Thursday, October 27, 2005

Berry Cute?

Well, I'm not an advanced lace knitter like you Susan, but I did manage to knit up a cute baby hat. I didn't use a pattern... Just size 7 circular needles and Mission Falls Merlot and Wintergreen... Which (Sadly, I might add) have both been discontinued. I guess when I was carrying the yarn behind, I didn't leave enough slack, which caused the leaves to pucker. Although unintentional, I think that it makes it look more like an actual strawberry.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The word of the day is...

Respect! I went to the lab and what did I find? My apparatus in a HEAP! Some assw*pe decided to take apart my experiment without asking, and this godforsaken mess will take days (if not weeks) to fix. The lack of respect that some group members show others is unnacceptable, and I'm not going to take it any more! Heads are gonna roll... Ain't the life of a lowly graduate student grand? ;)


Saturday, October 22, 2005

Another Shawl

I also knit up the Shetland Tea Shawl from A Gathering of Lace by Meg Swansen.
I used three balls of Madil Kid Seta in White, and it was very challenging. My advice is USE STITCH MARKERS. I didn't, and I had a harder time because of it. I also found the beechleaf edging was a pain to knit, but it does look nice. Unfortunately it didn't turn out big enough (the diameter was only 5 feet) and I like my shawls to be much bigger, so I gave it away to a smaller friend!


Thursday, October 20, 2005

It seems I only knit lace these days...

Here is a photo of a shawl I finished just in time for a formal event... must cover those massive shoulders! I really enjoyed knitting it, it was a very relaxing project, and it inspired me to knit 3 more lace shawls, two currently on the needles.The pattern is called Cobweb, by Emma Crew and can be found at
I used three balls of Crystal Palace Kid Merino in color Berry (4672). I think it's a great beginner-lace project!


Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Hello World Part II

I see your post Samantha! Hopefully you will see mine as well...

First Post

Greetings world. This is mostly a test post to see how this particular species of blog works. Expect more later.


Incidentally, I'm not seeing this pop. I'm gonna assume they need to check the name but ... sheesh. Put it up!