general adventures in craftiness

Wednesday, October 30, 2002

What's New?

It's time to decide on a new project. I'm looking at several options from the latest issue of Rebecca. In the meantime, maybe I should work on the pillow or socks that have been sitting in my knitting basket for what seems like a year. I think I can actually finish the pillow, but the socks may just be a project I end up ripping out. Unfortunately, I don't seem to like to knit socks that much, especially since I'm using sock weight yarn on #3 needles.

Tuesday, October 29, 2002

Scottie Dog

The Scottie Dog pieces knit up very quickly, but all that sewing together took me about 3-4 hours last night! I don't know if I'll be knitting another toy for a while. Working with black yarn didn't help my eyes any either. But at least it's done. It's actually a gift for a friend's baby.

Monday, October 28, 2002

All Things Considered

The creators of ReadyMade magazine were interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered on Saturday. [via caterina]

PDX Stitch N' Bitch

Yesterday was the first meetign of the resurrected group. It was great fun to meet everyone and also sample some yummy wines. Thanks to Jamie and Eva, of the red sweater, for hosting the event.

I was able to finish up all the pieces to the Scotty Dog last night too. I'll try to put it together tonight or tomorrow.

Thursday, October 24, 2002

Simplicity 9577

Wednesday, October 23, 2002

Sew What?

I started the Scotty Dog, but have mainly been focusing on a new sewing project. I'm making this cute jacket using Simplicity pattern 9577 and the red Oriental toile I got a long time ago. I'm making the short jacket with a ribbon trim closure. I had cut the pattern out sometime this summer and it's just been sitting there on the floor. Cutting out lining pieces plus interfacing, was holding me back. I finally decided to just get on with it Saturday. All I've got left is the hem.

Saturday, October 19, 2002


I've decided to work on one of the toys from Debbie Bliss' Toy Knits...the Scotty Dog! Very simple and, it looks like, quick. My kind of project.

Thursday, October 17, 2002

Striped Out

Wow, all the weaving in of ends took forever on the stripey sweater! And I don't even have that many stripes. I put the entire sweater together last night. All that's left is the neckline ribbing, and since there's only one inch of that it shouldn't take long at all. I'm really happy with how this project turned out. It's better than I thought. The sizing is just right. It looked like it would be bigger than I wanted, but when I tried it on it was fine.

Monday, October 14, 2002

Almost Ready

The stripey sweater sleeves are blocking. I am so ready to put this project together. I hope it fits okay. Then I'll have to write up the directions for Knitty.

Wednesday, October 09, 2002

Plugging Away

Still working on the sleeves. Haven't been able to spend much time on them the last few days just because I've been busy with stuff after work.

In a weird turn of events, the PDX Stitch and Bitch group all of a sudden dissolved. Bummer!

PS...Yay, I'm now syndicated! The RSS link is to the right, under Navigation.

Tuesday, October 08, 2002

Needles Blur in Speed Crochet Stitch-Off

Lily Chin sets a new record.

Friday, October 04, 2002

Stripey Sweater

The stripey sweater is shaping up nicely! I'm working on both sleeves now. I might be able to get it done this weekend and then I'll need to work on clarifying the pattern directions. The designing process has been really fun.

Tuesday, October 01, 2002

No Can Do

I just couldn't bring myself to hold off on buying yarn for a new project. The pillow and socks just sound so boring right now. I was inspired to design a stripey sweater. If I can finish it in time, it will go to Knitty. I decided to work with Rowan Cork again. I just love how soft it is! The colors are Hearten, Turbid, and Sable. To you and me, that translates to red, grey, and black. Wouldn't it be great to have the job of thinking up color names?

Weird Spot

This picture makes the sweater look strange. I swear it's cuter in real life.