Monday, July 7, 2008

Prototype Crop Sweater, Niyaz, Threadbanger, & A New New Jerseyan

My new Library Media class started today. This morning I was very excited, but I know that when I have a week that is particularly heavy with chores and work and I can't knit or read I will wonder why I got myself into this again. I do want to be a librarian, I just hate homework! I sound like my students, but its true:) And now for the knitting...





I'm not totally in love with this, but I'm happy I made the attempt.


I'm working on the next, hopefully more likeable version of the pattern. Changes...
Cotton to Alpaca (Berroco Ultra Alpaca)
Longer length for body & sleeves
All seed stitch to 1 by 1 rib - it looks much better.
Shawl collar
Lace @ the raglan increases as well (by the armpits:)
We'll see.





While wandering the internet I came across this site I didn't know about. Threadbanger seems to be a site for creative, possibly rock oriented DIY type people. The site boasts a forum where readers share their DIY objects, a blog updated regularly, and video & instructions on how to make a lot of the stuff mentioned on the site. Most of it is sewing, but I'm very interested in that so it was cool. I found this demo turning a band t into a totebag posted by "Zanooka". Very awesome site!





Niyaz's new album, Nine Heaven's is out. The lead singer is Azam Ali, she's this unbelievably gifted musician with an incredible voice. She also does solo work and other music projects.


photo pilfered from allaboutjazz.com


Here's a video of a performance of a song, The Hunt off the last album.








Finally...my friend's doctor advised she head to the hospital and will be induced (is that how you spell that?) within the next 24 hours.
The blue and yellow cotton baby surprise with the duckies was for this baby. I was ofcourse going to be happy for her, but I didn't realize how excited I'd be to meet this little person. She is one of the most amazing people I've ever met, and I love her, so that has something to do with it, but I think I was and still am so interested in her journey through this part of her life because I want it so badly, and I'm just facinated by the whole thing. She's the first close friend of mine that will be a mother, and I hung on her every word when she was discribing how she felt, what she needed to do during her pregnancy. Keep Alyssa and her family in your thoughts, and I want to be the first to say, Welcome to Jersey, Little G!

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Ribbed Lace Bolero from
10 feet high
in Cotton Ease


Short & Sweet from
The Happy Hooker
in Caron Simply Soft


Wicked Bunny Baby Sweater



Griffin's Cotton
EZ Baby Surprise



Emma's Cotton Tot's
Debbie Bliss Baby Bolero



Griffin's Cotton Tots
Ripple Blanket



Sophia B.'s
EZ Baby Surprise



Yarn Harlot Sox
in Rio de la Plata
for Geek of All Trades



Grumperina Jaywalkers
in Regia
for Lupie



Griffin's
EZ Tomten
in Jarbo Garn



Noro Silk Garden
Top Down Crop Sweater



Green Woman Sweater
out of
Berroco Ultra Alpaca

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