Friday, May 25, 2007

Knitted-on Border in Progress

Knitted-on Border in Progress
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
Finally made it to the border of the Myrtle Leaf Shawl. I've since rounded the first corner (twice- I miscounted and wasn't happy with the fudging that ensued).

For the observant out there- yes, I'm using the Options needle tips with no cords. It's back and forth, so there's no need for real DPNs.

Hemp in My Stash

Hemp in My Stash
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
I've been wanting to try knitting with hemp for a while, and this was on sale cheap! I'd really like to try Hempathy, though.

Fabric Stash Enhancement

Fabric Stash Enhancement
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
Loaded up on fun fabrics at a Hancock's going out of business sale in Waco.
Maybe I'll try making a needle case with Caro's tutorial.

First Two Bobbins of BFL Singles

One more to go!

Vancouver Rollergirls Shirt

Vancouver Rollergirls Shirt
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
The second part of Punk Rock Gift Exchange part 2!
Reminds me I need to finally go see some Austin roller derby. I have no excuse!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Technique List Meme

Sorry for another text-heavy post, but I gotta do this meme!
I got it from Grace, who linked here recently (yay StatCounter!)
She says it's from MimKNits

Bold for stuff you’ve done, italics for stuff you plan to do one day, and normal for stuff you’re not planning on doing.

Afghan/Blanket (baby)
Garter stitch
Knitting with metal wire
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up
Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down (have done finger-down Knucks)
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn (have used plastic bags)
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Domino knitting (modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Graffiti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street)
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
Teaching a child to knit (I have 2 adult students right now!)
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Knitting to make money (does yarn count as money?)
Button holes
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting (don't really know how we're defining Fair Isle vs. Norwegian)
Dying with plant colors
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cozies…)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars (also done magic loop)
Olympic knitting
Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn (just mine!)
Knitting with DPNs
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male how to knit
Knitting for a living (who knows?)
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking
Dyeing yarn
Knitting art
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Knitting with beads
Long Tail
Entrelac Knitting
purling backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with self-patterning/self-striping/variegating yarn
Stuffed toys
Baby items
Knitting with cashmere (only in blends so far)
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Freeform knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mitts/arm warmers
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair (I've been collecting cat fiber for a while, and spun samples.)
Hair accessories
Knitting in public
Double knitting

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Rose of England Mosaic

Rose of England Mosaic
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
After 2 months, the Rose of England is finally done!
It was a bridal shower present, so I didn't share any of the in progress photos.
Pattern: Rose of England teacloth from 2nd Book of Modern Lace Knitting
Thread: #30 Cebelia, almost 2 balls
Needles: Susan Bates size 2 dpns (2.75mm) and Knitpicks size 2 circulars (24" and 32", 3.0mm)
Finished size: 36" diameter

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

PRGE Gift 2!

PRGE Gift 2!
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
I got 2 awesome books in my second Punk Rock Gift Exchange gift.
I've flipped through Arctic Lace, and it's so much more than a pattern book!

I'm really excited about sharing the project I've been working on for months. (It's a gift). I've been taking tons of photos and I should be able to post them by Monday!