Tuesday, November 22, 2005
  Growing Up
The breathing stops, I don't know when
in transition once again
such a struggle getting through these changes
and it all seems so absurd to be flying like a bird
when I do not feel I've really landed here...

It's no secret that I love Peter Gabriel.

I also love knitting (look around, har har.) There had to be a way, I reasoned, for the two to go together.

Then, one day, while perusing the ever-lovely Solsbury Hill, I saw quite a brilliant comic by the equally brilliant Eastwood. It looked a little something like this.

And my knitting senses went crazy! So Growing Up: The Scarf was born, out of 2 skein of Red Heart Super in Light Fuschia and Black, my old reliable #8 needles, and Microsoft Outlook to chart that oh-so-funky intarsia arrow pattern. It took me quite a long time, with a few mishaps, but now it's finally done and I can tell you, oh is this thing warm.

Clockwise from left: Growing Up, emerging from the shadows, obligatory modeled shot (forgive our creepy model, Pillowman wasn't available) and the reverse side, plain black with the GUL babies on each end.

The front side (the arrows) was done in intarsia, the back side (the babies) was done in fair isle (my first time with both!) I might post the actual charts for these designs later.

Now, if the Man decides to visit our frigid corner of New England in wintertime, I will have appropriate concert-going apparel :-D Heh.

Sunday, November 06, 2005
  time for a picture fix
Good news, guys! My FO pile is slowly dwindling down to...uh...a smaller FO pile! Yay! Here are some progress shots, because everyone knows I only look at the pictures.

Short Row Rib from Magknits in Paton's Grace Viola

Tempting (sans ribbon) from Knitty in Lion Brand Wool-ease Denim 114

This is the striped waistband of Candy from Knitty in TLC Lustre, Copper and Spruce. If you were wondering, its not chalked up on the progress bars because I can't decide if these two colors look wicked funky or wicked fugly. Tell me, please, and spare me from a cardigan that resembles fungus? Thanks muchly.

Today, I think, there will be an excursion to find a copy of Scarf Style for various Christmas present ideas, and maybe to glance through a copy of Knit. 1, which I've ordered a free copy of :-D. Incredibly exciting, I know (once again, I'm ignoring your snoring.)


Location: Cowtown!, The Nutmeg State, United States

I am a girl...with a blog. I enjoy shopping, long walks on the beach, nail polish, and your mom. Okay. No. Not really. I actually enjoy watermelon, spiral-bound notebooks, Boston, girl rock, men with English accents, and your mom. (You thought I was kidding about that part? No. I was 100% serious about enjoying YOUR MOM.) When I'm not here whining, you can find me in my humble home, surrounded by cows and lots and lots of leafy trees.

Hourglass Sweater from Last Minute Knitted Gifts -- 60%
Micheal Kors Aran Tee from Vogue Knitting International Holiday 2005 -- 25%
Short Row Rib from Magknits -- 50%

Branching Out / Growing Up

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