Saturday, August 30, 2008

One Purse Down!

This is either going to Lain as a wedding pacification, or to Meg in order to soften her up for my imminent couch-landing. The other bag is currently under the needle, ETA: Tomorrow.
Denim Silk Hobo

Here's the liner. It has three pockets, one of them with a zipper!
Denim Silk Hobo Liner

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Ebay Seller: nwa1970

I got this yarn off of ebay for a pretty decent price. Should that be ringing any warning bells? I've found that the colors run horribly, and that when I try setting the colors they tend to get all muddled together.

I've considered contacting the seller to see if they have anything to say about this or tips they can pass on, but even so I'm not a fan of the overwhelming magenta color. I much prefer my rainbow bag.


Over the weekend I sewed liners for the three bags that have been sitting on my non-literal project table, AND read 750 pages of "Breaking Dawn" (which was predictably written, trite, and entirely too nauseatingly obsessed with gender roles and stereotypes - but that is ENTIRELY what I get for being roped into juvenile fiction in the first place...). So in short, I was uncharacteristically unlazy.

Yay me!

Now I have to sew all the separate pieces onto the yarn by hand. NOT my favorite part... and get this done in the next two weeks before my friend gets married and I take off to visit my other friend in Brazil. I really shouldn't have taken that nap this afternoon, huh?
Pictures will be forthcoming.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Despite Many Whinings...

I have been working on a few things. Generally I've been a one-project-at-a-time sort of girl, but things have been slowly piling up on the 'to sew' table and I've been ignoring them. This is what's currently going on...

Muddy but Unbiased
Forever Dashing
Unbiased Pile, the third

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

More than a slump

I don't feel like knitting.
Yeah. It's weird, I know.
I'm feeling a bit unsettled about it.

I finished knitting an unbiased bag which I semi-ruined by boiling it in vinegar because the colors wouldn't stop bleeding. It's now stiff and a muddy purple color. It might look fine once lined. If I recall correctly I wasn't that excited about MY unbiased bag before it was lined either.

I started working on some alpaca Dashing gloves for my boyfriend for his birthday - which was in early May. It sat there forever, and then I broke a needle - so things are at a standstill on that front as well.

So my plans are to buy some new double-points (maybe order a set on knitpicks, maybe metal so they're harder to kill) and work on a new unbiased bag with what's left of my sari silk. Hopefully I can figure out a way to set the color without ruining the fiber this time...

But yeah, I miss making stuff. I'm praying the lazy wears off soon.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

New Newsboy!

I actually pulled myself out of my internet addiction long enough to work on something! Because my other newsboy hat is super-itchy I made a liner for this one. It makes the hat a little tight, but not unflatteringly so. I actually like that the liner fills it out and makes it puffier.

Hopefully Erin doesn't have a huge head, and doesn't mind that she's never going to get that bag I never told her I was making her.
As a wedding present.
Which happened last August.

Newsboy FO!

Newsboy FO 2!

Flashing some liner!

Saturday, February 16, 2008


Still been in a knitting dry spell as I noted in my last post - but I decided to start an easy project, because whether I feel like it or not, my sanity is adversely affected by not knitting.

I worked on this Harry Potter Scarf at an abysmal pace, and then left it sitting around unfinished for several more weeks after that. I have to say though, that I'm rather pleased with how it turned out. It's a great pattern, simple and authentic-looking.

Harry Potter Scarf

Also - my kiwi newsboy hat was hearted in Ravelry. What?! Pride!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

In the closet

I've got a new obsession that seriously detracts from my knitting time, and I'm honestly too embarrassed by it to 'fess up. I haven't even put my Christmas stuff up on ravelry yet!

I did spend enough time in the knitting headspace to decide that I was going to give up on giving that Zoe bag to my friend that got married last AUGUST and just make her a newsboy cap. The one I made from the Stitch n' Bitch book gets a lot of raves. I could even use up that chocolate brown Lamb's Pride - though I think I ought to line it with something less itchy if it's going to be a gift.

And then... ugh... I have to start worrying about making something nice for my other friend who's getting married this September. What's WITH everyone? What makes me the most sad is how we've grown apart, and while I still count her as one of my best friends I'm not even a little bit a part of her wedding. It was enough to make me mourn to the boyfriend, whom I love dearly, but perhaps not as much as my dreams of joining the peace corps, "I'll never be a bridesmaid OR a bride..."