Monday, August 18, 2008

Shiny, Shiny

I've been getting ready to move so my output has been very low, lately. Though I did finally finish this (please excuse the bad tripod decided my camera was too heavy, and it's making self portraits very difficult):

It's sort of the Phiaro Scarf from Knitscene, but I couldn’t find my copy of the magazine (I KNOW I have it somewhere…) so I pieced it together through what I remembered from looking at it and people’s various comments online. Turned out well, I think. I twisted the stitches immediately before and after the drop to help keep them in shape, which worked respectably well. Not terribly exciting to knit, but the finished result is probably worth it. The fringe is still kinky even after blocking, but it's nothing a few months of Portland drizzle won't cure.

LOVE this yarn (Malabrigo Silky Merino, in Indiecita.)

I also finally got all that gifted raw alpaca processed. It now looks like this:

Mmm, chocolatey. There's gray underneath, too. This might be another reason why I haven't knitted much. I don't know how I'm going to get it all to Portland. Sigh.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Introducing Squid Vicious

My sister's birthday present and my new hobby- needlefelting! Yay! Now I can put marine creatures on everything!

He's not so vicious at all... but I like the name.

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