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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13.11.03: Finishing parties, steam-blocking and stinky fabric.

Why, it's a seaming party! [Throws confetti all around.] Take out a red marker and circle this day on your calendar, friends. Believe it or not, I have decided NOT to procrastinate over seaming my niece's tank, and went...

10.11.03: It's just a whirlwind of activity chez fluffa!

I deserve a gold star for knitting all that ribbing without falling asleep. This bubblegum-pink tank I'm knitting for my niece is SO pink, I get a sugar rush just from looking at it. But it's so fun! The...

07.11.03: Bucket, oh yeah!

I really wanted to jazz you all with a photo-filled entry of all my works in progress, but an enormous cloud of fog has descended on the city like something out of a Stephen King novel and I am...

05.11.03: Startitis seems to be going around.

The pattern calls for markers to be placed to determine where the middle shapings should be made...

05.11.03: Elfin Cardi-Jacket

Cardi-jacket with ruffled trim, entitled "Elfin" from Rowan 34, using Rowan Felted Tweed, Kidsilk Haze and 3.5mm bamboo needles. [Obviously, "Elfin" is to be worn while skipping through a meadow and generally performing any other similarly related elfin-like activity.]...

03.11.03: Post-Halloween knitting.

Yep. Playing with the camera again. [Click, make real big.]Saturday was a gorgeous day. I woke bright and early in a revved-up yarn shopping mode. No need to psyche myself up over a cup of coffee, either. I was READY....

27.10.03: Such a preppy at heart!

Why, it's a spikey-haired kid in a preppy sweater! [Click me and I will give you another view.] My son's preppy sweater is finished! And the kid, who is growing increasingly picky about what he wears, likes it! I...

22.10.03: Hello. I have a major case of startitis.

Is this a new project I see before me? [Click, make real big.] [And don't forget to click here for a close-up of the stitch.] It's a poncho! Size 5mm needles, loads of Phil Ruban ribbon yarn in chocolat,...

22.10.03: Poncho!

Sleek, chic, ribbon-y fringed poncho using Phildar Phil Ruban and 5mm needles, following a pattern from Phildar's Tendances 2003 pattern book. Cowboy boots and hat are optional. Fringe can be as long as you want it. Giddy-ap! Click here...

20.10.03: Frogs and crepes.

She likes me so nice, she knit me thrice! Oh, string-like cotton yarn! How I adore thee! You create such a glossy, crisp fabric. But that also means that every imperfection, every loose stitch, every too tight row is magnified...

17.10.03: All this for a preppy sweater, people.

Why, it's a seaming party! [Turns on a karaoke machine.] Seaming of my son's preppy sweater is now underway! I spent the afternoon at the shops in La Part Dieu mall*, which is located above the train station in...

14.10.03: Cwazy Knitting Wabbit Aunt

We always feel a little rumpled before blocking. [Click here for a close-up of the stitch.] Look at the fog hanging outside my window. I keep expecting Gary Oldman, wearing too much white makeup and a hairdo that looks like...

14.10.03: Pink Tank and Cardigan.

Bubblegum-pink tank and matching cardigan using Phildar Coton Microfibres and 3mm needles, following a pattern from Phildar's Pitchoun 2003 pattern book. Click here to view a few images of the project in progress, and visit the rest of this...

10.10.03: Joining new yarn, raclette, and progress on preppy sweater.

Someone asked me how I join new yarn. I always join new yarn at the beginning or end of rows...

10.10.03: Joining new yarn, raclette, and progress on preppy sweater.

Someone asked me how I join new yarn. I always join new yarn at the beginning or end of rows...

08.10.03: Schwarzy, neck shaping, and how to make your own stitch holders, dammit.

Stitch holders? We don't need no stinkin' stitch holders. Before I go on further re the wonders of Balzane yarn and how much I love knitting this cute little preppy sweater, let me just say this: I'm not sure I...

05.10.03: Bring in the clowns.

He said: "Hey! You takin' pictures? Take my picture!" So I did. What a day! I made up for my inactivity* last week by cramming everything into yesterday. I took the kid to his first catechism, visited my local...

29.09.03: Why, it's a bobbly jacket!

Why, it's a bobbly jacket! [Click me and I will give you another view.] Finally! My pretty cotton jacket is finished! I've already worn it twice this week and I really like it. Knitting it was fun, too. Usually...

25.09.03: The camera is making me play knitting hookey.

Yep. Playing with the camera while I shop for yarn. [Click, make real big.]I went downtown to buy boxes for shipping packages and to pick up some yarn for a few friends. As I was walking across the Place des...

22.09.03: Starting new projects makes me go, "Oh yeah!"

Is this a new project I see before me? [Click here for a closeup of the fabric.] P.S. Someone received her new camera!* As my son has just started school for the first time, I think a preppy little sweater...

22.09.03: "Pull Regate"

Child's v-neck sweater using Bouton d'Or Balzane and 7mm needles, following pattern 62 from Bouton d'Or's Layette Hors Serie 11 pattern book. Click here to view a few images of the project in progress, and visit the rest of...

17.09.03: Seaming, swatching, and how to make your own damn blocking board.

As you can see, my "blocking board" is nothing fancy. I came up with it after I found the floor to be a dangerous place for knits when one has a toddler who likes to ride his trike all over the apartment...

12.09.03: Finished raglan sweater and a Bill Cosby impersonation.

Finally! Pictures and action shots of the cotton raglan sweater I knit for my husband. The sleeves and hem are in 3/2 rib, so a tubular cast-on (my preferred cast-on for ribbings) was out of the question. Besides, I think...

09.09.03: Swatchy cards and other bits.

I knit a swatch using Rowan Cotton Glace and a heart lace stitch from Vogue Knitting, blocked it, and pasted it onto a piece of cardboard...

09.09.03: Pretty cotton jacket, here I come!

Progress on my pretty cotton jacket: I've started one of the sleeves and it's really rolling along. This jacket is knit using Aviso, which is the same cotton yarn I used for the raglan sweater I just finished knitting for...

07.09.03: Random blab.

Random notes: Non knitting: My son turned three years old today! Yesterday we took him to have some identification pictures taken for school and I almost wept like a sentimental sap when I saw how big he looked in the...

04.09.03: An ode to raglans served with a bit of whine..

If I only had a neckband... I've finally gotten off my procrastinating bee-hind and started seaming my husband's cotton raglan sweater. I always whine about having to seam, but not this time. Unbelievably enough, I'm actually enjoying seaming this one....

01.09.03: Retro lifeguard.

From the "sometimes I wish Mommy didn't knit" collection. [Click for expanded view] The best kind of vintage knitting kitsch and the main reason why I love browsing my 1948 pattern books. Hand-knit cabled swimming trunks. In wool. Perfect for...

01.09.03: Block flaws out! Block texture in! Be crisp!

I am now rolling along on the sleeves of my husband's raglan sweater, and all I'm gonna say is that knitting 4/2 rib all the way up the sleeves on a man's sweater can have the effects of a valium...

28.08.03: Finishing. Oh yes. Just like that.

Looks like someone could use a little blocking. The last days of August are all about the unfinished projects. Namely, my husband's cotton raglan sweater. A few days ago I cast on stitches to do the front piece and before...