August 2007


First, I am ripping back Sesame. There haven’t been any progress pictures, because there hasn’t been much progress. My row gauge is ridiculously off (something like 40 rows per 4 inches instead of 27). I will swatch more for that, and maybe cast on again soon.

Onto new yarn.

First there is Tao by Artfibers which is 100% wild-gathered silk bourette. I got the undyed version, which is significantly cheaper than the dyed versions, and just as beautiful. I am planning to make Hanami but solely using the basketweave stitch. The gauge on Hanami is 21 stitches per 4 inches, and according to the store, this yarn knits up at 25 stitches, so I will be using bigger needles (probably 5s instead of 3s). I got 1,050 yards to 250 grams. Anyways, onto the yarn.

Then there is Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy, which will someday become the Tangled Yoke Cardigan. Webs had this on clearance for 2.99 a ball.

Now, to get to knitting. (probably Hanami first, then maybe back to Sesame or onto the Tangled Yoke, depending on how I feel.)

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I love San Francisco, and had a really nice (but short) weekend there. I also had a weekend in San Diego the weekend before, but took no pictures. It too was wonderful.

In SF we stayed at the Hotel Triton which is right at the gates to Chinatown. We were upgraded to a Celebrity Suite, which ended up meaning that our room was all about ice cream, and we had a freezer full of ice cream to eat for free. It was pretty awesome.

I bought some very pretty yarn at Artfibers, but that will be posted about this evening–i have no current pictures.

We spent a ton of time eating (and I got to go to Greens, an amazing vegetarian restaurant).

This was all in honor of my grandmother’s birthday (seen here getting her picture taken by my brother)

and a few more pictures

My mother, grandmother, cousin’s daughter, and myself playing on the bed

And my brother, my cousin and his daughter, and my self

Next up with be discussion about ripping out my current knitting, and the new silk that I got at artfibers.

Sockapalooooza socks have arrived.

Lorna’s Laces yarn in Pewter, and the hourglass eyelet sock pattern from Magknits.

My pal is blogless, but an amazing knitter and very very kind. The socks fit perfectly, are a perfect color, and pattern for me. I am just thrilled with them.

Off to San Diego tomorrow for the weekend, will have some pictures early next week.