SP 5 Questionnaire

I still don't know who I get to spoil for the next three months, btu I figured I would finally post my answers in case someone already has me....so here ya go! and feel free to email me or comment on here!

1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer higher quality and/or natural fibers)? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand? Or is it all the same to you?
After trying out yarns at AC Moore, I can finally admit that yes I must me a yarn snob. (Sorry!) I have used some things that are acrylic blends (like GGH Goa) and love it so Im open. I've also come to really enjoy handspun or hand dyed yarns. But i just love anything that is pretty or feels good on my hands.

2. Do you spin? Crochet?
I never got the hang of crocheting, it hurts my hand too much. I don't know how to spin, but Im extremely interested in it. I just have no clue where I would learn about it.

3. Do you have any allergies? (smoke, pets, fibers, perfume, etc.)
No real allergies, though sometimes mohair makes me itch really bad. I don't like real strong smelling stuff (is that an allergy?) OMG I forgot I am allergic to chocolate! Silly me, I'm only thinking of knitting.

4. How long have you been knitting?
umm I think it's been 3 years. I learned from my bf's mom, but then I really got the hang of it from books.

5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
yep! here ya go.

6. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.)
I dont really have a favorite scent since I use unscented dove, but when I buy nice soaps I usually get milk, almond, honey, or some other french ones. again, unscented or lightly scented candles are best.

7. Do you have a sweet tooth?
Unfortunately, yes! And I'm a damn good baker sigh. Cookies, cakes, and pies kill me lol My waistline has never been the same.

8. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do?
I'm a photographer, I love to cook, and I try to sew.

9. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
Yep my comp plays mp3s and I have an ipod! Im not sure what it is I like...I listen to n.e.r.d. nin, the libertines, franz ferdinand, smoosh, u2, gorillaz, the streets, jayz,

10. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand?
I like pinks, brown, black, grays, purples, and blues. Umm I dont know about colors I cant stand, I guess I cant imagines knitting something in orange. It just depends on how I react to the color when I first see it. I would like to start knititng in brown, maybe and olive brown.

11. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
No pets, just my boyfriend :)

12. What are your life dreams? (really stretching it here, I know)
To have my work shown in a New York gallery, to travel to Japan, to get enough confidence to feel like I have talent, and to find a job that I love. and I feel appreciated at.

13. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with?
I noticed that I've used a lot of ggh. I like crystal palace and rowan. But I'm open!

14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
I hated Lamb's pride bulky...hated it!!! Im also not in love with Lions brand or sugar and cream. So really nothing too rough.

15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s?
good patterns, yarn, and learning new knitting techniques. I also love to wind my skeins into center pull balls/cakes though I cant imagine what I would be like if i ever get a swift (I just have the ball winder). One thing that I wish wasn't an obsession is finding my stitch markers, I'm constantly loosing the whole pack somewhere in my house. I think I need to get my third pack in a row. I want to learn how to make those cool looking ones or get some that look like sushi (yum!)

16. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
I like knitting bags, love knitting for others, but Im finally knitting tops for myself.

17. What are you knitting right now?
Bias top from spring/summer knit.1 mag. It's a pattern from the lovely Teva Durham.

18. What do you think about ponchos?
I never did, but I like the shorter ones and capelets and shrugs. I've never knit one though, there was one from R2 I wanted to try, just never got the chance to.

19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles?
Either really. Just depends what I'm knitting and what I have. My straights collections easily beats out my circs though.

20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
Again depends on what I'm knitting. I love my addis, but I also love my crystal palace bamboo (my fave bamboo). I have one pair of plastics from clover that I have never been able to buy again (they are called Ivory Needles). I also have cheapie metal ones that work (though I hate them for circs).

21. Are you a sock knitter?

22. How did you learn to knit?
combo of books and boyfriend's mom.

23. How old is your oldest UFO?
Well my oldest one was a sweater that was 2-3 years old, but I ripped it and made a scarf and two bags from it (I still have more yarn from it). So I guess my new oldest UFO is still 2 years old, the bust bathing suit from get crafty.

24. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird?
none really. I like watching harvey birdman and family guy which doesnt help lol. I hate birds (dont ask) I like dogs (boston terriers, huskies, or those mini bulldogs french bulldogs or something im not sure)

25. What is your favorite holiday?
Hate to sound like a downer, but I don't really have one.

26. Is there anything that you collect?
yarn! other than that, I have a ton of books and Ive been adding to my cookbook collection. Im an artist so I would love to start collecting art. (I have a tiny collection) Oh and I love anything Japanese

27. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
Interweave Knits and Rebecca. I hate vogue ugh. I've never tried Rowan, but there's a pattern for a bag ("heirloom") in their new one but I dont know how to get single patterns

28. Any books out there you are dying to get your hands on?
Not sure, surprise me. Though I was interested in sarah dallas's new book, but I havent seen anything from it and Im scared that its going to be like vintage knits (too small for me, though I loved the book). I would like to learn to spin, hint hint, and that Pluckyfluff book looks insane, but it's too expensive. Art books are fun. Anything that doesnt have the word "hip" in the title and isnt for grandmas or for people having babies would be cool. Nothing boxy please!




That I finally finished the front. I guess my dreams of finishing this by the weekend and starting orangina are going to be broken. It looks like a big kite right now, so I'm not sure how this is going to go together. Weaving all the ends is going to be soooo fun. (I didn't want to risk cutting the yarn between the stripes cause I don't trust this yarn at all.) Now I found a dropped stitch, can I still fix this or can you only do it when you still have the work on the needles? I'll have to look into my books, but if anyone has any advice let me know please!

Do two sports make a worst?

Worsted that is.

I'm a stripe away from finishing the front of the bias top and it looks like I'm going to have some left over yarn. Now if i double-strand the Microspun (sport weight) do I get what would be a worsted weight yarn? Yes, I know I should do a swatch, but I figure I could ask first and see if I'm way off. I figure if it works out, then I could make a boobholder with the rest of the yarn.

Oh and where does "DK" yarn fit into all this? I have a bunch of skeins that are dk, is this close to worsted? I've tried looking all this stuff up, but the whole stitch count but needle size changing is quite annoying. There should be a standard needle size we measure to so that a fingering yarn would have say 30 stitches or something but then a bulky yarn on same needles would have 1. That way you just look at the stitch number.


The First Step....

is to admit I have a problem. I'm coming clean with my stash; I know I've shown it before but it has grown since then. Now this isn't a "look at all my stuff nananana" but rather a "lord why do I do this?! help me" . Any project ideas are appreciated....

yarn stash

so that's about 60 skeins of yarn. If you click on the pick you will see the inventory and what they are linked to. But obviously a lot is just free floating yarn.

lol Jane Pauley's show this morning is about clutter...how fitting.

so if you need help as well, then join the yarnaholics unanonymous. (it's easy it's over there on the left...go ahead)


Bias top update..

Sorry that I keep posting today, but I was gone for a week...

ok so now I can pick up my bias top again, I'm in the middle of the fifth stripe for the front = almost half way done with the front=half way done with half of top. sigh

Cabled Bag...sorta

start of cabled bag

After I finished my scarf, I decided to try my hands at knitting up a cabled bag inspired by this craftster post and this site. I only had US 15's, 7's and 8's to choose from so I went with 15's. I made mine a little bigger and it was super quick to knit up on the plane. Now I just need to stick some dowels in there. Umm how do I do this? I would have tried getting handles or casting on somehow on the dowels, but since I was in a plane I had, umm, no "access" to these goodies. So I just knitted...so now how do I place the dowels in it? Do I just slide them in between the stitches? I have the leftover dowel from the HP bag, so I can cut it to size, but I'm just not sure how to go about it. I still have to seam and line it and I'll write up what I did after I'm all done.

Sweater Pattern?


I got to see Imaginary Heroes a couple of weeks ago and I noticed this sweater on Michelle Williams. Now, I can swear I've seen a pattern for a sweater like this somewhere, but I, of course, can't remember where. Can anyone help? For all I know this version was crochet, but I would like to knit something like this.

ps there's a bigger picture on my flickr account


le foulard francais

drop-stitch scarf

Yarn: GGH Angora 1 full skein a bit of a second one
Needles: US 15
Pattern: drop stitch
Date started: 5.17.2005
Dated finished:5.18.2005

