29 April 2005

Hasty knitting updates - the point of the whole thing, after all!

Bach 107 is a lingerer, hanging in a plastic grocery bag, reminding me with every pass down the hall that I have yet to weave in the last two ends & a couple strays, wash it, solve photo-documenting, and mail it to the happy parents & child.

Hallowig 1 of 2 is into the bangs and nearing the decreases. It has become a hobo affair - three long dark green dpns and a bamboo circ with red and green plastic markers and a pretty leafy marker from lippysyd - all tucked into bright yellow acrylic I found in the shop. I have three days for wanting them done. I have one week to BE done. Costumes! The actors are excited for knitted helmet hair.

Delayed the Hallowigs because I whipped up a XXXXXXX for la SP. Needs grafting. I may wait now until the Hallowigs are done.

Bach Socks (I forgot the cantata # again!) are nearing the first heel. Deferring now to wig and sp finishing.

Thinking digital camera ... letting go.... thinking camera ... Like Scarlett, I'll think about that tomorrow.

Where's the Knitting?

Not unlike the 8th grade prophecy & will, which had to do with a thesaurus and a professor...

Your Dominant Intelligence is Linguistic Intelligence

You are excellent with words and language. You explain yourself well.
An elegant speaker, you can converse well with anyone on the fly.
You are also good at remembering information and convicing someone of your point of view.
A master of creative phrasing and unique words, you enjoy expanding your vocabulary.

You would make a fantastic poet, journalist, writer, teacher, lawyer, politician, or translator.

13 April 2005

and the winner is...

A frog....
Knit 2 inches in two nights and realized I wouldn't have enough for the last inch of garter. Frogged back. Shouldn't work on it tonight but I will.

Need to think about this digital photography process.... Document that work. Flash (albeit late) that stash.

11 April 2005

Bach 107, cantata and stash eater

I’ve just about finished Bach 107, the baby blanket which will have eaten up just about the full complement of acrylic baby yarns in the stacked stash.
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Knit into the afghan are several skeins of 15-18 year old red heart baby yarn (purchased for one of two cousins who are in high school and college, respectively), and the leftovers from baby sweaters, dresses, and a hat long ago made and gifted. I carried two strands, changing single strands periodically to give a heathery look to the random striping. Image hosted by Photobucket.comI had once thought to begin and end with the same color strands, but I’ve given it up. I will be done with the end of the yarn. Two inches to go, I’d estimate. I'm no longer carting it around, so all work is done late at night. Bets are on - one night left? or three?

08 April 2005

Old news to some -- but pleasant new read for me

Took a tour through some back issues of Knitty the other day and found this wonderful article
<-- (lookie! I made a link!) about the creative and restorative nature of knitting. If you haven't read it, click on through. I'm still wandering back to read and mull over bits - can't even bring myself to add me-too moments. Lovely to have a bit of reflection, so I'll just work on my little red sock for awhile and think.