Monday, April 02, 2007

The sweater that started it all

Last year I started this Debbie Bliss sweater:
Everything was fine and dandy until the fateful moment when I had to start putting it together. I knew this would be a major hurdle, so I signed up for an advanced knitting class at Cooper Union (they just started offering knitting and crochet classes last year). Well, needless to say, the thing still isn't finished. Though in my defense, the pattern has a big error (omission) in it. More on that later.

Through the knitting class I discovered Grumperina's blog and became really addicted to it. Through her blog I found Domesticat, which is what brought me to the knitterly letter swap.

Today I bought my stationary, so my letter will be in the mail in the next couple of days.

Over the past months I also started knitting the backyard leaves scarf pattern from Scarf Style:

I like it! I think this designer, Annie Modesitt, is fantastic. I'm about 3/4 of the way finished.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Knitterly Letter Swap

I just emailed Domesticat to join this penpal group. I found her blog through Grumperina and was immediately smitten with her banner. The banner is no more, but suffice to say it contained a picture of one her cats with a scarf (hand-knitted) wrapped around it's neck. My cat would never go for that.

I'm also a stationary slave and I spend a lot of time in the fancy stationary stores of NYC. Now I have a very good excuse to spend money on expensive stationary. Oh dear. Also, tonight I will dig out all my accutrements -- pretty sure I have sealing wax somewhere.

More soon.