sharp points: June 2006 Archives

Finishing Frenzy

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If I were a contestant in Amazing Lace I'd be in excellent shape! Oh yes, my first shawl is done! *Cue the music!*


Here's the shawl blocking. It is a gift for someone else so this is a sneak preview until the recipient models it for me. For those who are curious about the pattern, it is Interweave Knits - Little Arrowhead Shawl by Pam Allen [free pdf] and knit from Louisa Harding Kashmir DK (machine washable, yay!).


Here's a closeup of the arrowhead lace pattern on the outer edge.


Louisa Harding Kashmir DK yarn chained construction close-up. I hope this will deter it from pilling, since the yarn is 55% merino, 35% microfiber (probably what makes it machine washable), and 10% cashmere. (I have learned my wrath and a pink razor does not intimidate my pilled knits. The knits enjoy flouting me by leaving bits of fuzz all over my bathroom (because you shave in the bathroom, of course) ) I enjoyed working with this yarn and bought it from Imagiknit during their last big sale.

Details details:
> Needles - Addi Turbo US #7 in 16", 24"
> Yarn Quantity - Two balls and two rows+bindoff of the third ball.
> Size - Pretty much to size and meant as a small shawl to keep air conditioning off your shoulders.
" Finished Size - About 40" wide across top edge and 19" long from the center of the top edge to bottom point, after blocking. "

Saturday, I joined the fantastic Team Knit A Round at Relay for Life


And I just finished up my chemo cap contribution. Since the caps are donated to others, I've modeled it for you. Isn't it terribly cute? Pattern in the extended entry.


Blue Jean Yarn Goodness

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Textile Junkie aka Michelle sent me this lovely Blue Jean inspired yarn. Fantastico! Thanks Michelle. She also sent a cute tin of Altoid cinnamon mints and lemon-scented lotion.

Multi Talented

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My aunt also taught me how to sew. As a result, I can muddle my way through with a sewing machine and the three of us made these bags!


Ta-Da!!!! The pattern, which we figured out between the three of us to a reasonable degree, was in Japanese and from this Japanese sewing book and believe it or not, we didn't use any internet help, either. This was because the only computer in the house was password protected and the password holder was out of the house.

We also used the huuuuge copier at Kinko's to print out the pattern to scale-

which, BTW, costs about $5 per copy. I/we "modified" the pattern with "features" like reversible sides (didn't want to put in pockets) and the heavy upholstery/drape fabric didn't really seem to need padding/interfacing (couldn't figure out what the fluffy stuff was in the picture or which interfacing to use).

I like it!

Knitter in review

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Here's a few items I've been working on and finally have photos of.

Handmaiden Silk Rumple Scarf

Handmaiden Yarn Scarf kit

Baby sock from Interweave Knits online pattern PDF
in Cherry Tree Hill

Better-Than-Booties Baby Socks -Interweave Knits

Jaywalker Sock in Sockotta -


And Melissa graciously took a few photos of
her orange ipod mittens but they are kinda wonky (first mitten attempts can be not very pretty) made with ArtYarns Merino
blue wristlets for Greg (and his early morning commute drive) knit with Cherry Tree Hill Superwash Worsted
action shot wristlets

Thanks Mel!

And a newsboy cap from SnB Nation for a toddler (since he's walking now, he can be called a toddler, right?), resized with the help of Harlot Power - Knitting Rules

Knitting Does Rule

Busy Weekend Coming

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My oh My is this weekend going to be Fan-tas-tic! Why? 'Cause there's all kinds of fun events going on here.

First off, I present you
WWKIP (World Wide Knit In Public Day) tomorrow (Saturday) June 7
When: June 7, 2006. 10 am -2 pm.
Where: Intersection of Main St. and State St. in Los Altos, CA (right next to the Citibank)

Why: Participate in a world wide event and have a fantastic reason to say "I really have to go knit."
Who: You! You're invited! No RSVP needed, just drop in. Family, Signifigant Others, and Pets are welcome.
Bring: Your Knitting and Sunblock. Perhaps a Hat. There's food nearby.
Bonus! I've got 20% off coupons for Full Thread Ahead to hand out. Just in case you needed a little extra incentive to go outside and knit on a glorious day. Can't make it in person but you do KIP? You can still get a discount1. No KIP'er left behind!

Stacie puts the wheels in motion and is the host from 12-2. (Thanks Stacie!) I'm co-hosting the first two hours (10-12) and then I'm off to learn at vloggercon Oh yes, be warned, freecia's always been a little loco about multimedia. Mm yeah, I'm thinking a knitting videoblog would be really awesome.

And who knows, if I get enough done today, I might go to a Sherrilyn Kenyon signing later tonight in San Mateo at M is for Mystery Janet Evanovich coming to San Jose later this month, only days after her latest release Twelve Sharp.

1 Bring a photo of you Knitting in Public to Full Thread Ahead or e-mail it to for 20% off regular merchandise. Good until June 18th.

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