Monday, July 30, 2007


cover comparison

This is what happens when you take a magazine around with you everywhere for about a year. If you're a hardcore IK fan, you'll realize that this is the issue with Icarus and the Wedgewood blouse in it. If you're a fan (or let's face it, at this point a casual glancer) of my blog, you'll remember I'm knitting one of these projects, and have finished one of these projects. Icarus is really the reason this issue has traveled with me so much. Even though I copied the charts and was pretty sure of how everything was going to go down, I still felt as though I needed the security the pattern in the magazine afforded (I can be really silly sometimes).

You can see the wreckage done to the interiors as well:

pattern page comparison

Yeah, I bought another copy of the magazine so that later, if I say, want to re-knit the Wedgewood Blouse, I have a working copy of the magazine.

The condition of this magazine inspired me to reorganize. And reorganize I did!

I took all my loose paper patterns out and put them in page protectors. I organized them all fancy like too. There's a tab for Summer, Sweaters, Socks, Kids, Home, Etc. I made it look pretty cool too:

New Pattern storage system!!!

you can't really see the knitting ball/knitting needle stamp there, but it's there and it looks really cool with the rest of it, trust me! It looks all sorts of organized from the shelf, and it actually fits on the shelf!! :)

On the tattoo front, I changed my idea a bit, I decided that I wanted a bracelet more or less of the knit stitch in a column. I brought my idea, along with a swatch (it was a pretty small swatch though, probaly close to 5 stitches to the inch) to NY Adorned on Second avenue. They told me the idea I had wouldn't translate into a good tattoo because the lines I'd want are too close together. I kinda think this is sorta BS since the idea i have is fairly simple. I think if I'd brought a much larger swatch, it might have swayed him. Right now, however, I'm still looking for good ideas, so if you see any hot knitting tattoos, drop me a line!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

What do you kids think of this?

new tat idea

That's just about the size i want it to be. It's small enough to be covered by my watch, which is important cause it'll be on my wrist.

Friday, July 13, 2007

The dangers of Ravelry

Not only will Ravelry suck a lot of your time starting it up and getting yourself organized, uploading your books, adding in all your photos for your projects, adding your stash, finding friends on it, etc. But, the friends you find on Ravelry will more than likely add blogs to your list - adding time to your normal blog regiment (not necessarily a negative thing).

Also, if you're like me, you'll be inpsired by tons of other things this for example:

Combining this with watching Miami Ink for two hours on Tuesday, and I'm all sorts of ready for a new one!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


I got my invite to Ravelry a couple weeks ago. It's awesome, seriously, I don't mean to brag, but if you're waiting for your invite, just know that it's well worth the wait!

They added a group section to it. I took the liberty of adding the NYC SNB to it, so if you're a member of the NYC SNB and you're on Ravelry already, join here. If you're not a member yet, check it out when you get on, and friend me, PassionKNITly!!

ETA: OMG! There's a Burning Man group on Ravelry!!!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Finished Coachella!

finished coachella!

I love the way this turned out! I wore it to lunch today with Stanley and I haven't been able to take it off! It's so comfortable! I used Berroco Touche with size 9 Denises. I ended up taking Mary's suggestion to heart. I really wanted to make sure it'd fit, so what I did was take the way too drapey version, pin it up to get the drape the way I wanted it and then I measured to see what diameter I had to get to. Once I got past the my bust (which I probably should have put in more darts into) I realized that I should increase on the sides more than the pattern required. So i increased a total of 7 or 8 times. It's so soft!

To celebrate, I wandered over to M&J trimmings on Broadway (?) and 37th. I have a capelet shrug I want to make and I wanted to get good buttons. The buttons I bought look like this:

cardigan capelet swatch

I'm pretty excited about learning how to create that thing in my head. I started reading Knitting from the Top by Barbra Walker today. I'll certainly keep you informed with how that process turns out. Who knows, maybe it'll even be good enough to offer up as a free pattern or something.

The other project I'm working on right now is a Clapotis out of some Sweet Georgia Speeed Demon. Blogless Ruth got the same yarn in the same colorway as I did and we decided to knit it up together. I'm almost done with the increasing rows. The yarn is ok, not amazing or anything, but the colors sure are pretty: