Tuesday, September 30, 2008

felted bag for the no fanny pack girl

detail of the prefelted bag -- very cute with the little beads, but i don't know that i'll do that again. i wanted to knit a pocketbook so that a fanny pack for the diabetes supplies was no longer essential. we'll see how it comes out...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

knitting at the opera

well, i was not bold enough to knit at the opera, but check out the nun on the far right at 1:05 of this video from the la opera production of il trittico...

raveler and bkff senoradefarge invited me -- star sighting: barbra & what's his name. well, i barely saw them because i'm terrible at that sort of thing, and sra. stinks too; she sat at the bar right next to their table, looked them over when they were loud and STILL didn't see them. but we breathed the same air. my singing voice has not improved.

Monday, September 22, 2008

yummy horizontal

IMG_2344, originally uploaded by elisecampbell.
look at these wonderful stitches! i finished the monteagle bag from the new mason-dixon knitting book, and loved doing it. it lent itself easily to a few minor changes:
1. cast on using the eliz zimmerman double knit method -- i love how it looks sort of macramé-ish, just like the bag. it was tight for a few rows after i split it, but i'd do it again.
2. used two colors -- i didn't have enough of one, so just changed up as i went along. those remarkable stitches really stand out, i think!
and now i am atwitter(!) at my mention in the mason-dixon blog and the fact that the really talented designer Ann Hahn Buechner (MrsLear on ravelry) commented on it. and let me not forget to mention that Kay Gardiner also commented and faved my monteagle (marché mañana) bag. a brush with knitting celebrity!
finally, if you go look at my bag on ravelry, please ignore the peeling wall and tipping light cover in the first picture. we had a leak in the roof and have yet to complete the repairs -- too busy knitting, i guess! just note my lemon tree out the window -- i miss my neighbor who used to take all the low-hangers :-( , and gumby sitting on the speaker.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

OMG how cute is this?!?!?!

this little korknisse (cork elf, i think?) from manne has to be one of the cutest wee xmas knits i have ever seen. and it is really easy and quick. how cute would it be to add a stripe? fluffy white collar/ribbing on hat?

i'm using a dowel instead of cork -- didn't have any lying around.

Monday, September 8, 2008