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February 24, 2008


Hey...you'll never guess what! It turns out that Thunky can fix a camera! This came as some surprise to me since a) the toolbox in our apartment is very definitely mine and b) up until now the only thing I have ever seen him "fix" was that time he removed the u-bend from under the bathroom sink to retrieve a necklace I dropped down the drain. It only goes to show that after 7 years of marriage, your spouse can still have some tricks up his sleeve.

But I digress. Enter the long-lost Argyll V-Neck:

Hi there. I am masculine yet sassy.

I know...long time no argyle. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE knitting this vest, but life happens, whatever, blah, blah blah...and I've gotten sidetracked.

No more. I've hopped back on the argyle wagon and now we are inseparable. Who knew a repetitive geometric intarsia pattern on size 3s in fingering-weight was my knitting soul mate? Not me, that's for sure, but I'm going with it. We have a date tonight with Part 3 of Pride and Prejudice. I'd better go get pretty.

February 15, 2008


Not having a functioning camera is making me stretch the old noggin for blog ideas and, strangely enough, makes me want to blog more. Because you always want what you can't have, right?

So today you get my sisters.

See? There they are. Rae and Krick.

Besides being some of my most favorite people in the world, they've also got blogs. Sally forth and give them a visit, whydon'tcha? Better yet, flood them with commenty love for me.

Made by Rae
Rae mostly sews adorable things, but there's a little crochet and other craftiness in there as well. She's the mother of the wee nephewling so there's some general baby-upkeepy stuff too.

Bibliokrick aka We Have Unlimited Juice?*
The hilarious account of the life of the fledgling librarian who is my little sister. With promises of embroidery soon (hint, hint, krickie).

What are you waiting for? Go and give them a holler for me.

hello. I am your designated knitting content for the day.

*this is the current name. Yesterday it was different, so don't be surprised if it's called something else tomorrow.

February 13, 2008

Finished: Coral Herringbone Mittens

The camera, it is still broken (sadness, woe, etcetera). But now it is absolutely, completely broken. This is different from the sort of broken it was before (which was just kind of halfway broken). There are still a few photos hanging around from before the world went dark for my beloved Crapshot 2000, including these ones, taken Saturday.

Howdy. We are Pomtastic

The Specs:

-Pattern: Herringbone Mittens with Poms, by me! Pattern here.
-Size Knitted: Medium
-Yarn: Cascade 220.
-Skeins: Less than one skein each of Coral (7830) and Natural (8010).
-Needles: Size 6 dpns (size 4 for ribbing).
-Start to finish: October 2007 - February, 2008.
-For: Recipient as of yet unknown (which explains why I wasn't really in a hurry to finish these).

Upside-down mittens! I really know how to shake things up.

You probably thought I'd finished these already, since one of them appears in the pattern and has been paraded around blogland for all the world to see. But that was just the single mitten I knitted up to test out the smaller size. Now there are two and, as someone's wise mother once said, mittens really are better in pairs.

Not much new to say about these. If you really want to read a full FO report, you can take a gander at the last one, which is here.

Final Verdict: neat-o complete-o!