June 24, 2007

one more knitting post

ok i’m sorry to non-knitting readers for all these knitting posts, but i assure you i will be posting a neato photography-related how-to very soon!

i found this book from 1968 at my super awesome local used book store {open}

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so great! i get bored easily with big projects, which is why hats and mitts are my best friends when it comes to knitting. even a ski mask is a big commitment for me. i have been wanting/planning to start trying bigger objects, but weary of the commitment… ok so this book – every pattern uses needle sizes 17 and bigger; they claim that you can “knit a style a day!” perfect! of course, that would be worthless if they were hideous patterns, but i love them! well, some of them… here are my favorites!
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plus the back cover sweater! i’m not sure which ones i would actually wear, but i think i like them. i’m imagining the dresses with some kind of belt around the waist, i think it could be hip, right? yay vintage pattern books!

i have been completely obsessive about ravelry this week – working on posting every knit/crochet project i’ve ever made. i wasn’t planning to do everything at first, but as i kept posting projects i was thinking how cool it would be for all my projects to be organized in one place, where i can see how far i’ve come and look back at long-forgotten objects… so i’m at 143 so far, with still a few more to go. then i’ll have to get started on my stash, not that i have a huge stash… ok yeah i do…

ok now back to my current project – frogging a thrifted sweater. and doing a really terrible job of it!

Filed under: books,general crafts,knitting — leethal @ 11:48 pm

June 16, 2007

knitty! and whammy! hooray!

knitty pattern submission preview

i submitted my first pattern to knitty yesterday! not just my first knitty submission, but the first pattern i’ve ever written! i feel so accomplished; i can now call myself a designer and have something to show for it. it probably won’t actually get into knitty, i’m trying not to be too optimistic about it. i mean, it is my first pattern ever, come on. but, if it’s denied, i’ll post it here on my blog for all to see. i wish i could show photos of it – pete took some beautiful shots – but it’s not supposed to be shown anywhere before knitty. so i made some sneak peek cropped images just for fun…

knitty pattern submission preview

and in other knitting news, i got my ravelry invite a few days ago, exciting! i’ve had such a busy week though, i haven’t had time to play yet. i’m sure the next week will be filled with much raveling…

ooh ooh! i almost forgot! do stuff! is gonna be distro’d by whammy! yea! whammy! is super rad – i just got the “surprise fun pack!” (at the bottom) with all kinds of neato stuffs, including key lime pie lip balm and awesome buttons, and zines of course! yay!

Filed under: knitting,random stuff — leethal @ 9:11 pm
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