Tuesday, July 31, 2007


I've been bad, I know. Just a bit of knitting on the home front, as I have been kind of overwhelmed with things going on here, and it's likely that I won't get enough energy up to delve back into the blogosphere for another month or so. That being said, my Swallowtail Shawl is coming along quite famously actually. I am into the the second lily of the valley border, so I tentatively hope to be done within a week, maybe two.

And I have to say that I really really like the ears, if I do say so myself.

(Good luck at Cornell this year, dear!)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

So. Bear Hat is done and gifted (and quite well received). I'm not happy with any of the photos I took of it, so I'll try to get some from Ms. L.

And with that gone, I am down to two projects! Gulp (Swallowtail Shawl) for my evening knitting and my Feather and Fan scarf for travelling. I would take photos, but unblocked lace is unblocked lace, and also it is raining and grey (and not hot, thankfully)

I think I need to get some more Art Vs Craft going on to post here. I have some ideas, but any favourites/suggestions?

Also, there is the odd day that really makes me like this town. It's pouring rain and there's a heavy fog wafting through the streets and I just got back from the library and picking up a baguette, some local cheese and these funny sesame tofu sticks (which are awesome with mango chutney) from the neighbourhood patisserie. And now I am going to geek out and watch me some Star Trek.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Grr, Argh

It's not done (I WILL finish it tomorrow after I revisit one or two points of... embellishment), but I just could not resist!


Err, I blame the heat?

Sunday, July 8, 2007

State of The Knit

The State of The Knit is not so good lately.

The Bear Hat! has been languishing so near to complete it's nigh-obscene for about two weeks. I WILL finish in the next 3 days (my weekend).

Gulp (Swallowtail Shawl) has also not been touched in a while, and it looks like unblocked lace (tempted to go down a needle size, but I don't want it to be tiiiny).

Fleece Artist Feather and Fan scarf is tangled as all get out (not hopelessly so, but I need to watch me some T.V. and finish it), and is in the time-out pile. And I do solemnly swear never to wind a centre-pull ball by hand ever again.

I am thinking about starting a chevron scarf (from Joelle Hoverson's Last Minute Knitted Gifts) for myself. I am thinking about working it in two solid colour yarns for some delightful stripyness (and because I want to use what's in my stasth, money is tight).

Photos soon. I promise?

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Happy Canada Day all!

Talk and knitting tomorrow. Partying and jazz now.