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Knitting-Sushi in AZ
Saturday, 28 February 2009
Topic: WIP

Miters, who doesn't love them thanks to mason-dixon knitting...  I am working on a miter project of my own.  Now all i can think about is all those loose ends to weave in, I have some work to do.

To celebrate March 1st  (remember that lion/lamb theme for elementary school?) we will have an amyville giveaway contest tomorrow!


Posted by amy at 9:17 AM PST
Sunday, 30 March 2008
Its time for lace.
Topic: WIP

For almost 5 years I have been avoiding ANY knit projects with a lace or pattern repeat... its a phobia and I have failed MANY attemps...

After searching for a swim sarong here - I thought, hell I can make something better than that with yarn from the stash (which means $0 dollars spent today :) )

I decided to try my had at the Ogee Lace Skirt from the summer 07 issue of Interweave Knits I am using a cotton/acrylic/viscose mystery fiber I have had for years--- its like a tweedy cotton with little nubs of color.  My goal is to have this ready for an upcoming trip in May.  I am really enjoying this pattern-- no crazy 8 row repeats, instead following a chart with 29 row motifs.



Posted by amy at 6:09 PM PDT
Saturday, 19 January 2008 sho!
Topic: WIP

Yeah, there has been some knittin going on.  I have to admit, I  have a fiber addiction... and I am not ready to share pictures or details with the world anytime soon.  I have saved clippings from fashion magazines, started an idea book, a sketch book, a project book, created a few spreadsheets and placed patterns in plastic sleeves in binders...2008 it is time to CREATE more. 

If you  have some extra mason-dixon inpired kitchen (you know what the ball-band dish cloths are made of!) cotton lying around... and there are babies in your circle of influence :)-- may I recommend making them some legwarmers!  I made a set for little Lilly-pie.  Its' basically knitting sweater sleeves- that will protect her legs/knees/clothes when she starts crawling.

I didn't use a pattern, a total pick up and knit zimmerman kinda thing-- just let the 2x2 ribbing at cuffs do their thing :)


Here is a quicky project I cast on-- a Basic Neapolitan inspired garter stitch scarf.   I picked up the yarn at Knit Cafe back in the spring during one of our LA trips--

Pattern: SnB inspired basic garter stripe
Yarn: Araucania Nature Cotton- 3 skeins- brown/cream/pink

Posted by amy at 6:51 AM PST
Thursday, 29 March 2007
After Dinner Mint
Topic: WIP

One of my favorite knitting books is from these divas of knitting.  And after I found out there will be some new babies (work friend and family friend's daughter) making their appearance this summer and fall- I had to get some more baby knittin' in the groove.

Here is the start of a Baby Genius Burp Cloth-- knit in rowan handknit cotton (seafarer and double chocolate).  My inspiration-- an Andes Mint (*which I have the fondest memories of getting those mints at Olive Garden after a fancy meal of salad and pasta while all dressed up in my spiffy guinne-sax blue mini-dress for a 10th grade formal dance*)-- note the clever After Dinner Mint name for burping after their bottle time



Posted by amy at 7:50 PM PDT
Monday, 23 October 2006
Howlin' Progress
Topic: WIP

Mr. Mark got us 6th row tickets to the Coyotes game Saturday night.  They were awesome seats right in the Coyote's attack zone-- only a few pucks came over the plexiglass.  

 The game was actually crap as the score was Dallas Stars -4 , Phoenix Coyotes 0.  Howler the coyote made his way down our section, and I made him strike a pose for was the highlight of the game :)

I did work on some crochetin' during the intermissions... this pic I took before the game, now it's a completed "sphere" and I am working of fishi fins now.  I decided to us a styrofoam form to keep the fishie ornament light and lofty.  More progress to be posted shortly--- :)



Posted by amy at 4:21 AM PDT
Updated: Monday, 23 October 2006 5:28 AM PDT
Sunday, 30 July 2006
WIP Weekend
Topic: WIP

Getting back to basics... in between amyville orders I have been crafting and organizing, not sure where our weekends go as it's already Sunday night!

I have no craft update pictures to show, since a back of a sweater in stockinette is just pain boring- and my knitted babe doll just looks like swatches, and I am re-engineering my katia jaimaca top.

My organizing highlight is my 80s sticker collection...yes I collect stickers still- my focus this weekend was my TREND collection.  Any readers out there that still dabble with the vintage stickers?  Check out Bubbledog's full site for a blast from the past!

And lastly-- I have found another great kawaii-goodness online store based out of the San Fran. 


Posted by amy at 7:01 PM PDT
Thursday, 8 June 2006
Babe-raham Lincoln
Topic: WIP
Yeah, still one of my favorite one liners from one of my guilty pleasure shows...Blow Out. To experience the Jonathan phenomena, I thought I would try out some of his products-- Dirt is my favorite- and I am a sucker for good smelling product. I found this set at my local Sephora in the Chandler Mall.

And sometimes all current knitting must go on hold, when a must knit project comes up in the queue...reckon the 100+ degree heat and this sweater don't mix, but one thing is for sure in Arizona, the air conditioning can run might cold in these parts... so I am sure I will get some wear time in- maybe even at work!

Posted by amy at 8:01 PM PDT
Tuesday, 18 April 2006
Fad-Classic and a New Coke-Classic
Topic: WIP
Here is progress on my fad-classic, in a lovely melony punch color. I am so digging this knit!

Have you seen this stuff in the stores? Coke Blak-- it's coffee infused coke! I hope it sticks around, it's quite tasty-- coffee/chocolately coke! And the extra caffeine it boasts gives me more energy for my craftin' adventures!

Posted by amy at 8:03 PM PDT
Tuesday, 10 January 2006
Mac n Cheese Enter the Dragon...
Topic: WIP
Knitting? Who has time for knitting? 2006 goal number 5046...knit cool stuff for myself. Here is some progress on the mac n cheese cardigan... 2 sleeves to go (along with some steeking and button bands...and voila!) And check out how nicely my dragon matches!

Posted by amy at 8:12 PM PST
Thursday, 22 September 2005
Mac n Cheese Please
Topic: WIP
Yes I am knitting too! This is the basic top down raglan sweater pattern-- I am using Blue Sky Alpaca Cotton in Poppy. Yes it is the color of California poppies, but also reminds me of the Kraft mac and cheese powder that comes in the kit!- So I christen thee the mac n cheese sweater. -- I think it's going to be a I have a few button options...including my sushi buttons...or something totally crazy like making elbow macaroni shaped buttons out of the polymer clay--- would that be too much? lol

Posted by amy at 8:35 PM PDT

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