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Monday, November 12, 2007

Pride Goeth before a Fall

River Grass Gansey is a lofty project and really want to knit it. I don't like to commit to projects on the blog...it's one of my idiosyncrasies. And here's why. Cast on 272, join for knitting in the round, MAKING SURE NOT TO TWIST THE STITCHES. I knit merrily along, never noticing my lovely mobius until I had enough to measure. See? Bachi! (Japanese for curse) It makes me want to knit a cardigan. And really I'm still not sure it's the right pattern for the yarn. It is rolled up nicely in a little yarn cake now until it speaks to me again. The gansey is still calling to me, but the yarn keeps whispering "lace". Yikes, I hope not.


So I made some earrings and a hello kitty key chain, working on the bead stash.


I've signed up for a couple classes at the Madrona Fiber Festival. The classes really went fast so no FairIsle beginning class for me. Instead I will be dyeing with persimmons. Also no Yarn Harlot. Oh well. Just being in the same town will be enough:)

11 comments:

LisaB said...

That is such a cute keychain!

melissa said...

i'm sure you'll run into the yarn harlot in the marketplace - i spotted her around there a lot last year. it was like seeing a celebrity!

Rachel said...

Too bad about your twisted stitches - that really is a pain!

Love your beads, though!

Opal said...

I hate twisting my stitches. That always makes me scream.

I adore that keychain! Too adorable.

Dyeing with persimmons sounds so fascinating. It's just about my favorite fruit.

Dipsy said...

Ohhhh - I *so* can feel your pain, having been there before - it's a nightmare when that happens, isn't it?
Your keychain is so cute - fantastic work!

Ragan Knits etc... said...

Wow, cast on 272...bleck to the twisted stitches. Ack. Love the earrings and keychain.

nova said...

Ooh, Madrona! Dyeing with Persimmons, really? I like to eat them, but dye with them? I had no idea. Have fun!

KnitPastis said...

Your going to be dyeing! I am so happy to hear this and looking forward to seeing it. Have a great time!
You have been beading up a storm here! Your earring are pretty!

Beverly said...

I totally understand about committing to projects on the blog. It seems that more often than not I put my foot in my mouth.

Do you make stitch markers? Your earrings are beautiful.

debbie said...

i love the keychain - i that hello kitty charm used to hang on my bag.
the earrings are pretty - i love the pearls....btw - what happened to your link to recipe for the butternut squash soup?

Aim said...

Loving the HK!!! Very very cute :)