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Design of the times…

In Uncategorized on October 31, 2008 at 3:54 pm

I am in the process of designing a pattern for a stuffed animal of Frodo, the printing cat (actual stuffed animal will not come with real printing action).  If you’d like to track Frodo’s progress, visit my Ravelry projects.  Focusing my attention on this project has been a welcome distraction from the research paper I’ve been trying to write for three years.

Gedifra’s Tecno Hair is the perfect yarn for this project. It captures the length, softness and that “just woke up” look cats strive to achieve. “Gedifra has pumped out Tecno Hair yarns for ages,” I thought to myself, “it will be perfect.”

And, with those magical words, Gedifra discontinued it’s Tecno Hair line.

If anyone out there has alternate suggestions, I welcome your thoughts. Until then, methinks my budding design career in knitted items will be on hold.  I will resume knitting for pleasure, for myself and all unsuspecting friends and relatives.

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Clapotis for Christina

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2008 at 5:31 pm

In an effort to reduce my stash, I am knitting a clapotis for a friend with the leftover Rowan 4ply Soft from the Layered Skater’s Top. It is deeply satisfying, verging on cathartic, to drop stitches and intentionally unravel rows of work. (The only bummer is the name sounds like a venereal disease. I keep thinking, “I’m giving my friend the clap.”)

After Veronik Avery, I’m a huge fan of Kate Gilbert‘s work. Her Twist Collective project recently launched and it’s a brilliant start with a promising future. Marnie MacLean, Veronik Avery, Ysolda Teague and others. What’s not to love here?

‘Tis the season…

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2008 at 4:12 pm

A few years ago, I knit intricate ornaments for friends from two-color graphics from Knitting Folk Mittens.  They were lovely. I’m trying to muster the persistance to knit them again.

In the meantime, I’m pondering more pears.

If anyone else has suggestions for ornaments and small knitted holiday gifts, I welcome your ideas!

Layered Skater’s Undertop: Finished

In finished, layered skater's undertop, sweater on October 6, 2008 at 3:57 am
It’s DONE!!

Oh, the places you’ll go…

In layered skater's undertop, sweater, travel on October 5, 2008 at 6:28 pm

Where in the world has this sweater been?

Ashland, OR

Portland, OR

Seattle, WA
Tacoma, WA
Hyannis, MA

JFK Airport, NYC

Boston, MA

Providence, RI

Ottawa, Ontario

Dekalb, NY