Wednesday, February 28, 2007


I've had a lot going on in the past few weeks. I finished up my Teaching English as a Foreign Language course and attended a conference on the subject, I've been making concrete wedding plans, I've been teaching a knitting class, working 1 and a half jobs...

I needed a little indulgence. I needed boots. Handmade, Italian leather, boots. I needed these.

Yes, that's better.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Famous McMitten

The secret is out... Karen and I were comissioned to be part of a McDonalds ad campaign!
They wanted us to knit mittens and banners for their billboard ads and we were sworn to secrecy.
We knit these mittens weeks ago, in fact mine (on the right) is the project I took to Utah with me.
Here's the knitting in the wild! See my mitt?
My famous mitten!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Where do the sweaters go?

I knit. I knit a lot. So where do the sweaters go? They go to Hilltop Yarn, where I work.

Glee from Zephyr

Here is a finished Glee from Zephyr knit in Cashcotton DK by Nashua. So soft it helped me to forget that I don't actually like pink! Top down raglan = one super fast knit.

I knit this one even faster. My knitting group never saw it and I didn't blog on it either, but I did knit it! It's Green Gable, also from Zephyr, in String of Pearls from Muench. Zephyr does a great job at the top down raglan and this one was extra small so it went extra quick. (Again, for the store, not moi.)

Green Gable From Zephyr

I'm knitting all these sweaters for the store in an attempt to save up enough credit to buy a wheel. Yes, a spinning wheel. In particular this wheel:

Joy Spinning Wheel

Joy. I had a chance to try it at a Hilltop meeting where Megan taught many of us to spin. It's unusual in design, funky and quite small. I think it looks like some kind of musical instrument. I'm in full lust over it. Luckily it will take me a little time to accrue enough store credit to see if the ardor fades. Is this like buying a Ferrari just after one learns to drive? Am I nutty?

Yes, I am, because I just cast on for my wedding dress. Eeek! First time knitting a Rowan pattern and only my second stab at lace. Keep your fingers crossed for me.