Friday, September 16, 2005

Can you keep a secret?

Picture heavy post!

Hi there, Secret Pal! It was good hearing from you. Now I'll add my plea to others I've been reading this week. Please, please, please don't drop me like a hot potato (or more accurately, like my SP5 pal did) -- it really depresses a girl. But I'm totally sure you won't be like that.

Speaking of secret pals, here's some stitch markers from Sandra Strain (no blog, so I can't link to her)

and from a Stitch Marker Secret Pal in Nesconset, NY. Aren't the charm adorable? Especially the yarn and needles.

(Note: I've moved the camera away. Still not getting good pics of stitch markers. Must. Try. Harder.)

Amble v.2 fits Mr. Arches Higher than a Mickey D on the Empire State Building Observation Deck. Yes! Time to finish this baby and go on to sock #1, which will be reknit as sock #2.

Why is it that whenever I knit a Clapotis it turns into a rush job? First was my Clap, which needn't have been a rush job if I'd bothered paying attention when I read the pattern. Then the Middle Teen saw what I was knitting for her and wistfully stated, "If that were finished by the weekend, I could take it on our school trip to Zefat with me and show it to all my friends." So I knit like a fiend and -- whew -- had it blocking Thursday morning. (Pardon't the state of the Oldest Teen's floor. He is a teenaged boy, after all.)

Speaking of the Middle Teen, look what she made for the Oldest Teen:

It's the logo of the World Ju-Jitsu Federation; the Oldest Teen is a member of the Israeli branch.

The Sockotta socks? The ones stalled at 99% on my WIP list for about a month? Done. Why do I always put off Kitchenering? It's really not all that bad.

And since I cast off on one project, I had to cast on for another, the Alien Illusion Scarf from Stitch 'n Bitch. Made with a MC of black and a CC of glow-in-the-dark yarn from Caroline Homespun.

The only problem is the glow-in-the-dark yarn. Yarn? More like roving:

Unpsun fibers. What a joy to knit with. I sure hope the kid appreciates the scarf when it's done.


Janjan said...

Awesome kippah. I am impressed!

emy said...

Zira's arrived! Thanks for the sweets :)