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knitting and the life I almost have around it

Friday, December 15, 2006

i suck at this

hello ladies.
remember when i used to post weekly. at the very least frequently? I recall a time when i had to be physically restrained from posting more than once a day. ah yes, its true.
in some ways it means that there's more to see in each post.. but it also means you dont get the progression. once apon a time if i knit a sweater you'd get to see me through the back, the front, the back again when i noticed my errors, the sleeves, the collars, the first wearing... etc
now you just get starts and stops
for instance, i started this shawl on the 4th. then i got bored with it and knit the same pattern in 8ply cotton held double on 9mm needles (quicky christmas present). took me about 8 hours.
then this afternoon i finished the lace-one, cast off and blocked it. like so.
it's hand-painted belissa cashmere 2-ply. i used a 50g skein with about 5 grams left over. I also bought some beads at bead street in philip and knit them into the last pattern repeat and the edging pattern.

i really like it. it's very delicate, ridiculously soft and breath-takingly warm. basically when i drape it over my bare arm i cant feel anything except warm. i will wear it to SnB on sunday for proper viewing.

and now to bed, perchance to sleep.

Ms Spider xo

PS i was working today and took my camera along to capture the post-fire trauma. might post a few pics tomorrow.

PPS. few yarns up on eBay at the moment, if anyone knitterly wants a christmas gift. if you ask me nicely i will send overseas :)

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4 Comments:

  • At December 16, 2006 9:29 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    beautiful Spidey! Just gorgeous. You clever girl. Love the beadwork!

    and no you don't post as often, but I still check (through bloglines) so am always happy to see when you do!

     
  • At December 16, 2006 9:30 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    beautiful Spidey! Just gorgeous. You clever girl. Love the beadwork!

    and no you don't post as often, but I still check (through bloglines) so am always happy to see when you do!

     
  • At December 18, 2006 8:20 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    ohhhhhh lovely.....glad to see the berry stripey is still getting a work out. i may make something out of mine one day soon!

     
  • At December 21, 2006 8:42 am, Anonymous monica said…

    *gasp* the beads are divine! hm, i loooove beads in knitting.

    Yummy... sorry I didn't see you guys before chrissy, will catch you in teh new year. Many huggles and smoochings to you!

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

     

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