Showing posts from February, 2007

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

I haven't been on the ball on the new Harry Potter movie is out and I didn't know about it! To go to the official website, click "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"
That's FRIDAY, JULY 13 fellow muggles. So watch out!
To me, the HP franchise has graduated from children's books to serious thriller. What do you think?And with the J.K. Rowling web site confirming that THE LAST book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" will be released on Saturday, July 21 -- well, what's a seriously addicted Harry Potter fan to do? July 13, 2007 -- mark your calendars! I'll be attending the first showing of this movie at my local theatre.July 21, 2007 -- well, I'll be temporarily unavailale while I'm reading!Patience is a virtue fellow muggles!


I've been hijacked! What's a girl to do?

Did I tell you I got a copy of Nicky Epstein's "Knitting Beyond the Edge"?
Did I tell you that it has a great design in it that uses Jamieson's Heather Aran?

and when you've got all of the shades at your fingertips (well, at a short trip down the stairs to the wool room), well, you get the picture, it's easy to be hijacked!

The design is called "Faux Fair Isle Jacket" -- it's definitely "Faux" - done flat, sewn together, with a few rows that use 3 shades. On the plus side, this yarn is gorgeous, the shades are fabulous, and put them all together and it's delicious!

Happy Knitting!

Alcea Neckline

I've had this done for a couple of weeks, really I have! I just haven't posted about it. So here it is, the Alcea neckline -- and I've picked up stitches on the button side of the cardigan opening -- I'm not totally happy with it yet though, so I'm probably going to redo it before I give any instructions -- so that when I do, you'll get instructions for both sides at the same time (button and button hole sides).
Brigitte asked if I considered Alcea to be a "fair isle" or a "stranded" design. You might wonder why she asked....well, it's because I am a stickler for identifying what is true fair isle, versus a stranded design.......Alcea is a fair isle -- because it meets my requirements of: done in the traditional Shetland yarn at the traditional gauge, on circular needles, incorporating steeks, and in this case, it's an "allover" design (versus bands of OXO's, border and pirie patterns).
It turns out that my pictures of the…