Friday, November 17, 2006

FO: This blog

I'm blogging everything at Wordpress now. For entries on stuff I make, look under "Creatrix."

Sunday, October 08, 2006

FO: Plain dishcloth

Plain dishcloth
Originally uploaded by edenza.
My second official Dishcloth KAL FO. I did another in plain orange w/ a diamond pattern but I didn't like it.

FO: Vivi's hat

Vivi's hat
Originally uploaded by edenza.
Well I just CO a few dozen stitches and started knitting in a 2x2 rib. It seemed big for a newborn. SO I reduced it a little. Hard to do in a rib pattern. So I started in stockinette and kept that up for a little while.

Then I thought, "If I did a few YOs, I could make holes to feed through an i-cord that they could use to adjust the size. They could also roll up that ribbed brim." So I did that: six or so YOs. It worked beautifully but I wish I'd done a shorter rib or a roll brim and then the drawstring idea. Once she's older, the cord is decorative.

Then I started knitting & reducing until I was down to 8 stitches, I drew the tail of the yarn through, tightened and voila: Vivi's Hat. Then I knit the i-cord, threaded it through & took a photo so I can mail it hopefully tomorrow.

Deoris: I expect a photo.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Flower facial cloth

Flower facial cloth
Originally uploaded by edenza.
For Dishcloth Knitalong, made with Paton's Bohemian (chenille-like, I'd worked with it before in a black), marked down to $3. It took a whole skein. I put the items in to show it ginormousosity. Pattern is from "Weekend Knitting." I made some changes to the pattern since I was knitting on larger needles b/c of the yarn and I think it turned out quite well.

I have another skein in a pink. I was thinking it would be cute to do a different color center.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Finished Fetching

Finished Fetching
Originally uploaded by edenza.
Here are my Fetching gloves, finished just this morning. The second glove was knit almost entirely during the Andy Warhol documentary run on PBS's "American Masters" the last two nights. So my gloves are dedicated to the memory of fellow western Pennsylvanian Andy.

The yarn is Debbie Bliss cashmerino in evergreen. I did not make the cuffs as long as I think I was supposed to (everyone else's seem to have an extra cable twist) and I have a small amount of yarn left over.

Monday, September 11, 2006

FO: Knucks! Knucks!

Knuck with red-red hair

I heart my Knucks. I didn't do any embroidery b/c I just really love them plain. Of course you know I'm an embroidery fool so my second pair will have some whoopdeedoo embroidery on them.

Chocolate Berry Chateau

I made this for a work picnic for Hawk's office. It's a devil's food castle cake. The center is full of low-fat cream cheese frosting and topped w/ fresh berries (strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries). It was a huge hit & I'm glad I took a photo. Posted by Picasa

Friday, September 08, 2006

Bakin' fool

Last weekend I made three dozen lemon lime cookies and cardamom cashew bars for an event. For tomorrow I was planning to make a castle cake with my castle pan. I lost the recipe that came w/ the pan. So I go to Food Network to find a bundt cake recipe and I find one that's supposedly simple. Then I read this:

1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon nut-flavored liqueur

Like I have that on-hand.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

More iron-on embroidery

What do you do when, like me, you have just about all the Sublime Stitching Patterns but the new book isn't released yet? Visit Pattern Bee and pick up some nifty (and truly retro) iron-on transfers in an array of styles & patterns. Check out the layette and the day-of-the-week towels. There are free patterns too, like the "chore of the day" kittens.