Thursday, July 24, 2008

knitting, but not taking pictures

Yes, I'm knitting, strangely enough. I haven't taken any pics of my clapotis, though, because it pretty much looks like every other clap made with Lorna's Laces L&L in Watercolor. Usually I like to think about my pattern and yarn choice, and make a combination that's fairly unique, but with this one, using the suggested yarn limits originality, considering it's one of the most popular patterns on Ravelry.

I finally decided to try and see what it felt like to ditch the stitch markers and use the purls to mark the drop stitches. I'm purling them on the right side, rather than knitting them on the wrong side, for two reasons: 1. My rhythm gets broken to knit through the back loop, so throwing a purl in the middle is absolutely unnoticeable, and 2. I like to purl back, and am rather speedy at it, so removing the stitch markers makes it marginally faster. I'm hoping that this will make the second half of it go much quicker, considering I only have a little over 2 months to get it done. You'd think that'd be plenty of time, but the kiddo has decided to forego his naptime (at only 3 months old), and it's making the afternoons rather challenging ;-)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Check out this contest...

I haven't really done any serious lace knitting, but this would definitely help me along - go visit Domestic Miss and check out the contest (and the blog too!)


Friday, July 11, 2008

Meme mosaic

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name.

1. Ellen, 2. extra cheesy salami and mushroom pizza:), 3. Riverview High School, 4. pink gadgets, 5. Salve, sono Hugh Laurie!, 6. 99 bottles of wine on the wall., 7. Cabot Trail, Cape Breton., 8. tropical tricolour cake, 9. Professor Charles Francis Xavier, 10. Snowmen family in TX, 11. Sleepy Baby, 12. For Ellen and Aletia