At the end of May I decided a little weight loss was absolutely necessary. So…I started  dieting, working out, and posting to Weight Loss Buddy pretty faithfully.

I’m still knitting almost every day but my tumblr posts have suffered. Sorry guys.

I’m working on some lace socks I designed myself. They have ups & downs: the pattern is fine but the yarn not such a good match for the pattern. Nevertheless, hope to finish them and know I will love them regardless.

Therin & I are working on a joint project. It’s a blanket made from very shockingly bright cotton. I think we both love it. We’re making mitered squares. Here’s my progress:

I have made all the pink & yellow squares. Therin is working on blue and white. In time, we will have some striped squares, too.

The finished squares are stored in a clay chicken cooker. Weird? perhaps. Marc though it was a good idea and I think it makes a pretty cool photo.

p.s. I have lost 23 lbs since May 28th. Not bad, eh?

I bought these beautiful Interweave books recently. If I never make anything from them, they will remain great inspiration and good bedtime reading. Such gorgeous books.

I’ve been knitting a little less and working out a little (lot) more lately. Really have to shed the pounds I put on in the past couple of years. Having some fun with Jane Fonda “Firm & Burn.

I finished my blue diamond shawl recently. Needs to be blocked but I love it. First project in lace weight - it’s Cascade alpaca. Lovely to work with.

Now - Therin would like a cotton blanket make of mitered squares. It will be a joint project. Here’s a photo of the first batch. This stuff is addictive.

longskirtclub:

I know stockinette stitch curls up, does anyone have any tips for flattening it out?

Well, the best thing you can do is accept that the curl is part of the design. Yup. That’s the way YOU want it to look. I think it’s quite pretty!

longskirtclub:

I know stockinette stitch curls up, does anyone have any tips for flattening it out?

Well, the best thing you can do is accept that the curl is part of the design. Yup. That’s the way YOU want it to look. I think it’s quite pretty!

(Source: jlawrencie)

knitphilia:

"Jayne Hat Bra,” made by Gatita for Nerd-Vana burlesque tribute to Jayne Cobb. 

knitphilia:

"Jayne Hat Bra,” made by Gatita for Nerd-Vana burlesque tribute to Jayne Cobb. 

stolensandwiches:

stitcherywitchery:

Heather Hahn’s free pattern for a knit Battle Axe.  Because a hand-knit battle axe.

You make a valid point.

stolensandwiches:

stitcherywitchery:

Heather Hahn’s free pattern for a knit Battle Axe.  Because a hand-knit battle axe.

You make a valid point.

Knitting every day. But what can I say? a little more, a little more… The color is “denim” - a little less bright in person. Having fun with this pattern, which I chose because it’s a little more angular than the laces I’ve been knitting.