Saturday, January 24, 2009

Scarf for the Doctor

Dr. Patrick found himself colder than expected after the move from LA to Boston/Cambridge, so I knitted him a scarf. Very Ivy League... yet retaining just a hint of the good 'ole Scarlet and Gray!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Veggease Moebius

Christie brought me the prettiest and softest sock yarn during her AGU visit back from South Africa. It was hand-dyed by Nurturing Fibres who also has an Etsy shop. I wanted to make something for myself, but the socks have been really slow going lately. I knitted this moebius instead, using the old shale lace pattern. It's rufflier than I expected, but the little orange glass beads I put in the last few rounds make up for that. The yarn looked like broccoli colors or peas, and I thought the orange carrot bits made a lovely neck salad.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tane the Kiwi

My awesome friend in New Zealand sent me this guy who I love so much I had to share. I will include the literature from his tag.

"Kiwi are the unique nocturnal flightless bird found only in New Zealand. They have a long beak with nostrils at the end specifically designed for finding their food on the forest floor. There are six species of kiwi, but today they are considered an endangered species and are protected.
Traditionally kiwi feathers were used for making maori cloaks which are considered taonga (treasures) and they carry the spirits of the birds.
Tane is named after the maori god of th eforest - Tane. Ledgend says he persuaded kiwi to lose his bright colored feathers and take care of the forest floor. In return Kiwi would become the symbol of Aotearoa (New Zealand). Tane has been tattooed with traditional moko on his beak and legs."

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Trapper Hat

I borrowed the pattern from Jen to make this chunky wool trapper hat for my uncle. I used Cascade Magnum and it was so nice to work with... almost like knitting up clouds (but dry). The dye is orange Kool Aid so he doesn't get shot in the head.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Feminine Gorilla Hat

Yet another unfortunately large hat, this one was supposed to be Fern Glade from the winter Knitty. I was making it with a specific person in mind, but since she's not a lady gorilla, I'm at a loss for what to do with the stupid thing. I was suspicious when I thought it might be big enough with many rounds to go, and quite sure of my error when I couldn't find a serving platter large enough to block it on. I might add a drawstring and call it a bag.

Thursday, January 8, 2009


This owl was a Christmas present for my friend in New Zealand. She is very smart, so I thought this wise guy was a good choice.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Back in the Cruz

I slept funny on the plane for a whole 20 minutes (a plane sleeping record for me, I'm usually wide awake for the entirety of trans-atlantic voyages) and my neck went wonky. Drats. Stay on the look-out for some new techniques in the next few weeks. My uncle Sonny needs kneewarmers.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Pair 'o Tams

These were knitted from Filatura di Crosa Baby Zarina that I overdyed with Kool Aid, for Evelyn and Emilie.