Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Yarn Related

I have photos of WIPs and finished objects but can't find the time to download them! I desperately need a camera with bluetooth (not sure this is even a possibility?). In the meantime check out this yarn stash! It's crazy!!

and a funny for the day:

Saturday, August 18, 2007

The Blogger Poll Sucks

So the blogger poll sucks. I can't see what the email addresses are for responses. I guess this makes sense if you're asking things like 'Do you agree with the war'. It doesn't work for polls where I'm expecting to send prizes. I'll run another one at some other point.

More to come later - I'll have several FO's to show. Off to the Yarn Basket now to buy some new yarn for the Swallowtail Shawl.

Sunday, August 12, 2007


It's been crazy hot here. I mean, last week I felt like I was in an oppressive sauna. The AC provided some relief, but at the end of the day it was still 110 degrees! I am from Greensboro, North Carolina, where summers were steamy. However, I don't think anything compares to the heat in Richmond!

Following in the footsteps of the Yarn Lounge who posted a list of movies that feature cold weather, I pulled out this photo from our first year in Richmond (2004). Isn't it beautiful! Enjoy!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

anxiously awaiting ravelry

My Ravelry Status:

* You are #24405 on the list.
* 15728 people are ahead of you in line.
* 1 people are behind you in line.
* 34% of the list has been invited so far

I thought I signed up several weeks ago; Alas, I'm near the end of the list! Can't wait. I need to go buy a new camera just for the occasion!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

i've been simpsonized

Tonight I was reading the Purl Parables which led me to Delores and Franklin of the Panopticon. Like Brandy of the Purl Parables, I'm a bit obsessed now with Franklin's writing (thanks brandy!). After reading all about Delores and ordering a T-shirt with her picture, I then linked over to Queer Joe's Knitting Blog which in turn led me to Simpsonize myself. Isn't the internet amazing?

Monday, August 06, 2007

Trellis Scarf

Trellis Scarf from Interweave Magazine

Yarn: Art Fibers Alfabeto in #02. 76% silk 19% superkid mohair 5% wool. This is a gorgeous yarn to work with! I actually found it to be easier to work with than the Handmaiden seasilk. I think the small amount of wool helped.

Notes: I made the scarf narrower than the pattern called for due to the fact that I thought I would run out of yarn.

Recipient: me!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Simple Yet Effective Shawl

Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Continue to learn. Appreciate your friends. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.
~Mary Anne Roadacher-Hershey~

Pattern: Simple Yet Effective Shawl from Cosmicpluto knits
Yarn: Handmaiden Sea Silk 70% Silk combined with 30% SeaCell
Color: Lily Pond (you can't really see the color in this photo unfortunately. Trust me, it's a gorgeous yarn)
Recipient: This shawl is for one of my favorite aunts who is battling breast cancer.

I'm hoping that the Seacell will provide comfort to her.
What is seacell? From the handmaiden site:
Seacell is a cellulose based fibre made from seaweed. That’s right – seaweed! It is highly breathable and very soft. When worn, your skin’s natural moisture will release magnesium, calcium and vitamin E contained within the seaweed. It has anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to protect the skin. Amazing.