Friday, August 26, 2005

you don't have to go home but you can't stay here...

and what is our signature drink here at Stix and the City? why it's the cosmopurlitain!

so what did I do tonight, since I didn't have a class to go to? Nothing- and it was everything I thought it would be. I worked on the Hoover blanket a little bit, while watching Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Hoover is a sloooooow pattern. Since you knit both sides at the same time, you have to hold two yarns simultaneously, while only knitting or purling one. I have to go so slowly in order to hold on to everything and not screw up the tension. The baby for whom the blanket is intended was born last night, so I better hurry it up...

I have to work tomorrow :( Hopefully there will be time to run over to JoAnn's and buy a ribbon for Tempting before I have to settle in to my homework for the week...


  1. Anonymous10:11 PM

    free beginner lace pattern

  2. I love the cosmo!- It would make a great knitting/greeting card or postcard

    I don't mind at all that you put me on the side bar- I'm hugely flattered and excited- that's three links now! Whoohoo!

    And the Knit a Fantasy Story is a book, Jan Messant seems to be the Alice Starmore of 3-d and figure knitting... she's written a few interesting books, including one with patterns of famous historical figures. So I just have a pattern book filled with characters of a "fantasy story"- It's hard to explain, but I'll put up pictures once I find my camera (it's still packed away somewhere)

    speaking of pictures- I can't wait to see the Hoover blanket! Is the other side dominated by the same color? or is it mostly blue?

  3. Thanks! I took a bunch of photos of the glass & that was the only good one. I was really excited about it :)

    Cool- I can't wait to see your story book pics. The hoover blanket has the exact same stripes on the back, but in reverse (WR blue, RS white). I'm going to post some pics of how it's knitted, in case anyone wants to try it. It tool me a while to figure it out.

  4. Hi Kym,

    Just wanted to introduce myself as one of your Knitty ring neighbors. I can't believe you're doing an ENTIRE BLANKET in double knit! You're braver than I am. I tried to swatch for a beer cozy to see if it would work as a doubleknit and I completely lost it. The blanket is looking great by the way, and the baby is so lucky to have something that will be that warm.

    Keep up the good work!

  5. I'm so sorry to hear about your claptosis!!! EEK! Now I feel really bad for teasing you!

    If you get the yarn try Lelah! I promise you can do it!!

    Oh & your cosmopurlitain looks delicious!!

  6. Thanks for the kind words :) All of my WIP are going to be fairly slow for a little while- with school, I only get a few minutes a day for knitting. The bulk of it will be done on Thursday, Friday and a portion of Saturday.

    McSpazz- I will post those double knit pics for you- I know you will get the hang of it !

  7. LOL. I love it when people say to try me. :D

    And I am so impressed that you've started Law School! Ahhh... remember the days of the frothy Damien? LOL.

  8. thanks for passing along the celebrities for governor link. very funny! and love your yarn-filled martini glass.

  9. lelah, oh my god- i totally forgot about the frothy damian!! i do have some very funny pictures of drew with a carpet sweeper as a make shift peg-leg...