renewed!

Ravelry does it yet again.

It has made me fallen back in love with a current WIP that hasn't seen the light of day since, hmmm… May 08!?  a year ago!  It's sat on the top of my WIPs list, yarn under my bed, and mojo out of my sight.  I even contemplated using the yarn for something else.  And to be honest that is how I came back to wanting to knit it again.

Phildar

The project is the ever popular and oh so cute – Phildar Leaf Pullover, my fav verson – Klement's.  I bought several balls in a lovely dark red Aurora 8 and casted on last May.  I've already told you how I love the new IK spring and was thinking of using the yarn for the Soap Bubble Wrap Cardigan.  Alas, not enough balls!  So I went on to that fabulous knitty site looking at what else people have made with the Aurora 8 and there the Phildar Leaf Pullover was yet again.  I clicked on one and then another and then another and realized – I Do Still love you!

I've been watching a several movies lately that have the supporting all-knowing friend give our hero/herone that whole sideways glance look while saying, "You love him/her!"  and our hero/heroine always gives the same response, "Oh, ha. No,  I don't. Why… I couldn't possibly…" and the friend just laughs and says "Wow, yes you do!"  The Ravelry Projects list is SO my supporting all-knowing friend.

I'm thinking of ripping and restarting it with the fronts and backs together. Skip that whole reverse stockenette seaming mumbo jumbo – although I'm sure it's Not That Hard.   Of course all this will happen when the Minimalist is done!!

To realize you want what you already have - woot! Thanks Ravelry!

peek a boo hoo

Tired of looking at the knitted clock?

Me too!!

I am here, healthy and happy but geeze, can't get a post in word wise due to the busy work schedule and a little BIG thing happening in April.  I will not however make any excuses and just feel slap hap happy to be finally writing a new post!! (to Digress a bit – WTF with all you weird spammers out there!?  who are you!? i don't know whether to be happy because my little hardly updated blog has landed on your radar or annoyed that you actually try to put together reasonable (and yet not!) sounding comments!? Hmmm. Enough about that)

So, I have been knitting(!!) – oh so very much these past few weeks.  Some are secret projects for the wonderful Teva Durham, who's new book is in progress. Some were presents that have been given and others that waiting to be won. And some are my desperate attempt at FINALLY having a proper for Me FO for 2009!

Let's start with Desperate Attempt, shall we?

Minamalist, fronts!

This is my Minimalist Cardigan which was started some time ago (October actually! Thank you, Ravelry) – it made it through the move and is slowly showing progress.  It took a back seat to the crazy happenings of my job and other more pressing knits.  Its simple moss stitch pattern was a saving grace when I just needed that psyudo-mindless knit.

Fronts!

I am finally done with the front and back and promptly will be starting the sleeves once this post is spell checked.  Maybe, and i won't even hold my breath, have something modeled by mid March!?  Can i do it!? 

Well, I do have other knits that are "in the way".  One of which was my just finished Purple Feroche Brioche which is going to be a gift to one lucky person – and that's all I'm saying about that.

Purple Feroche Brioche

The yarn is Malabrigo. The color Grapes. The button is fabulous. 

Speaking of fabulous I also acquired some new yarn… crack yarn.

Road to my Heart

I have no idea why they named this yarn Road to China.  It should be named Road to my Heart because it's so soft and beautiful and I just don't know what I'm going to knit with it but know whatever it is must be special! Swoon.

I also keep seeing such cute new patterns popping up that it's making me anxious to finish all these other projects and my big day in April still coming up fast, what to do!! ;-)  I am loving the new IK spring.  Patricia totally called that I would love the Zickzack Tunic and hello, I do!  I  am thinking of changing up the yarn to use Rowan Wool Cotton instead of the fingering weight.  I did a swatch and I think the drape and fabric will be good to me, we'll see how it goes.

Well that's a nice mother post for you all, no? – pictures, updates and a whole lot of knitting!  I probably was so inspired to write tonight because I just watched Zack and Miri Make a Porno, and wouldn't you know it Miri is a KNITTER and Crocheter!  Sadly you don't ever see her knit but she refers to her yarn and is always sporting a hand knitted hat or scarf! (she though used fun fur in some! eek) And Zack also is always wearing a different knitted scarf in any of his scenes.  Thanks for the knitting love shout out Kevin Smith.  Cute movie too if you can get past the porno stuff haha!

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xoxo,

m