Saturday, July 29, 2006

Razor-Shell Lace Cami

Despite best efforts, the
Razor-Shell Lace Cami was not done in time for the little sister's birthday... and SO close -- one day late. BUT, technically we haven't done the gift giving yet, so i'm still good.. woot. heh..

Razor-Shell Lace Cami

Pattern: Razor-Shell Lace Cami from Katie Knits/
Lion Brand Microspun in Cherry Red, Patons Brilliant in Black Dazzle trim.
Needle: US 5 circs (don't know length.. i just use whatever interchangeable cable from my denise set feels best.)
Modifications: added extra pattern repeat, shortened body length, HDcrochet trim (instead of picked up +knit), criss-crossed straps (to prevent strap-slippage issues).

Comments: Quick, easy, attractive knit. Will probably make another one for myself; will probably incorporate some decreases at the top to prevent underarm crowding/bunching and strap issues, will probably also help front lie flat better.

In other news:
+ the
scarf i made for Sheba was well received -- surprise: she collects scarves. so, hooray.

+ i had made two of the blind mice from the "catwarming set" from
Stitch 'n Bitch Nation with leftover light blue + pale mint yarn (didn't get a chance to take pictures) for the boy's cat Orion. sadly, Orion didn't particularly care for them... BUT Sheba had found 3 kittens on the side of the road and had rescued them, and the kittens liked them very much. :)

+ have purchased Stephanie Japel's
Simple Knitted Bodice Sweater. am tremendously excited. however, may be a while before i actually get around to getting yarn + starting, since i have decided that i must reorganize the room.. because it is a mess.

also, i... erm.. ought to finish other things i've started before casting on for something new. d'oh.


Wednesday, July 12, 2006

little drops

Pattern: none.
Yarn:: Aunt Lydia's
Madison Avenue Crochet Thread
Needles: US 13

Comments: super quick, lovely moving-away present for my new friend Sheba.
Next, and probably last time, I will see her is this weekend, so a quick knit was perfect. The light-weight scarf is very stretchy, so when stretched width-wise, can be converted into a summer wrap. hooray.

Now onto finishing up the
RazorShell Lace Cami for my little sister's birthday, in 2 weeks!


Sunday, July 09, 2006


Of course, I have started on another projekt before finishing up things currently on the needles.

A new friend Sheba (friend/roommate of the boy) will be moving away to Montana! So... I am making a quick little going-away present for her. She's commented many times on the little knit
cellphonecozy I made, so I thought she would like something knit. Of course, the next (and probably last) time I will see her is next weekend, so a quicknit is in order. HOORAY for drop-stitch scarves.

I had two little balls of Aunt Lydia's
Madison Avenue crochet thread in Midnight lying around in my stash. Perfect-o. Started on Friday evening while watching some tv, already halfway done with an attractive light-weight scarf -- good for summer. It will be one of those items that while I will lovingly give away, but secretly want to keep for myself. A pity the swatch of Midnight is so small on the site.. it's really a lovely colourway -- the thread is made from like sergermachine runoff.. it's mostly black with the accent of colour in green, blues and purple. nice. :)

Should probably finish tonight or early in the week. Pictures to come, since I've been lacking pictures lately!


p.s. "working" on my website oi. dunno if/when it will be done, but for now i have a lovely little placeholder "coming soon" page. progress!