Thursday, December 28, 2006

FO - Lady E

Here it is, my completed Lady E! I really love it. After the first round or two it started to get very repetitive and boring, but I'm very glad I finished it. Eight balls of Noro Silk Garden 208. The fringe is my favourite part.

At first I didn't care much for the reverse side, being a bit "unfinished" or "rustic" as the pattern warns, but now I think I prefer it to the front side.

While I won't be making another one of these any time soon, I can now at least say that I've conquered entrelac. (still not sure about the green on me, but it's my latest yarn colour phase.)

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Shhh! It's a Christmas Present

It's almost done! My mom's Christmas present. I hope she likes it (I know she will). It's Fleece Artist Merino Sock yarn in the colourway Forest. I'm on the last chart, the end is near! Blocking will be magic (Christmas magic, if it's dry and wrapped on Christmas morning!)

Monday, December 18, 2006

Behold Lady E Blocking

I was just reading Eunny's blog re: How to Block any Shawl Part Deux, and she says that unless you live in a very humid climate, it should be blocked within a few hours. Certainly not the case here. I'm going to have to wait over a few days for this one. (and I said I'd never block on the floor!)

Thursday, December 14, 2006

My Stash is Horrendously Bigger Than Yours

In various places and in multiple ways I have stockpiled away. I do have a method, and it really does make sense! The smaller wicker baskets contain scraps and ribbon yarn (because why did I buy it and what am I going to do with it?) The yellow-handled basket and it's companion plastic bag have the yarn I've been holding on to for ages in order to make a comfy purple/blue afghan.
The hope chest and other baskets are just full. :P They contain most of the stash, with the majority of the acrylics in the wicker baskets, and the WIPS and natural fibres in the chest.
Beat that, Stephanie! :)

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Needle Case

I've finally gotten the courage to use the sewing machine, and here's the results: a case for all my knitting needles. While it's not the prettiest case, it does the job and the sheep are perfect for it. I love the colour too. I haven't decided yet how I'm going to keep it closed; maybe a ribbon or two. I still have to sew in the zipper for my Central Park Hoodie, so whenever I finally get around to that, maybe the case will get a closure!