Monday, July 30, 2007


I'm back from a lovely weekend out of town. I was a pretend hippie and it was fun. I kind of wish I could be a real hippie.

Anyway, I stumbled upon a blog contest at Knitting Sutra. Jen is looking for some foolproof non-pooling sock patterns. So it you have one let her know.

And I brought serrano with me, but did not knit on it at all. And this week it will start to get hot. I surely won't want to knit.

Thursday, July 26, 2007


I have felt like I have been spinning like a top lately, but it may be the constant crowds that are annoying me the most. Yesterday when walking to the subway to go home it occurred to me that the last thing I wanted to do was get on a subway train. I wanted to blink my eyes and be home. This has been a pretty constant feeling lately. I'm going to look into this book that I saw on another blog and maybe treat myself a little more. That includes looking at shoes after work tonight and eating falafel and even buying a spinning kit if things are horrid in August. I may not get to Rhinebeck this year so this might be the best way to learn some spinning.

And there are no pictures as I just keep plugging away on things, especially serrano. This past weekend I realized that I had knit all the way to the armholes without increasing for the bust. Ooops. So I ripped back 7 inches. That hurt, but I am back up to 11 inches now. 3 more to go before I can start the armholes. I will get this sweater done if it kills me.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

book from chicknits....

book from chicknits....
Originally uploaded by lilachica
I just realized that I forgot to blog about the book I won over at chicknits. Thanks Bonne Marie! It looks like some good subway reading.

And it's posing with the pink cotton cardigan I'm try to design as I go along.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Originally uploaded by lilachica
I did knit a lot last weekend. As a result I am almost ready to split for the back and front on serrano. But I did sneak in a whole pattern repeat on the pretty green sock. It's just so bright and happy.

I am trying to get serrano done quickly, but I keep wanting to start new things. Like calorimetry and the sunrise circle jacket. The yarn for the sunrise circle jacket is just sitting under my desk calling to me. Wouldn't it be fun to start the sleeve?

Also, I don't know if there are a lot of people reading this, but if you are, stop by on ravelry. I'm lilachica on the site. It is so much fun.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

hot like serrano

It is blazing hot today, so I have decided it is a wonderful day to stay inside. I have been working a few things too. I'm steadily progressing on serrano, but that has not kept me from being tempted into starting new things like my first toe up sock in some neon green yarn I got on ebay. It's so green and bright! And I used the magic cast on that I linked to and it works great. I may be doing a lot more socks this way. Ok, I think it's time to find something cool to drink and see what's on.

I would love to go swimming like I did last week in Minnesota, but that's not going to happen here.