Sunday, September 23, 2007

Clapotis progress

I am two rows into the first repeat on the straight rows. I really do like how the andean silk is working up. Such a nice drape and so soft! I am excited to get to the first place I get to drop a stitch. Almost like a present waiting for me, egging me on to keep going in the pattern.

I checked my guage and I'm getting 4.5 spi on size US 8s, so I am just going to stick with that since the pattern calls for 4.75 spi, I figure that's close enough for this item for me. In a diagonal row with 106 sts, it means I'll get 23.5" rather than 22.3" - that's close enough for me.

Friday, September 21, 2007

OTN: did I mention SCATTERED?

I feel like I have a million things on the needles (OTN) right now, but even more in my ravelry queue just egging me on. I NEED to make myself stop casting things on, because I get interested in them and leave the old projects as UFOs - and then decide I don't like the UFOs enough to finish, so I frog them. That's ALOT of wasted knitting time.

1. Lattice Stitch Socks for DH based on Charlene Schurch's More Sensational Knitted Socks book - WW oatmeal wool ease - just finished the gusset on sock#2. And now the picture:


2. Clapotis - Andean Silk in a yummy dark green - just finished the setup rows.

3. Sweetheart dress for A - WW acrylic - has been hibernating FOREVER

4. Little Turtle Knits (LTK) Picky Pants longies for E - aran BFL from Jessica at Baby Black Sheep custom dyed for me by Carrie at mr & ms lil pocket pants to match a custom embroidered longsleeved tshirt from Carrie. Here's a pick of the T and colorway:


5. Fibertrends Kids Felted Clogs for A. Also hibernating FOREVER. Picture:


6. And last, but certainly not least... Breeze Socks for ME!

Breeze Socks

Back to knitting!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

PSA: cloth pads

I have heard LOADS of good things about this free pattern, so I thought I'd pass on the news. I just printed out the pantyliner instructions and pattern PDF to try. Not that I need them right now - haven't seen PPAF yet, thank goodness - but it will be good to have them ready ahead of time as backup for my diva cup, which has to be the best invention EVER.

Get sewing!

And oh yeah... benefits of cloth pads.

On the BlogWagon

Yep, on the BlogWagon. I never thought myself the type to start a blog, but I stumbled across this signup and ended up with a blog before I really new what had overcome me.

I am AmyJ on Ravelry. If you haven't yet heard of Ravelry, you must be hiding in the dark ages. Get thyself over there and SIGN UP. You'll simultaneously thank me and curse me once you get in and see what all the fuss is about. Really.

I am early-30s, married to J, mama of two little girls - A who is 3 years old and is the perfect little angelic demon and E who is 4.5 months old and just rolled over for the first time last night and appears to have a tooth that will be making it's hideous presence soon known.

I am a cloth diapering, sewing, cloth diaper sewing, knitting, crocheting, breastfeeding, pumping, attachment parenting, semi-cosleeping, recycling, WOHM. How's that for enough labels? Have I painted myself into a corner now? I'm sure you have me all figured out by now.

Hi, my name is Amy, I'm a Gemini. My favorite flower is the Jacqueminot Rose. I enjoy long walks on the beach and romantic poetry read by the fire.

Enough about me, on with the knitting.

I have a million and one things on the needles - and am going to add one more thing... a Clapotis in a lace-weight. Conjoined Creations Pastimes in the Winds of Change colorway, to be specific. 100% soysilk yumminess. 800 yards of pure heaven. And it's not pink. Not even close. Not one iota. I picked up this yarn very recently at A Wool Gathering outside of Yellow Springs, Ohio. A friend and I and assorted small creatures drove down and spent the day rolling in the goodness that is yarn and fiber. Well, not really rolling, although I am completely convinced that they would have understood (being fiber junkies themselves), and actually envied our fearlessness, but probably thrown us out. The icing on the cake that was this day - CINNAMON ice cream at Young's Jersey Dairy.

To keep me on track with this project, I am joining the Second Wave Clapotis KAL. They have some hard work ahead of them keeping me on track and honest.

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