jeudi 18 septembre 2008

So it turned out a little big.

lundi 8 septembre 2008

yellow hat # 1

I can't get over how adorable these tiny bamboo needles are!!

dimanche 7 septembre 2008

Dear Diary, spent the afternoon taking artistic photos of yarn...

Odd hobby.

So excited with this new yarn! The yellow is a skein of cascade 220 that I'd had around for a while. I picked it up without knowing what I had in mind for it, but I think a hat is in order. The desire to start a hat today led me to the yarn store to get the right size circs, which led me to spy that sock yarn, which is just perfect for the socks I've had in mind. Meanwhile, while the nice yarn store lady was winding those two skeins into balls for me, I spied that beautiful aqua yarn, which is just the colour I had been dreaming of to make a hat out of, before I thought of the yellow. And it was the last skein in that colour! Obvs, I had to have it.

Must go knit now... pictures of f.o.'s hopefully soon to come!

mardi 2 septembre 2008

new project - dressing gown

Dear Reader,

I came perilously close to buying five metres of royal blue silk today, at 40$ a metre. To make a dressing gown (e.g. a glorified house coat). The silk is just so beautiful! Thankfully I came to my senses before purchasing a 200$ house coat, and chose this instead:

It is (blurg) 100% polyester, but it has a nice drape and was only 6$/metre. I am positive that in this whole giant city of Toronto, I can find silk at a better price. So, this will be my practise piece until I do.

Oh, you probably want to see the pattern, huh?

I wanted to sew it all up today, but I got started late and only got part way through the yoke. Then the next thing I knew it was nine p.m., and I have a strict rule about not sewing after nine. It's around that time that I lose the ability to both see properly and think properly, so I know better than to sew.

First day of class tomorrow! But not until noon, so hopefully I'll have a bit of time to sew in the morning.

lundi 1 septembre 2008

Oh bother, I've been spending way too much time on Ravelry and I just want to knit! But naturally, the project I have on the needles isn't good enough for me, oh no, I want to go out and knit something brand new. Visa, I have a feeling you may be getting a work out soon. Starting school now and all, I'm feeling broke, so I think it'll have to be a small project like a hat, either Rose Red or Baroness Beret which I'd really like to make in Noro Cash Iroha in aqua. I think it would look just nice with my black winter coat. Rose Red I would want in that exact scarlet yarn. Or these Anastasia socks, which I am completely in love with.

I've been reading, napping and eating all day. Last night I finished Brideshead Revisited and today am starting Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. Now at first glance, it may appear that I am simply doing the rounds of novels recently made into films, but in reality my theme is simply English novels.

Presently I'm scouring the internet, having decided that I need a silk dressing gown, and am searching out either a vintage one or a vintage pattern that looks just like this :