Knit it, Violet!
Finished objects, works in progress, and lots of rambling about two sticks and some string...
Sunday, March 30, 2008
  Just a Sneak Peek
I finished my Wicked awhile back. Full FO post coming soon, but for now, here's a picture of me wearing it on my date with Kellen this weekend:
My first creme brulee

It's funny, I wore the first sweater I knit myself on the date where I had Creme Brulee for the first time. And I totally love both. More details soon!


Monday, March 17, 2008
  Knock it off!
I had seen the Banana Republic Knockoff Hat pattern floating around the internet, and while I thought it was cute, I had no burning desire to cast on. Then Karla came over to knit one day, and what do you know, she had one on the needles. And naturally, I had to cast one on. I am so weak. I can not resist chunky hat patterns. Or seed stitch. Or cute buttons. Or Karla's enabling. Pattern:Banana Republic Knockoff Hat. Yarn: Knitpicks Decadence in Tide. Needles: US 10.5, Brittanys.

I have a confession to make though. I knit this back in January, but I'm only blogging it now. I got so caught up in Kellen's sweater (blog post coming soon!) that everything else went blurry. It was a fun knit though. It's a little on the drapey side because of the Alpaca, but it's nice and warm! I definitely want to make more in the future. Mmmm...seed stitch and cute buttons! You can't go wrong.

Oh, yeah, and Happy St. Patrick's day. As a not-very-Irish American, the holiday isn't big in my house. But I am wearing a green sweater. And I am going to cook cabbage and potatoes for dinner. Celebrations are worth celebrating regardless, in my book. :)


Tuesday, March 11, 2008
  It's Tuesday, again?
I have a (big!) FO to post soon, but since I don't have any decent shots of it yet, here's what I'm working on right now:
wicked WIP
It's the Wicked Sweater from Zephyr Style, in Knitpicks Wool of the Andes, Claret Heather. Isn't that color gorgeous? My SP sent me two skeins and I loved it so much I bought more for this sweater. It was a gamble, and they're different dye lots but they match perfectly. Completely seamless transition. Karla and I are having a long distance knit along on this one.

And, because it's Tuesday:
eat tofu.
Here's my self portrait for the week. I just bought this shirt yesterday. The bottom part says, "Eat Tofu." I think having been a vegetarian for over half my life means I deserve a tshirt, right?

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Tuesday, March 04, 2008
  slouchy tuesday
As part of my 101 goals I decided I wanted to participate in Self Portrait Tuesday for a year (but on my own terms, not paying attention to their themes or guidelines unless I wanted to). And then there were the camera issues. Well, I finally got a new camera, so here's what I looked like today: Actually, I kind of cheated. Kellen took this picture. But I wanted to get my whole dorky outfit in. Why yes, Pippi Longstocking just happens to be my hero. How'd you know? And yes, I do own and wear Crocs. I don't believe in shame, so there.

But you're here for the knitting, right? See what's on my head? Pattern: Le Slouch by Wendy Bernard (pdf). Yarn: TLC Heathers. Needles: US 7, Susan Bates. Mods: Cast on about 10 extra stitches to account for big noggin' and smaller needles, only worked St st for about 4.75 inches before decreasing. I had this yarn in the stash from when I made Knitty's Wine Cozy for my aunt in 2005, and although it's a very squeaky acrylic, I love the pretty heathered color, and it was just sitting on the I have a pretty cute hat, and it only took a few days to knit. I think I'll be making more of these in different colors. Very handy for my awkward, growing-it-out hair.

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violet is a crafty girl with feminist values. knitting is her main squeeze, but she also flirts with sewing, embroidery, mosaics, jewelry making, block printing, and polymer clay. she's also been known to cook and garden. she loves a good thrift shop, teapots, and her boyfriend kellen.

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