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  • November Knit Goals

    I'm prone to being a scatterbrain, so I try to make a short list of things to accomplish each month (lest I have 27 different non matching socks).

    Same as last month: Sleep more. Study more. Knit more. Sleep more.

  • Sweater-a-Month 2008

    Cabled Hoodie: Cascade 220 - Needs seams

    Urban Aran

    Mariah: Ella Rae Classic

    Tricot

    Tubesque: Noro Garden + ???

    CeCe: Silky Wool

    Lucy in the Sky

    Rogue: Handspun - Needs seams

    Elizabeth Zimmermann's Bog Jacket

    Ribbi Cardi: Cotton Ease (Blue/White)

    Ruffled Surplice (spring 07 Interweave): Yard TBD

    Red Carpet Convertible

    Silk Corset Top: Alchemy Synchronicity

    Eyelet Rib Cardi (inspired by Spring 07 Interweave)

    Bella Paquita: Shelridge? Karabella? Sublime?

    A top down set in sleeve sweater (a la Barbara Walker)

    Giselle

    Vintage Pink (Raspberry) Cardigan - FINISHED!!

Archive for September, 2007

Tejas

Posted by Amber on September 25, 2007

I sort of meant to bring my camera with me, and then left it in Northern VA.  Now I’m in Texas, playing musical hotel rooms (ants, no shower control…) which escalated to musical hotels.  But I think we’re set now!  Which makes me happy.  Excedrine Migraine also makes me really happy.

I have knitting to show off – I started the “Go With the Flow” socks from Favorite Socks, except I’m doing them toe-up so I can use the entire ball.  The pattern has a four row, six stitch repeat, and was really easy to memorize.  I worked on it a lot on the airplane (yes, they let me keep my addis), but only a little since we landed.

In things that are cool but I haven’t photographed – just before I left I felt my Something Red (since it looks so much like Mr. Greenjeans maybe I should call it Something Fancie – since the mods were all inspired by Amanda@Fancie Pants…) and it was dry – and the button came on Friday!  I ordered it earlier that week.  So way to go buttondrawer.com!  My new source for buttons!  (However, I think I’m going to have to try and and figure out a way to ask for different packing.  They included a lot of shredded paper in the envelope to make sure nothing happened to my button — and now I have a lot of shredded paper on my floor.

My copy of Knitting From the Top came from Schoolhouse Press.  They had quoted me something like $5 for shipping, but reduced it to $4 for the book.  How great is that?  I can’t wait to really take the time to read it and try some different top-down sweaters (besides just raglans.  I love the raglan, but I really want to try a top down set in sleeve).

I ordered some Dale of Norway Falk in the most perfect lime green to make a Binary inspired hat.  The chart is ready! I didn’t bring it to Texas figuring it would be too much effort to keep track of a big chart.

And because lately I’ve been sharing lots of non-yarn things with you – I love the new James Blunt CD.  Every single track.  Normally there’s at least one or two tracks that I dislike, and another one or two that I have to like, roadtrip with the CD before I start to like them (when I’m in the car for a long time I don’t tend to forward through songs as much as I do with city driving, and I find that although I didn’t like a given song at first on second/third listen I really like it), but I really enjoyed every single track on first listen.  Highly recommend!

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I have too been knitting

Posted by Amber on September 17, 2007

But I’ve also been finding cool things on the internet.

ButtonDrawer.com

I have no idea if they’re reputable or not, but they are some really nice looking buttons.

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Not at all related to yarn

Posted by Amber on September 16, 2007

But I just got the cutest shoes!

I have to learn to walk in heels again (haven’t worn heels in years; and the last time I did they were big square ones).

I also got an awesome pair of mary janes to show off my socks (and won’t tear up the heels, like the ecco xtreme mary janes I have now).  Today was a great shopping day!

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New Knitty! Yay!

Posted by Amber on September 16, 2007

This was a pretty fun issue!

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Check Out: Toe Up Jaywalkers!

Posted by Amber on September 9, 2007

Natalia’s Toe Up Adaptation of Jaywalkers!

This is great!  I saw some Jays in lorna’s laces amethyst stripe the other day, and they were really pretty, it’s just that I only have one amethyst in my stash.  I could try my luck at two-at-once and make some wee little footies!  Yay!

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Mauvey!

Posted by Amber on September 5, 2007

Yay mauvey! Still needs a button band, and of course needs a nice blocking in the worst way. And a fun button. Must find a good button. Just this morning I found Nordic Fiber Arts and their awesome assortment of Pewter Buttons! I really like T51 and T258.

I have one more ball of Sublime on the way (the yarn hog! 12 balls!). I hate doing button bands … I can never pick things up evenly. Does anyone want to pick up the band for me? I’ll buy you a cookie. Or a coffee. Or um… something.

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