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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26.08.03: Bon voyage, little tank.

Bon voyage, little tank. And now we close our summer o' tanks with a seamed and lightly blocked Rowan Calmer Tank! You don't have to be Isaac Newton to know that one needs more than a thread of elastic to...

22.08.03: A dog, a boy, a vest and ten thousand finishing hours.

Awwwwwwwwwwww. Okay, I admit it. Captain Destructo's sleeveless hooded vest has been ready for a few days and he already wore it outside, played ball in it and even [eeeeeeeek!] smudged chocolate all over the front of it. To make...

18.08.03: a.wholelottafinishing.com

The Neverending Finishing Story.* The hooded vest that launched a thousand finishing hours. If I could bill the hours I've been spending on finishing my son's tiny hooded vest, this is how some of it would look: Shape hood using...

15.08.03: It's my site and I'll screen if I want to, screen if I want to...

Weblogs are such great things! Especially when they have a means through which visitors can interact with the weblogger behind the weblog. When one has a weblog and starts sharing thoughts, pictures, stories through it, one can expect nice people...

03.08.03: Pareeeeeeeeee!

Take me to Par-ee! I've been running around running errands the last few days and I've had zero time for knitting. I wanted to finish the hood of my son's sleeveless vest before I left on vacation*, but I've barely...

03.08.03: Corky point protectors.

Quick tip: If you have no point protectors, use corks. When I went on a trip once I forgot to slip one of my knits-in-progress in my suitcase, so I asked my husband to bring it over as he was...

01.08.03: Rolling, rolling, rolling.

Today while browsing around the Croix Rousse (the old silk district in the city) I spied this in a cosmetics boutique display window: Le Petit Prince eau de toilette! Only in Lyon, people. I so love living here. Look, Ma!...

29.07.03: Sigh. On to seaming.

It's a seaming party! [Serves kirs royales all around.] I finished knitting the second piece to the Rowan Calmer tank! Tomorrow I'll seam it, and I already weaved elastic thread through the top row on both pieces in case the...

23.07.03: New projects make me go "oh, yeah!"

Oh, yeah! I couldn't help myself. I went off and started another project. I've been dying to knit this sleeveless vest for Captain Destructo since 2001 and I'm not going to wait anymore. I knit this vest before, while I...

23.07.03: Child's Sleeveless Vest.

Child's sleeveless vest with zipper using Phildar mercerised cotton in Jean's and Blanc, using 3mm needles and a pattern from Phildar's Layette 2001. [I knit this vest before, while I was in holiday in the States, but was so...

21.07.03: Why, it's another tank!

Hello. Please block me. We are rolling, rolling, rolling! One piece of the Calmer tank is knit and blocked, and the second piece is underway. If we knit a few rows on this piece every evening we'll have a strapless,...

16.07.03: Double your fun.

"No, your tank is cooler..." My Copacabana tiny tank is finished! As is the tradition chez skinnyrabbit, I wanted to dance around for the photo shoot, but Claudia - my fellow tiny tankster - came over all the way from...

15.07.03: It's a seaming party! Send champagne.

Why, it's a seaming party! [Throws confetti all around.] My Copacabana tank has just been seamed, and I'm about to attach some satiny cord [the blue cord to the left; ain't it purty?] for the straps. I picked up the...

14.07.03: Happy Bastille Day!

Happy Bastille Day! Oh, how I love the pomp and ceremony of the annual July 14th military parade down the Champs-Elysées. Highlights: The French Foreign Legion with their traditional long beards, La Garde Republicaine riding their horses at a slow...

09.07.03: Almost finito!

Oh, just bind off, already! My tiny tank is almost finito! I'm about to bind off the front piece, but I haven't done it yet as I'm considering ripping out a few of the rows and reknitting a bit more...

08.07.03: It's total yarn-o-mania, I tell you!

Cotton and ribbon and lycra, oh my! Got yarn? I do. Lots! See above photo. Oh, and here. Don't forget here, too. Oh! Is that Rowan 4-ply cotton I see before me? Phildar flamme coton, falaise, coton microfibres, bouton d'or...

06.07.03: Barry Manilow would love this tank.

"...her name was Lola, she was a showgirl..."You know what this means, don't you? Oh yes. The tiny Copacabana tank has begun. Last week, as a matter of fact. However, I was so engrossed in shopping at the sales, sales,...

02.07.03: Crab stitch? We got your crab stitch, pally.

Crab stitch? We got your crab stitch, pally. I added a row of crab stitch, or reverse single crochet, around the armhole edges of my Smooch tank and hello! I love it! The double chain selvedge is an excellent foundation...

30.06.03: Ribbon Tiny Tank

Sleeveless tiny tank using Phildar Copacabana ribbon yarn in Aquatique and 5.5mm needles, following a pattern in Phildar's "Evasion" summer catalog. This tank is so tiny, satiny cord will be sewn on for straps. [Oh, how fancy!] View this...

30.06.03: Smooooooooch!

I've finished my Smooch tank! And I love it! Neat yarn, neat lace edging, neat tank. As I mentioned before, I reworked the pattern to suit my needs. The eyelet and chevron pattern was worked over a different number of...

25.06.03: Double chain selvedge, baaaaay-bee!

It is ideal for free edges but is not, in my opinion, a good selvedge for edges that will be joined with ladder stitch, because it may cause holes in the seam

24.06.03: Knitter on vacation.

Well, I finally managed to bust my digital pencam and my Nikon Coolpix 3100 is still in queue for shipment. Please excuse me while hysteria ensues over my camera-less state. Anyway, knitting is going slowly on the Smooch tank because...

20.06.03: Color me purple, bay-bee.

Look, Ma! I made lace! I'm in full tank swing now, and decided to start my Rowan Smooch tank as soon as I saw that Alison had started hers, too. [I'm an Alison wannabe. What can I say?]. It's such...

20.06.03: Rowan Smooch Tank

Sleeveless tank with lace trim using Rowan All Season's Cotton in Ravish (shade 199) and 4mm needles, following the pattern called "Smooch" [?!] in Rowan's All Season's Cotton Collection. [Wouldn't you love to get a job with Rowan where...

17.06.03: Tanks? We got your tanks, pally.

Here are pictures of my Joy tank! But first, a few notes re the pattern and Rowan Cotton Tape: 1) Don't you hate how some of Kim Hargreaves' designs don't have selvedges even though the stitch patterns utilized imply that...

16.06.03: Rowan Calmer Tank

Sleeveless and strapless [!] tube tank and with ribbing and cables using Rowan Calmer cotton and 4.5mm needles, following the pattern called "Soul" in Rowan's Calmer Collection 2002. Visit the rest of this page for images and descriptions. Please...

12.06.03: It's like tank-o-mania, I tell you!

We are now officially having what I call "Makeup Slide Off Face Weather". Put on a bit of makeup, wander outside in the heat, and the makeup promptly slides off your face and hits the cement like a rubber clown...

10.06.03: Proud to be a TANK GIRL, dammit.

I did this yesterday afternoon. See the candy at the bottom left? Candy was my incentive. The weather hit the 90s today but I'm still KNITTING. Another tank, of course. Can you guess which? It's being knit along (or behind,...

06.06.03: Back from the dead. Somewhat.

Remember how the zombies in the movie Night of the Living Dead looked? Yes? Well, that is just how I felt (and probably looked!) for the last few days thanks to a major bout of the stomach flu. I lived...

03.06.03: It's tank top weather!

Excellent weekend! I've been doing very little knitting because we had a long weekend here, so my husband and I decided to take advantage of the sunny weather and visit the Parc de la Tete d'Or on Friday, and Vieux...