Aug 23

And more…

Posted by Nanc

Okay, so this really isn’t about more UFOs and the such. But it is about knitting and procrastination on finishing anything. Actually its about fun.

Skitter may have mentioned it already, but recently we had a mini-Crafturday and did some bead-work.

What does this mean to a knitter? Stitch Markers, of course!


A fairly new bead store opened up nearby so how could we resist but to visit and admire the shiny purty things. The owners of R&R were friendly and helpful. The store was charming (read: smallish), but there wasn’t anything that I felt was missing. I’ll definitely return and try to help their business.

In these pictures, Vannakin tries to act non-chalant about the stitch markers, but you know that greedy girl wants some of her own! Like Chris, I’m a bit partial to the kitties (which were purchased elsewhere a while ago). But I’m also a fan of the glassy florals, too.

You cannot resist the glitz!

The three stitch markers at the end of the needle in this picture have been packed and shipped off to my secret pal. In fact, I know that she’s already received them. Super!

In addition to not knitting on Matt’s sock by making stitch markers, I’ve also found myself sidetracked by a quick knit: a scarf. Typically I shy away from the novelty scarves, mostly because they look dated, goofy, or uncomfortable. But I’m loving this combination of railroad yarn and mohair.

Mmm, dah-ling!

I used two skeins of Berroco Mosaic FX in Breakfast At Tiffany’s and half a ball of Rowan Kidsilk Haze in Jelly on size US#15 needles. The Mosaic FX had been patiently waiting in my stash to become something since my PEZ 4 Yarn trade back when. A friend had received a great lil’ jacket as a Bday present and the colors were a match. But it felt like I needed something to carry along with it to give it some substance.

Sure, you may be thinking, but since when does Kidsilk Haze have ‘substance’? Since now. Don’t question me! [er… sorry.] This is my first time using the Kidsilk Haze and now I know how it got the nickname “Kracksilk Haze.” It’s nice.

And Vannakin seems to think so, too!

Its soooooooo long!

This was a super quick knit and totally mindless. It was a bit of a bear to wrangle those #15 needles, but after a while we called a truce. It may have helped that during breaks I would reenact a few Buffy and Mr. Pointy scenes. The finished product is about 10′ long and 6″ wide. Perfect for the sassy grrl on the go!

4 Responses to “And more…”

  1. mk Says:

    Vannakin…I love it!

    Hey, have you been to The Shabby Sheep? It’s such a cute place. How about I’d Rather Be Knitting? I haven’t been there yet.

    Knit on,

    P.S. Denton Knitters are getting together tonight at the B&N in Golden Triangle Mall at 7:00. Join us if you can.

  2. Petra Says:

    I am diggin’ on the scarf! BUT MUST HAVE KITTY HEADS! It’s official… I am now obsessed and the weekend can’t get here fast enough!

  3. Pamelalala Says:

    love your stitch markers and the scarf looks terrific…hmmm…maybe I need some more markers…

  4. Michelle Says:

    Ooo la la! But does zee scarf look as good on you as it does on Vannikin?