Sunday, November 30, 2008

Kitty Beret

Yes, you heard me right, kitty beret. There is an entire line of international cat hats at the blog Spindles and Spices. You see here Le Mieux, the french beret. I am currently catsitting these two lovely fellows Ulrich and Armstrong. I knew going in the odds of actual hat modeling were low.

In the end, this is the closest I ever got. I will take it home to try on my Mom's cat over Christmas.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Wavy Gravy

I roughly followed the idea of Cat Bordhi's Sage Rhythm Wrap for this scarf. It was a hostess gift for Thanksgiving related festivities. I love how the long color changes in the yarn made pretty lozenges. The alternate name for all you geologists out there would be the "Boudinage Moebius".

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Yarn Tourism: Bakersfield

Officially, I went to Bakersfield to check out stuff like what is pictured above. But you know what, if I drive 4-5 hours each way, there's no reason why I can't check out the local purveyors of yarn. In Bakersfield, this takes me to Classy Knits and Yarns.

They have a pretty good selection of yarn, plus embroidery supplies. The owner/operator was very nice and had more energy than I could muster in a month. There was a great big table to work at, which is always a big bonus in my mind, and a good schedule of fibrous gatherings. Check them out if you're in the area!

I bought even more sock yarn. This was too pretty to resist.

Monday, November 24, 2008


This is my favorite cat currently imprisoned at PetSmart. I call him Joebiden because of his tuft of white hair. If I was allowed to have a cat in my apartment, he would be my BFF. I will knit him some hats in anticipation of our eventual friendship.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Yarn Tourism: Felton?

Now I know what you're thinking, can you really call it tourism if you only drive 6 miles to Felton? I say yes. Any store other than home base is considered a foreign destination to me. So I have conducted my usual photographic reconnaissance of Luminous Threads in Felton, CA. They had lots of stuff in the 40% off area, and I picked up some Arucaina sock yarn, which I will share at a later date.

For those of you left wanting more, I will be visiting Classy Knits and Yarns next week in Bakersfield.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Envy Me!

Linda gave me a Tom Bihn Knitting Bag! And a grape pie! Envy me!!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


This picture doesn't quite do justice to the shiny rayon wraps. I'm such a sucker for a little sparkle, and they were in the 40% off section. It was a must buy.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Fibonacci is Finished!

I finally finished these "Fibonacci's Rib" socks for the Sneller. I'm afraid they won't fit, and even if they do, they'll wear through too quickly. We'll just have to wait and see.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

The Moebius Electric

The colors of this Noro sock yarn are so bright, every time I hit the blue stripe, I yelled "Electric Company!!!!" Why? Because I can. (nod to the intrepid if not obstinate Evelyn)
I am currently wearing the lovely scarf to cover a burrito drip stain on my brand new shirt.

Saturday, November 8, 2008


I've been busy, so here's a quick piccy of some yarn. It's Austermann bambou soft ready to make a super warm Koolhass.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Staying Awake

How do I stay awake when it looks like this outside? Brightly colored yarn, that's how.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


In commemoration of the removal of my broken thumb splinty-thing, I am working intermittently on some scarlet and gray entrelac. The yarn is the most beautiful kettle dyed bamboo courtesy of Crowe in ZA. I have been thinking about this yarn for well over a year, trying and frogging things... but this is pefect!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Second Moebius Experiment

I had bought this yarn because I loved the color, but had no idea what to do with it. It's 100% wool, and supposedly good for felting... but sport or DK weight. I'm not sure why you go to the bother of felting for anything less than worsted. Anywho, I made another Cat Bordhi Moebius scarf, this time with a little lace. It turned out pretty well, and I'm going to keep it. YES you heard me right... I knit it for myself!