One Crazy Fiber Lady

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One Crazy Fiber Lady


August 19th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Call another section of Ballerina done. I finished the striped section before the center back solid blue gusset while on the ferry this morning. Here’s the requisite shot of her lounging on the bench alongside the East River.

I thought I’d get a slightly different angle to shake it up a bit. The next piece is another wedge shaped inset in the solid blue. After that, the second half is just a mirror of the first. At least I’m making progress.

Yesterday during lunch I took a field trip to Purl Soho for a little mitten yarn shopping. I’ve decided against the cable mitts from Vogue. I actually read the pattern and found two things that turned me off: slipped stitches in the palm and {gulp} bobbles. How I missed seeing the yarn zits in the picture is beyond me. I’ll either return the yarn I bought, or buy a coordinating color or two to make a few Zilboorg mittens. After surfing more, I found the mittens that I do want to make.

I picked up some Cascade 220 in a charcoal grey and the lightests of pinks.¬† For the lining, I selected a creamy white Blue Sky’s Alpaca Silk.¬† I neglected to get a picture of the yarns last night, maybe tonight.¬†¬† I’ll bring them with me to W.O.O.L. this weekend.

Finally, last night I sat down to knit and listen to the Sox game on XM.  Now, my bedroom is on the Southwest corner of the house.  Unfortunately, the antenna for the XM needs to face North/East.  I get signal to some extent, but it tends to cut out.  Alot.  I finally had enough last night and remembered an email I recently to try MLB.TV for free for 5 days.  What the heck, I decided to give it a try.  How cool is this?

I love my Mac 😉

Craft on!

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Danielle // Aug 19, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    You’re doing great with Ballerina! Look what project monogamy can do for you … I have a Fiddlehead mitten kit in the blue colors and I’m “saving” it for when I need a fun knitting treat 🙂

  • 2 Ina // Aug 19, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    Ballerina is looking great. Sharon Miller says garter st is a knitter’s first lesson, yet a vast expanse o’ garter st is the true test of a knitter’s skill.

    The Fiddlehead color scheme sounds fabulous!

  • 3 lynne s of oz // Aug 19, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Fiddlehead mittens look great! It will be good to see yours all knitted up.
    Yarn zits. I’m with you on that one – bobbles are just Not Me. And you can’t even get the joy of squeezing these zits!

  • 4 Deborah // Aug 20, 2008 at 7:07 am

    Congrats on the progress of Ballerina! It’s going to be amazing well all is said and done. Yeah anything with bobbles turns my head in the other direction. The Fiddlehead mitts will be beautiful! Have a great time at W.O.O.L!

  • 5 misa // Aug 20, 2008 at 8:40 am

    Is Ballerina similar to Falkenberg’s Mermaid? I’m attempting to do a rip-off version of Mermaid by altering this Drops pattern:

    I’m one of the suckers that actually pays for MLBTV since I’m a Yankees fan in Red Sox country and still need to be able to see my team play. Olympics has eclipsed my baseball viewing though.

  • 6 Elsie // Aug 20, 2008 at 8:44 am

    The Fiddlehead mittens look like a great project. Mmmmm do I need to be knitting mittens?