10.19.2007

To Knit Or To Blog...

...that is the question. I chose "knit" this week. I have also chosen "knit" instead of "clean" this week. And I have a couple of FO's to show for it. But Blogger's photo uploading feature took the night off, so I can't get all of the photos posted. I'll have to try again tomorrow. So all I can show is this dishcloth (kindly ignore the mistake rows, thank you very much). I adapted the pattern from the Yarn Harlot's One-row Scarf pattern - I love this pattern! Unfortunately, I got into such a groove knitting it (knit, knit, knit through the back, purl), that I forgot the side border a couple of times, hence the mistakes. Since it's only going to be used at home for cleaning, I decided not to frog and just leave it as it is.

Bitsy likes it - she did not even snarl once when I put her to work modeling this for me

I also finally got around to taking some pictures of some new stash that I nabbed at a Fall Fiber Festival. It was a small affair, held in the parking lot of one of my favorite yarn stores. I love the buttery soft handpainted merino from Crafty In a Good Way. I had hoped she would be there, and she was! And, wouldn't you know it, just when I got to her booth, it began pouring. Of course, not having an umbrella, I had to stay there under her tent in order to stay dry, giving me lots of time for yarn-petting. And in the course of all that petting, I bonded quite closely with several of the skeins. Their colors were so rich and saturated in the middle of all that grey wetness. I wanted all of them, but had to settle for these 3:


Socks (eventually)



I can picture this turning into a Baby Surprise jacket

These skeins are literally Criquette-sized - each has over 500 yds.
Can't you just see this knitted up into a lacy fall stole?


Okay, I've let myself be distracted by the blog but it's time to get back to knitting. See ya'll later!

7 comments:

Channon said...

Lovely yarn there. Pretty little model you have too. Mugsy has to be asleep to model for me without looking pained...

Nichole said...

Great pics - beautiful yarn scores!

monnibo said...

I love the yarn photos with the cat! I did the same thing to my cat with the dishcloth.

Happy Knitting!

Sonya said...

Ooh I love the colors, can't wait to see the BSJ.

NH Knitting Mama said...

Great yarns in your pics - looks like you've got some great projects in the lineup!

Life's a Stitch said...

I think that dishcloth is too pretty to use,
Li

Violiknit said...

Very cute dishcloth, and you bonded with some very beautiful yarn!