Sunday, June 17, 2007


So many things to be excited about!!

1) Someone from MAP Magazine in Germany requested the use of the image below for an article she's writing!

Reflection Aran Pullover front glamor shot

2) I have finished the Rhode Island Red Sox!!!

finished Rhode Island Red Sox

I really really liked this yarn and the weight (medium). I realized, however, that the toes of my socks should generally be a bit bigger. Especially after I had followed the directions incorrectly. I thought that I should have been kitchener stitching 32 stitches together, instead i was supposed to be kitchener stitching 16 stitches together (16 on each needle vs 16 altogether). So a new goal is to actually follow the directions when I get to the toe of a sock.

3) I started a Clapotis out of some Sweet Georgia that Blogless RUTH and I got at the same time at the Point. I don't have any photos of it yet because I put it on the backburner almost as soon as I've started (Ruth and I have an understanding).

4) Why did I put it on the backburner? I saw Coachella on the summer Knitty. At first I just saw it and realized that I had enough Berroco Touche in a nice red color to knit it with. Then, late thursday night/ early Friday morning, I decided that I'm going to Burning Man. Burning Man is a giant art festival thingey held in a desert in Nevada for a week. Obviously, knits are needed. Bright, summery, light, tank tops for a hot, Hot, HOT desert. I've even already started it:

Beginning Coachella

5) I went out with Blogless RUTH and Ravi on Friday. I ended up coming back with too much yarn, and fabric!!

Goo Goo for Koigu

The mint Koigu was 40% off because there was only one left. It's going to turn into a pair of anklets. The yellow is destined to be the spiral knee socks from the Summer 07 issue of Interweave Knits.

I'm weak

You see, Ravi and I were only going to help Blogless Ruth pick out fabrics/colors for her quilting project at Purl Patchwork. I don't even have a sewing machine so I figured this would be safe. NOT SO! I found this mushroom fabric and simply HAD TO HAVE IT! When I go to Cape Cod to visit my grandparents, my grandmother's going to help me do the simple A line skirt pattern.

6) I got my Ravelry invite today!! I haven't started even setting up my profile or anything like that yet, but I'm really excited about it!! When I get it together, I'll let you all know!!


jennu said...

I don't want to be a Burning Man buzzkill, but you might want to rethink bringing the handknits. I've never been, but my brother has been many times. Black Rock Desert isn't sand--it's playa. The dust gets into everything and if you have to brush off as much as possible before trying to wash anything in water because it just turns into really difficult to deal with mud when wet.

You should probably check with some Burning Man regulars, but I get the feeling that anything hand knit is going to have the perfect texture for holding on to playa dust, so you might not be able to wear your new sweaters ever again.

But other than that, you're going to have such a great time. Enjoy!

PassionKNITly said...

Yeah, my friends have said that anything that can't be thrown in the washing machine is a bad idea to bring. The Touche is 50 Cotton and 50 Rayon, so I think it'll be alright for the washing machine. But I'll think about it more carefully.

Emily said...

Look at all the yarn...your socks look great! I'll enjoy reading about your Burning Man experience from my nice, air conditioned, sand-free desk chair.

AJ said...

Jeeez woman you ARE busy! Sewing a skirt, knitting a tank, socks, and scarf? Sounds like everything is going well! :) Yay! Don't get addicted to fabric though, if you do you may never knit again.

Ruth said...

I consider myself blameless in the whole mushroom fabric incident. Just want to make that clear.

Nennie said...

I am so. jealous. about the ravelry invite. You MUST tell us how it is.

Mary Hawkins said...

Ditto on the Ravelry comment from nennie! I signed in to go updates, but I've been looking for some place to keep things organised like that for. ever.