Thursday, December 01, 2005

Procrastination is perfectly legitimate...

Well, yesterday, I went to Chapters looking for this, but I came home with this instead:


It's just so darn pretty. Considering that I've been making up more and more of my own patterns, this book's a terrific resource for innovative stitch patterns and edging techniques. I mean, look at these pages:


I'm thinking of using the beaded loops for the ends of my first post-Christmas project - a scarf for myself out of some of the eBay merino.

SnB last night was a wonderful mental tonic... I've been needing some grown-up time for myself lately. But I will say - the barista at Uncommon Grounds has the perfect hands for male mitten modeling. Girls, if you need someone to model your Christmas knitting - he's your man. He even asked if I would knit him some mittens... a guy who serves up yummy coffee and admires knitted woolies? Let's just hope that some good knitter gets this guy and avoids the sweater curse.

4 Comments:

Blogger Moe said...

Mmm, pretty book. I think Morgan has the same one. Turns out I found the notes from the hat - yay! Oh, and to answer your question: It is an ikea (good eye) bureau, there was no room for it in our bedroom. It contains some of Mr Moe's not-often-worn t-shirts and such.

Our entire house is pretty much furnished by ikea. Each piece is a testament to our strong marriage because I can't believe we didn't serve each other divorce papers while assembling some of the items. Booze helped.

4:05 PM

 
Blogger Steph said...

It was so great to see you last night - you must have been drinking caffeinated coffee - b/c you were on FIRE!

Great advice you were doling out too. I'm definitely plunking those peace fleece fingerless mitts into some conditioner when they are done.

10:37 PM

 
Blogger Ninja Knitter said...

Oh, dear Steph. No, I'm afraid there was no caffeine in that yummy Apple Chai Latte. That's just what happens when I'm given a taste of freedom late at night. ;)

9:49 PM

 
Blogger morgan said...

ooo i don't have that, i have the 'on the edge' book.
here's the pattern:
(i used worsted and a 5.5mm hook)
ch 11 +1
sc 8, sl st, ch 1, turn.
sk1, sc 7, sl st.
sc 2 across bottom, turning. (so youre on the other side)
ch 2,
dc 4 into 1st sc, sl st into 5th st.

(or use the flower pattern on my blog)
pick up a loop on the back and chain for about an inch and tie off to make the ear loop.
I hope that makes sence! It's really just a leaf with a lopsided bottom.

2:26 PM

 

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