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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 February, 2008

All the interesting parts are done

Posted by Amber on February 24, 2008

I finished off the neckline today, and now all the interesting parts of my Vintage Pink (Raspberry) Cardigan [ravelry][interweave – buy the pdf!] are done.   I finished one sleeve and the back last week, and now I have one more front side and one more sleeve to go.  All ribbed cuffs and stockinette, all the time.

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FO: Drunken Bees

Posted by Amber on February 7, 2008

(You should be able to click that for a bigger, clearer shot)

Pattern: Drunken Bees by DomestiCat (man, she has a beautiful home)

Yarn: Koigu KPM, 2236; 2.05 balls.  That .05 ball?  Whole different dye lot.  All three were purchased from Purl – the first two in person in ’06, plus more online in ’08. 

Needles: Addi Turbo, US 1, 32″ – magic loop for the win!

Mods: I didn’t really change anything, but if I were to knit these again (and they were SO. MUCH. FUN, so I just might) I’d chart out the 6 stitches on each edge of the instep in order to continue the drunkeness all the way down the foot.  Instead I just knit the edge stitches in stockinette.  Nice, cozy, but less drunk.

I love these!  Warm, cozy, and so much fun to knit!  And fun to look at when you’re done.  And just all around awesome!  Go make some!

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Food is always good

Posted by Amber on February 3, 2008

I keep forgetting about these two websites, so if I share them with my blog, then I’ll be able to remember them later:

Kitchen Cow

Cooking Cute

They’re both rather bento-centric, but I like that – most recipes tell you how to make 12 servings, and it just doesn’t ever work (for me) to scale it down to 1 or 2.  Plus, I hate leftovers, and almost never reheat them, which is sort of a waste.

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So much tired and soreness…

Posted by Amber on February 3, 2008

A very knit-tastic Friday night (that’s my top down raglan on me and a drunken bee on the needles).  What you don’t see: my handknit socks that I was wearing; the giant bag of ice on my knees (keep reading).

There has been knitting, and I even have an FO and a half to show off if I could get off the couch for one minute.

The tired stems from going back to school (this semester + 1 more to go!  So close … and yet, so far).  Statistical Inference is hard and I can barely follow the professor, and while sampling II isn’t hard it is on Monday, which is not a day I like to have classes.

I’m also tired because I’ve started taking ice skating lessons at the Kettler Ice Complex at Ballston Commons with Rebecca.  The lessons are Wednesday, and then we’ve also been going to the free skate on Friday.  Small children are terrifying at the free skate.  I keep wanting to stay for the adult only free skate on Wednesdays, but I haven’t yet (my knee hurts, I need to do laundry…)

Children are terrifying also brings us to why I’m sore – two Fridays ago a kid cut me off, and I lost my balance and I fell straight onto my knees, then continued forward onto my forearm, which I hit with enough force to make my shoulder blade vibrate.  I’m still bruised.  What was extra fun was working at the store the next day, a sale day no less, and not being able to kneel down to help people find pattern books.  After hobbling off the ice Rebecca and I went to the Ballston Starbucks, where they gave me a trash bag with lots and lots of ice for my knees.

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