Sunday, August 23, 2009

Liguria Front

I finished the front of my Liguria tank top. Now to cast on for the back....


Friday, August 21, 2009

Fingernail Friday

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Um, I finished joing the four strips of hairpin lace and pulled out the dental floss I was using to keep the strips tamed. Um. I think I messed up. I suspect I should have counted the loops on BOTH sides. It's a little,um, long....

It actually goes past my toes to pool a little on the floor. So,I can a)rip it back. b) join it to itself so it is twice as wide, but half as long and skip the edging. I need to play with it and see if b) is an option or if the corners would be too awkward. Ah well, this is why I made something not gauge sensitive for my first attempt.

Back to the drawing board.....


Tuesday, August 11, 2009


The new addition to our family needed her very own mousie. According to me, anyway.

Pattern: Catnip Mouse Pattern 5

Yarn: Paton's Classic worsted, small amount

Needles: Um, dpn's size, 6ish?

Enough dry, boring stuff, on to the action shots!


Monday, August 10, 2009

Very Little Crafting, Sad and Happy

That pretty much describes my weekend. On saturday, Ceiling Cat decided that he wanted my lovely, ornery Pagan. We loved her and miss her.
Ceiling Cat, however, sent this darling to help heal our hearts:

Everyone, say hello to Elvis!

Friday, August 07, 2009

Fingernail Friday

Thursday, August 06, 2009

So Busy I Feel Lazy

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I haven't forgotten about the blog! But the last couple of weeks have been so busy I'm not sure if I'm coming or going! Today was my first day off after a couple of weeks of solid work and I spent it running around town doing errands and getting paperwork together. Yeah. Fun times.


Contest Winning

This is how I feel about contests

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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Needs Blocking Too

I am working away on the hairpin lace shawl. Really. I want to have it done by September. I was looking at it and realized something. Knitted lace needs to be blocked to look it's best. So does crocheted lace. Really. Look at this

That represents 3 strips of hairpin lace joined up plus about half of the fourth strip. Then I need to join the border strip. Which is as long as the other 4 put together. I'd better get a move on...


Monday, August 03, 2009

Much Betterer

Second atttempt seems to have worked out gauge-wise. Yippee! My sister christened this project "Liguria" for me....

The above represents most of a long weekend knitting at poolside. Now that's a way to spend a long weekend.