Tuesday, July 26, 2005

viva le knitting!

Sorry for the absence. After a long day of work (and some hours commuting), I'm happy when I can put up the energy to knit, yet along update my blog.
I'm almost done with knitting the pink top (silly that the designers didn't give it a name). I would show you some pictures but my sister is away on camp, taking the camera with her.
After the knitting, and off course sewing, I still have to crochet the edges. Don't really know how to start with that actually. I know how to crochet, but I don't know how to do it on something knit. There's no real instruction given in the pattern neither. If anybody knows how, then don't hesitate to tell!
Speaking about crochet, I was wondering about on ebay, when I found these cuties.

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If I had a Visa, I'ld order them immediately. Although, being made out of yarn, I wonder if they wouldn't get dirty rather rapidly...

Thursday, July 07, 2005

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I started my first day at my internship. It rained cat and dogs. And as I was sitting behind what will be my desk for the rest of the month, I heard the news. After New York and Madrid, London now has been the target of terrorism. I was so appalled, so many innocent lives again and why?
And it also scared me, I now have to use public transport every day around Brussels. Brussels, European capital, a perfect next target...
When will all those terrorists see that war is not the answer, how can any cause been seen as just when innocent people have to die for it?
I'm gonna knit a little now, it comforts me and closes out that big bad world for a moment...

Monday, July 04, 2005

A wop baba luwa a wop bam boom

Due to a recent heat wave, I didn't get much knitting done. I spend some days at my boyfriend's who lives at the seaside. Very handy :-)
And I don't really like the combination knitting and seasand.
But the high tempatures are gone already and currently replaced by rain and storm. So I'm back in action! I got some serious knitting done last night while watching Grease for the zillionst time. What can I say, I'm a sucker for musicals and Grease is the ultimate classic. Other favourites are Dirty Dancing, the less known Strictly Ballroom ( Baz Luhrmanns first movie by the way) and recent new comers Moulin Rouge and Chicago.

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The back of the top is done and I'm making steady progress on the front.
I'm starting an internship on Thursday. I'm hoping I'll still find the time and, most importantly, the energy to knit..

Monday, June 13, 2005

Vote for me!

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Okay, something not knitting related. I've entered an online competition about Postindustrial design with the above entry. It would really mean a lot to me if you would vote for me. Just click on the link.
My entry is somewhere halfway the Participants gallery.
Thanks a lot!

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Cat and mouse

After knitting a lot for myself, I decided to knit something for somebody else: my cat Trixie.
I got the pattern for a toy mouse from Stitch and Bitch Nation. This is also the first time Trixie got in contact with catnip, the result?
Well here we have the first encounter, still a little suspicious.

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And then we had this for several hours.

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All the TLC aka licking like crazy, resulted into a fluffy mouse.

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But it's great fun to see her act like a kitten again. She's already pushing nine but she's still fit enough to attack a toy mouse over and over and over again :-)

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Progress report

I started on Lucky from Stitch and Bitch Nation, my first lacy pattern. I'm about halfway with the back. Here's a close-up.

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I'm knitting it with Phildar Dolcina DK. Which is, although consisting of most acrylic and nylon, a very soft and nice yarn.
Because I'm not really a one project kinda gal, I also started on yet another lacy pattern for a summer top from a local magazine called Libelle. My grandmother actually bought me this magazine, how cool is that!

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I'm especially found of the cotton yarn used here. It's called Cheope and it's from Adriafil. I'm thinking about also using it for Hush-Hush from Creazativity.
Oh, and I'm kinda ignoring the Phildar sweater for the moment...

Friday, May 13, 2005

Ribbit

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So as I said, I've finished knitting the Phildar sweater. I even seamed it. And then I tried it on...
Way too clingy on the shoulders. Horror, horror. There was no alternative then loosening the seams frogging the top row and knitting some more rows. Good plan, you say. Yes it was. Only one problem. Matress seams get well quite invisible when done (our at least mine do). Consequence: a lot of cursing and cutting the wrong threads. So I now had to rip out quite some more rows. Don't you just love it when stuff like this happens...
On a brighter side (and to take my mind off the green sweater horror), I started on Lucky from Stitch and Bitch Nation. I'm using the pink Phildar yarn, Dolcina DK, that I bought from ebay.
It's looking good so far, altough I only knit 5 rows. 2 mm needles, you gotta love it :-)