Sunday, December 16, 2007

Playing around

Meet penguin numero dos, and his friend the be-sweatered bear. The bear just left surgery, where I spent an hour stitching him up without feeling proud of what I had done. The last time I made this bear, The yarn was a fluffy mohair that hid the poor joint-work; this time he looks slightly crooked and more than just a little bit choked. The penguins are easy, the hard part is remembering which directions their fin/wings angle away from their body.
Not much, but two Christmas presents done and ready to go.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

still knitting

So, heres a few pictures for those that may think I have abandoned all knitting endeavors. First, the harf, as modeled by the charismatic Fany-she said it was ridiculously warm considering the weather here currently, but didn’t want to give it back. The Malabrigo scarf is looking lovely, slightly puckery but hopefully that will disappear with some decent blocking. The brown mass is the head to a future teddy bear, and the penguin that I made yesterday (in one day) has already been gifted to one of the little people in the house. Honestly, not much knitting has been happening the last two weeks, since the festival of the Virgen of Guadalupe has taken precedence over everything else-and when it ended on Monday it wasn’t a day too soon. But things are slowly returning to normal, so hopefully by next week I will have something more substantial to share.

Friday, December 7, 2007

oh my goshness!

I just realized as I was checking some of my favorite blogs (knitandtonic, glampyre, katcoyle) that I couldn't remember the last time I had updated my own. Well, well, looks like it has been two weeks plus (but no ones counting)...
The harf is done, now a two color harf since I received the two skeins of Blue Sky Alpacas to make it with an extra long scarf section. I don't know if I have the will power to give this one away, but I will try, although I love it so!
The Malabrigo laceweight changed from being the pompom awning to being the flame lace scarf from Wendy (knitandtonic)and that one grew by a couple of rows just this morning.
The sweater is being packed up and shipped back to the states-it is not quite done, but it is way too hot down here to keep lugging that one around. The socks, the socks, the socks. What can I say? Not done, and mocking me from their hiding spot-so small, but so difficult to finish. Mohair leaves-found! Not done, or getting any bigger, but no longer in the lost category.
Pictures are forthcoming, as soon as I find someone to model the harf in this unbearable heat.