Thursday, May 25, 2006

Well, the minisweater wasn't finished in time for the wedding. But soon, I promise.

Not much knitting has been going on lately. I'm just so exhausted when I get home. But tomorrow I'm going to try (like I unsuccessfully tried the other two weeks since I've been here) to make it to the meet up of the Aloha Knitters. We'll see if it happens.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Just pictures... No new knitting

Roundabout leaf tank progress

I've been too lazy to do any knitting the last few days, but here is the progress on the Roundabout Leaf Tank I made on the plane this week.

After working on the MiniSweater I was starting to hate purling, so I was concerned that I'd be frustrated with this tank. However, I'm realizing I don't hate purling when it only comes 20 or so stitches at a time. The Minisweater had much longer rows, and the purling was driving me crazy, but this isn't bothering me at all.

Thursday, May 18, 2006


I arrived in Hawaii last night, it is strange to believe I'll be here for three months. I've got a lot to do before I start work on Monday, but hopefully I'll be able to meet up with the Aloha Knitters tonight.

I knit a bit on the plane, and am making progress on the Roundabout Leaf Tank. I'm a few inches past the second leaf. Unfortunately, no pictures now because I haven't yet set up my computer for internet access here.

It was hard to decide what knitting/yarn to bring for the summer. I bought the MiniSweater with is almost done (just needs buttons and other finishing), the Roundabout Leaf Tank, yarn and pattern for the Diagonal Triangle Top, and some sock yarn. I'll probably have to have other stuff shipped up to me, or (more likely) I'll just go buy more stuff here.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Finals are officially over!!!

Post Finals Fun

Now lets have some fun!

Sunday, May 07, 2006


My clematis finally fully bloomed today. This is supposed to be a vine, but for some reason (probably due a bit to my neglect) the blooms (there is one more bud just behind this one) are coming almost from the main stalk very close to the ground.

Just Starting to Open (Thursday 5/4/06)
Clematis Bloom- Starting to Open

Almost Open (Saturday 5/6/06)
Clematis Bloom- Almost Open

Open! (Sunday 5/7/06)
Clematis Bloom

(and growing below it in the pot is a bit of cilanto from some seeds I sprinkled in)

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Diagonal Triangle Tank from Artyarns

Diagonal Triangle Top

The yarn and pattern for the Diagonal Triangle Tank arrived yesterday. I can't believe that is enough yarn.

I can't say enough good things about the place I ordered it from, The price was great, plus free shipping, no sales tax and an extra 10% off (if you sign up for their mailing list). Plus, when I made a mistake in the order they were so helpful in fixing it and the shipping was fast!

I really want to cast on for this now, but should wait until I finish a few more things, or at least until finals are over. I also need to read what people have said about in here to see if there are any issues with the pattern.

Tags: Diagonal Triangle Tank_

Green Suede Shoes!

Project Spectrum for May: GREEN

This are probably my favorite item of clothing right now. I've recently become smitten by green, particularly bright grass green. So, these shoes where hard to resist last month at the Adidas Outlet, I even tried to put them back but someone talked me out of it.

Green Shoes

Hopefully I'll also have some things I've actually created to share too. (Does it count if I started them before I even joint PS?)

Tags: Project Spectrum_

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Minisweater - only the sleeves left!

I bound off for the bottom of the minisweater today. I did 2x2 ribbing instead of the garter stitch. I tried to find an interesting edging in Knitting On The Edge, but the only ones that really interested me were for the cast on edge (some of the picot edging).

But, I have to say, that I hate binding off on purl stitches. It is just so fiddly, and it is even worse in ribbing because I have to switch back and forth.

Tags: Minisweater_

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Knitting Nature KAL

I've just started a Knit Along for projects in Knitting Nature. Please join us!


Just a quick picture of the first bloom on the lilikoi (passion flower) vine I have growing on my balcony!