Friday, December 22, 2006

Yarn Pr0n Friday: Fleece Artist, Basic Merino Socks

Colorway: Autumn, for, well, socks!

Not much knitting here lately. Spent last weekend in New York. No yarn purchases! Can you believe it? I went to Knitty City and bought a bag. I bought an obscene amount of Giorgio Armani and Scott Barnes cosmetics. Saw The Color Purple. Fabulous! I had a seat 3 rows from the stage - could see the whites of the performers' eyes. It wasn't the original cast, or the original Celie at least, but I can't imagine the original was much better. I highly recommended it.

I wandered around Times Square snapping pix then took the subway back to my friend Natasha's. I felt safe the entire time because of these guys:
New York's Finest on horseback. They even smiled and waved after I took their picture. I love New York.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Knit Ready-to-Wear: Alexander McQueen

Cuff-necked merino wool and angora tunic sweater
Alexander McQueen, Neiman Marcus, $765

How do you knit a draped back so that it stands up like this?

Friday, December 08, 2006

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


Though I've only posted for Yarn PrOn Fridays lately, I have been knitting. Here's the MK Cardi:

The back, front and one sleeve are reknit and finished. Half the second sleeve is finished too. I wish I had remembered to knit the sleeves simultaneously on one needle so that they'd be exactly the same. Next set.

Mom's socks:
I finally got over my disgust that they weren't the same size, frogged, and began again.

And the Lizard Ridge Squares:
I've knit about 27 squares. I only need 24 for the afghan, but they have become such mindless knitting despite all my previous bleating, that I lost count. I've put them aside in order to finish Mom's Christmas socks.

There are otherWIPs too. Like the Adrienne Vittadini diagonal shell I've had on needles for a couple of years. This reminded me of it:

This is scanned from a Bloomingdales catalog. Click on the picture twice to see the stitch pattern. (Have you noticed all the knitwear in the catalogs and magazines lately? There are so many cardis I love that I can't knit fast enough.)

I put the Vittadini project aside because knitting on the diagonal - the pattern I'm using at least - seriously misshapens it. I was discouraged because I couldn't tell if I didn't follow the instructions properly or if the instructions contain errors. I realize now of course that it may just need to be blocked. I'll give it another shot after I've finished some of my current projects.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Yarn Pr0n Friday: Yarns Plus, Tangerine

Yeah, I know it's Saturday. This is Yarns Plus, in Tangerine, hand-painted 2/10 Tencel. Click picture twice for a very close look.

I bought this at Unravel in Las Cruces, New Mexico. I think it wants to be a shawl.


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