Thursday, June 14, 2007

"Have you seen the Crumple-Horned Snorkack?"

My wand came in! But I lost it already. Now where did I put it...

Seriously, tho, I am enamored of this wand. I would definitely suggest this source for all your magic wand needs. Although I can already tell I'm going to have to practice with it before DragonCon - it's hard enough just to hold it for extended periods of time, let alone wave it around convincingly as if you're doing a spell, or stick it behind your ear for safe-keeping...

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

New project! The Pi blanket went the way of the mastodon, making way for the shiny new Pinwheel blanket:

Ok, it's small yet, and my Denise cords are all over the place, so I can't really transfer it to something bigger at the moment to get a spread out picture, but you get the gist. I'm actually really excited about this project, I don't know why.

Also, here's a picture of my Ravenclaw scarf:

I've had to rip it back twice now, which is entirely too much for such a simple pattern. So here's hoping this time is the last time.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Loads of updates!

One project down! The Who blanket was finished in a fervent weaving-in session last night, and delivered to it's intended recipient: the impending Melspawn.

And much squeeing was had by all.

In goodies expansion news, several Hancock Fabrics are going out of business around town, which, with everything at 90% off, is good news for me:

This is not including the $80 worth of DPNs and size 17 and up straight needles that a friend picked up for me the other night. That's six yards of gorgeous red jacquard and half a yard of fish-scale sequin net, none of which I have a clue what to do with (tho I'm leaning towards a bodice for the jacquard). So I have no need to buy needles for a long, long time.

I got an invite to Ravelry the other day, which is fantastic. I'm already addicted. I think my favorite thing is the ability to queue - saving a to-do list of patterns. For example, this, which I think the Pi blanket may end up getting cannibalized for.

So that's it for now. I have yet another(!) Doctor Who project coming up, now that DragonCon is clearly on the way. Thank God it's not another scarf!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

New craft ring

Joined my friend Jen's crafters ring, for real people who can't make crafting their full time job. So plz to check it out. I promise I'll post some real actual knitting content soon.