Sunday, January 17, 2010

Fab Raspberry Ribbed Scarf

I don't know about you, but I say Rasp-berry. Not razzzz-berry. Everyone always makes fun of me for it but how does "sp" = a "z" sound?

Anyway, here is a scarf that I have recently started reworking. Intially I started it with a basketweave pattern, but that just seemed to be too bluky for such a bright color. The yarn I am using is vanna's choice, by lion brand yarn the color is berry. Its a mangenta color that looks more wine in certain lights. I am doing k4, p3 on the right side, p4, k3 on the wrong side for a thick ribbed look. Pretty easy. I'm planning to add fringe on the ends.

Anyways, recently I went to see a psychic for the first time, and I had my palm read. Besides her telling me all sorts of things about my relationship, how I am hyper-crytical of myself and how I over-analyze everything, she picked up on how I wasn't eating well this past week and I am making myself sick. The next day I woke up with a terrible head-ache and a cold! She also told me I start a lot of projects but hardly ever totally finish anything, which is SO TRUE. So hopefully this blog will help force me to finish things.

Also I recently visited a speciality yarn shop in Oakland on telegraph called Article Pract. Its a small store, but with a lot of different yarns. Organic cotton, baby alpaca. Definately no value brands, but definately a place to pick up something for a special project. They also have a lot of needles. I was a little let down that they didn't many super chunky yarns, at least not in colors that I wanted. SO I resisted buying anything for now, but there might be a trip AFTER I finish the scarves in my line-up. It might be paired with another trip to ici ice cream in Berkley which changed my life. : )

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Knitting neckwarms for... aliens?

okay so, looking for a cute neckwarmer pattern to re-create the chunky look that is from Circa by Spratters and Jayne and available at Modcloth,

which is cute and pretty sophisticated for such a chunky look. I am planning to use Lion Brand wool ease in Fig. Its a thick, soft, acrylic-wool blend. Size 13 needles means you can knit it up quick!

So in my search for a cute pattern. I came across this post, which was I saw this picture (above) which is from

I can't help but wonder, who is this man? Is he choking? Has the kid already gone semi-conscious? Why would you make something that looks like you cut off the top of a turtle neck. In the words of Mitch Hedberg, a turtleneck and a backpack makes me feel like a weak midget is trying to bring me down, all day long.


Craft Blog!

I have been thinking about doing a craft blog for awhile to share and keep track of the various craft and art projects that I do. Knitting, painting, photography, collage, whatever I can think of, and now I have the opportunity to do so!

Currently I am in my first year at NDNU graduate art therapy program and I am pretty much loving it.

Remember: Art heals!