I knitted this scarf while I was visiting my parents. I didn't bring too much to knit, but I had packed this angora yarn not really knowing what I wanted to make with it. I was going to make a spiral scarf, but I didn't have the right needles. Then I tried to make a "lost in translation scarf" but I didn't really like the pattern I tried and I didn't think it would really work with this yarn. So this is what I came up with. It's an incredibly soft, delicate scarf. I could have stopped with one skein but I wanted the end of the scarf to match the beginning.

cast on 16 stitches.
r1-3 knit
(rs)r4 knit
r5 purl
r6 knit
r7 purl
(rs)r8 *k1 yo2*
r9 *k1 drop yo's*
(rs)r10 purl

repeat till the scarf is as long as you would like, but I ended after a purl row (r10)

bo all stitches.

close up

Knitting Name

So my other name is Chieftess Floss Licker umm, yeah sounds a little kinky

get yours here

blog ring?

Sigh, I tried to join the knitting bloggers ring but alas they aren't taking any more members. (I don't get how a ring doesn't want more members but whateva!) At least I'm in knit one read too woohoo! I just have to get home to put in the ring code and link to it. And of course there's secret pal 5! I can't wait to find out who my partner is and what they like. It'll be fun thinking of things to get and make for them.

Edit: Apparently I'm in since I got an email, but I don't know if that's right or not. hmmm I'll put the links on the left for now until I hear otherwise. I'll also place pics when I'm back to my own comp.


knitting, cancer, and home

Third day that I'm home and the day after my dad had surgery. He had a lump somewhere in his upper jaw that turned out to be cancer. The doctors said that they got it all so he won't need to go through chemo or radiation again (he had cancer ten years ago). So at least that is some good news. He won't be able to eat any solid foods though for two months because his bones are weak, hopefully he won't get bored with all the soup, mashed potatoes, and jellos I'm making him.

To keep myself busy when he was at the hospital and when I'm not taking care of either parent I knitted up an angora drop stitch scarf. I think I'm done with it (it was pretty quick but I'll have to see again tomorrow if I like the length. I still have more skeins left since this scarf only took a little bit above two. Would angora work for knitty's Branching Out scarf?

I'm also thinking of knitting something for cancer (or Parkinson's) and I know that pink is for breast cancer, but what is the color for other cancers? Is there such a thing? Would anyone be interested in doing this with me?


slow week ahead

Yesterday I flew down to my parents' house for the week, so I won't have too much knitting news to blog about for a few days. I'm not very good with the kntiting in the airplane thing. I did bring some yarn (some angora and some wool) so I'll be making something, maybe. I'm not sure what to make with the angora actually, I think a scarf but I don't know how I want it to look. I want to make the Lost in Translation scarf but I still don't know the pattern.

Talking about scarves, I got Scarf Style on Sunday at Michael's for 13 bucks with a 40% off coupon. So head over and get stuff! It's a great book, but I don't have the right yarn to knit with so it's on hold. I also used a 40% off coupon at A.C. Moore, I needed some needles and I got the spring Interweave Knits. I'm in love with so much stuff in it. I think I will knit the cotton lace shrug, the hat, and the pink wrap. I think there was something else, but I don't remember right now.



I made one of those one hour hats with Point Five this morning so I could feel like I'm accomplishing something. I finished it quickly enough, but I hate the way it looks. Mine came out too loose or big or something! I love the color, Cezanne, but not the hat. So what else can I make with one skein of Point 5? Does anyone have a cool purse pattern? or for anything else?

PS for some reason my cezanne looks like their sable (mine isn't green!)


Harry Potter Granny Bag

thumbs up

Yarn: Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky in Sunburst and umm maroon?
Needles: US 10.5
Pattern: My own, but I guess there's one like it in Hollywood Knits sigh
Date Started: 5.11.2005
Date Finished: 5.13.2005 (dowels on 5.14.2005)

So here it is, finally! I obviously decided not to felt it, I guess it will just have to be a little floppy. It was an easy enough pattern, but I don't know what I can say since there is apparently a pattern just like it in a book. That's probably where I subconciously got the idea for it. I knew I had this yarn and I needed something to do with it and all I could come up with was this.

Let's see, I can still give thoughts on the pattern....it's easy enough. Just cast on as many stitches you want and knit in stockinette. Then do the gusset and tada you have a bag. I got a 1/2 inch dowel at A.C. Moore and got my bf to cut it for me. He also helped me tie them in so that they wouldn't slip out (I couldn't stitch them tight enough). I used a backstitch to seam the whole thing together. It's a nice tough, bulky stitch, perfect for this. oh! if you do attempt the pattern in the book, don't listen to her!! Ms. Hollywood tells you to knit about 160 rows for the gusset, but I was at around 120-122 rows and trust me that was more than enough. I had to play around with the seaming to shorten it a bit.

