29 December 2007
27 December 2007
I finished it on Christmas Eve! I just need to get my hands on it again so I can take a decent pic. I realize that you may not know I was working on this because I didn't blog it "just in case." But if you spend time on Ravelry or flickr then you've probably already seen this.
Here's a WIP picture with better light and an actual camera.
Pattern: Komi Cap from Mostly Mittens
Yarn: Knit Picks Palette
Needles: Addi Turbo US0
Time to Complete: I don't quite remember but I think it was about 20 days, def less than a month.
I'm a little worried that it's a smidge big for the recipient but I don't think he'll tell me so.
This is by far my most satisfying knit yet.
For the truly nerdy, here's a picture of the guts.
22 December 2007
19 December 2007
Yet another WIP.
The first of these is done but I need to redo the thumb because it's too tight. This WIP is also on hold until after the Hat of Insanity is done.
Pattern: Herringbone Mittens with Poms
Yarn: Cascade 220 (left over from the Sheep & Wool hat)
Needles: US4 & US6
18 December 2007
16 December 2007
Well, I woke up this morning to find this:
11 December 2007
CPH is finally done! (and it only took a year)
I took this pic with my phone, there will be better pictures soon.
This is my first complete adult sweater and I love it. Seriously, it is so fucking awesome I may never take it off. Now, that being said, I may never make another sweater like this. I HATE the sewing up bit and quite frankly I'm not really that good at it. I do try to look at it as a way to better showcase my knitting, blah, blah, it doesn't matter.
Yarn: Jo Sharp Silk Road DK
Needles: US 5 and US 7 (I think)
Time to knit: a year!
Mods: I substituted a different yarn which also meant I had to change needles to get gauge. I did a single cable up each sleeve rather than a double which I felt would be too bulky.
My favorite part? Check out these awesome buttons! These are handmade by a local man named Francis who got the idea after his wife asked him to make some buttons for one of her projects. I bought mine here but I've also seen them here.
04 December 2007
30 November 2007
- The first x-ray image was taken by Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen in 1895, the image was of his wife's hand.
- In 1889, Louis Glass installed the first jukebox in the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco. The original name for it was "nickel-in-the-slot".
- In 1995, the first fully computer-generated animated film debuted--Toy Story!
Posted by E to the M at 9:36 AM
28 November 2007
K and I have been very into wall decals lately. We've been poking around the interwebs looking for cool designs like these and these. Little did I know that there was something out there that would appeal to my most basic needs...
knitting wall decal
Originally uploaded by guessica.
26 November 2007
21 November 2007
I just shared this story with a friend and now I'm sharing it with you.
I thought this would get easier but it hasn't, it just gets different. I wish you were here every day to guide us. I miss your laugh and your smile, you sarcasm and your sweetness, your infinite patience and generosity. I dream about you when I can sleep and I think of you all day. I wish you were home right now so you could tell me that you want to cook this Thursday but you want to cook ham, not turkey and I'd show up with fresh veggies and hide your canned ones. Later you'd ask me to get you a Diet Coke and then get mad when I brought you water. And I'd sit on your lap like I was still a little girl and give you a big hug and tell you how much I love you and we'd both talk about how we should visit more often.
18 November 2007
15 November 2007
I'm off to Boston tomorrow to get some color added to my tattoo. Check flickr tomorrow to see pics I send from the phone. In the mean time check out these FOs, lest you think I didn't actually knit any more.
One day I will get out of work before the sun sets. In the mean time you'll have to live with this.
Pattern: Koolhaas from IK Holiday 2007
Yarn: Shokay in meadow
Needles: US5, 3.75mm and US7 4.5mm
This was originally knit for my friend but I think the design is to feminine for him so it will go to my sister for Solstice. It should go with the gift I knit last year. If you knit hat I suggest you learn to cable without a needle, it will make the job go much faster.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Yarn: Lamb's Pride Burly Spun in orange you glad, 1 skein
Stitch: seed stitch over 15 sts with the first of each row slipped
Needles: Bamboo US15, 10mm
Inspired by: This awesome knitter
Time to knit: 2 evenings
13 November 2007
12 November 2007
I'd have sworn I'd be
shaking or sniveling.
And I sure didn't expect
I've never been in a limousine.
I've had better than fame.
Who needs the pressure?
As for fortune, I'm filthy.
That's why I'm laughing.
I've had so much love:
the giving, the getting.
And it's too late.
No one can take it away!
And I've had the pain
to help me appreciate it.
Thank God for the pain!
Easy for me to say
now that I'm going!
But no, seriously,
the kicks in the teeth,
the gut, the rugs
pulled out, slammed doors,
Without them, I'd
never have recognized
plain eyes shining,
happy to see me.
