Sunday, August 17, 2008
I was surfing YesAsia's craft books, when I came across this...
Someone needs to double check their translating from Japanese to English! I can't imagine buying a book with that title~~giggle~~
And yes, I have no business surfing more pattern books. It's a sickness, I think. But those Japanese knitting books are incredible, and my fascination is fed by my involvement in this website :) I like to see the patterns knit up. The lace and texture-stitch patterns they come up with are amazing!!!!! Some of those sweaters are incredibly beautiful, and I lust after those patterns. I admit it openly :)
Boring knitting update: I've come to a standstill on the Moderne Log Cabin. I need my other two colors of yarn to proceed, but I just placed the order a week ago. Darn, I was hoping to get a bit farther on this before I had to stop, but I have other projects to work on...
My rip-off bathmat in Sugar n Cream, doubled and knit on size 11 needles. It has not been blocked, but it's a rug, so I'm just gonna use it and throw it through the wash!
The mosaic stripe dishcloth from the book by Lily Corporation. I got this book from Michael's, thanks to Hakucho whose post here spurred me on. Next will come the other mosaic dishcloth pattern in that book!
And, the Summer Sampler Lace project. Which has been in a time-out after chart #9 had me gritting my teeth and muttering words that should not be repeated. Maybe I can pick it up again, though I've been avoiding it. It's a full moon--should I try?!
I finished my Sunflower dishcloth. It was fun, but even though the correct pattern stitch (not the way I did it) looks more sunflower-y, I don't think I'm doing another one. The petals were enough done once :)
I also have the surprise for my sweet Babboo to work on...I should see if I can post a sneak peak without giving the secret away. If you have Ravelry, you can see it on my projects page (bumpydoink).
I might be doing some blog housecleaning today. I can't stand how overgrown my sidebar is--kinda like my patio weeds. So I will be pruning...