Toasty Knits

Toasty the Amazing Knitting Cheerleader
August 27, 2007, 8:39 pm
Filed under: WIPs

A few days ago a funny little food showed up: Toasty. Toasty isn’t demanding and is even pocket size for your convinence, good thing too because he doesn’t seem to want to leave anytime soon.

He also seems to get along with the other residents.

There is only one thing were Toasty is at all demanding: knitting. Toasty does not knit himself, the lack of arms is a bit limiting, but this does not stop Toasty from acting as a knitting coach. Upon seeing the mear four or so inches of the first sleeve of Mrs Darcy he became very conserned about my productivity. He thinks I could knit much faster. I tried to explain that my calculus summer assignment got in the way (darn school schedulaling is forcing the evil of calc upon me, giving me only a few days in which to finish the assignment.) but Toasty stood firm.

I suppose I can’t complain, after all the little guy offered to be a knitting cheerleader and bring me fortifying cookies, until of course he remembered he couldn’t really carry them.


Felted Tweed Owns My Soul (or at least my wallet)
August 26, 2007, 5:42 pm
Filed under: FOs, New Project, yarn shops

So yeah, I bought more yarn. Its 10 balls of Rowan Felted Tweed in the Pine colorway. The Knitting Bee’s shipment had luckily come in today and the boxes weren’t even open because they only ordered one bag of that color. I tried to photograph the yummy greenness that is this yarn; but the clouds in Oregon hate me.

So instead of being productive and doing something like say, the laundry I re-cast on for the Mrs Darcy cardigan. (I say re-cast on because this sweater was originally going to be knit out of some Felted tweed from the stash, but the yarn gods did not look kindly on the on hand yardage.) I have been adjusting the pattern for the new DK gauge and it has been going nicely. No pictures just yet because 7 inches of 1×1 ribbing isn’t that exciting.

BTW the donut is for my friend who recently ran off to college on the east coast. He complains of lack of baked goods, despite the nice buffet. His girlfriend (and one of my good friends) and I are sending a care package from back home full of inside joke goodies, so the donut will be making the trans-continental voyage in the next week or so.

DoKnit from Craftbits

Yarn: oddballs of Blue Sky Alpaca cotton

Needles: 4mm bamboo dpns