Thursday, May 17, 2007

Hats! Hats! Hats!

Because I need to get this stash under control, that's why:

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Here they be:

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Laines Du Nord Giunco (Merino Wool): 705 & 892
(plus random stash yarn for flower)
Louisa Harding Pattern

This one came out huge for some reason (my gauge was right on...),
so I steeked it (eeeek!)... first time for me.

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Pakucho Organic Cotton: Natural
Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora
Pattern from

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Lion Cotton-Ease (Cotton/Acrylic): Taupe
Pattern from

The pattern called for threading the ribbon through to hold the hat on, but it slipped around something fierce, so I machine sewed it on along the top...

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Artful Yarns Fable (Pima Cotton/Silk): 92
Stitch n’ Bitch Nation Pattern
Mama's turned out so cute, I had to make one for myself!

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Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora (Cotton/Angora): 15523
Marnie Maclean Pattern
I was trying for a summer hat, but it's still too warm on my head in this icky Sac Valley heat...

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Trendsetter Tonalita (wool/acrylic): 2348
Knitting Nature Pattern
I really wasn't happy with this yarn and this pattern together, so I was going to rip it (pricey yarn) and make another in a non-stripey yarn, but I'm liking how it looks in the pic... hmmm...


Welcome lovees...

I have decided to move from my MySpace blog to a for-reals one... Please excuse that I have little in the way of computer skillz.

I have posted below all of my previous MySpace knitting/crafting-related blogs.

xoxo, y'all.
From: 11 Apr 2007

I make this jewelry with silver clay, which is pretty popular in Japan, but not so well known here... It starts out looking and feeling like a small clump of normal ceramic clay, but after you fire it, the organic matter burns out of it, leaving 99.9% pure silver (sterling silver is 92.5% pure). It's softer than sterling, but I haven't had any problems with this. 99.9% silver is referred to as "fine silver". The only downside is the materials cost (the raw clay is like 30 bucks an ounce) and you have to have a way to fire it. You can use a torch, but that's pretty unpredictable and the clay has very specific firing temps and times. I use the Speedfire Cone system. Anyway, on to the pretties:

New fine silver jewelry:

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Ordered by Miss Jamie Knight:

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As always, commissions are welcome!

The older projects:

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Wednesday, May 9, 2007

From Friday, April 13, 2007 :
My first intarsia:

Lion Wool-Ease (Wool/Acrylic): Dark Rose Heather & Blush Heather
My Pattern
What I learned:
1. Fair-isle doesn't work so well with long-ish vertical strips (like in between the owls)... or maybe I just did it wrong... I haven't done fair-isle yet...
2. You can't do intarsia in the round. Damn it.
3. Owls are rad.

Cascade Pastaza (50% Llama 50% Wool): 010
Stitch n' Bitch Nation Pattern

This one was hard to part with...

Unmarked (Bulky Single Ply Wool) from Stash…
No Pattern

I really wanted to use this ge-orgeous blue bulky I had in the stash for something- I used all of the lonely little ball for this, which is currently unwearable (until next fall)...

Patons Brilliant (Acrylic/Nylon/Polyester): Beautiful Burgundy
My Pattern
Tasha wouldn't let me take a picture with her face. These were pretty hard to part with too... They look better on Tasha than me, though.
My hands are stubby.

Di.vé Teseo (Wool/Microfiber): 25563
My Pattern
I made this for myself, but it looked way better on Erin... hopefully she'll wear it.

Unmarked (Sport Weight Single Ply Wool) from Stash…
No Pattern
For my Weight-Watchers calculator. I'm a nerd.

Unmarked (Aran Wool) from Stash…
Berroco Pattern
I love this pattern... It was my first Norah Gaughan pattern (Knitting Nature)- her patterns are unusual and addictive. Plus I got to use the yarn I picked up in Ireland- I'm pretty sure I bought it in or near Dingle, at a little shop full of local handspun glory. Glee.


Love the blog title! Your work, as always, is super spiffy!
Posted by Jenn on Thursday, April 12, 2007 at 9:42 AM

yeah, i'm still digging the owl hat. good choice to use contrasting colors ;)
Posted by copper fox on Thursday, April 12, 2007 at 3:57 PM

From Monday, April 09, 2007 :

Legwarmers for Miss Tammi... (from Christmas):

Lion Wool-Ease (Acrylic/ Wool): Dark Rose Heather
Patons Lacette (Nylon/Acrylic/ Mohair): Maroon Mist
Last Minute Knitted Gifts Pattern

Of course, if these had really been last minute gifts, they most certainly would have ended up as New Year's gift. They took forever, damn it.

Noro Kureyon: 170 & 159
One Skein Wonders Pattern
One skein my ass. It was two.
Or more accurately, 1 and a 1/2 skeins.
Of ten dollar yarn. Bitches.

