Archives at fluffa!

Here is a complete list of all entries posted on this site since March 2002, with the exception of weblog entries. The archive list of weblog entries (those short snippets with links to outside places posted at the right hand column of the main page of this site) can be found here. If you'd rather see entries pertaining solely to knitting projects without diving into the archived entries below, you can find them at the gallery.


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28.06.04: Early morning seaming party.

What a busy weekend! Saturday was spent shopping and running errands, and Sunday* was slotted for the movies [Shrek 2!] and skating in the park. I didn't knit very much, but I did block the pieces to my Audrey and...

23.06.04: Finito!

Why, it's a completed tutti frutti striped top! This is the stand-still-like-mannequin shot. [Click here for the really big sweater picture.] [Bonus: Action shot of the sweater walking the dog.] Project details: The pattern is from Rebecca 22, but I...

20.06.04: Flowerhead!

Bottom's Up Bucket with a flower! (I just had to do one, too.) [Click thumbnail below for wacky model shots.] Hat número 2 is finished! I used the Bottom's Up version and Bergere de France Bergereine 50% wool and...

17.06.04: How about...some short rows?

Oh, but there's more. [Click to see the rest.] I'm all recovered from my nasty head cold and was feeling chipper enough to get my hair cut today. I've got teeny-tiny pixie bangs that require the use of "hair...

14.06.04: Sick, but fun stuff makes it all better.

I use a crochet hook to pick up stitches for neckbands...

10.06.04: Knitting blab from all over the place.

The weather has gotten so hot that all I'd like to do is sit around with a cold glass of agua de horchata* and my feet in a bucket of ice. Instead, I'm shopping for yarn. Yes, more yarn. But...

07.06.04: Wool/Cotton blends, how I love thee!

The other day I browsed the yarns at Bergère de France and decided to bring home some Bergereine, a 50/50 wool and cotton blend that called out to me, "Hey! Look at my gauge! 21 sts and 28 rows! Just...

02.06.04: Grafting, grafting, bay-bee!

I've joined pieces by grafting before, but this is the first time I've taken scissors to knitting, lengthened a piece and then joined via grafting...

31.05.04: We've got a finished ribby!

My husband has been on vacation for the past two weeks. He's a busy worker bee by nature, so vacation time for him means that he gets to do busy worker bee things around the apartment. Namely, the room where...

26.05.04: Bucket at the beach.

"The fish ain't bitin', Mommy!" (Don't feel bad. He caught a crab later on.) We just got back from the beach! We headed down to La Grande Motte for 3 days of fun and sun with Aunt Josephine and...

21.05.04: Back to Audrey, skippy.

You see a Piaggio scooter. I see a message from the knitting gods. [Please, click here to zoom out.] The heat wave of the past few days appears to be over, and we're back to cloudy weather for a...

19.05.04: I love me a good stripe pattern.

I really love a neat stripe pattern. [Click me for a closeup of the fabric.] The weather here has gone from dreary to downright HOT. (Check out the view outside my window now. Helloooooooooo, gorgeous skies!) I've put away...

17.05.04: It's a seaming party!

Gee...thanks, Hon. I always wanted a poncho. There was a seaming cocktail party chez skinny rabbit on Sunday afternoon! Kirs were had, saucisson was eaten, and ponchos were worn. After I joined the shoulder seams and sewed the sleeves...

13.05.04: Sung just like Julie Andrews, but tone deaf.

Hello! I'm too impatient to bind off and cast on for a new swatch...

11.05.04: I finished the sleeves. Alert Tita.

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07.05.04: Every little breeze...

"Bob Hat" styles, 1924 From Everyday Styles of the 1920s as Pictured in Sears Catalogs Springtime is here, so it's time to lop off my hair back into a BOB hairdo. Oh, bob hairdos, how I love thee! So...

05.05.04: A little distraction can be good.

Say it with me now: "Ooooooh!" This photo of Colinette yarn - recently added to my stash - is here to distract you from the fact that I am bored of knitting sleeves, and have pretty much put all...

30.04.04: Ze plane, ze plane!

Welcome to Sleeve Island!* I am Dance Rabbit, your host. Please join us on a short tour of the only things I seem to be knitting this week: Sleeves. Oh, finish me already. Our first sleeve wishes to reach sleeve...

28.04.04: Retro bucket.

From the vintage "celebrity hat" files. Cheryl Tiegs models a spring bucket in a 60s Sears Catalog. [Click me for an expanded view.] While shopping last Saturday I noticed bucket hats (called "bobs" over here) in many a shop...

26.04.04: Let's start with a sleeve, shall we?

My Audrey, she has commenced! Oh la laaaaaaa...I feel like donning a pair of enormous shades and going window-shopping while munching danish. I could use a little blocking. [Click to zoom.] Looks teeny, eh? I decided to start with a...

22.04.04: Of butter cookies, spring weather and ribbed sweaters.

Place Bellecour lookin' good in spring... Spring weather made a big appearance yesterday. Captain Destructo was home from school [no school on Wednesdays in France] so we headed out for a haircut, a lot of scooter riding (with me...

19.04.04: Why, it's a Bubble Gum Bucket Hat!

Hello. Please block me. [Click thumbnail below for wacky model shots.] Hat número 1 is finished! I used the Bottom's Up version and Sugar Babies 100% cotton in pink. This hat is going to be blocked and then sent...

15.04.04: Scenes of a sweater.

Somebody got to wear a new hand-knit sweater for an Easter Sunday in the country... Mommy, can I go pet the burro now? [Click me for a big view of the sweater.] Easter Sunday, Chaumont. A small town outside of...

13.04.04: Swatches for breakfast.

Time for...bucket hat swatches! I swatched my yarn potentials for warm-weather bucket hats, and all turned out to be winners. The variegated pink is Plassard Grand Large, the blue is Lion Brand Cotton-Ease, and the light pink is Lily...

10.04.04: Of anniversary presents and chocolat...

Happy Easter weekend! My husband has been on vacation since Thursday, and we've taken in an old-fashioned puppet show (the "Moisson d'Avril" puppet festival in April...if you're in Lyon, check it out at the plaza in La Croix Rousse and...

08.04.04: A pumpkin hat for you!

While we're on the subject of hats... It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!* Honk if you love that movie. [Honk, honk!] Knit using Cotton Fleece in orange and Arabella Zodiac in dark green. This, like the berry hat I knit...

05.04.04: Bucket hat!

Shall we bucket?[Click here to zoom on the pretty yarn!] What is this I see before me? A few skeins of Plassard Grand Large worsted in variegated spring and summer colors, and a Bottom's Up Bucket Hat pattern by...

01.04.04: Audrey, Rowan 35!

Okay, let's see...one sweater's worth of Rowan Calmer in RED, check. A copy of Rowan 35, containing a ribbed sweater pattern entitled "Audrey" by Kim Hargreaves (designer extraordinaire who rocks my knitting universe in spite of her wacky team...

31.03.04: Seaming party!

6:00 p.m., France time. Why, it's a seaming party! [Pops open a bottle of champagne.] No procrastinating over seaming my son's raglan sweater for Easter! And I started just in time for an evening apéro, which takes place at...

29.03.04: Hippity Hop!

Just how cool are these glasses??? Thank you, Silvia! More surprise goodies in the mail: The lovely Silvia thoughtfully sent over some fun glasses with sheep and rabbits on them. They're so excellent I can hardly stand it, and...