A Post!

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
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Here is a picture because all blog posts need pictures.

Hi there, folks who still read my blog. I imagine there are a few who haven’t culled their feed readers in a while. And for that, I thank you!

I have been in a knitting and blogging funk (mostly Farmville-related), but I think my belly is developing a small fire for knitting that I sense will erupt soon enough. I have been looking at the Knitpicks catalogues that still come to my door every month, and I have a feeling my knitting bag will be going back into my backpack tomorrow morning. I removed it a few months ago (regretfully), because I hadn’t used it in months and it was bulking up the bag. But it’s going back. It has Bubble in it.

Also, I seamed Greenzo. I never seam ANYTHING. I specifically seek out sweaters that I don’t have to seam, so that I don’t have to seam them. But I seamed this shirt one day a little while ago, and it was moderately pain-free. I think this is a good sign.

P.S: Eff Farmville.

Love,
Eve

Bottoms Up

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009
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Bottoms Up

Being a Torontonian is as close as you can get to being Asian while at the same time being a tall, blondish white girl. I love Asian fashion, and my favourite knit bloggers are either Asian themselves or make copious use of Asian style. Of course, there are some down sides to this: I wish I were as rail thin as the bloggers I read, but I’m a bit plumper in the T and A regions. This leads me to many situations where I say “I will knit this sweater that this Asian girl modelled” and then realized that in order to do so, I would have to become a shape shifter. A mammary changeling, if you will.

Well, I am in that situation again. I love the above sweater, but I don’t know if it would look good on a round-eye*. I am also distracted by the 30+ bug bites I got a few days ago at an outdoor concert in Sudbury, land of mosquitoes. Maybe I’ll bookmark it and when I finish my current sweater (soon!), I can put more thought into it. I like the addition of sleeves, too. Hmm… decisions, decisions…

* This is me being edgy. I also plan on taking back the word gaijin.

Japanese Inspired Knits

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009
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Sometimes, mere association with one of my favourite bloggers will cause me to want to buy a book. This is a perfect example: Birgitte strikker got a book by Marianne Isager recently, raved about it, and knit a pretty sweater. Now I’m finding out that Interweave is publishing the book in North America, and I want it!

Japanese Inspired Knits

This sweater isn’t the one Birgitte knit, but it’s also pretty.

Retrofit your mitts!

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009
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Retrofit your mitts!

I am a little late on this one, but I’ve only now caught up with all my blog reading! Here is a great suggestion on how to retrofit your mitts! I’ll have to try this on my current mittens, as they are cold enough to freeze your Winnebago.

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I am obsessed with one knit, and one knit only.

Monday, November 17th, 2008
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Sylvi by Mari Muinonen

Sylvi by Mari Muinonen. Here is The Story of Sylvi.

Deep in the Forest Mittens

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008
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Deep in the Forest Mittens

I don’t normally discuss patterns that are not free, but these mittens are BLOWING MY EFFIN’ MIND. They are totally cool, and I am coveting them with great ferocity. Wowzers! Deep in the Forest Mittens. If you like forests, or things that are deep in them, you should knit these mittens.

Patches En Regalia

Friday, October 10th, 2008
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Patches En Regalia

I’m making a hat. I’m naming it after [[Frank Zappa]]’s Peaches En Regalia because there are lots of different patches of pattern in it and because the improvisational wackiness is very jazzy, much like the song. Also, I just wanted to refer to Peaches En Regalia because it is possibly the greatest song ever written. Aside from this one, of course. You go ahead and watch those, I’ll wait.

On to the hat! I’m knitting it because I have catalogued about 50% of my yarn stash and there are over 30 different yarns already. I need to reduce the pile because it is embarrassingly enormous, so I want to knit some of the one-skeiners instead of slugging away at sweaters. I am also bored, and I hate knitting with cotton, and Bubble has gotten too big for my travel knitting bag. So I’ve cast on with a skein of Merino & Fur, which is a 70% merino, 30% possum blend. I KNOW!! POSSUM?! AWESOME. (That rhymed!)

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Pom Poms!

Friday, September 19th, 2008
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Pom Pom Mittens

Eeeheeeheee! My favourite thing about fall is the prospect of pom poms on new knits. Pom pom mittens! Pom poms on hats, pom poms on sweaters! Dare I say… pom poms on top of pom poms? Upon every strand of the pom pom, another pom pom. And another, and another! Muahahaha!

The State of Fairs*

Thursday, September 11th, 2008
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State Fair

Posie‘s post about her state fair has reminded me that it’s Fall Fair season! It also reminds me that I had plans to post something about this news a few weeks ago. I’ve cut out some parts of the article for quicker reading.

Crochet pulled from fair’s fabric [Ed’s note: LOL! Crochet! Fabric! Lollerskates!]

A local crochet club has its yarn in a knot after the Western Fair dumped this year’s home arts competitions — a fair mainstay for decades. And the club isn’t alone. The fair, which began as an agricultural exhibition, has cut or downgraded three other categories, including culinary arts, display contests and oversized vegetable challenges. Part of a shakeup designed to attract younger fair-goers, the changes don’t impress traditionalists like crocheters.

“The Western Fair is forgetting its roots and is becoming a costly amusement park,” said Patty Attkins of the Crochet Club of London. Attkins, president of the club, discovered home arts were cut when she couldn’t find the category for this year on the fair’s website. “I found out by chance and not by courtesy,” she said.

The home arts were cut in the spring after fair officials examined a three-year study of the number of competition entries, said Sharon Pook, expositions sales manager. The culinary arts, including jam and baking contests, and the women’s institutes display contests, were eliminated. Depending on public response, the fair could eventually bring back some of those categories.

The fair wants to attract people in their late teens to mid-30s — a group that doesn’t often go to the fair, Pook said. New video game categories, such as Wii Fit exercise competitions, might be added, along with a new “green” lifestyle section.

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Can you be in love with two things at once?

Friday, September 5th, 2008
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I love The Beau to death, but I am finding myself falling in love with something else.

Frost Flower Cuff Pullover

The Frost Flower Cuff Pullover is seed stitch, and cables, and colour work. And it’s brown, which is a colour I’ve been appreciating lately. Everything about this pullover is drawing me to it. I don’t think I can resist much longer. Oh, if only I weren’t knitting Bubble! I’m so fickle.

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