Monday, June 11, 2007

one is silver and the other's gold

First of all I want to remind those of you who knit on Capitol Hill that there will be knitting this Wednesday at Half Price books starting at 7pm.


115 Belmont Ave., E.
Seattle, WA 98102-6324

Yes, I will be working on my wedding dress. It truly is a project I am being faithful too... at least in knitting. I feel guity if I knit anything else.

However, when sewing...

I don't feel guilty at all.

Sewing is completely different and doesn't hurt my wrists the way non-stop knitting is beginning to do. This is an old, old sweater that I love but I thought it could use an update. I recently participated in a vintage button swap and voila!

I've been thinking about lots of ways to incorporate the old with the new. With all the changes happening I find myself focusing on the small things, grandmas old buttons with newly swapped ones. The old and the new. The past and the future.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Hilltop Pub Knitting

I have many knit nights and they all rotate as my favorite at one time or another. Last Saturday Hilltop Knit Night definitely won my heart once again.

Here's Daphne as the patron Saint of Sock Knitters and Bicyclists.

Karen and Brunson kindly brought me to knit night as I was feeling too lazy to bus. Imagine if you could get your husband to knit himself sweaters. Here's Brunson doing just that. Look at how happy he's making Karen!

I still love you, Jesse, but I do wish you'd knit me something, someday. The same way you wish I would take an interest in the Mariners. I guess we'll both have these unrequited desires to deal with. I think I can handle it if you can.

25 knitting days left on the wedding dress...

I'm going to need a lot more fun knit nights. Thank you ladies and gentleman for making one of them completely entertaining. Unfortunately I'll be missing my Thursday night one, as I'm babysitting my bosses daughter. Who is a lot of fun, but not yet much of a knitter. Let's hope she goes to bed early.

Yeah, right.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Shibui Night

The shop had a Shibui trunk show back in March and bad blogger that I am, I'm only now getting around to posting about it.

Kalani Craig of Shibui was on hand to demonstrate toe up socks and promote their beautiful sock yarns. She brought many finished knits with her. It's always fun to see handknits in person as they shine in a way they never can in two dimensions. Here I am striking a pose in their silk and mohair sweater, "Transparency."

Kalani also demoed how their "Origami" sweater worked.

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All in all it was a fun night, full of tempting yarn and useful information.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Taking Form

How's the dress coming along, you ask?

As you can see it's closer to a skirt than a dress right now, but I'm still feeling good about all the progress I've made. Of course I cheated a little by simplifying the pattern...

Most of it was knit while visiting my best friend in Bellingham on my own little get away. My old college town. It was definitely showing me it's best side over Memorial Day Weekend. Such a good small town vibe was in the air and everyone seemed to be in a good mood with the beautiful weather and long weekend.

We got crafty, knitting, sewing and dyeing more slips! I'm sure to be outfitted nicely for summer- as it is shaping up to be a hot one. My goal is to have a few extra, add some lace, buttons, etc. and see about selling or trading some. I've also had an idea with needlefelting that I need to develop.

In other areas of wedding progress- we have a photographer (thank you Corina), my ring (thank you Zophie), a suit for Jesse (thank you Ruth), and an ordained Judge as that's double safe (thanks to Sylvia). It feels lovely to have so much support. To feel like you're not doing this alone. That it is truly a joining of not only two people but of their friends and family. Thank you.