Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy New Year of the Dragon

dragon2 by Paula knits
dragon2, a photo by Paula knits on Flickr.

I took a little time out to crochet this little guy. The late magazine knit.1 had a set of Chinese Zodiac amigurumi several years ago. I've been making one each year. This one joins the ox, tiger, and hare. I should take some time out to learn my camera better. The dragon is actually a traffic-light green.

I'm pretty much over the mitten mania. I made five pair. What I have been working on is the epic Tardis afghan. I'm motivated by wanting to start the Great American Aran Afghan. It has been on the back burner because I was looking for a bargain price on the wool. It takes something like 4000 yards. I found some at Discontinued Name Brand Yarns. It is cones of New Zealand wool. I'm expecting it'll be a bit scratchy, but I think that'll be okay. Even with the shipping it was half the price of the next cheapest option.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Gnome and gnome mittens

pair4 by Paula knits
pair4, a photo by Paula knits on Flickr.

Another pairing of Mochimochi Land and Spilly Jane.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Note to self

No more mystery sock knitalongs.

Monday, January 9, 2012

I can has mittenz!

pair3 by Paula knits
pair3, a photo by Paula knits on Flickr.

High fiber, fat free cheeseburgers, what could be better?

Mochimochiland and Spilly Jane both offer whimsy that I enjoy. Watch this space for another pairing.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Yay, yarn in the mail today

melodypond by Paula knits
melodypond, a photo by Paula knits on Flickr.

This is the latest offering from Sheepy Time Knits Time Traveler sock yarn club. It makes me think of the prayer leaf that Amy was given by that girl from the Gamma Forests. Yes, normal people, I know how geeky that sounds. Ignore it and look how I got a relatively good picture of the color for once. You can even see the golden sparkles if you look really hard.

Coloway: Melody Pond.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Paris Mittens

parisright by Paula knits
parisright, a photo by Paula knits on Flickr.

I got such a kick out of making this mitten that I had to blog about it with the second mitten yet to start. The second one has just the Eiffel Tower on it,but it'll still be fun to do.

It is quite long. My wrist hits at the base of the Tour. The cuff goes up the arm a couple of inches. It is a good design for cold places.