knitting and the life I almost have around it

Monday, March 06, 2006

oh those bitchin' stitchers

yes! i have located some charged batteries and can now show off thursdays SnB.

Here we have the gorgeous Irene patiently casting off her sideways scarf... a little longer than you thought darling?? you can see the finished item here. She is a natural to photograph, very cleverly masking her desire to scream and strangle someone with said scarf (also, i really really love that top).

Othlon disagreeing with a partial ball of sock yarn that Monica brought for the swap basket...
the ball i scored... Monica, its one thing for me to give away my crappy beginners spinning, but this is waaaaaaaaaaaay too pretty to give away. i love it to death and keep it near me wherever i am at home but.. arg. you have to come here one day and show me how you use your wheel because you clearly know something i dont :p Here Monica and Taphophile ponder the dark side (btw i have a pattern for one of these...). ladies... one day its a cute disappearing string bag and then before you know it you have a king sized bed spread made out of recycled plastic bags. be warned.
and here is newbie Lisa chatting with Camille. We like you Lisa! Welcome!!!
Oh, and just to prove im not totally lazy heres the back piece of my cardigan. she's reclining on horace to remind me that if i'm not careful i will totally forget how to do anything..

I know that every photo will show a different colour for this cardi.. its like uluru, every single ligting set up makes it look different. its a bit redder.. less purple looking.. basically its just delicious.

i have been spending today sewing myself a couple of dresses... but have just gotten over it. they are this pattern, and im making one of each skirt type at the same time.. and they are really cute and all but the bust section is far too long (my nipples are not that close to my belly-button honest!) so rather than do an easy quick-fix... i've given up. and in a few minutes i will probably pack the whole shmozzle up and go listen to king lear on record (see... im not sooo naughty taking a day off uni).


PS in response to yesterday... its called list 1 because i live with more than one crazy person. im leaving myseld room to winge about my dad and my brother... and my boss and my uni and my boyfriend too.


  • At March 06, 2006 5:14 pm, Blogger Taphophile said…

    Raspberry jumper just beautiful. It looks lovely on Horace. ;)

    I'm afraid of the king sized plastic bag thing, please refrain from mentioning it again or I'll be forced to post the instructions for cr****ting a rag rug and it could get very ugly.

    Love the sun frock, hope it works out.

  • At March 06, 2006 9:53 pm, Blogger Jejune said…

    Lovely dress design, and great to see pics of the gals at Starbucks - wish I could have been there :/

    And audio books are a Good Thing TM :)

    Do I have to admit here that I have knitted a plastic shopping bag, with strips of plastic bag twinned with yucky acrylic? It's still in my 'Gift Box', waiting for the right giftee... if there is one.

  • At March 07, 2006 1:23 pm, Blogger ReenyFish said…

    Patience was not present while knitting that scarf, ESPECIALLY while casting off... I just wanted to get it done so I could go on with other projects! (Me attempting to behave and not have more than 4 things OTN at any time) But its over now. Its all gone. And now I'm free to knit a gazillion other things! MWAHAHAHA!

    Am looking forward to seeing pics of the finished dresses btw ^_^ AND the soon-to-be-finished pretty red cardy!

  • At March 10, 2006 12:18 pm, Blogger Stephanie said…

    Oh very cute dress pattern. Your stitchin friends sound like a nice group of ladies! Y'all seem to have such fun!


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