Monday, August 27, 2007

Photo of the Mobius

My darling sister Sarah finally emailed the pictures of our mother wearing her stunning new sweater wrappy-faux-mobius vestish thing. In Moms defense, we were camping at the time of the picture, and the white shirt she is wearing underneath was borrowed directly from the body of my other sister Debbie-not quite Mom's size. She does, however, look fabulous in this color, and I am proud to say that I made it-if only I could find her the perfect undershirt to complement.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

for Ellenem?

my dear, your blog is set to private, so I couldn't reply to your comment on a previous post-the bootie pattern is not my own, but a revision from the natural knits for babies book. Mine were made following the boy version of the pattern, taking out the ankle drawstring, and on the green/brown pair doing everything below the instep in contrast color, then picking up and knitting three stitches from the inside and knitting a strap to go over the top of the foot, securing it in place with a button. very quick to knit - the multi colored ones were knit while I was sitting in traffic on the Broadway Bridge in Portland OR.
Because of copyright laws, I can't reprint the pattern from the book for you. Sorry. But your local library may have a copy. good luck with the booties, melissa

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Gift Pack Goodies.....

I wanted to share my goodies (in picture only!), however, I must apologize because I only have my cell phone camera to record images with. There were far more things to photograph, but the process of taking the photo, emailing it to myself, copy the photo to my picture harddrive, and then downloading the photo to post is laborious at the very least. So, without further ado, you are looking at:

2 skeins Rainforest (August 2007) colorway, Lornas Laces Shepherd Sock, JBW exclusive

2 skeins Panda Cotton, Sable colorway

2 skeins Blue Skys Alpaca Chunky hand dyes, blue colorway

2 skeins Manos del Uruguay Cotton, red colorway

one ginormous skein of Trendsetter eyelash in pink/orange (far left edge of photo)

and not pictured:

Ann Norling Perfect Tee Pattern

Blue Sky Alpaca Reversible Hat and Gloves Pattern

Knitting at Knoon Blossom Pattern

Pick-up-sticks Sushi Wallet Kit

Berroco Suede slipper kit in lilac

KnitWhits cat toy kit

Full set of Needles in their own case (CPY)

Mountain Colors tote bag

Super Yummy Smelling Soap (?)

one copy of Interweave Knits Summer 07

and two jolly rancher candies (no joke!)

I haven't yet started knitting with any of the above, but I am bound and determined to finish the Knitting for Peace messenger bag before I leave the country so I can use it as my carry-on luggage.

More later, and many thanks to all the congratulations and well wishes I received!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

pattern link!!

here it is, the LINK of all LINKS-my pattern, published on Jimmy Beans Wool free pattern website.

check it out, you can purchase the yarn directly from the website, and because it will be felted you can take it with you and not even worry about those little mistakes that may sneak in.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Firefly Mobius, COMPLETE

well, if I still had a camera I could show you that I am not lying. . . but please take my word for it, and know that I am more than excited to have this one off the needles. The larger the faux-moby got, the guiltier I felt about not just finishing-it was on size 10.5 needles, why did it take so long? Exactly one month, now that I think about it-I started it on Paul's birthday (july 13) and I finished it today (aug. 13) NOT SO BAD, considering the rib/cable socks for me, plus the socks for Paul's birthday last year are still on needles in my bin of 'needs-some-love-and-appreciation' And, true to my calling, cast on for three 3 three new projects this past weekend {as if any of them will be done anytime soon}

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Happy Dance!!!

I WON!!!!
(insert happy dance here)
I won the Jimmy Beans Wool pattern submission contest! This news is totally 12 hours old, but I've had one of those days, and it nearly slipped my mind to put the good news out on Procrastaknitter-I had to take a study break from my studies to clear my head of linguistic jargon and peruse the pages of JBW to decide what patterns I'll spend my store credit on. (happy dance) I've narrowed it down to just patterns, since there is already so much yarn in the prize pack, and I definately won't have a shortage of yarn in Peru-but I could potentially run out of ideas for knitting. (still doing the happy dance) The pattern will not be available online until next week, but yayYAYyay, my pattern will be online next week. Next stop, the moon!
(happy dance my a** off)
I'd be posting pictures of the happy dance, but unfortunately someone saw fit to enter our little home on Sunday, and stole my brand new camera. My two week love affair is over. And now I have to use even more of my scholarship money to go purchase another camera before I leave in four weeks. Sad.
(but I'm still happy dancing)

Sunday, August 5, 2007

the baby blanket, and booties, and booty cover

the baby blanket~ SUCCESS!! an absolute hit at the baby shower, Maria loved it, hopefully it will be given to the baby when she arrives instead stashed away in moms bed. Also, the booties and booty cover were much admired.
{the pleasure of knitting is well-conceived and well-received gifts!}