Monday, February 25, 2008


Here's my "Oblique" from Knitty:

Oblique 2

Oblique 1

Oblique 4

Oblique 3

It's knit in Berroco Ultra Alpaca. I love it & have worn it a lot already! This yarn was pretty perfect for this sweater… soft & fuzzy, but with enough definition for the lace. I used a bit more than called for, though, even though my gauge was right on. I don’t usually knit the same color as the pattern calls for, but this one really wanted to be grey... As for mods, I didn’t do the fold over cuffs, but that's all I changed.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Shoe Envy

You may have guessed that I have a minor shoe obsession (my WISTS get a little ridiculous). For example, I am currently obsessed with the granny boots featured in Rowan 40 (on pages 39-41, 45-46, and 57) and even took it as far as writing to Rowan... they told me they had no information, as their stylist brought them to the shoot, so I looked up the stylist (Emma Freemantle) and emailed her representation, but got no response. Do any of you have ideas on getting information available on them (brand, availability, etc.)? Or have you seen similar boots anywhere? They are partly brocade-ish fabric & partly leather...

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


My MIL's best friend Joan started this project she read about in a magazine... It's a group effort self portrait piece where each of your friends/family paints a self portrait in a little square on a large canvas. I think it's a pretty great idea & I'm thinking of starting my own...
Here's Joan's:
Joan's Painting 1
That's me in the red hat (from this pic).
And here's Laika's square... Ok, she didn't paint it but I'm sure
this is what she would have if she could....
Joan's Painting 2
Chris painted a really nice one, too, but he didn't take a picture, of course. I'll try to get one later- I'll try to post a pic of the finished product, too.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Here's my Belle beret (from Ysolda's wonderful pattern):

Belle 1 Belle 2

It's knit in Louisa Harding Grace (50% silk, 50% wool) and the silk ribbon is my first hand-dying attempt... I luuuuurve it.