02 July 2006

Have you heard I've got a blog?

First off, thank you, dear readers, for not letting my page count drop despite the fact I may or may not have dropped off the knitting blogosphere this week. It has been a very difficult week for a few reasons. And I hardly wanted to talk to anyone at all, though I am grateful to my mother for her ice cream cones and to my grandmother for taking me out again Friday where we went to the mall for a haircut and 3 new white cotton blouses on clearance at the Gap. My hair is now more or less chin length and flippy flippy, and it's what I always wanted, wash and go hair.

It's a holiday weekend. What are you doing?

Me, today I went to the uni library and then the public library, where I acquired a small nation's worth of dvds, one featuring the sainted Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland, and 19 knittage and crochet books. I may or may not deeply enjoy knitporn. I've just spent a wonderful hour or two poring over Knitting Nature, and I can see many designs in it that are just plain interesting. I can't decide which of the sweaters I would like to do, probably because it's in the 90s and a sweater? Shudder. So at the moment, I am most intrigued by the triangle scarf, which I would make with 4 skeins of perhaps, a Sundara somewhat solid color. Because I have an absolute need for another scarf, of course.


I'm still working on the strap. The orange strap of doom. I have 9 feet done and g-d and spirit willing, I shall have the rest no later than tomorrow, when I may or may not finally get to felt the bag! Imagine that... Oof. It'll be ridiculously hot, but it'll be done, and the faboo Mary will finally have her bag, and that's greatly enchuffening, enough of a motivation to dooooooo the felting. The strap, on the other hand? I could do better.

Because I need a scarf like a hole in the haid, I've been designing. This is the pattern I've worked out colorwise, using the Pick Up Sticks geometric scarf pattern as the template. It'll be the unfelted version, using Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride worsted yarn. I plan to pair it with the Loop-d-Loop corrugated hat, using a red Lamb's Pride bulky yarn I'll need to procure, and fingerless gloves in the grey, using Ann Budd's garter stitch fingerless gloves recipe found in Weekend Knitting, using the grey. The colors, obviously, in the picture, are not true to life, because they are red, fuschia, hot pink, teal, and royal blue, with the grey every other row, forming the blobby stripes. I think it'll be a cute yet funky set, and all of it is from stash, except for that yarn for the hat, which is nice, no?

You can see here that the catchen have been very very very very busy.

Matisse and Picasso have been busy sleeping, and alternate between Protest Sleeping and Making the Catstaff's Lap Rilly Rilly Hot.

Baba, on the other hand, much prefers the bamboo yarn that Katie sent.

I may or may not have knitted a swatch that seems to grow and grow and grow. It will be a gift, I think, it's really a yummy scarf.

The other bamboo scarf on the other hand... I loved it very much but it seems to have ungrown a bit.....

It's grown since then, but I'll talk about that another day.

Did you miss me? I missed me, too. And I missed you guys.


Blogger sulwyn said...


Been reading and lurking... :)

Hiya, my dearest Fairy. :)

The kids look adorable snoring and purring away... especially babachen on her yarn pillow! :)

It's been fascinating watching you knit up a storm! So much fun that I just have to try out knitting now! Naughty girl for dragging me into the world of knitting and crocheting... ;)

Give the catchen my love!

1:42 AM  
Anonymous Janine said...

That Baba of yours is just so cute!
Sorry I haven't commented for a while my laptop is out of action and I am having trouble keeping up with all the blog reading in my lunch hour let alone leaving a comment :-)

6:31 AM  
Blogger Sunidesus said...

Baba looks awfully content!

6:38 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Catchen in lap at 90F whilst you knit a wool bag strap. Ewwwww!!! I am blessed that Chaos is temperature sensitive re: laps. He logged some lap time this weekend, but only because I had the air conditioning on.

You have been busy even if you haven't been blogging about it! Love the blue of that bamboo yarn. Your design ideas look intriguing. And I'm glad this week is looking better than last.

8:36 AM  
Blogger Ann said...

It would take far more than that to get you kicked out of the knitting blogosphere. I like your scarf sketch and it's nice to know I am not the only out here addicted to knitting porn. Suddenly the small stack of books next to my knitting area has turned into a huge pile...I blame Amazon.com for this...

Welcome back..


12:34 PM  
Anonymous Cookie said...

There you are. :D

Lovely kitties. I always think it's better to have a sleeping kitty than one that wants to 'help' with the knitting.

2:32 PM  
Blogger Peevish said...

Yay! So good to see you back! We missed you!


5:08 PM  
Anonymous Kat with a K said...

Yay, glad you're back!

7:36 PM  
Blogger Tiphanie said...

What the heck did you do to that poor scarf? :(

7:27 PM  
Blogger RheLynn said...

Such cute cats - Protest Sleeping, I like that ;o)

10:43 AM  

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