Friday, April 20, 2007


So, I've been wondering what to do with my leftover bits of sock yarn.

I picked up a bunch of solids to stretch the remnants into another pair of socks, but then I saw this and this and decided that I'd start one of those possibly-stunningly-beautiful-hopefully -wholly-satisfying-but-takes-a-hundred-years-to-finish projects.

With that in mind, Frankenblanket was born.

I'm really enjoying the whole process, and am not, shockingly, bored by knitting square after mitered square.

Starting it was rough, as I couldn't get any of the patterns I found online to make a square. They all ended up more ice cream cone shaped. Odd. I could have easily fixed the problem if I'd gone with a garter stitch square, but I was determined (obsessively so) to make them all stocking stitch.

The result tends to curl at the edges (I'll have to figure out something to do at the edge when I'm done) but it definitely has the look I was going for.

The problem? The blanket size is directly proportional to the number of sock pairs I've completed.

So, yeah, if anyone has leftover bits they'd be happy to part with...

Oooh! I also picked up a few more not-yet-bits of yarn.


Friday, April 13, 2007


Okay, so it's not knitting.


This quilt took me FOR-frickin-EVER.
Cut fabric.
Cut batting.
Quilt 'sandwiches'.
Take a million years (and the entire dining room floor) deciding on 'sandwich' placement.
Sew 'sandwiches' into strips.
Sew strips together.
Snip every (EVERY) seam every 1/4".
Wash and dry.

I actually really messed my hand up during the snipping part.

It's been two weeks and I still have no feeling in the tip of my thumb.
Should I be worried?

In theory, I made these Matchy Matchy PJ's for Husband and I.
In reality, I'm the only one that will be wearing them.

I'm not totally in love with how Mili decided to display either project.
Clothing looks so much better on a mannequin, and you don't get any kind of sense of the colour variegation when the quilt is folded up like that.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Foot fetish

So, I actually have been knitting...just not blogging about it.

I finished the pair of toe-ups for my mother's Person of Interest.
They turned out nice, even if I don't approve of to whom they'll be going.
The yarn is Fleece Artist's Sea Wool in Ivory.

And since my Husband wouldn't stop whinging that I knit everyone socks except him...
These are the Whitby socks from Knitting on the Road in Fleece Artist (Cosmic Dawn).
He picked both the yarn and the pattern himself.

I also picked up this book.

I've got my eye on the Flame pattern.