Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Well! Its been a long weekend. My parents were here from the great white north visiting for the weekend. We did the tourist-ey kind of thing in the mildest way possible (which is great - i avoided times square like the plague thank god) did a few dinners, introduced the travis, canal street, central park, wiliamsburg, east village. Showed them my various places of work over the past 2 years, bought frank a jacket, watched some eddie murphy - raw on my apartment wall (my roomate got a projector YAY!). All in all, the weekend was a success. The weather was pretty alright until of course toady when they decided to take the train to JFK and it was raining bullets all morning. its still kind of crummy outside but, i'm still in my pijama's so i am completely okay with that.

In some knitting news, my roomate naomi has decided to take up knitting. This is her second attempt which is FAR better than the first...

She has somehow developed this tiny little donut that lives around the working yarn. i was so perplexed by it that i had to take pictures... How does this happen?! I have never developed a tiny donut! How do I get to do that? What if I like the tiny donut? I have since taking these photos learned that it is because of the way she holds her yarn, it is wrapped around the inside of her pinky finger (which makes her pinky finger hurt after a while) which then because being stuck in there and using the baby alpaca - makes the donut! She is now on her 3rd donut of her first hank. I lover her donuts.

Onto the next knitting thing - I have this weekend completed another anthropologie inspired caplet for my mother, another little shell cowl for an etsy order and i am now working on a third little shell cowl for miss Gala. I predict to be finished with it by tomorrow sometime, possibly the end of tomorrow. Its kind of an awesome color I'm using for hers... I bought some hand dyed Araucania Chilean yarn. Its 100% pima cotton and knits up beautifully. Among all of those things I finished, I also got the yarn to finish Rudy short for Rudolph.

It came out pretty great! Funny thing about it, the second I finished sewing up the ends, I sold it to my roomates friend (as seen in photos) who was running out the door to get a car to the airport. I was snapping these photos as his car service was downstairs honking away waiting for him to come out.

I think Rudy will be much easier to write the pattern out for. Flossy can be done but I think it will have to be for slightly more advanced knitters because of the lace pattern, how exacitally do I say "now fix the stitch so it doesn't look lopsided

rnd 1: yo, sl1, k2, psso
rnd 2: k
rnd 3: yo, sl1, k2, psso
rnd 4: k and go forever then -
rnd 1: yo, sl1, k2, psso (but if you need to to make the pattern look okay) - yo, sl1, k1, psso

confusing... even to me. SO! I think rudy will be written up sometime in the next day or two. :)

Another new and exciting thing that I've decided to do with my best friend (as shown below) is this fun little photo-blog. We will be posting our first assignment sometime this week... I am very excited about my new camera if you couldn't tell already. Lastly, I leave you with frank. Looking as dapper as ever. The cutest puppy in the entire world.



Kim said...

So you got the camera? I'm so jealous. I wish mine worked- I'm getting really tired of trying to make my cell phone pics look good.
Oh, and I get the yarn donuts when I knit with alpaca, too!

yoel said...

Frankie is too cute!

I get donuts with some random yarns, not necessarily alpaca or particularly fuzzy ones. Usually I cut them off, but it's fun to get to the end of the ball of yarn and slip off a whole round donut!

Alpaca Granny said...

He really is the cutest puppy in the world. Is he real?
I only knit with alpaca and feel very deprived that I have never accomplished a donut ☺

craftivore said...

That dog is unreal, it's so cute. Love the hat.

Cassiemarie said...

Those donuts are hilarious!
That hat looks cute, and, quite honestly, there is not much in the world that compete with the cuteness of your puppy!

Emily Rose~Loves Cheerios said...

Oh so cute! I love the blue hat <3
And that dog is rather extremely sweet...

Pacing the Panic Room said...

you need to get that "follower" gadget for your blog so I can sign up.