Wednesday, January 27, 2010
1. Spiral Socks, for Chuck's birthday.
2. Soybean Socks, part of the Vegan Knit Along on ravelry
3. The cowl I mentioned in a previous post, though it is really more of a prototype since I made it with lots of scraps of yarn.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
And Even if I start posting here again for a spurt, I'm sure with the tests I'm still working on taking, that there will be lulls. But tumblr is somewhere between twitter and blogging...I should be able to post to it here and there.
Friday, January 8, 2010
- Floating Spirals Hat (which I already started, but will probably have to frog a bit since I think I did a row of the Cables wrong.)
- Helical Stripe Socks For Chuck's Birthday, coming up soon!
- Knit Cuff Bracelets I might sell in my etsy shop.
- A Cowl idea I started playing with and also would plan to put in my shop.
Or...any of several other projects I've started but then became unmotivated to finish. (you can see them on my ravelry profile, I try to be honest and post most of what I mess with.) None of which I find particularly motivating right now.
Most likely I am leaning toward the socks for Chuck, since he does have that birthday, but also more selfishly because after watching a video from knitting daily on knitting stripes, I thought the barber pole style was pretty cool, and I purchased two colors of sock yarn for socks for Chuck a while ago, and have since been trying to figure out what to do with them. So this would be a nice gift, a cute F.O. and a way to play around with a new technique. So...I'm off to find the yarn. And I guess I might check to see that Chuck likes the idea of striped socks...
Thursday, January 7, 2010
But went out to the post office downtown anyway (my favorite spot, surrounded by Mies Buildings, punctuated with the bright red of the Alexander Calder sculpture...it always looks photogenic.) I was very pleased that it was a nice lovely fat snowfall, and extra thrilled about how it was sticking to the Calder. I disregarded the weather, slipped around a bunch on the slippery plaza, and took a bunch of pictures.
I'm not crazy about snow. When we lived in Seattle I explained to my parents that we would go snowshoeing, which was like visiting snow when you felt like it rather than having to deal with it in your daily city life. But, after all, I grew up in the Midwest so I suppose that means I'll always be able to manage. But take note snow, I prefer the type of snowfall we had today! (More pics of the Calder in the snow here)
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
I've already enjoyed these gifts both quite a bit. The sachet getting use in my drawer (smells lovely every time!) and the cute bag it came in is the right size for my kindle to slip into, although I think I'll use it as sock project knitting bag. And my aunts can expect some cutely stamped thank you note cards in the near future!
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Now that it is free I will have to stop by and get some much better pictures of it. Pictures that weren't taken as quickly as possible as we tried to see everything we could on our first ever visit to Chicago. We had driven up from our hometown, Columbus, OH. And I suppose we were still both architecture undergrads at the time. It was a long time ago, and certainly looks it from the photos of us, which I probably won't be posting any time soon.
Monday, January 4, 2010
There's no shortage of cute calendars on etsy, and since 2010 is still fairly brand new, it's not unreasonable to still be shopping for all kinds of desk calendars, planners, wall hangings, etc. Above are a few I found today, with more to browse on a kaboodle list i made this afternoon. This images above are linked and clickable, so you can go to the shops.
Also, I started a tumblr page today, not for any particular reason, so if you're also on that site, I'd love to have new followers and people to follow!
Sunday, January 3, 2010
I highly recommend the above issue of Bust Magazine, mainly for the interview with Amy Poehler. I've been enjoying her show, Parks & Recreation, via hulu since episode one. But the reason it's on my mind today is because I did a few tours at the Robie House today and it brought the interview to mind. When asked what her non-acting dream job would be she said she'd like to be a tour guide. "I could have a little bit of an audience and be an expert and talk about this thing I'm really passionate about and work from, like, noon to four." Well that's pretty much what I did today!
I also really liked her description of her son's personality being like a french new wave film. Anyway, this issues has been out for a little while already, but I think it's still on news stands!
PS I embedded the issue as a widget via Bust. you should be able to view it full screen and zoom in, but probably not quite enough to read a whole article unless you're particularly ambitious. Still, it's fun to play with!
Saturday, January 2, 2010
The finished object above is another Cookie A., Monkey from Knitty, Winter 2006. They are thoroughly satisfying, love the color, texture and I expect the yarn (cascade fixation) will be durable. I even managed to knit and read my new kindle at the same time. What could be better?
Friday, January 1, 2010
Happy New Year!