Archive - Feb 16, 2007 - Blog entry

Source for buttons

I'm currently working on a sweater that will eventually require some buttons, and I'd like to use something a little more special than the plastic ones you buy on a card at the fabric store. Can anyone suggest an online source that has a good inventory of interesting buttons? I'm looking for understated quality rather than flashy. Glass, maybe? Metal? Bone?

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yarn, the new crack

Last night I was at a local knit night at another LYS. I used to avoid this one as pretentious and stuffy, too precious and expensive, and then in a stroke of marketing genious, this upber-white, waspy store hired the only black woman working in a PDX LYS. Thank DOG for Terrisa (that is the correct spelling....it's a Quaker spelling, I am told). Now the store rings with laughter and humour, and a bit more champagne during the knit nights. HOWEVER....damn yarn sale. After last weekend's unexpected yarn adventure, I promised myself that I would buy NO MORE. That vow lasted a whopping 5 days: Tahki Donegal tweed at 30% off. How could I possibly resist? I was good boy, though....I only bought $40 worth. (IT'S A MIRACLE!) 2/16/07....15 hats knit thus far... I wish I had thought to photograph them all before I sent them away. Love to you all from misty Portland.

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LACE!

Grrrrr...the lace yarn I've been waiting on arrived. It's beautiful 50/50 wool and silk. I've cast on now 3 times and have gotten about six rows into the pattern...then poof..I somehow, added six stiches into the pattern (well not exactly somehow), I got too big for my britches and stopped paying attention. I'm determined to conquer this but right now I just need to vent. Damn Lace!

Bored

I got bored with the sweater I was making because it is all knit stitches, so I decided to make a sweater for my husband's favorite aunt. Since she's Greek, and very proud of it, I decided to incorporate a Greek key pattern. I'm doing it in a double knit so that it will be pretty on both sides. It's being knit with Cascade 220 on size 10 needles, to keep it soft. Here's a picture of the work in progress.

I was under the weather on Superbowl Sunday. Did anyone make it to their LYS for the Superbowl sales? Pick up anything interesting?