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19 April 2007 @ 02:06 pm

Mary Read Memorial Scarf Knit-along

In honor of Mary Read, a student and knitter who died Monday at Virginia Tech.

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21 March 2006 @ 11:34 am
Well, even though I have had the pictures for a while, I have finally gotten around to posting my knit_olympics project. One WIP for each, then FOs of fronts and backs and then some yarn pictures :-)

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[X-Posted to personal journal niaskywalk and knitlikeapirate
08 March 2006 @ 08:46 am
I got a picture in email today of my nieces in their "Olympic Sweaters"...

Ani and CeliaCollapse )
03 March 2006 @ 09:38 am
Is www.knittyboard.com not working for anyone else???
01 March 2006 @ 08:25 am
Yes, I know the Olympics are over, but in the spirit of friendship I offer you:

Dydd Gwyl Dewi hapus!
Happy Saint David's Day!
01 March 2006 @ 07:24 am
*squee* Got my certificate... :)

It does say "Alitius" where it should say "Altius"... I think it's cute... lol
28 February 2006 @ 08:14 am
It's been a couple of days since the knit Olympics have finished and happy to say i finished on time. I knitted a pair of simple socks because i just can't fit anything more complicated 1- in my book bag or 2- into my schedule. While i was knitting my first sock i was so excited that i had posted pictures, emailed pictures, practically printed them and pasted them on the walls. The upside, i received a lot of compliments, the downside, my mom called dibs. So as i was weaving in ends she snatched them out of my hands...okay maybe not as dramatic but she was quite excited to have hand knit socks. However, in the motherly snatching of said socks, i never got a picture of them completed. Soooo

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Current Mood: optimisticFinished
27 February 2006 @ 08:47 pm
I finished mine in plenty of time, startlingly. The biggest challenge with Kiri is the yarn, really. You just can't easily rip Kidsilk Haze. After a false start, I came to a successful conclusion, and rewarded myself with time with my neglected spinning wheel. After completing Peacock Feathers, it was -so- easy to read the lace and the mistakes I'd made before I'd gotten too far. I can spot mistakes, and any experienced knitter probably would also, but you'd have to be close to see it. The fuzziness of the yarn hides mistakes well. The KSH giveth, the KSH taketh away. I only completed eleven repeats, but I was afraid I was going to run out of yarn!

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Current Mood: accomplished
27 February 2006 @ 03:13 pm
Good: So I won. Go me. I finished my Clapotis yesterday around 3 and only had the two ends to weave in. I took it to work today so that everyone could pet it and see its lusciousness after hearing me yammer on and on about it. (Malabrigo worsted merino in what looks like Tuareg but is really emerald... sort of a dusky bluish green.) It's soft and snuggly and pretty and feels wonderful.

Not-so-good: Of course, as I suspected, it's too short on my Amazon frame. I may be able to block it, but as it stands it won't stay wrapped unless I keep my arms clenched at my sides. And, naturally, if I wanted to go back and make it longer, I'd not only have to buy another skein and hope it matched, but I'd have to rip out the entire decrease triangle and reconstruct the dropped stitches. This did occur to me earlier in the game, but I wanted to finish.

Maybe I will just buy a scarf pin and send it up to my great-grandma after all. I just feel so bummed out. Great yarn, not enough time or supplies, tough to figure out while knitting if it will work out in the end.

(x-posted to ohsochewy)
27 February 2006 @ 12:58 pm
Well, I didn't finish.

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