Thursday, September 30, 2010

Obama Yarn

And just to prove the point, lookee what someone over on Ravelry* did with my blog post. Funneee!

Can't see it? Look closer.

(Link needs a Ravelry account. If you're a knitter, go get one.)


Friday, September 24, 2010

You Know You Knit Too Much II

...when you see this on your national news website (RTE) and think that President Obama is worried about yarn.

Seriously. I did.

(Betcha it's Kitchener Stitch that's the problem.)


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ah Jane!

I love Jane Austen.

Yes, I know, that's not exactly startling news, (or even interesting you may say), but I cast my net wider than dear Jane. I love the whole Georgian & Regency Periods too. Beau Brummel, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Count of Monte Cristo...everything from the French Revolution to the Crescents of Bath. I love it all.

I love the history, architecture, fashions, furniture, textiles, wallpaper, social etiquette and even the politics. And they do all come together rather nicely in Ms Austen's work, one must allow.

Recently I treated myself to these treasures: (Book Depository links)

Jane Austen's Sewing Box

and this

Jane Austen Fashion: Fashion and Needlework in the Works of Jane Austen

Tippets, cravats, muslin and lace.

I'm having the lovliest time.


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Franklin does it again

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening (delete as appropriate). I hope you are well.

May I direct your attention to this.

Love it.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Beach Knitting 2010

Now there's something to add to this and this from the previous Beach Knitting series. Here is the Beach Knitting 2010*.

This is the curent design project knit in King Cole Bamboo Cotton, purchased here. This project has taken months and months and MONTHS of thinking, charting and swatching but is finally in the finishing stages. Well, Stage 1 of the finishing stages I guess. There's a tricky construction issue that I haven't begun to solve.

S'funny, I just realised that both of the previous beach knits have become self-published Ravelry patterns - Miss Potter Mittens and the Ashford Cowl. Perhaps that augurs well for this one.

Maybe beaches are lucky. Let's hope.

PS: that's a knit project bag made for me by my Knitting Mama, a.k.a. The Bag Lady. She makes them to order. If you'd like to order one (they're reasonably priced), just give a shout in the comments.