Tuesday, December 2, 2014


I entered a contest to win fabulous (silk!) weaving supplies from my wishlist from my favorite fiber arts supplier: Halcyon Yarn! Wish me luck!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Ravelympics 2010

Having neglected this blog for far too long, I decided to post to celebrate Ravelympics 2010, ravelry's olympic extravaganza. Feeling modestly ambitious, I entered the Sweaterboard Cross event, planning to create the Triple Slip Vest from Knitscene Winter 2008/Spring 2009. I made some significant changes in the design. I changed the waist, neck and armhole ribbings to 5x5 (instead of 1x1) to create better flow into the slip stitch pattern. I altered the neckline from a V to a U. And I made shortrow cap sleeves instead of 1" plain armhole bands.

The pic is the WIP, approximately half-way done, graciously modeled by Oliver.

I actually finished the vest last night and received my medal. A FO picture will follow when I can put my hands on the camera. In spite of having had a horrible respiratory infection for the past few weeks, it's nice to be able to demonstrate an accomplishment, however small.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Hallelujah - My Socks Arrived!

Oh happy, happy day!

My Sockapalooza socks arrived, closing the sock loop for me. And what beautiful socks they are! They're perfect for me . . . the yarn is a neutral color (charcoal gray), but with just enough pizzazz - the multicolored speckled tweed.

The stitchwork is incredible - these were obviously made on a size 0 or smaller (I'm not sure exactly what size my pal used). Check out the cuff detail.

My mouth dropped open when I saw this toe graft. Bravo, Kim!

And to put whipped cream and a cherry on top of this luscious sock sundae, my pal sent extra goodies in the package: yummy shower gel & spray and postcards of my dear socks' city of origin - Cleveland!

But the best thing of all is that Kim made these socks for me! They fit perfectly. In my case, this is no mean feat (pun intended); I have very long, extremely thin feet, one of the less significant manifestations of Marfan's syndrome, a genetic disease that has affected me since birth.

I don't want this post to turn into a downer. It is, after all, intended primarily as a well-deserved tribute to my sock pal, Kim. So I'll save further Marfan explanation for another day.

Instead, I'll treat you all to some pics of my very happy feet enjoying their lovely new sockies. First, the fashion model poses (okay, well, it's the only modeling opportunity my feet are likely to ever have, so humor them, please).

Ooh, fancy lighting!

Gorgeous Sockapalooza socks lounging under the banana tree . . .

. . . and admiring themselves in the mirror!

I love my socks! Thank you, thank you, thank you Kim!