that issue had some fab deigns, don't you think? Think Koolhaas) and when I saw the chart was 18 stitches across- my mind thought18x2=36 half of 72, great sock numbers! I loved the colors and that was it! Koigu Addi us1- 2 on 2.
snowflakes in Koigu

sock to the library

Fiber Fun in January

January was full of Fiber Fun!
Big sale in Knitty City
misti alpaca hand dyed
Sit N Knit NYC Sock 2008 kick-off
A reading Of The Friday Night Knit Club

Double Knitting workshop with the wizard of double knitting! fallingblox .

Sit N Knit NYC logo party. (Knitters know how to party!)
Sit N Knit NYC logo party

Sit N Knit Cozy!
sit n knit cozy!
And last but not least- lunch with knitting giants and legends. Norma Ellman (who groomed and helped many of todays young designers like Lilly Chin.) Norma has designed a million delightful things! and Cathy Carron, who's cool designs are in many magazine and her book is so hip. Delightful company! I was agonizing over what to wear to meet such celebs.
The Noro hat and Latifa were my choice.