Sunday, December 19, 2010

this one is just right

I knit a scarf.

Just enough ruffles, exactly what I was going for. (I love Laura's designs, the Galileo mittens are just about the coolest things ever. Next to my scarf of course.)

Knit with Lana Grossa Evento, which is mostly cotton, but wrapped in fluffy merino and oh so warm, as I learned during this photoshoot.

Ruffles ruffles love love.

And soon I'll start a new scarf since someone around here said he wanted one.

It's Cascade 220! Are you surprised?!

Sunday, December 12, 2010


It's December? What? I haven't posted since...September? Huh? Well - I had family visiting in September, and then work travel and then work got quite hectic and then I had to pass my candidacy exam. Now I finally have a reasonable schedule again and a Masters degree (!) and a little time to knit. So maybe I can have my blog again too. Yay :)

After my exam I knit and I knit and I knit and I bound off the front of isabella (buy yarn for summer top in the spring! start knitting summer top in August! finish knitting summer top in December! it's perfectly logical!) and I got ready to seam the sides and...


Hey that looks kind of funny. Um...


Oh cool! Way to bind off the front two inches shorter than the back! Awesome work! Fantastic. So maybe refusing to get up from the couch when it's time to check length and smoothing the work out on my lap and measuring with too-short ruler...isn't quite as effective as I'd hoped. The back is the correct length, so the front needs to be ripped back. Um...when I get around to it. Maybe after some Christmas crafting. Jim snapped this photo of me making ornaments by our tiny tilted tabletop tree last night:


Yarn + wine + no longer working 15-hour days = life is good. No matter how wonky my other knitting turns out.