No pictures today~

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Hey all. Sorry I haven't posted in a bit, but a couple things have become interesting and worth noting.

Firstly, we're going to Wizard World Chicago. We moved our Chicago trip to accomodate it (glad we weren't flying). We are also definitely going to visit SAIC, but I'd also like to find a spinning or knitting shop in Chicago that's not crazily out of the way. If you know of something, let me know please!

Also, I've begun designing some bags for Mark's mother's shop. I won't have time to really knit a lot of them til graduation in December, but I've been having ideas and sketching them out. Soon I'll email them to her and get some feedback, since she's on the other side of the world. I'm not too sure what flies there fashion-wise... but I think I use good color palettes and interesting shapes, so it'll be good. I'll show some of the designs to people who ask in person, but I'd rather not post them here. Maybe I'll post finished product photos so people who want to buy them online can do that too.

One of my designs started out as a swatch, and is morphing into a bag for Hope, my friend's wife. She has done a lot for me recently, especially answering questions when I know she's busy trying to make solar prints in her shower (or something?? I just know it sounds exotic.) Anyway, to thank her, I'm sending her a bag made of Artful Yarns' Candy. (if only you had more green, Sheila!)

That's it. no photos, no nothing. I'm so boring :)


Friday, July 01, 2005

Originally uploaded by happyhandpainter.
Today was rainy and cool, so I stayed inside and seamed the first of a pair of socks for Mark. The yarn is Artful Yarns' Jazz, in colorway "Charlie". This yarn is soft and comfortable to work with, though the four plies split easily so you have to watch more than normal. This is the third pair of socks I've made, and this one was without a pattern! I just used the knowledge I gained from Broadripple to do the heel, and the yarn reccomendation and cast-on number from Weekend Knitting. I'll pick up the purple tank and ribbed sweater when I finish these... right now I just want to feel that sense of accomplishment, even if it's from making a pair of socks and not a painting.

I'm not sure why the photos are so grey... I'll try and fix it in future posts.