Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Once upon a time

Once upon a time there was a Picovoli top:

Tivoli and Shining Star

that I never wear, so I went rip rip rip ....


and then wash, and wind:

Debbie Bliss Cathay

and then knit again:

Pattern: Two-Tone Ribbed Shrug by Stefanie Japel
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cathay, 6 skeins
Ravelry project page here.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Projects Call

Every once in a while I do a "projects call" to re-evaluate all the projects [Ravelry link] I have in progress and frog anything that I don't love anymore.

Logcabin Blanket [Ravelry Link]: started in July 2006, love it, love it, love it. I even tried to finish it for the Ravelimpics. And I am so close, darn it!

Sugar Maple Shawl [Ravelry link]: I started this in Feb 2007, what the heck? It's a keeper, but I hope it is not a life sentence!

Gryffindor Socks [Ravelry link]: started those August 2007. Let's face it, I hate them. Frog.

Sock Yarn Shawl [Ravelry link]: started in October 2007, this is a never ending project. I'll keep, it justifies new sock yarn.

Boku Blanket [Ravelry link]: November 2007? A year ago? Feels like yesterday.

Paperino's sweater [Ravelry link]: January 21, 2008, completed July 5 2008, I need to fix the collar.

Back-to-School Vest [Ravelry link]: started in Feb 2008, completed July 21 2008, need to rip back half of it. Undecided.

Scialle Diagonale [Ravelry link]: started on February 17 2008. Umh, I have another diagonal shawl on the needles that I like much more. Frog.

Very Red Cardigan [Ravelry link]: started on May 1 2008, was going to be my summer cardi. Summer 2009?

Rosso Dicembre [Ravelry link]: started July 13 2008 and going strong - it's my bus stop project.

Fingerless Gloves for Mom [Ravelry link]: no socks on the needles, gloves! Started August 27 2008.

One Skein Wonder [Ravelry link]: it's for me and it is quick!

Tally: two projects down, 10 to go.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The 2008 Peninsula 2 Pier LYS Shop Hop

The 2008 Peninsula 2 Pier LYS Shop Hop has been scheduled for September 18-21.
Join 19 outstanding local yarn stores from Burlingame to Carmel for this fun weekend event.

Stop at any one of the participating 19 stores and pick up your P2P passport and map.

Visit each of the participating shops between September 18 and 21 and collect passport stamps at each of them. Build your stash and collect inspiration along the way. Don’t forget to collect your free exclusive one-skein knitting pattern designed by each store when you purchase the yarn to make the pattern.

No purchase is necessary to have your passport stamped.

Turn in your completed passport at the last shop you visit. This MUST be done during the LYS Shop Hop. If your passport contains stamps from all of the participating shops, you’ll be in the running for our fabulous grand prize!

Even if you don’t make it to all of the shops, you still have a chance to win in a raffle drawing by turning in your passport with 12 or more stamps!

Those with 19 stamps are eligible for the drawing for a $500 gift certificate to the store of the winner’s choice.

Those with 15 or more stamps are eligible for the drawing for a $300 gift certificate to the store of the winner’s choice.

Those with 12 or more stamps are eligible for the drawing for a $150 gift certificate to the store of the winner’s choice.

You need not be present to win. Winners will be notified using the contact information they provided in their passports. The winners’ names will be posted on this website as soon as it is available.
Pick your starting point and hit the road!

For more details, visit the Peninsula 2 Pier site or check in with any of the 19 participating stores.

And after the public service announcement, here is what I have been dyeing for FTA's beautiful Lace Capelet:


Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Fantasy Knitting

There two things that I have been fantasy knitting for a while now. The first one is this one:

Karabella Aurora 8
Pattern: Kids Color Block Cardigan by Leigh Radford from One Skein
Yarn: Karabella Aurora 8

And the second one used to be Grumperina's Picovoli:

Debbie Bliss Cathay

but it is going to be a shrug soon.

Monday, September 01, 2008

SP12 Question of the Week #12

I’m sure most of us have a proudest moment when it comes to knitting. A project or technique that you’ve tackled and completed beautifully. What is your proudest knitting moment??

I am actually very proud every time I manage to finish something (versus starting something new), but if I have to pick something, it would be this.

And on the flip side? What is the one thing that you can’t get right? What is that one project that you’ve never been able to complete? Or that you did complete but then hid away instantly because it was too embarrassing?

When it comes to knit project, the thing I can't manage to finish right is the Simple Jacket with collar by Debbie Bliss. I re-knit the fronts twice and it has been in time out for a couple of year now. I blogged about it several times.