Friday, 9. May 2008
Spring for me, is a time for open toe shoes. This red pair is one of my favorites, purchased from Frye’s. I love it’s 2″ heel (tall enough for a little umph!, and short enough to walk comfortably), the little ankle strap detail, and most of all, the retro feel.
Every girl will at one time or another, face the dilemma of having a closet full of clothes and nothing to match their shoes. Enter my spring/summer knit – the Cherry Cardigan. I have chosen Elizabeth Lavold’s Hempathy for this knit, in my favorite blue/green color.
Hempathy is a combination of hemp, cotton and modal, and reminds me of knitting with Brown Sheep Cotton Fine, which is a Merino/Cotton blend. It’s a welcome reprieve from knitting with wool and sweaty palms in the warm temperature, and I am really enjoying this knit so far.
That’s right girls, I pick my projects to match my shoes.
Tuesday, 8. April 2008
As someone who appreciates all things beautiful and fair isle (not too obvious from my finished objects so far), my introduction to Alice Starmore’s Book of Fair Isle Knitting arrived way too late to be able to own a copy of THE bible at a reasonable price. Over the last year and a half, I have searched numerous yarn stores across California, and many LYS in New Orleans, Washington D.C, and New York, and of course, flea markets and the internet. I was just about to give up on the idea of ever owning one altogether when a random google search revealed that a fellow knit-blogger in Canada would like to exchange her copy of Starmore’s book for a copy of Mostly Mittens by Charlene Schurch. Thus, email was exchanged, and a deal was made.
(I am now the proud owner of this marvelous fair isle book)
Last weekend my friend Bobby G and I attended a kick-ass Groove Armada concert at the City Hall in downtown Los Angeles. I haven’t mentioned this at all on my blog but Spring and Summer seasons for me usually mean concerts, concerts, concerts. Unfortunately, my ears have been ringing since Saturday night and I seriously hope that I didn’t do any permanent damage. Note: Bring ear plugs next time. If you are in the Los Angeles area and would like to read up on the fun we had at the concert, be sure to visit chewbrew.com.
(yes it was that much fun)