Thursday, January 10, 2008

Sometimes, I Knit

Sadly, for the past week or so, I've been doing everything but. I've done a few more repeats on the ZigZag scarf but nothing that bears a photo update: "Oh, look! It's longer than last time." Yawn.

Aside from the usual blah-blah (doctor) blah-blah, there's been quite a bit of design thinking (and sketching, planning, coloring, procurement) going on. That Ravelry is both a font of information and a cattle prod when it comes to pursuing what I've come to see as possible. Heck, at least it's forcing me to do proper drawings and come up with construction models for the designs. I love how the colored sketches look but can't share them with you. It's that old "first publishing rights" thing.

I did receive a special post-holiday treat that I can share with you. My friend Y stopped by for a visit and graciously let me take her photo as she modeled the hand knits I made for her.

Pretty in pink
Thanks, Y. Rarely do I get to see my gifts in action. You really made my day.

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Blogger KSee said...

How pretty all three are.

1/10/2008 06:28:00 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

Y looks gorgeous in your creations! And the new look your blog is wearing looks great too!

1/10/2008 08:42:00 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

I LOVE that hat!

1/10/2008 09:36:00 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Simply beautiful! Good luck with the design process -- can't wait to see what you're cooking up.

1/10/2008 11:15:00 PM  
Blogger lu said...

love the new masthead on your site!

1/11/2008 12:16:00 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Very pretty! It's always more fun to see those knits on the recipient, isn't it?

1/11/2008 07:46:00 AM  
Blogger Angie said...

Oh, that is that slightly felted Foliage hat that you blogged about, it is loverly and the matching scarf makes such a nice ensemble. Thanks for sharing it.

1/11/2008 09:24:00 AM  
Blogger KnitNana said...


1/11/2008 09:58:00 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

Beautiful! You really picked the right colors for her - even her lipstick matches :)

1/11/2008 02:35:00 PM  
Blogger sweetfigs said...

Quite pretty! Have a great weekend, Karen!

1/11/2008 03:11:00 PM  
Blogger monica said...

Your knits look lovely in action!

1/11/2008 05:01:00 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Very pretty handknits and friend! They suit each other perfectly.

Looking forward to seeing your designs.

1/11/2008 05:37:00 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I can't wait to see your designs! Your friend looks just adorable in the knits you gave her -- I especially love the hat. Too cute!

1/11/2008 07:49:00 PM  
Blogger KarenJoSeattle said...

Gorgeous. I look forward to seeing more of your designs.

1/12/2008 03:10:00 AM  
Blogger Terri said...

I can't wait to see your designs. I am sure they will be as stellar as your knitting work, and your friend looks beautiful modeling her gifts. Also, the color you selected was perfect for her! Happy knitting/designing, and be well.

1/12/2008 06:01:00 AM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

can't wait to see what you are working on, karen!
and, of course your knits look fabulous in action!

1/12/2008 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Emilee said...

I love your take on Foliage. That looks great!

1/12/2008 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Emilee said...

I love your take on Foliage. That looks great!

1/12/2008 10:24:00 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

The gifts look beautiful on your friend. The color is perfect for her. They look very cozy.

1/13/2008 04:20:00 PM  
Blogger KnitPastis said...

This looks like right out of a page in a knitting magazine! Fabulous designs here girlfriend and darling model! I love Ravelry! We both knew that already though.LOL

1/15/2008 06:36:00 PM  

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