Friday, December 23, 2005

2005: Top 5 unifinished

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End of December, hey? These past few months have gone by in a snap, hard to believe the end of the year is here already. September? October? Last Wednesday? Where'd you all go?

With the time flying like this, it's been tricky to fit in the knitting bits. Seems appropriate to do a year-end wrap-up, and get set for the coming year. Rather than covering completed items (of which there are few), here are the top 5 projects that will get bumped to the new year:

Ribby Cardi: waiting for sleeves since May

Knitty's Shedir: Seems like only a few rows left, how's this one slip through

Interlocking balloons hasn't made any progress since I took this photo last month

From Interweave Knits Fall 2005, cable and rib sock. Singular.

The least complete of all: Phildar Licorne zippered cardigan from Tendances Printemps 2005

Here's hoping that 2006 brings these stragglers round the bend. With much luck and perserverance, I'll manage to tackle these before beginning anything new in the new year. A difficult task for me, I like the allure of something new. We shall see!

Happy Christmas! All the best for the new year.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Friday eve

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See? I can bake.  You haven't got the best of me yet, Martha.  From the same Holiday Baking issue as my last Martha run-in, the Chocolate-black pepper cookies are a safe bet for great tasting baking.  I highly recommend.  Tasty combination of chocolate, coffee, and pepper.  A rare combination of spicy and sweet.   

Martha Stewart cookies that are possible to make

Somewhere along the lines this week, I stumbled on the Anticraft, a most macabre Knitty-like assembly of knitting patterns and...  Well, I'm not sure exactly what.  Gloom and despair?  The dark side of knitting?  

The Anticraft will take to your knitting to the dark side

With projects like the above Bad Juju and Snowball's Chance in Hell armwarmers, and difficulty ratings like MoonPrincess RavenDark and AntiCraft SuperStar, there's some pretty quirky and dark matter to be found.  Definitely uncharted territory. 

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Sweet Saturday

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Ahhhh, Saturday. Finally. My favourite--Saturday morning, coffee and the CBC.   

yamaneko buttons

While listening to Go this morning, I found these great yamaneko buttons, and can't help but share.  Do enjoy the day.  

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