Thursday, January 24, 2008

these are from work

i don't know who made them or where they come from (i'm guessing south america somewhere from the llamas or alpacas and the style of dress on the peeps). they are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO wicked cool though. there are two of them. they're covered by glass (hence the reflection of the flash). they're also pretty big. a few feet wide by a few feet high.

a going away neckwarmer for nancy

pattern: my own (all garter). i'd share but i didn't write it down. i just made one end fatter than the other. i started at the wider end, decreased a bit as i went along and put three button holes in the skinnier end. i used a basic wool (the green) and the other yarn with thingies coming out of it. i pulled all the thingies that ended up on the wrong side to the right side (you can use a crochet hook, but i happened to use a wooden pick that is used for garnishes on beverages (you know olives in your martini). it's fairly thick and i'm sure will keep nancy nice and toasty!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

i defy you NOT to get up and dance!

sunday with daler mehndi (yes, i've posted it before in my other blogs but c'mon, you can't have enough of this)

Thursday, January 17, 2008

i got my new circular knitting needle case

yesterday! it was a special order from the etsy shop of


it's got 24 (that's right TWENTY - FOUR) pockets

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Thursday, January 10, 2008

i came across this picture

and HAD to post it

from the museum of arts and design radical lace and subversive knitting (show ended in june of 2007)
Althea Merback, Gloves, 2005 Wire-knitted silk Collection Kentucky Gateway Museum Center

Monday, January 7, 2008

i just stumbled upon

the most fascinating and cool thing

gail ann lambert's (under the direction of dr cynthia istook) thesis on the history of the knit sweater
(for north carolina state university)
The Taxonomy of Sweater Structures and Their Origins.

(i've not read it all yet - but i will!!!)