Wednesday, January 30, 2008
I'll tell you what is happening in this photo in a moment. First, I'd like to share one of my favorite ( if not completely true ) anecdotes. This link gives you the accurate, boring, story but I prefer my version.
During the space race of the 1960's, NASA realized they would need a pen whose ink could flow with out the aid of gravity. In typical American bureaucratic style, they spent years and millions to produce an anti gravity pen. The Russians, however, sent their cosmonauts into space with a pencil.
So, Comrades, while most of you simply knit a test gauge swatch that measures a neat 4 by 4 inches, I spend weeks producing the world's largest swatch: my Cozy V- Neck sweater. Please refer to the photo again. See the sweater finished save an arm and a collar band? I did finish the arm which has since morphed into the neck of 28thirty. I am hoping this one will stick.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
The combination of the big collar and the ridges reminds me of the costumes in the movie Dune. I really struggled with that movie. I wanted so badly to "get" it but through the entire 7 hours or however long it was this was conversation droning on in my head," hmm... those blue eyes are bright and glowy... Kyle has such thick hair... what the heck was that?...ok, glowy blue eyes are creepy... oh look, Sting... in tiny blue panties... beginning to fear the blue eyes... Sting flies around like a crazy bee ...bee Sting... ha ha ha ha ha ... enough with the blue eyes already!!!."
I think I will knit this one and think of Sting in tiny blue panties every time I wear it.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Hand Dyed by Fearless Fibers in sublime and deepest forest
Socks for a special set of twins who share my birthday. Thank you to Anny Purls for physically measuring her baby's foot just because a strange sock knitter (me) asked her to.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
Look what I won from the Lady Knits ! She made the beautiful stitch markers which she sells here. The small skeins are fingering weight super wash merino from Pigeonroof Studios. I am already thinking up tiny socks and mittens.
I will leave you with a few links for the weekend. Hubby had a tooth removed and I need to get back to my patient. He is doing well, just a tiny bit less wise.
Project Spectrum Three is about to begin! This is a fantastic source of inspiration for all you crafty types. Not just for knitters, this themed craft-a-long is for everyone who sews, quilts, knits, spins, crochets, scrapbooks, paints, etc.
What's the recipe for you personality ? I want to keep up this air of mystery and intrigue I'm affecting so no peeks at my very accurate results. Yet.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Monday, January 7, 2008
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Thanks to all the elves out there who ensured this gift would arrive in my hands. I love it. Too bad I have to drive an old beat up car to the yarn shop... might as well try right?