Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Finally posting pictures!



So here are some relatively unflattering pictures of me in my IC when I finally got to wear it for a summer wedding. (Have you ever bought a dress top in summer? There was nothing that wasn't sheer at the dept. stores.) Anyways, I think it looks really good on me when I'm not being blasted by a flash. I got quite a few compliments, and when people found out I made it, they thought it was even cooler. I think if i ever went out with it at night, I'd switch to black ribbon though.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Its done!

After 6 months of working on my IC on and off, I finally finished last Sunday! I don't have any pictures yet because it is waiting to go to work with my mom (she works for a dry cleaners and is going to clean off the cat dander and steam block it). I'm really happy with how it turned out, except for the fact that I am really bad at crochet and the loops in the back don't really line up exactly. I think everyone will be too distracted to notice that though, lol!
Pictures soon!

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Well, after the strangest blogger antics I've seen in awhile, I'm finally a member of this KAL! My name is Meg and I've been knitting for 13 years. I'm looking forward to starting Cruelty but I have to finish a pair of socks and a pair of gloves first. Both of those are soo close to being done but still need the niggling little bits of finishing.
I look forward to seeing how this comes along!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

New Cruel Chick!

Hiya, all! I just joined the knitalong and I have a couple moments to spare, so I'm pseudo-introducing myself. ;D I'm doing the Intolerable Cruelty skirt for part of my "costume" for my Significant Other's annual Christmas party ... a.k.a. Pimps and Ho Ho Hos. ;) The party is next Friday, so we'll see if I manage to get it done by then -- ha! It'll be a superfast knitalong for me. I'm bending a bunch of guidelines and living on the wild side with this skirt, actually: using a yarn with silk content (only 20%, and the other 80% is half wool and half acrylic, but still), knitting with a slightly lighter weight yarn ... but hey. At least I did do a gauge swatch or seven.

Right now I'm eleven rows in ... woo. I know. I'm so far. ;) Still, I did just cast on last night, and I'm in the middle of spinning something for a swap, too. I'm hoping I'll have more time to sit and knit this weekend, since I'll be away from home on the crew for a cannon demonstration at a pirate fair, and we only have two demonstrations per day, plus the show itself opens at, like, eleven a.m. and closes at five, or something like that. Short show + only a couple of demos = lots of down time ... hopefully. I'm crossing my fingers.

Wish me luck? ;)

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Black cruelty!

My IC is finished and I am very happy with it. The pattern is wonderful and it was very easy to follow. Thank you so much Ashley ! I'm already looking forward to knitting another one, perhaps in a warmer merino yarn.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Nearing its end!

Hi everybody!

I'm so excited, I finished the knitting and crocheting on monday night! Unfortunately, I haven't bought the velvet ribbon yet, nor the elastic band.
I wish I had been able to go to the notions store today but it's an official holiday here in France. So all the shops are closed and have to wait...


All I can say is the size seems perfect, provided the yarn doesn't sag when washed. As soon as I have placed the ribbon and sewn in the elastic band, I 'll appeal to my dear husband to take a snap of me!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

A Mention, Sorta

HI, your lackadaisical hostess Velma here (I still haven't ordered my yarn for this project yet; WTF?!?). I ran across this article on Venus Zine about Knitty and Amy Singer, via Knitgrrl (if you spin or knit with handspun, you really need her new book, Spin to Knit, IMHO). While not mentioning "our" skirt in the article, the author did include a photograph of it and a reference to designer Ashley. Just thought I'd let everyone know we are obliquely in the news!

Happy Halloween, all!