oh, hello.

Whoops, I didn’t mean to let so many days by! I’ve been buried under the Big Paper (the survey one – it’s coming along) and haven’t really had much progress to show.

A few more woven squares from the other day –

The yellow one is leftover Knitpicks Merino Style for the warp and handspun merino for the weft. And the one on the left/bottom is some handspun. I’m using slightly thicker yarns for the squares now, about sport or DK weight, and I really like the density. As for what to do with them…I’m thinking some kinda crazy quilt at some point. We’ll see.

I also finally re-did the sleeve caps on the Cable/Rib cardi, and I sewed them in – they still could’ve been a bit shorter, but it’ll do. I still have one sleeve seam to do, then the collar and toggles – I’m not really feeling the love at the moment, but I think those finishing touches will really help.

Oh, and while I remember – my custom stamp is from rstamp.net. It was a bit pricey (mainly the shipping…but I know how expensive shipping is in Canada!) but I got exactly what I wanted so I think it was worth it.

And another thing, while I’m remembering random things – the Socks that Rock isn’t in yet; the skein I got was a gift from Tina through Steph, through megan. Hold tight, though – it left a week ago yesterday (Friday) so it should be here soon!







8 responses to “oh, hello.”

  1. Chris Avatar

    Oh, I really like that sweater – I’m glad you got it straightened out! I might have to cover my eyes until I get past the woven bits… a store near here has the frames and I don’t want to be tempted!

  2. krista Avatar

    and you weave too-

    you amaze me woman.

    I am going to look up cabling without a cable needle now tanks for letting me know that it’s possible, cable needles are a hassle.

  3. Rachel H Avatar
    Rachel H

    I’M feeling the love for the Cable/Rib Cardi. Very much love. Very strong and covetous and potentially slightly stalkerish love if you want me to be completely honest. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze tell me you’ll be writing up the pattern and selling it. It’ll make your life so much easier in the long run, really. I have learned from my boy child more ways to whine and be annoying to try to get things I want than you want to know about. Trust me. Heh.

  4. Michelle Avatar

    Ooh, I too love the cable/rib cardi.

    And those woven squares you keep showing us are lovely, I’m really wanting a mini-loom of my own lately for some reason…

  5. Julia Avatar

    I love your cardi, as usual. ;) The cables are beautiful, I think toggle buttons will look great with it! Good idea.

  6. Kelcie Avatar

    Hi I saw your March 27, post featuring pictures from MSL on the weaving squares. Thanks for the great links. I am from Australia and MSL isn’t readily available in all newsagencies. I went searching and can only find the April issue. Can you tell me the issue that the weaving was featured in, as I’d love to get a copy and will need to order it from o/s. I have tried the magazine website, but have been unable to find details as to the contents of past issues. I have done quite a bit of this style of weaving, it is fun and your squares look great…I’d just love the added ideas of what you can do with them when they’re made.

  7. Lotta Avatar

    Hi! I just found your blog, and I’m just amazed at how productive you are! I especially love all your cardis -they are corgeous!

  8. Lori Avatar

    I, too, am wondering which MSL issue features the weaving? I just returned from Spring Break with my grandmother’s Weave-It looms in hand (a 2X2 and a 4X4, as well as various and sundry knitting needles…), thinking “oh well, what will I ever do with these,” when I discovered your BEAUTIFUL woven squares! They are truly lovely (as are your Trekking socks), and I am inspired. Your Cosmicpluto rubber stamp is great, too!

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