Monday, February 19, 2007

Oh. My. God.

It is the most sumptuous fibre in the history of knitting, that's all. Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk. 80% baby alpaca, 20% silk and so soft it makes you want to cry. Or knit like a fiend. And my darling Karen had it on sale - can't go wrong! I've already picked out the pattern (check it here), and since I just have the sleeves to go on the Grecian Plait sweater, I can start any day.
Oh, I'm so excited!!!
Oy, I need to get a life.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Baby, baby

My sister emailed me 2 pics of the ultrasound of my almost-ready neice. One was a very cute little foot. The other was something resembling the ghost in the basement of the New York Public Library flying at Ray, Egon and Venkman in Ghostbusters. But it inspired me, anyway! And 2 days later, here is the completed Anouk, done in cottonlicious.
My mum thinks that all baby things should be knit in icky pastels. I think she'll change her mind when she sees this brilliant little bit!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


Yes, it still needs buttons. So sue me. In my books, it's finished. Which is good, because I believe the recipient was born this weekend. At least, she was due on Sunday! But the '1 year' size was requested, so it's not like they'll be putting it on her right away.
Yay, one more thing off the 'on the needles' list!

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

I love quick knits!

Gotta love speedy knits! I'm almost done the back of the Grecian Plait sweater. I've done some adjustments - I did some hip shaping, and when I do the front, I'll add in some short rows to give the girls some extra room. If you have an hourglass shape like I do, and you're a Big Girl, you to check out Big Girl Knits. I'm not a huge fan of most of the patterns, but the information on measurements and short rows and other stuff is more than worth the price. The sweater is going to be a bit small, but I've lost 7 inches at the gym in the past 6 or 7 weeks, so it will fit! Some day.