My first sweater!

Patons Rumor (Acrylic/Alpaca/Poly): Duberry Heather
Knitscene Pattern
I really want to knit more sweaters, but I'm trying to lose weight (and actually having some success for once), and I don't want to knit big ol' sweaters I hopefully won't fit into for long...

A couple more stash-busting projects
(to get rid of some yarn from my yarn mountain) :

Noro Kochoran (Wool/Silk/Angora): 1
Interweave Knits Pattern

Plymouth Royal Bamboo (100% Bamboo): 01
Pattern from


I love them all! I especially love the drop stich as a headband. Just lovely! I'm so jealous of your knitting talent. If I had the patience, I'd knit myself silly.
Posted by wolverinatross on Friday, March 09, 2007 at 10:38 AM

From Wednesday, January 17, 2007 :

More projects:

Crystal Palace Iceland (100% Wool): Rose Petal
My Pattern
I had a pattern that used super-bulky yarn, but this yarn was smaller, so I winged it...

Patons SWS (70% Wool/30% Soy): 70013
Pattern from (altered)
First yarn-overs!

Noro Kureyon (100% Wool)
Pattern from
I know this is bigger than it's supposed to be, but I really wanted to use this oddball yarn I had rolling around the stash... I ended up liking it big, though- I'll make more of these at some point.

Noro Aurora (Wool/Kid Mohair/Silk/Poly): 5A
Pattern from
First gloves! Much easier than I thought.

Knit Picks Wool of the Andes (100% Peruvian Highland Wool): Red
Wrap Style Pattern
First large wearable! It knitted up faster than I thought it would, probably due in part to my obsessive nature...

From Thursday, December 07, 2006 :

Just finished:
Patons Classic Wool Merino (Medium): Black
Knit 2 Together Pattern

So, I've wanted a hooded scarf for like ever, so it doesn't really make sense that I look so surly in this picture... Anyway, it was super-easy... it just took a long-ish time to knit.

Patons Classic Wool Merino (Medium): Worn Denim
Two Pattern
I thought this scarf would be the death of me. It was the first charted pattern I finished, so I had to rip it a few times before I got the hang of it, and the size 4 needles on this size project were not so fun. If I wasn't obsessive, there's no way this would have ever gotten finished...

And if you're wondering about the charted pattern that I did not finish, it's the Hurry Up Spring armwarmers for Stitch n' Bitch Nation. Correction, I did finish them, technically, I just knitted them 4 times with as many yarns and ripped them each time. I just can't get the pattern/yarn combo to look good to me... saga to continue.


yo, your scarves be da bomb, yo. yeah.
Posted by copper fox on Friday, December 08, 2006 at 11:21 AM

I'm loving the hooded one man... Does it come in red. Ahhh you have come so far with your kniting by the way... Way too cool!!! Will have to hang...
Posted by Tiger Eye on Friday, December 08, 2006 at 1:42 PM

my fingers are feeling jealous that they are not able to replicate DNA structures with yarn. i support the belief that these scarves are indeed the bomb. da bomb.
Posted by wolverinatross on Friday, December 08, 2006 at 2:22 PM

when is your next knitting party????
Posted by katie on Sunday, December 10, 2006 at 9:39 PM

From Tuesday, November 07, 2006:

So, I just knit scarves for years- convinced that anything beyond that was too hard ( I am a whiny bitch, yo).

I even made a hat without a pattern- just decreasing as I went along and putting it on my head to fit...

But I finally sat down and read the goddamn instructions to a pattern- and it's easy. All these years... So I knit a hat. But I didn't like that hat (it was bulky & I wanted it thinner), so I changed the pattern all by my lonesome and came up with this:

Patons Classic Wool Merino (Medium):
Bright RedStitch n' Bitch Pattern (altered)

And then I was like, goddamn, I can do anything!.. So I made these, my first socks, first set of two things, and first cables:

Patons Classic Wool Merino (Medium):
Bright RedOne Skein Pattern

And then I made this:

Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande: Black 500
Hello Pattern

Now I'm making a scarf for Chris with a DNA cable pattern (that's really challenging) & fingerless gloves, both using charted patterns... I haven't done that before & was also convinced it was too hard, but it turns out, not so much... I'll post pics when I'm done.


just beth.
That is AWESOME!! I need to start knitting again. I have some really good "alternative" books if you are looking for patterns =)
Posted by just beth. on Wednesday, November 08, 2006 at 5:17 PM

#4 Prostitute in ALL of Kazatstan™
Gosh dang you have a knitting talent! Im jealous I cant even make any cool things except finger paints! hehe
Posted by #4 Prostitute in ALL of Kazatstan™ on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 at 10:23 PM