American Wool Series

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Clapotis II

This is Clap #2 and the first one I've knit for myself. The colors are washed out in the photo but in reality it's much darker - more blackish bluish than lavender-gray. The yarn is BMFA Luscious Silk in the Thraven colorway from the Raven series. I knit it with a little less than two balls and made it slightly narrower and much longer. It's my new favorite thing I've made for myself.

The new podcast is up here and it should be up on iTunes soon. Sorry it took so long, circumstances arose between the two of us and things have been hectic. Enjoy.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Out and About

I've been running around doing fun things the last couple of days. Yesterday was spent at Folklife Festival where I ate my way through almost every kind of African food...and then some. It was fairly hot (probably very hot for most Seattleites) and there were a lot of bad clothing choices made by people apparently suffering from heat stroke. Yikes, can I just say that short shorts and ugg boots have never and will never look good together? And it's probably a bad thing when your top is almost covering said short shorts. Food was great, music was great, and despite the slathering of spf 45 I managed to freckle a bit more and get some pink in my cheeks.
Today was spent with some fellow knitters on a ferry ride over to Bainbridge Island where I ate a most delish lunch (salmon burger and strawberry lemonade) and did a bit of shopping. I picked up some super cute buttons for impending baby projects and a couple of yards of seriously cute cotton fabric for a summer skirt (elastic waistbands will be my friend this summer). Bolstered by an afternoon snack of blackberry ice cream we headed back toward the ferry terminal and I'm now feeling the urge to nap after all of the good food and exercise. Lovely, lovely days in Seattle.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Hideous Monkey

I finished these up about a month ago and am not exactly pleased with the finished pair. Maybe it's the color combination, which I was so in love with in the skein but now feel a bit shruggy about. In any case it was my first pair knit two at a time on one long circular and my first pair of Monkey socks.

Specs: BMFA mediumweight STR in Rocky Horror. Knit on a 40 inch #2 circular.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Out of the Abyss

Sorry about the blog-silence lately - all I have to say is that the universe has been up to some major fiddling with my life. I left my less-than-fulfilling job a while ago and got hired at my LYS (which I love) and recently started training for a temp/part-time position which required me to be at an actual office (until today); hence the quiet over the last two weeks. I also recently found out that the Man and I are going to have a little addition to the family running around sometime in December. After a couple of weeks of two jobs, doctor appointments, and the requisite morning sickness and perpetual tiredness I just wasn't up to much of anything. So there you go, some real excuses for my lazy-bones blogging. I do have knitting to share and am hoping to snap some pictures if the camera agrees not to run out of batteries.

P.S. I'm not planning on detailing the progress of my pregnancy on my blog. I'm a woman with boundaries well in place and too much information is just that - too much information. However, I can't promise a complete lack of baby content because there may be some knitting going on for the little one.