Life of Amy

CogSci, Knitting, and Other Shenanigans

Brilliant! April 27, 2008

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Cookie posted Moselle on her blog, so now it’s fair game. 🙂

I knit it over the course of three days. It was fun, a little stressful, but I’m now amazed by Wollmeise.

I’ll talk more about it later, but I’m just all proud of myself. I was really happy with how the sock came out. Yay Cookie!

 

A Year for Hats? March 9, 2008

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My head must be cold. Or, I must be tired of knitting large projects or projects with matching elements, because I’ve been knitting hats all year. Everything else has been thrown to the wayside — I’m on a roll!

For my Grandma, I’ve been knitting Gretel, in the most fitted style. It’s a beautiful shade of red — Cascade Cash Vero in Ruby. Very hard to photograph. Here goes!

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I’m doing the cables without a cable needle, which works well enough. And, I am completely in love with Ysolda and her hats. I love them far too much. They’re beautifully designed and entirely worth the money you pay for the patterns.

I say that, because I’m knitting another one! I’m almost done. It’s a bit small, so it’ll probably be a gift, but here’s Verity (Cascade 220 in Marine)! I’m definitely going to make another one, probably in a drapier yarn. The only thing keeping me from finishing Verity is that I don’t have a button!

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Also, here’s Koolhaas, designed by the incomparable Jared Flood, a.k.a. Brooklyn Tweed. I love the Malabrigo Worsted that I got to work with, in a fabulous shade of blue, Buscando Azul. However, it’s snug to the point where I worry it will fall off! So, as my grandpa has been asking for a hat to wear to sleep, so maybe I’ll give this one to him. Come to think of it, I finished this before the new year, but whatever. It’s a hat, it’s lovely, and it has yet to be seen!

Koolhaas - Malabrigo Buscando Azul

 

crossing the finish line May 1, 2007

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I kitchenered up the toe of Jaywalker #2! I did it! I did it! I finished my first pair of socks. All I need to do now is sew in the loose ends, and I can wear them! … Strangely, I think my right foot is one or two rows longer than my left foot. I knew it! I’ll also admit that Jaywalker #2 is simply more attractive than Jaywalker #1, but if you’re not a knitter, you’ll never know. Then again, why are you reading this blog if you’re not a knitter? You must love me a lot! 😉 Anyway, photos coming very soon!