I’ve been moving along with Gemini.
I got about 3 rounds in and realized I had messed up the lace section. I’m not sure what I thought I was doing, but it was a mess. I guess that’s what happens when you start a pattern while watching tv. It’s not difficult if you actually, you know, follow the pattern.
I’ve decided to stop at two repeats of the lace pattern. I’d like to wear the top to work and it was starting to get a bit too low in the front. I continued with the row increases that would have been in the lace pattern repeat, but just knit it solid. I tried it on tonight, and I’ve got a ways to go before I can divide for the arms & body.
Here’s a close-up of the lace…
And that’s all for now!
I realized I hadn’t done a Kiki post in a while, so here’s some photos I took this afternoon.
I love Ms. Kiki.
Here’s some more of the Lacy Batkus using Noro Sekku. The decreases are pretty easy and it’s moving quicker now that the rows are getting shorter again.
And my attempt at mirroring the colourway stripes seems to be working so far! I’m liking it. The second ball of Sekku is kind of annoying. It gets so thin in places that it feels like it break while I’m working with it. Then it gets slubby, thick, and very loosely spun. The first ball of Sekku was inconsistent too, but not as bad. Oh well. Making do with it.
Aannnd – I’m going to start Knitty’s Gemini (by Jane Richmond) tonight! I’ve dug out my Elann Sonata Soft.
Found these little guys growing up through trash and dead leaves, along a path near our apartment. It made me smile.
Just stopping in to show you how this thing is going. I’ve officially hit the half-way mark, and now I’m decreasing!
I also started the second ball of Noro Sekku. I’ve reversed the colourway, so the stripped pattern should be mirrored on the other half. That’s the plan at least. Noro can be a little unpredictable. Here’s a pic with some bonus Bo.
We went back to Minden for Easter.
It was a nice break from Ottawa and all the stupid stuff going on here. Not that I can completely escape it, but you know, getting out of the city helps to add some perspective on things.
We had a good visit with my parents in Minden, and the weather was pleasant enough. We rented a car to get up there, since ours died recently. I got to see this little guy, Pups. His age is definitely showing, but for 14, I think he’s still going fairly strong.
Isn’t he a funny little guy? I miss Pups already.
Bo had a great time running around my parents’ house and back yard. He got along with Pups much better than he did at Christmas.
I just realized now that I didn’t take a whole lot of bloggable pictures while I was home. (Oops.) I think that means it was a good visit.
I’ve been meaning to blog about this for ages now. A while ago, January 27th & 28th, actor, author, and filmaker Crispin Glover was in Ottawa at the Mayfair Theatre. I’ve been a fan of his work since I was about 14, so I had to go. We attended both days, so we had the pleasure of seeing his slideshow/reading/performance, saw both his films (What is it? and It is Fine. Everything is Fine!) and met him! It was pretty cool. He also did a q & a after the films, and it was probably the most detailed q & a I’ve ever attended. He’s very thorough, and apparently some people don’t like that, but I thought it was pretty solid. He tells you a lot about his films and his process and I think that’s important, since some of his films can be difficult to digest. That’s why he tours with his films, and why you can’t get them on DVD. It works well for him.
And I found out Crispin Glover is a raw vegan. Or at least that’s what he said. And I found this instantly endearing. It makes perfect sense that he’s a raw vegan.
He was also really nice. He took time to talk to us and answer our dumb questions. And he shook my hand twice and signed my books.
If he brings his tour near you, please go see it! You’ll feel good knowing that he’s out there doing this neat weird stuff. I know I do.
I’ve been working on this scarf for a while now. I started it in the car on the way home for Christmas, and have just been knitting it on and off since then. I’m using the Lacy Baktus pattern. Size 2 needles.
I’m still on the first ball of Noro Sekku (#8) and I think I’m pretty much at the half-way point of the pattern. The yarn is going a lot further than I thought it would, which is nice. The yarn is 50% cotton (17% wool, 17% nylon, & 16% silk) so it’s not scratchy or too hot. It has a nice drape too. It’s too bad it’s been discontinued.
So the Spring +Summer 2012 Knitty.com is out, and as usual, there are a few things I’m particularly liking…
Isn’t it pretty? It’s simple and clean and even reversible. I’m going to give it a shot with Elann’s Sonata Soft, in Alaskan Blue.
Holy crap! These are nuts! I need to dig through my stash and find something suitable to make them. I’m not sure if I’ve got any colourways that transition smoothly enough. The construction of these look pretty cool too. Something different.
Now I just need to find time to knit!
Oh, adventures in public transit. Saw this on a OCTranspo bus (a 127 St Laurent) last week.
I have no idea what it was. Seemed to be some kind of foamy white puke (?) with black stuff in it. At least they put up some “caution” tape.