There are so many things I hate about this yarn; for some reason the skeins I had were thick and thin, I hate the rough feeling of the yarn, and it's just itchy. I ran out of the red skein, but I still have half of the gold so if anyone feels like trying it give me a holler and I'll send it to you!

Overall, I'm happy. I got a bag I can use for knitting or for when the next HP book and movie come out! (Does this count as a movie knit?)

Here are some more pics for your viewing pleasure:



Can this yarn split some more please?

I casted on for the bias top without a care in the world...lalala..until I realized that my needles are too long and the freaking yarn just splits into 5 or more plies.

I'm using Lion Brand microspun, like the pattern suggested, and man does it suck! ok I'm not really being fair here, the yarn was 2.50 a skein at AC Moore for crying out loud and it is pretty soft, and the colors are great, but damn I hate splitty yarn! And what is it with this lion yarn, any kind I get I end up finding a huge knot in it.

Yarn that's tied together in the middle of the skein...now that's quality!

Doesn't it look like underwear?!



Next project?

After I finally get some handles for the Harry Potter bag (I can't decide between dowels or needles) I think my next project will be a top. Well a top and maybe a small bag. For some reason I just can't start Orangina so I'm gonna go with this one from the Spring/Summer issue of knit.1:

To felt or not?

I'm basically done with the Lamb's Pride bag; all I have to do is sew the handles in it. But I'm not sure how I feel about the finished piece. Does it look too floppy? Would it look better felted? Would it feel better felted?

Any advice would be appreciated.
Here are some progress pics:

side panel

bag with book

knitted bag

Knitter gatherings

I'm so annoyed I didn't get to go to the MSW festival since it looked like so much fun. But it is over two hours away so at least I have an excuse. I've decided though that I'm definately going to Stitches East, down in A.C. So, who's with me? I've never been to one of the knitting gatherings, what's Stitches like? I can't wait. Maybe I can learn to spin before then so I can have an excuse to buy roving. hmmmm


knitting and reading

I asked to join the knit one read too blog, so hopefully I'll hear soon from them. The next book they will be discussing is the Time Traveler's Wife, which I first read when it came out. I'll have to find my copy and reread it so I can join in. In the meantime, I got myself a guilty read...Pamela Anderson's Star: a novel. Yep, I admitted it, whatever! It's not like its a Paris Hilton "book" or something...

anywho, I finished the first panel on the Harry Potter bag. I really don't like that Lamb's Pride yarn: it's itchy, rough, and not spun right. For some reason, my skein keeps going from normal to thin and then thick. It's really messing up my gauge, but I'm dealing with it. Is this normal for this yarn, or is my skein messed up? I was thinking of trying Cotton Fleece, but now I'm not so sure. Has anyone had any experiences they can share with either yarn?


and the next project is.....

harry potter yarn

A Harry Potter bag! umm Let me explain that one...I've had this yarn since I first learned to knit. My BF's mom (who taught me to knit) bought these two skeins for me as a way for me to get better at knitting while making myself a Harry Potter scarf (remember when those were popular?!) Well, needless to say, I never made the sucker and this yarn has had to suffer loneliness because of it. I was thinking of getting rid of it since I don't particularly like it; I find it too itchy on the skin. But then I thought I would use it for the Marsupial Tote from SNB, but I decided against that as well. So I'll be making a bag that sort of resembles the original scarf this yarn was destined for.

Finished Bag

knitted tote hanging

Yarn: GGH Aspen (about 5 skeins) in Camel
Needles: US 10.5
Pattern: Rebecca 28 #10
Date Started: 5.9.2005
Date Finished: 5.11.2005

This was fun and easy to knit, I just wish the color was a little more exciting. But it's the yarn that the pattern called for and I happen to have a ton of it from the sweater gone wrong. I get a cute bag and I get to bust my stash; it's a win-win situation. The bag is knit in three parts: two side panels and one strap/gusset. So after quickly knitting the one panel, I started on the strap to guarantee I wouldn't get bored. That went quickly enough, but then I had to knit on the go so I started and finished the second panel yesterday (go me!). The rest of the strap and the seaming was done today.

