Friday, February 23, 2007

I'm lazy... there are no photos to accompany this post. I am forging ahead with my new flamingo, which will be a b-day gift for my sister. And I'm putzing around with my Hanging Gardens Lace Stole. I'm using Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud laceweight. This will be only the second piece I'm working on using real laceweight yarn. I've knit other lace, but using DK, sport or worsted. I find this much more difficult. Perhaps also because the pattern repeat is like 40-something rows long, AND I'm not a chart fan. I understand the attraction people have to charts, but I don't want to carry an entire chart around. Instead I carry a stack of index cards with each row written out and held together with a ring. When I finish a row I flip the card. That way I don't have to guess where I am. In this case, too, the wrong side rows are all purl. So I only have to note the patterned rows. Note the title of the posting.

In other "news" my Knit Picks "purse" lost an eye. This is the little clutch like piece that attached to the outside of the larger bags. The metal eye just plum pulled out. So I called KP customer service, and as is their rep, they were more than gracious. The only problem is that they are not selling the purse part separately anymore. What the heck is up with that? The customer service person couldn't tell me what was going on so I think I'm going to send them an email because it just doesn't make sense. They gave me credit for the purse, and that is that. I'm really disappointed because I am really liking these bags. I am hauling them everywhere.

Monday, February 12, 2007

One more time....

I tried to organize this post on Friday, and found that I did something amazingly wrong. Instead of a graphic and some text, I got text interspersed with html image code. I have no idea how that happened.

But here we have yet another bmarie bucket hat, modeled by Orsis, my favorite model. You can see that Orsis doesn't care about his robust figure. I like that. Along with the hat is...yes...another mobius scarf. So now this makes three, and ya'll won't believe this, but yes, I have another on my mind. But I'm still working on the lace-one repeat done! And another new project. This one a sibling of an earlier piece. It's going great guns, and I'm shocked at how quickly it is moving along. So soon, I'll have something new to show.

Meantime we are dry and frigid here, but eureka! Tommorrow we are looking forward to snow. All our cars are a mess. Mine still has a "bra" on it. I was pretty good about taking it off and washing the thing to keep the finish from getting messed up, but it has been just too cold to wash anything. The entire vehicle is now covered with a layer of road dirt and salt like I just cannot believe. You can't get in or out with getting filthy. I hate this time of year.