Sunday, March 30, 2008

sense & sensibility

i can't help myself - the BBC version is on masterpiece theatre right now and i've only just completed this:

sullivan street bolero

i absolutely adore this knit - worked all in one piece with very simple but flattering shaping. if it weren't for the miles of edging (350 stitches around the body, yikes!), the process would have been completely pleasant. and even so, the finishing wasn't too horrible at that - i think this may just be my favorite new stash buster!

sullivan street bolero

close up! i know the hooks & eyes are on backwards but i tried 'em every which way, and this was the prettiest!

i am dying to start in on the olive branch yoga hoodie but alas! i waited until saturday to order the pattern and now it won't arrive until monday. i can't abide idle fingers so...

lace ribbon scarf

this is veronik avery's lace ribbon scarf. i've since jammed through a couple of pattern repeats and adore it!

for anyone who might be wondering, mr b is doing much better on his new medication. sweet little boy - i'll leave you with that.


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

a weekend's work

falling stars

the first spring leaves

stormy day
stormy day

shooting stars

me and mr b are off to see the vet again - wish my little sneezy boy well!

Friday, March 14, 2008

the disturbance

there is a disturbance...

hmm, what's maeve staring at?...

can you see the bunny?

ah ha!

(this one's for you, sze! sorry i keep missing your calls!)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

the color conundrum

i love love love knitting with color. so i end up with lots of stuff like this:

woodland shawl blocking

but when it comes to the wearing? let's just say that back in the day (you know, like, two whole years ago) more often than not i would wear the 'harry potter uniform' - all black. (for some reason everyone who worked on potter would show up to the office in all black all the time. i don't think we were all morbid.) since then i've added lots more color to my wardrobe but nothing quite as heavily saturated as the yarns i love to knit with. so i'm a bit outside my comfort zone with these pieces, but gosh do i love seeing 'em knit up!

woodland shawl

woodland shawl blocking

guess i just need to become a bit more brazen. my first couch was lipstick red, for goodness sake! you think this would be easy for me!

what is easy for me? ordering a gorgeous permanent marker set for jewelry making via amazon prime.

beautiful permanent markers

i mean, really; have you ever seen anything this beautiful?

(new knitty is up. and i actually really like several of the patterns this time 'round!: talia, yosemite, honeycomb, and lace ribbon.)

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

it's an infatuation!

shrinky dink rings

shrinky dink earrings

i'm starting to play with public domain images - and also making little custom gifts for friends! this is the BEST instant gratification craft!

Sunday, March 02, 2008

sunday, lovely sunday*

a week or so ago i came across this awesome tutorial on shrinky dink rings in CRAFTzine's blog and i just had to give it a try:

shrinky dink rings

i loved how these turned out and i decided i had to have a pair of earrings to go with my favorite of the rings:

shrinky dink earrings!

the earrings are just as shiny as the ring but light's fading and 'yall know how that is for photos...

woodland shawl

oh yeah, there's also a cascade of leaves in our house! it's been a weekend of the craft.

*someone was spoofing the bloody song somewhere in the ether this AM, and i can't for the life of me remember who or what or where.