The pattern changes up enough that makes it exciting without being overbearing. You get to rib, cable, and lace. I've never cabled before this, so it turned out to be a nice way to learn. It came out pretty good if I say so myself. What I'm left to wonder is if I should have blocked it before seaming or not. Well I didn't so oh well! oops! Now I need to figure out a way to make it less floppy. Felting is not really an option since the yarn is only 50% wool, but what about lining it. I'll have to think about it. But for now I'm happy with having a cute fall/winter bag.

I didn't really have any problems with the pattern or knitting except that sometimes I would split the yarn or that with the left slanting decrease my stitch would look too fat. I tried another way to decrease, but it still looked the same way. It might have been the yarn so I would just pull the stitch from the back to make it a little tighter.

Here's another view:

same bag

and a close up:

close up

Ivory Needles

Ok knitters, I need your help. I'm trying to find some needles and after googling and ebaying I have had no luck. Maybe you can help me?

I have a pair of Clover Ivory knitting needles. I bought them a few years ago, while I was still in Savannah, at the lys there (ahh I miss being able to walk a block to get yarn or needles). I only have one pair (US 10.5) of them but I love them. They are off-white, flexible, super quiet, and made of either plastic or milk cassein. I've emailed Clover, but I haven't heard from them yet, and ,like I said before, I can't find them anywhere online. They obviously exist because I have them in my hands right now (they feel so good!), I just can't find any more of them.

So have any of you seen these needles? Do you have a link you can send me? Do you know of a brick and mortar store that carries them? I could pay you back if you get them for me. Or do you know of any other needles that feel the same way as these? Maybe I can get those instead.

I'll post a pic of them later today in case seeing them helps. Any info would be appreciated!


new yarn...

The last of my birthday yarn is here!!!

Now I need to decide what I'm going to make with it....

We have some Point 5 in mist, earth, and cezanne

point five

and then some ggh angora (angora francais!!)


any ideas on what the yarn wants to become?



where's craftster?! why are the forums down? I'm dying!

Where's can I find this pattern?

While browsing the Vogue Knitting site I ended up on the knit.1 site and found this sweater. What issue was this pattern in? I have the second knit.1 so I know it's not there, so was it in the first one? Where can I find the first issue?

knitting in the news...again

So umm knitting became big oh I don't know a million years ago. But the media is just catching on. So tomorrow Jane Pauley's show is on knitting with, it seems, some snb group and lily chin (is she the only knitter that will do these shows?)

just thought I'd warn you

on the needles

After the capelet I decided to go back to this knitted tote. It's a fun pattern from Rebecca 28 that includes rib, lace, and cables. I'm knitting it on US 10.5 with the GGH Aspen I unraveled (I apparently bought a ton of it). If you ever wanted to try out cables, but were too scared to before I would suggest this pattern.



I'm slowly updating the blog by transfering over old knitting posts from my main blog into here. Sounds easy, but it's a pain in the ass. Bare with me...

new yarn

It finally arrived! This is some of the yarn I got for my birthday (I'm still waiting for some more). Im not sure what I'm going to make but I'm very excited with all the pinkness going on. It's all different mixes of mohair, wool, and novelty yarn that was handspun by someone in jolly old England.

Can we tell which one is not like the other?

Spiderweb Capelet is done!

Spiderweb Capelet

Spiderweb Capelet - front

Spiderweb Capelet - back

Yarn: Crystal Palace Merino Frappe in New Sorbet 1 Skein
Needles: Clover Bamboo US 15 Circulars 24"
Pattern: Stitch 'n Bitch Nation
Date Started: 5.5.2005
Date Finishe: 5.6.2005

I hated knitting it, but I love the end result. I think its one of the most beautiful things I've knitted. The color combo I chose really helps. I used a brown velvet ribbon instead of the cord with pompoms as a tie. It's undeniably girly now.

The pattern is quite frustrating, so I would suggest writing every row out on a piece of paper so you don't have to keep searching in the book. Somehow I ended up with more stitches at one point so I just decreased evenly throughout one of the purl rows. I used way less than one skein though the pattern asks for two, so with the leftover yarn I made a sash to go with it. Even with all the annoyances of the pattern it was a quick knit; I would have been done earlier if I hadn't taken so many breaks to eat, surf the web, email, or scream.

