My MIL brought me a copy of Charmed Knits by Alison Hansel from the library where she works. Wow- what a fun book! I am a Harry potter geek (just tacked on the the long list of things I am a geek about, I guess) and I love that she used all the books and movies that were out at the time (which were, I believe, book 6 and movie 4) to generate her inspiration. Hopefully there will be a Charmed Knits Part Deux to round out the final book and set of movies.
I totally want a Weasley sweater. I don't even where monogrammed stuff, but that thing is too cool. Now I just have to find a suitable yarn...
Monday, August 20, 2007
Sooo...I've been working steadily on the Mystery Stole 3 in Knitpicks Alpaca Cloud: color midnight. I'm using graphite colored beads. Originally I wanted matte beads, but decided in the store that sparkly was the way to go. I can't find a small enough crochet hook to go through the size 6 beads so I am using the "twisting-pushing-pulling-shredding" method to thread the beads onto the yarn loops. It makes for some slow going at times. I started quite late (the last clue was released on Friday-I started this about a week ago) but I am already on clue 2, which is quick for me. I am not the fastest knitter in the world, but this thing is small and cruising right along. Of course, it is contributing to arguments between the wifey and myself, as I am immersed and not interested in watching shows or movies or, you know, interacting. I am only interested in knitting this thing! All talking should cease and my concentration should never be broken (except for food and, unfortunately, my paying job that will resume tomorrow). I don't know why this is an issue. :)
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Hello there. My name is Duni. I'm crafty like ice is cold. I'm a Coloradan by birth and New Englander by choice, but I do miss the mountains. What you'll find here is a record of my crafting jounrey, such as it is, with needles. Knitting, sewing, needlepoint and probably some more stuff when I get around to it. Enjoy!