Update in photos

Maybe it is blog depression because I have not been in the mood to blog. Certain events occur and makes me think about what I want out of life. At least I still have my knitting.

Acorn Camisole is knitted. Need to seam it. I wish these projects would seam themselves. Not sure what place would be appropriate to wear Acorn, it's a bit short and plunging

I have started two projects. One is another Flower Basket Shawl-- like you'd want to see another picture of this so I will spare all of you. The other is Brier from Rowan 36(?), I think. The plan is to go on a yarn diet so project my require yarn already purchased. With Brier I bought this stuff last winter. Next is to finish the Man Sweater from IK Fall 2004, the basketweave halfzip. Nixed the Pale Blue V-neck sweater from Rebecca. Lost interest, frogged it thinking I could use it fro an Adrianne Vittadini pattern, but didn't work out.

Scored a 40" Denise cord! F-ing long, man. I was ready to give these Denise needles up until I spotted the cord. The set I have came from Ebay and after a while I started to hate them because the cords and connectors were old and bent out of shape, and stitches would snag at the joint. I stopped using them for a long time. Now that I have this new cord I am thinking they maybe worth their money again.

We've lived in the same place for years and nothing ever happens around here with the exception of Fourth of July, but we are never here to deal with all that. Last week I heard all this ruckus coming from the alley, thinking there was a cat fight in progress (not actual alley cats, but the girly kind). Okay, I think to myself, a bunch of drunken twentysomethings fighting they should simmer down in a few minutes. Apparently not drunk girls but some sort of photo shoot. I think the photog found the dilapidated garage in the alley interesting as a background for the photos because they stayed there for a long time. Check out the lense on that thing. Not all were modeling, half were hanger-ons. Never found out what it was for...

Happy knitting. Normalcy will commence shortly.


Knit heavy content

Just what I like. Knitting, knit, knit.

First off, the organization bug struck me. Just with the yarn stash, and not anything else around the abode.

Les mess...

Les plastique bags...

This took about two hours to organize. The extra large hefty zip lock bags wonderful for yarn storage. They are 2.5 gallons, extra strength, and have the zipper claspe for easy closure.

Les containers...

Waiste high!

I am sure there are many out there who possess more than this but I can't believe I have this much yarn. Now that they are all grouped and contained I can't believe that I had this much laying around.

I could no longer resist. I had to make one myself.

Rather than it being one skein, this is my version, something I like to call the three-ball-wonder (Jo Sharp Desert Garden, which knits like chunky yarn rather than aran). I was intrigued with the design and devised my own version using the top down raglan sleeve design.

the hunchback returns...

Kudos to Glampyre for the unique and stylish idea.

One more summer knit before the season is over.

Acorn Camisole from IK Summer 2005. Great stitch pattern. Not too sure how it will wear. Looks sort of slinky on the model, so it may be a hard to wear item.

Can't wait for Fall! Maybe this will be the year I actually knit an Adrienne Vittadini design.


What I Like

Originally uploaded by pknitty.

- VK is coming back strong with some great patterns. I am digging the Fall issue.
- Phildar's Tendances is also great. I might have to order this one.
- Cotton blend yarn. Cathay, Desert Garden, Wool/Cotton by Rowan and DB.
- The new Fall colors: orange, brown, and purple.

If you haven't listened to this episode of Open Source, you should. This is great. Debbie Stoller sounds cool, like you didn't already know that.


Yarn Porn, Part II

more yarn
Originally uploaded by pknitty.

6 More Lopi Lite
16 Jo Sharp Summer Soho
5 Jo Sharp Desert Garden

I went back for more. I have no self control.

My nice review of this place is now tarnished by the fact that businesses, like this place, should know the first rule of business is that the customer is always right. The old biddy should get her act together (she is not the owner). This was my second encounter with her snippy-ness. The first time I was willing brush it off as part of the chaos that was going on in the store; it being the first day of the sale and it was really busy, but there was no excuse this time. Look, there's no shame in saying that you were wrong and that I, the customer, was right. And don't give me attitude-- telling me there's no extra discount and that it is not policy when I got the same discount this past weekend and the other sales woman said that we get an extra discount-- while correcting your mistake. Hey, you over charged me. I've dropped a lot of dough in this place, and I may return to spend more if you provide some decent customer service.

What is it with LYS in this town? This is the second store where I've encountered surliness. That other store, which I will dub the nut street yarn store, also gave me 'tude awhile back and I have yet to return.

So far so good with:

Weaving Works
Yarn Gallery
Pacific Fabrics

I'll just roll around in all my yarn and should feel better after.


What is it?

Originally uploaded by pknitty.

So I was looking at the new Rowan 38 online to see what creations they have come up with for Fall and Winter. The themes sound appealing, the photos are hard to see, and the knitting is... where is the knitting. For example, this photo is from the book but I cannot see what the knit object is. It's not the dress, is it the mesh-hat-thing she is wearing? What is it?