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Thursday, November 22, 2007

FO's of November













All the above are a drop stitch shawl that I knitted over 3 days. I used Ultra Alpaca from Berocco and Sea Silk from Hand maiden and knitted on 7mm needles. Much like the Clapotis but not diagonal. I needed a quick knit and I got it.



Argyle scarf knit from Hempwol. The white lines were duplicate stitched. I am not sure I like the look but I am sure the recipient will. Next time I knit the lines in.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Tis the Season

Unbeknownst to me I have been living with Santa Claus all these years.

Well, he has the white(ish) beard and the rosy cheeks.


I found out what a fortunate person I have been yesterday while Santa and me were having coffee at Starbucks. Also at the coffee shop was a young mother and her children. As they were leaving the middle boy gave Jim a shy look and waved at him. Jim waved back.
I looked in wonder at Jim and all he said was "Santa Claus".

I guess every year at this time young children wave at him on a regular basis. I mean who's to say Santa can't be out having a coffee with the Missus on a Monday Morning. He needs to keep an eye on everybody while the elves are at work.

So far this year he says he has had about 3 children wave at him.

And you know what makes him truly Santa? He waves back with a smile and, so he says, he occasionally gives them a little Ho Ho HO.

Now isn't that the sweetest thing. I love my Santa man!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I am Selkie






Which mythological creature is most like you? (with pics!)
created with QuizFarm.com
You scored as Selkie

You are rare and wonderful. Your home is the sea. You are graceful and loved by all, you can melt the heart of anyone.


Selkie


100%

Mermaid


88%

Nymph


88%

Unicorn


75%

Dwarf


75%

Vampire


63%

Elf


63%

Faery


50%

Giant


50%

Phoenix


50%

Ghost


38%

Pixie


38%

Angel


25%

Centaur


25%

Minotaur


25%

Dragon


25%

Veela


13%

Gnome


0%

Were-wolf


0%

Demon


0%


Monday, November 12, 2007

Aw. Crap.


Aw. Crap.
Originally uploaded by martianknit.

And that is all I have to say.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Some Sock Knitting

I have been into some sock knitting lately.

Oh, I still have the other projects on the go but socks it is right now.
First I got an order for some toddler socks to wear under boots. I was given the vague colour direction of "oh...blues and greens..." So I am keeping myself from getting too bored by making some nice stripes. They are knit out of King Cole Anti Tickle DK because the client wanted 100% wool and a heavier weight than sock yarn.



The top ribbing is meant to fold down over the top of the boot.



Then, Lisa picked up some Regia Galaxy for me (this colour #1554). She mentioned a pattern in Magknit October 2007 issue called Rainbow Socks.

I decided to give it a try.

Doesn't the sock look terrible warty to you?

It uses short rows and stresses the importance of purling very tightly. I thought I purled tightly but I still got warts.


Maybe they will fit Kessie?

She doesn't think so.

They have fallen into the frog pond. I am now trying again. I really like the challenge of the pattern and I hope I can make it work this time.

Fingers crossed everyone!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Achy Breaky Facey

I got a tooth extracted this morning. Ouch.

Funny thing.
A woman walked into the store on Saturday wearing a sweater that was very familiar to me.
I had knit it for her about 10 years ago.


The picture is one I took just after it was finshed. It still looked great!

And now the woman is knitting herself!

And shopping at Kniterary.

Now must go lie down.