Thursday, August 23, 2007

Conference knitting

So, I'm at a conference in Cologne these days, so not that much knitting is being done. I've managed to do about one whole round on the Roundabout Leaf Tank, and it's looking good. During lunch break today I sat outside in the sun and knit, and this lady I sat next to at the conference dinner last night came over to see what I was doing. Turns out she's a knitter too! We're all over the place, obviously :)

As of my last check, I'm 1800 invites short of being invited to join the Ravelry phenomenon. What more can a girl ask for?!? They've ramped up their invites by ~ 10% in the last couple of days, so maybe I'll get in even before I get back to the US!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Ravelry Science

Overdue update, 10/06/07:
Just as predicted by my graph I got my ravelry invite in the second week in September. On September 11, to be precise :)

Original post:
Just to show you (hmmmm... who might that be??) that I do indeed do science along with all the knitting:

Yes, for a little while now I have laboriously jotted down in my Excel spreadsheet where I am in line for accessing the much-talked about phenomenon. Is that too nerdy?? ;) As you can tell from my little trendline, I can expect my invitation around the second week in September!! That means 2.5 months on the waiting list... and there are over 13 thousand people behind me in line. Amazing.

On a side note, I admire the linearity of this. They really are sending out the same number of invites, on average, every day and have been doing so for the time I've had my little experiment rolling. They're not matching, though, the number of people who add themselves to the list, so it's tail just gets longer and longer...

Turtleneck Tube Vest

I cast on for the Turtleneck Tube Vest from Fitted Knits the same evening I started the Roundabout Leaf Tank. Guess I'm too excited about these two to wait for either :) The turtleneck is coming along just fine (and I've worked on it some more since taking this picture):

The yarn is a worsted weight superwash wool from Knitpicks in Coast Grey. I love it!! The color is great and the yarn is soft and natural to the touch.

Monday, August 13, 2007

First steps on the Roundabout

Here's what my Roundabout Leaf Tank looks like now. This knits up very fast and is a real fun thing to knit. You can't really tell from the picture, but there are nice lacy edges to the thing which will show up once it's worn. It's still 90 degrees in Ithaca, so with this rate of progress (knock on wood...) I should get plenty of wear out of this before it gets cold again. Yay! Me like!

Progress, stolen from my other blog:

Still knitting the baby cardigan. The progress over a week is recorded in these two pix; old on the left, new on the right.

Here's what the whole thing looks like right now. Cute, innit?

See original post from 08/03/2007 here.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Yarn in!

Ok, so now you know where to find me tonight: At home, swatching the sunflower yellow cotton yarn I got for the Roundabout Leaf Tank. A post on someone's blog (might have been the Knitting Nature KAL) mentioned that the tank doesn't look so great when knit in cylindrical yarn... so I want to check asap whether the Knitpicks yarn works or if I have to get tape yarn instead. Wish me luck!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Yarn on its way

The yarn for my next two projects, the Roundabout Leaf Tank from Knitting Nature (see picture on left - I stole it from the knitpicks site) and the Perfect Periwinkle Vest from Fitted Knits, is on its way; it was shipped from Knitpicks' yesterday... and with any luck it should be here by the weekend. I can't wait to get started on those!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

knitting hurricanes

I decided it was time to move my new obsessive hobby out of my regular blog and into a blog all its own. Here it is!!