Do I want more?
Of course I want more!
I always want more
of everything: money, hugs,
lovemaking, art, butter,
woods, flowers, the sea,
M&Ms, chips, tops, bottoms,
trips -- I did give up drinking --
time, sure, and yes,
I'd like to see
if there are any.
I'd like to see my books
but more has never
been good for me anyway.
Enough -- that's what I've
always needed to learn,
and is there a better way?
So this laughter
I had to work up to
through so many tears,
it just keeps coming
like a fountain, a spray.
Let it light on you
as I'm driven away.
08 November 2007
I also found pattern notes which I greatly appreciate because I know the pattern had to be resized for my ginormous foot. I love the changes she made, especially the meandering trail of knits between the purls! And did you see that star toe? Gorgeous.
Hmmm, what else? Lovely notecards with scarf patters on them, tea, bee and flower soap (I love bee and flower) and copious amounts of chocolate.
I love everything in this little box! I have to go cast on now, I have another sock to knit.
Minty: flickr, Ravelry, blog
07 November 2007
I'm going to see Stars in Montreal on my birthday! Thank you, Reba.
I've really been digging a lot of Canadia Indie music lately and thought I'd share a little bit with you. I am especially loving Wolf Parade. Hype Machine has some links up. So stop what you're doing (reading my blog) and go there right now to check them out.
Originally uploaded by PatrickKErby.
06 November 2007
I finally finished the sock for my single sock swap partner! Pardon the terrible lighting, it was late and we only have about 5 minutes of sun anyway.
Pattern: Rococo Socks
Yarn: Regia Silk 4-ply
Needles: US1 DPN
Time to complete: 5 days
I love the yarn, it held up well to multiple froggings and was a Child's Silk Sock, Drunken Bee and finally, a Rococo Sock. I also love the pattern and will definitely be making a pair for myself.
You're supposed to repeat the 4 row cuff pattern 3 times but I excluded the last k2, p2 row and bound off because I was running out of yarn. That little bit of yarn you see in the pic was all I had left. I knit 8 pattern repeats on the foot and the leg of the sock. I used a US5 to bind off.
I also included a GoKnit Pouch and a set of US1 rosewood DPN. I hope the sock fits and she likes everything.
I've also been doing some mobile photoblogging. I like that I can take pictures of something that I think is funny or interesting and send it to flickr via my phone. Awesome.
Wow Papa John's is going to be my new pharmacy.
Biker in front of me at the natual foods store.
In tattoo news I'm getting some more in on the 17th!
02 November 2007
Originally uploaded by LABFILMLA.
A few people have asked what projects my dad worked on so here's a quick list. It's not complete but you get the idea.
It Rained All Night the Day I Left (1980)
Quest for Fire (La Guerre de feu) (1981)
The Bay Boy (Un Printemps Sous la Neige) (1984)
Keeping Track (1985)
The Boy in Blue (La Race des Champions) (1986)
The Art of War (L’Art de la Guerre) (2000)
Blacktop (La Route de la peur) (2000)
Interstate 60 (2002)
TV Movies & Shows:
Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (1992)
Due South (1994 & 1997)
The Hunchback (1997)
Joan of Arc (1999)
Crossed Over (2002)
The Best Years (2007)
Posted by E to the M at 2:43 PM
30 October 2007
Know what makes me feel better when I'm down? Hand knit socks! After returning from Toronto, I found these awesome socks (and other goodies) waiting for me. My Sock It To Me pal, Ann (blog Ravelry), knit me these beautiful socks that fit perfectly.
The pattern is from More Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch and the yarn is Claudia Hand Painted in the colorway Eat Your Veggies.
Ann Also sent a package for Elah. She was beside herself when she discovered that part of the package was for her.
I feel totally spoiled. Here's what else was in the box. A beautiful pouch filled with all manner of tea,
shortbread cookie mix and A First Treasury of Knitting Patterns (can you believe it!?),
a skein of STR medium in Farmhouse (I love the colorway!).
Seriously, Ann, you went above and beyond and really made a difference in how I was feeling. I immediately put the socks on and even slept with them on (unheard of!) that night. Thank you.
In my own knitting news, I completed an EZ Baby Sweater on Two Needles (Ravelry). It was my grief knitting. I figured what better way to work through it than by knitting something for a new life.
Yarn: 2.5 skeins, Rowan Wool Cotton
Source: Kaleidoscope Yarns
Needles: Addi Turbo US 5 crics
Date Started: 20 October 2007
Date Finished: 28 October 2007
Up next: I am furiously trying to finish my SSS sock by Thursday.