Tuesday, August 18, 2009

#7 - STASH

From Knitting, etc.

it looks like i may have spoken too soon. the boyfriend returned from turkey with more than a few balls of yarn in his suitcase. look at how gorgeous this stuff is!

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he brought 45 balls of a cashmere and bamboo blend in lots of great colors - really saturated plums and greens; pretty pale pinks and blues; and creamy pastels perfect for someone's niece to be. my yarn stash was already bursting at the seams, so it looks like i need to get the needles moving asap.

The front window of The Needle Lady in Charlottesville, VA
via The Needle Lady Blog

he ended up adding a few more skeins to my collection this past weekend on a visit to charlottesville. while on the downtown mall, we went to the needle lady, an adorable LYS where i snagged 4 skeins of debbie bliss baby cashmerino for a tiny striped hat and sweater for a tiny little one on the way. these are my first official baby knits, so i'm excited to have at it - and this kid will surely be spoiled with lots of handmade gifts.

and i have a feeling that even more yarn purchases will be made this weekend in nyc. finished work is on the way.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


From Random

i am always tired when i wake up in the morning. no way around it, really... but this morning, i was even a little more groggy than usual - likely because i stayed up studying, knitting, and baking.

i'm not much of a baker. it requires more precision than i care to attempt. but when i saw the loveliest of plum cakes on one of my favorite knit blogs out there, it seemed like the perfect 'welcome home' for a certain mister who is currently on a plane from istanbul.

From Random

i better get some amazing turkish cotton yarn for this.

Monday, August 10, 2009


isn't it funny how summer has this way of speeding things up and slowing them down at the same time? life has felt really full right now - the days are so busy and hectic, exciting and tiring, and despite being stressed, i can't really complain. when i reflect, everything this season has been completely unexpected, but it seems that life is shifting on my own terms for once.

but what i really mean to say here is this - i am terribly sorry (to the 7 of you who actually read this) that i've turned out to be such a horribly inconsistent blogger/knitter/maker/do-er of things. i've come with the best of intentions. i realize that life will never slow down, but i will continue knitting and sewing and photographing and thinking about new things to create. i have some really big plans up my sleeves. that's the only promise i can keep.

with that, here is some of my undeniably slow progress on the yarn-front:

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the springtime bandit is complete! this is probably my favorite FO thus far, for good reasons - this yarn is luxurious, the acid yellow color is perfect for the early spring, and it was a really fun pattern to knit.

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i only had 4 skeins for this, so i had to cut out a few sections of the beautiful lace rows in the edging. oh right, and i have short hair now.

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also working on the silk kerchief, also from kate of the fibre co. i love how the noro silk garden yarn is striping so perfectly. i'm on a triangular scarf kick, lately. this one will be excellent with blazers in the autumn, no?

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i waited the longest time to get the perfect yarn for my clapotis! i love love love this yarn, and it was quite a splurge - impressionist regal silk in paris rain. i cannot wait to see how this piece turns out, but here's a peek at my progress.

there are a few other projects on the needles right now, but i'll save those for some FO photos. and i'll be back around these parts of the interweb more often, fingers crossed.