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Friday, December 01, 2006

w


is for whah!

good knitting gone bad.

hmm, reality sets in. a soon to be 51 year old woman looks more like the grandmother rather than little red riding hood. but a teenage daughter will look fetching.

i can tell you that katmandu aran can take a frogging or two or three and still look great.

do-over.

next time a bottom up raglan. i couldn't get the yoke with the hood right knitting top down. hopefully third time's the charm.

not all is lost.

christmas stockings for son and tom.

swallowtail metamorphosis.

love the briar rose merino tencel.

and romi's amber shawl pin :-)

sorry for the absence, we didn't have an internet connection for most of the week.

18 Comments:

Blogger Cathy said...

Who knew the most useful information about a yarn is it's rippability. And reusibility. Glad you are back on line. Love the shawl enjoying it's freedom.

11:45 AM  
Blogger Carole said...

Did you upsize swallowtail? It looks much bigger. And it's beautiful, by the way.

11:51 AM  
Blogger Marina said...

Sometimes I wish my cable would go down! Then there would be more knitting and less shopping and project envy ;-)

My Arwen is still at the thinking stage! Not sure if it ever will be knitted.

Swallowtail is gorgeous!

12:02 PM  
Blogger Beth S. said...

Oh, Swallowtail! She's gorgeous. Well done!

Sorry about Arwen. But she will rise again like a phoenix, I'm sure! And still be finished before mine is! ;-)

12:30 PM  
Blogger melanie said...

Poor Arwen, how sad. Swallowtail is beautiful, as is DD. Those critters look mighty comfy lollygagging on the veranda.

6:14 PM  
Anonymous anmiryam said...

Just good to have you back! Gorgeous knits as always. Too bad about Arwen.

7:24 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

Such lovely things! There is a certain theme to the colors.

Love Swallowtail. It looks good on her.

9:05 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

Swallowtail is B~E~A~U~T~I~F~U~L!

Just think how nice it will be to wear Arwen when you get it knit the way you want it.

12:17 PM  
Anonymous jody said...

swallowtail is gorgeous. i agree with carole -- did you upsize it? it looks like a nice size (i always thought swallowtail was a bit small for my taste).

as for arwen -- what a pain. at least you have a good plan though.

1:21 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

The Swallowtail Shawl is just beautiful.....where does the pattern come from?

2:15 PM  
Anonymous denise said...

Vanessa, your swallowtail is just lovely.
I can attest to the ripability factor. According to online sources the Katmandu aran is the exact same yarn as the Jo Sharp silk road aran. I don't think I want to admit to total ripability stress testing limits (I have some remnants of pride ::snicker::) but let's just say that it's more than one rip for the Jo Sharp...

2:09 AM  
Anonymous Cassie said...

Swallowtail looks gorgeous! (Is it for her or for you?). OUch, the ripping is painful, even to gaze upon.

7:16 AM  
Anonymous Anni said...

Swallowtail looks so beautiful.

12:30 PM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

Great socks and the swallowtail is beautiful!

2:28 PM  
Anonymous marti said...

swallowtail looks lovely!

5:45 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

Yep, I love that Swallowtail, even gazing across all the way from rain-drenched Ireland. Now I'll have to check up on Arwen Evenstar too...

Jo
Celtic Memory Yarns

4:42 PM  
Blogger DeeAnn said...

Everyone needs a Katmandu something - stuff is great - soft and forgiving.

Swallowtail is beautiful, especially on the dd :) You made me chuckle quite a bit - "Whah" is definitely part of the knitting vocabulary!

7:56 PM  
Blogger DeeAnn said...

PS - the photo of the fur kids is wonderful - an "Ahhhh...all is right with the world" shot :)

7:58 PM  

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