Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Another sort of leap - I guest-blogged!

I know you're thinking - maybe I should blog around here a little more often.  Go on, admit it.  (Need I remind you of the first rule of Fight-Club-and-blog-posting, again?)

This dissertation on hand-knit swiffer-covers came out of a conversation I had with the divine Maxcine of Stitch Therapy about acrylic yarns.  I believe she is still shaking her head about it, and not exactly in 'wonder'...

While we're knitting (and no, Sara doesn't Garden so much in February - this is knittin'-season!), Catherine took this fab picture of me and my improvised hat-kerchief-headband pattern:

Orange - the new neutral!
Better view of dragon-skin stitch

The first picture is a little closer to the beautiful yarn's real color (soft, dreamy) - plus, it looks as though a giant tree is flinging its branches out of my head, because it's such a sweet-petite sort of head covering.  Look, a botanical reference!

The Dragon Skin stitch pattern is from Barbara Walker's 2nd Treasury of Knitting Patterns - an encyclopedic sequel to her first compendium of stitch patterns.  I've been doing a sort of Julie-Julia thing, working my way through it.  This one's all about the Year of the Dragon, and I'm riffing on it in other ways, because it's so beautiful... and it's easier to see it in less fascinatingly dyed yarn.  Stay tuned for the mittens, more fish-like, and in the other color you thought I'd never be caught dead wearing or knitting. You may pretty-please guess in the comments, or just let me know - what newness and leaping are you up to?

7 comments:

Kizz said...

I know we're not supposed to talk about it but you seem to be hitting about a once a week stride. That seems perfectly delightful.

Glad you got good pics of this.

My leap day got accidentally taken up with must-dos. Blick. I'm going to try and take a leaping photo for my hand shot tonight using the cool new camera remote I bought that arrived yesterday, just in time!

SaraGardens said...

Ooh, yay! I almost leaped into your photo challenge... on the up side, now I understand something about corrupted files on CF cards. (Other than 'throw it away,' though, I don't know what to do about it.) But in a crazy way it felt like progress, of a less-than-leaping sort.

Robert said...

The picture with the tree growing out of your head will be excellent for all your social media needs

Cindy La Ferle said...

Lovely projects. Wish I could knit!

SaraGardens said...

Cindy, you could put knitting on the list (either a real list or the one, as my husband says, that's 'in the heart'...). That way, if you never get to it, you don't lose, but if you do, you double-win ;)

Mary said...

You're wearing color!

Karen @ Bobbins And Bombshells said...

Ooh Sara, it looks lovely on you!