Tuesday, November 08, 2005


Well, it's raining. The perfect time to post. Outside it is cold and bleary, and inside I sit with my warm cup of tea. It also makes a wonderful way of procrastinating my 10 page paper and my Latin translation for tomorrow (though Catullus is quite fun, once you get to know him).
This weekend we went to a wonderful jazz preformance by one of Erin's friends from the mall. We had a few drinks (a bit stronger than was expected, so Mackenzie was the only one to have more than one), and some wonderful desert. The music was wonderful, sometimes a little odd, but always fun.
I worked on yarn this weekend. I am spinning a blue/pink
/red/green romney roving that I bought at the Puyallup Fair. It is nice to spin, and I hope that I will have enough for a shawl. Speaking of shawls, one of my friends may let me knit her a shawl/veil for her wedding, and I am very excited. Hopefully I will have enough time, her wedding is in the summer.

Now, here is Katie's first mitten. Isn't it pretty (and pointy)? This is one of her first projects and has turned out quite well. Now she just needs to make the other one, which shoudl go pretty fast.
I am really jealos of the yarn. Her mom found it for her at a place that was going out of buisness. Though, I guess that I can't be too jealos, her mom got yarn for all of the rest of us too. I believe that it is 100% wool.

Mackenzie is currently working on a baby blanket in a shell and wave type pattern. It is a varient that has the pattern row on the reverse side. She has about 4 inches and a long way to go before it is done. Mackenzie, Sara and Erin are all working on blankets, and I laugh, because my nice little scarves and shawls go so quickly in comparison.

Let's see, Erin is almost finished with a crochet blanket, but I don't appear to have any pictures of it. I do, however, have a picture of her hideous green and yellow scarf. She's making it for her sister for her birthday. Her sister goes to the U of O, so the colours are perfect. The yarn is wool ease from Lion Brand. The pattern she is using is a mistake rib.

As for Sara, she has been working on a afghan in a very pretty pattern. As she has persevered for so long, and it is so very pretty, I thought that I would post a picture of it for her. Oooh, ahhh.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Project Post Time

Miriam- Hello everobody! It's a new week, time for new projects to play with. This week we all got yarn from online (some from JoAnnes, and some from Smiley's). Here is my pretty purchase. There is a denim skein, 4 plum skeins, a charcoal skein, and 5 natural skeins. 4 of those natural skeins are for a friend, but they were getting lonely while I was photographing.
Here is my shawl that I finished in August. It didn't win any prizes, alas, but I loved making it, and love wearing it even more. The yarn is handspun, and it is (obviously) handknit, but I didn't dye it. The yarn is a romney/mohair/silk blend. It only took me half a year to make.

Here is a sock of Erin's that she is working on. The needles at the bottom of the picture have the second sock. Notice the pink color.

I don't have any other pictures of my dear room mates projects, but they will be posted soon.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Here come pictures of us all.

No, this is not me, Miriam. I have not sprouted extra arms and turned blue (although I am known in certain circles as midget smurf). As the one with the camera I find that I am usually the one to take the pictures. This is the project I love most out of my recently finished ones. It is my homespun, home dyed (coolaid) and home knit scarf in a basket pattern.
Here is Mackie, no projects in hand, contemplating the meaning of life (or possibly just Law and Order, you never know). Mackie is currently making a crochetted blanket.

This is Katie with her first knitting project! Lookie. This is a scarf knit in stockinnette that turned out very well, especially as a first project. Currently she is working on a hat and naalbinding a bag for herself.

This is Erin, no spinning or knitting in it, but it is the best picture that I have of her on my camera. She is currently working on a scarf out of her homespun (she made the yarn a year ago and is finally getting around to doing something with it.

This is Sara spinning. She is spinning this hideous (or as she would say, beautiful) bright orange and yellow yarn. As of yet the yarn has no destination.

Sara edit: It's not hideous!

Now testing pictures

Yes, this is me. This isn't a terribly great photo, but I am really just trying out this whole uploading images thing. I really do have more pictures of yarn. Really.
Behind me is my roommate (also playing with yarn) and we are at a student fair for clubs and activities at my university trying to get people to come to our knit club. It was a blast (though, it was actually last year).