Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Well, heck.

I have two new projects on the needles, and the light has been so dim that I haven't been able to get a decent shot of either of them.

The first one is another September Circle for Ella to replace the one she lost (she purchased the yarn, so I'm not out on that front). It's a new color of the Crazy Zauberball, and if the sun ever decides to come back out again, I'll photograph it for you.

Secondly, I'm making Propello for Meredith, minus the silly little tag thingie on the top. (my hardcore minimalism is rearing its head again). Still using the Rowan Lima, which is still a joy to knit with.

It's a hat designed by Woolly Wormhead and can be purchased on her website for only £2.50 GBP.

Her patterns are really brilliantly written, and I'm enjoying knitting this one. I also got Twisted Woolly Toppers from her last year, and the hats in there are so darned awesome. I really need to make some more hats as I have only two.

Anyway, here's Propello:

(photo courtesy of Woolly Wormhead, totally without permission, sorry!)

I also recently published a knitting article on eHow that I'm pretty darned proud of:
How to Evenly Space Sleeve Decreases in Knitting Top Down Sweaters

I did actual math! With numbers and everything. And, as always, if you click around on the ads, I will actually make money from this article.

In other news, the meditation is going pretty well. I've managed to do it most nights for the past two and a half weeks, and I'm starting to want to do longer stretches, so I'm upping it to 30 minutes. It's enjoyable, or getting more so, and it is definitely helping me out.

Well, I'm off to write, and work on knitting related job searches, and other fun and exciting things!


  1. Congrats with your article, I will follow the link when I am finished writing here. Lucky Ella to get another September Circle, hope she takes good care of this one :-) That hat is cute, and purple - love. But the Lima is maybe not purple...
    Good to hear your meditation is going well, and that it is helping you. I can't sit still for a minute if I don't have anything in my hands so this would be something for me too I think :-)

  2. Great article Virginia! And what do you know - on the bottom of the page it was also a "How to" make Green bean dog treats :-) Wonder if Leon would like those...

  3. For the lighting issues, I would suggest getting an Ott Light. They're expensive but they produce really good lighting. They're intended for working under but they're also pretty good for photographing.

  4. So funny,,,I was just coming here to tell you about some lighting! Kael and I must be on the same karma page!
    If you get an lowelego light, you will be very happy. Won't matter what is going on outside or inside, for that matter. It's about 40 bucks and it will change your photography images forevah! I ordered mine from amazon. Check it out!!

  5. A half hour of meditation? Not sure I'm ready to commit to that much time spent sitting still.