Thursday, August 28, 2008

holey goodness

still knot knitting the lacy dress, it is a whole 15 inches of holey goodness. I can't follow my own advice and not start new projects, so now I am using some thicker than tree trunk hemp to knit sandals, slow going on slowly bending aluminum needles. also, since someone else was showing interest in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle socks, I had to finish them-not finish, finish them, but work on them for a bit. The second sock is now past the heel, just up to the cuff and its done. yah.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

checking me-self

the mask is done as of yesterday, I nearly cast-on for that blue vest thing in the fall Interweave and then checked myself-I MUST FINISH THE DRESS....Carrie's wedding is in 24 days-this is my deadline. I am half heartedly working on another brimmed newsboy, this time out of the noro silk that hangs out on my coffee table-it is great mindless knitting when the feather and fan lace gets to be too much.
I was hoping for a camera for my birthday, but apparently no one can read minds. Hmm. Might have to go buy myself one.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

kerouac socks, and lucha libre

while I do not have the pictures to prove it, I did whip out a pair of comfy socks this past Thursday/Friday, and I finally started on the Lucha Libre pattern from Son of Stitch n' Bitch to make the snazzy balaclava for one of my coworkers. I am also modifying a feather and fan tanktop pattern from the yarn lady to make a lacy slip-dress-cover-thingy to hopefully wear to Carrie's wedding next month-no promises on that one. I spent the last couple of days teaching one of the young residents at my job to knit, and as she couldn't hide her amazement that she was knitting ("can you f-ing look at me, ME, knitting? I mean holy sh*t, I am knitting like a little ole f-ing lady!), I was secretly beaming with pride inside that she found something else to focus all of her intense generally misguided energy on!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Shame on ME

I don't have any new pictures to add, and I am hanging my head in shame at my inexcusable lack of posting. I received a polite reminder phonecall from a fan the other day, and she not-so-kindly informed me that it had been over a month and a half since I had written anything. FOR SHAME, I am wagging my finger at myself in that childish antagonistic way.
I was in Peru {again} last month, and didn't knit much but was inspired often~a friend took me to a museum in Ancon, where I ogled some impeccably well preserved knit and woven clothing, ceremonial wraps, and straps. I envy his weaving abilities, he admired my sock knitting prowess, and now I feel I must get this page up to snuff before he takes a look.