I'll be making another one of these for myself since I made this one for my mom.


Pink frothy goodness

The Spiderweb Capelet is done!! And thank God for that!!!

I hated this pattern. (It's in Stitch n Bitch Nation) The way it was written was so clunky and plain wrong. (Maybe cause it's written by a Yalie) And I got so tired of knitting into the same stitch four times, my right arm started to hurt.

It looks good though and that's all I care about right now. I hope my mom likes it.

I'll post pics of the FO tomorrow morning.

Secret Pal 5

Just sent my email for SP5 this morning Woohoo!!
Can't wait to get partnered up, so I can make and buy them some goodies.

It was a bitch to get an anonymous email, apparently everyone that has joined thought of the same emails as me. Of course, there are over 100 people already signed up...


Spiderweb Capelet progress

or lack thereof.

I had to frog this sucker three times after the third row! For some reason I always ended up with a big hole at the end of it. But I think I have it now, though I may buy new needles tomorrow since it seems that metal ones are too slippery for this yarn.

I also worked started a bag with the same yarn as the scarf. It's an interesting pattern with ribbing, lace, and cabling...phew. I think I'm going to restart it though cause I don't like the left slanting decrease the pattern calls for. It ends up looking too sloppy for me. At least I know what the pattern is like now, so it wont be too bad. I'll post pics when there is something to show.


The yarn for my mom's original gift got here today! So I'll cast on in a bit. I've heard it's a fast knit so I'm sure it won't be ... sigh.

Nah, it should be fine. I'll post a pic of the FO before I mail it out. In case you are wondering, this is what I'm making.

Good & Plenty

What should I make with this yarn?
It's 49 yards of handspun, thick and thin wool, with some mohair tufts in it.
I can't tell what it wants to be yet

Here's a close up

One mother's day gift done... continued

Yarn: abut 5 skeins of GGH Aspen in Camel
Needles: Pink Boyes US 10.5
Pattern: Rebecca 28 No 7

Date Started: 5.3.2005
Date Finished: 5.4.2005

Really quick, straightforward lace. I would consider this a confidence booster for those that are scared of lace since this is a four line repeat on bulky yarn and good sized needles.
I'll most likely knit it again but in a more exciting yarn.

How did I come upon this yarn? In cleaning up my yarn stash I found this sweater I never finished :

first sweater

lovely I know! But I just didn't want to finish it; the color, the shape, the size, it was all wrong. I had knitted it years ago and had bought the yarn from knitpicks back in the days they actually sold yarn from other companies.

So I began to unravel the yarn (with my nifty new yarn spinner!) and, voila, a nice, comfy scarf. I hope my mom likes it, since she'll be getting this and a bag all in the same yarn. I think I have nine more skeins of this stuff!

Here's another view:

and got this out of it.

Knitterly things...

go here.

I decided to move most things about knitting to here. I'll make a mention of something on the original blog but the more detailed posts will be found here.


Duckie Brown

Duckie Brown Hat

Though they are a men's wear label, I still have to give a shout out to Duckie Brown. It's a whimsical line with some simple pieces to balance them out. Men and women can wear the shirts, though they claim to not want to make a women's line any time in the near future. The use of color and the knitwear peppered across the line is what caught my eye. You can really see the mix of the two designers, Steven Cox and Daniel Silver, in each ensemble. I want and need this green knit hat (they also have it in red which, of course, reminds me of a Team Z vibe). I'll have to figure out a pattern out for it before fall.

Duckie Brown is available at Barneys New York, Fred Segal Finery/ Los Angeles, Skye/Denver, Harrods/London, Tokishirazu, Knockback and Loveless/Tokyo, Garderob/Moscow and Espace Mirage/Monaco. Notice that, again, it's no where near me.


Needle Case

Pattern: Stitch n' Bitch

Fabric: Mix of Ikea and Joann's stuff
Date Started: umm too fuzzy to remember
Date Finished: 5.1.2005

After much fighting with my sewing machine, I finally finished this needle case for my knitting needles. I think it was too much fabric for my little Singer Featherweight, but we trudged along. It's not gorgeous, but it is indeed handy.

As for the machine and I, we sort of made up, but the relationship has turned a bit cold.

needle case opened