Thursday, November 13, 2008

Knitting masters 1 update

Have finished all but the last swatch of the knitting masters level 1

I have woven in the ends on 7 of the swatches so far. That is 14 ends woven in invisibly. Now I only have to weave in all the rest - which, once the color work swatch is completed, will be something like 30 more ends. Great.

Then I have to block them and write the essays/questions, prep into a binder, and send.

The only problem?
-- I have no blocking board of any sort.
The solution?
--I purchased one two days ago online after doing a google search. Online purchase, $55 dollars on sale with the shipping, but it is a small one: 20 something by 20 something inches. but large enough to block 4X4 squares.

Wish me luck - have about a million projects started and a wicked need to make a cardigan. Why? Because it's another project I don't need to get involved in right now, apparently.

Take care, drive safe in the rainy days. Now little drunkie pie me is going to start a branching out scarf in some Rowan "Cork" in bright green. (merino woveny yarn, yummy!)

~Miss Kalendar

Thursday, November 06, 2008


I have acquired the URL

I am going to attempt to have this blog embedded into that site, as well as hosting email, a gallery, etc.

We'll see if it works. I have another URL that I will also purchase, probably tonight, to re-direct there.

Nothing is up on brass needles yet. Don't bother looking. This was just my personal squee.

-Miss Kalendar

Monday, November 03, 2008

Steampunk Con Pictures!

Miss Kalendar says:

So, here I have two pictures of each of the costumes I wore at the Steam Punk convention from 11/01-11/02/08

I had 4 costumes, but I didn't manage to get there before everything closed up on Friday night, and I opted out of the concert on Saturday night. So, you get two costumes: the Tally HO (named for the ho-ish-ness of the outfit), and the Black and White Eyestrain (named for the tiny stripes on the jacket). Note the steampunk armwarmers are being worn at con! I wore them all day, with the boots I accessorized, with no issue. Great accessory. I will do up the pattern for ravelry, as I was asked by about 6 people if I could make them some.

Also featured is a lovely woman, who is crocheting me a gorgeous necklace. I don't know what name she wants to go by, so we'll leave her anonymous for now.

There is currently no knitting for the Eyestrain outfit - I'm thinking a reticule. How about you?

And - true to form - here is a picture of me knitting in costume.