Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Hannah hat for Hannah

Hannah hat - back, originally uploaded by the pig wot flies.

I'd forgotten this one.

This is my sister Hannah. She often wears hats and often wears her hair in a ponytail, so when I found a hat pattern which literally had her name on, I had to make her one.

Pattern: Hannah, from Magknits, December 2007. Now available as a Ravelry download.

Needles: 6mm circs.

Yarn: Debbie Bliss Maya, leftover from the purple jacket.

Started and finished in April 2008.

Modifications. Yes. I didn't write down exactly what I did, but I know I added height to the crown.

Hannah hat - green buttons

Check out the funky green triangle buttons. More pics on flickr or ravelry.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

my eleanoras

my eleanoras, originally uploaded by the pig wot flies.

I started them in October 2007 and I can't remember when I finished them. I was still knitting them in December 2007, I remember that. Anyway, they're done now.

Pattern: Eleanora by Miriam Felton

Needles: 2.25mm and 2.5mm circs

Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Berry. A Christmas present in 2006 from Debs and HP.

Notes: Knitted exactly as written, on needles 0.25mm bigger than those suggested in the pattern, these come out exactly the right size for me. Which is very pleasing. I love the charting of the toe, it makes the patterning continue all the way to the end, decreasing gradually and logically. Which is also very pleasing. The only change I made was an eye of partridge heel rather than the straight slipped stitch heel specified. Just because I like it and it matches the texture of the not-stripy panels.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

not dead; meme

Still alive, still knitting, just about. There were a couple of horrible weeks when I couldn't even knit, but I seem to be past the worst now. Currently on the needles are the yoke of a Cobblestone, another Diamond Fantasy Shawl (actually I still can't concentrate enough to knit that) and some DNA spiral illusion knitting socks. Pics might appear if I can work out how.

Liz tagged me for a meme, so here you go.

The Rules
Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

1. What I was doing 10 years ago?

Sitting my A-levels, knitting on my Dr Who scarf in between revising and exams (it's a very long scarf in random bright colours rather than an accurate replica. I wore it almost constantly through my next three years at university.) Having lots of rehearsals at school to prepare for our music tour to Barcelona.

2. What 5 things are on on my to-do list for today? (not in any particular order)
Go with Debs to collect her possessions from her dead car.
Empty the bins
Watch a performance by ARU drama students
Find the floor in my room
Do some back exercises

3. Snacks I enjoy
Dark chocolate
Brazil nuts
Hummous topped with olive oil and paprika

4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire
Buy a pretty house in the country with a stable full of beautiful horses
Ride horses and read all over the world
Fund my PhD and set up a funding body to support other quirky little cross disciplinary ideas
Learn to sail little boats on beautiful lakes
Buy many many many books
Go on holiday with all my friends and family

5. Places I have lived

I tag you, you and YOU! (if you want to)