Friday, October 27, 2006

Quick Bookmark

For about a year now my grandmother has been telling us we should do bookmarks because they are fast and easy. So last night I put aside my socks and made some quick 1 hour bookmarks using cotton thread, #2s and a simple yo, k2tog pattern.

Apparently this mixture really shows off uneven tension, but I still like it.

This was my second one (the first is already in a book), and a third of a different pattern is on the needle.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Not much knitting, but...

I was pleased to find out that The Nipple Project is extending it's deadline to Spring 2007.

As much fun as it seems it'll have to be a post-Christmas project for me.

Thanks for the update Janice!

Friday, October 20, 2006

pirate socks

I decided to do Noah's pirate socks at the same time. A good decision, I think.

I'm going to dupicate stitch the skull onto the big black stripe. Sure, the skull is going to be a little further down than one would expect, but I don't think it will ruin the effect.

Friday, October 13, 2006


Becca from Sugarbutterbex and I are at the Highland Park Farmers Market every Tuesday from 3 - 7. We have crafts available for kids, sometimes simply some paper and markers, or a special treat, like last week's sugar skulls (man, was that messy).

Early on in the afternoon we were greeted with a cacophony of squaks. There's a lot of speculation as to LA and other cities have their own parrot flock. I don't pretend to know which rumor is true, but I do know they are loud.

For several months the parrots used to wake me up in the morning (the opposum is still around, by the way), but about 6 months they moved on. I had always assumed the flock consisted of 15, maybe 20 parrots. But this flock had to have had at least 50 parrots. It was a bizarre sight. Maybe I'll see them again next week.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

New yarn!

We've just got in new shipments of yarn. Now introducing:
Royal Bamboo, made of 100% Bamboo (not to be confused with 100% Bambii, for those of us who can't type)

Galaway, 100% Wool, in a nice orange for a felted pumpkin, or whathave you

Dreambaby DK, Acrylic and Nylon (I'm going to use it for pirate socks for Noah, but of course not in the colors show)

and ....
Cleckheaton Merino Supreme
I still haven't figured out what I'll be doing for the capelet, at first I was thinking simple eyelett lace pattern, but now that I see it in person I'm thinking short cables. hmmm, choices.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Call for entries, and new needles

We just got in new needles:

and we're restocked on the 9" Circs.
and ...

Call for Entries:
That Yarn Store in Eagle Rock will be having a fiber arts exhibit in early
November. The deadline for consideration is October 30th.

We are looking for works of art that are knitted, crocheted, felted, spun,
etc. We prefer unusual pieces, works that make people ponder, marvel, and
are generally just cool. The purpose of the exhibit is to celebrate and
recognize the vast artistic talents of Los Angeles fiber artists.

Please send standard sized photographs of your entries, no more than 3
entries per person, to
That Yarn Store
c/o fiber art exhibit
1578 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041
if you would like your pictures returned, please send a SASE.

or email photographs of your entry, no more than 3 entries per person, to

Please send with your photograph the following information (please write
Mailing Address:

All decisions will be made by November 10th.


That Yarn Store
1578 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041
(323) 256-9276

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

snip snip

So the haircut wasn't so much a chop chop as a snip snip.

I almost always dislike haircuts at first, I think there's only been one exception. With this one, I like the layered bangs,

but ...

not so sure about the mullett. I hope you appreciate the picture, it took about 6 tries to get a shot that wasn't just my hand or my shirt.

Sure, the mullet was big in Japan a few years ago, and if I were to judge Japan's haircut trends by those three girls in H&M yesterday, it still is. But I'm not really sure it's my thing. Lets see how I feel tomorrow.

You might be wondering why I haven't been posting any of my knitting projects. Well, that's because I don't really have any. I'm waiting for my yarn (dreambaby DK) to come in for pair of socks and superwash (cleckheaton) for a hooded capelet/poncho thing. So really, I've just been messing around with short rows and lace, trying to figure out what pattern I want the capelet to be, it's not really postable material since I rip it out immediately.

I'm going to have a booth today at the Highland park Farmer's Market (goldline station) stop by and say hi.

Chop Chop

I'm gonna get my hair cut tomorrow. yay. Not that I'm really looking forward to sitting in a highchair and awkwardly staring at myself and the hairstylist in the mirror for three hours. But, a change would be nice. I still don't know how I want it cut, so I guess we'll all be surprised tomorrow.