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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04.02.03: Ah, Intarsia. I like you, but not the weaving.

Look, Ma! I did intarsia! Pardon me, my sides are curling. Ah, 3mm's and a little block of intarsia to create a giraffe on the pocket of my son's tweedy jacket. Unbelievably enough, I did most of the pocket while...

02.02.03: Frogging freak.

Went to the yarn shop yesterday! Saw several things: i) The shop owner's eyes get flashing euro signs when she saw me walk in the door, and ii) Phildar's brand spankin' new collection of yarns for the warm season. Lots...

31.01.03: Think hee-haw, but with knitting.

The tweed coat I'm knitting for my son is so much fun to knit! I'm loving it. I've done the back, one of the front sides, and the sleeves. This jacket is asymmetrical, and requires so much shaping (particularly for...

29.01.03: I am in junk food heaven.

I sincerely wish that I could get some serious knitting done, but quite frankly, I am too busy making oinking noises while I dive like a glutton into the enormous suitcase-sized box of American treats that my adored blog reader...

27.01.03: Je suis trop sexy pour mon pull...trop sexy pour mon pull...

Here it is: The ribbed and cabled sweater I knit for my husband. I'm very happy with the way it came out, and it's a great fit! This sweater is, without a doubt, the garment in which I have invested...

23.01.03: Oh new projects, how I love thee...

I've started a new project! I'm turning some skeins of oh-so-lovely Legende into the child's tweedy coat on page 23 of Phildar's Tricotez Calin. (Surprised it's Phildar? I surely hope not). I'm using some brand spankin' new Crystal Palace bamboo...

21.01.03: Strawberry Shortcake.

I finished my husband's cabled sweater! Frankly, I'm incredulous. It's amazing how little knitting I'm really able to get done during the day what with looking after the toddler-child (also known as Captain Destructo) while trying to crank out some...

01.01.03: Tweedy Coat.

Child's tweed coat with a giraffe motif, using 5mm needles, various colors of Legende yarn, and following a pattern from Phildar's Tricotez Calin Winter 02/03 catalog. (The pattern I followed to knit this project is in French.)View this project...

13.12.02: Reason number #1,950 why I adore my visitors.

Thanks to input from my talented readers, a little light bulb flickered on my head and I immediately knew how I wanted to do the increases for the sleeves on my husband's cabled sweater. I liked both Carolyn's and Janet's...

11.12.02: Sleeves mean I'm 3/4 through. Oh yeah.

It's interaction time! I've now started on the sleeves of my husband's cabled sweater and need to make single paired increases at both ends every few rows until I shape the sleeve cap. I cannot do fully-fashioned increases for these...

04.12.02: Viva chart patterns!

I'm halfway through the front of my husband's cabled sweater, and am making smooth progress. I long memorized the chart pattern just by working it, so this project has become practically "mindless" and is my favorite thing to knit while...

14.11.02: Go, go Speed Racer.

Status on hubby's cabled sweater: The back was finished last weekend. Surprisingly, I knit through it rather quickly despite its many cables, ribbing and my insistence to use short rows to create slanted shoulders. Must be because I find cables...

04.11.02: Don't you just love new projects?

Thank heavens for kitschy television programming. Last Monday rendered a woefully B-ish yet wonderfully nostalgic double whammy blast from the 80s: Staying Alive and Flashdance, back to back. Four straight hours of reliving poofy hair, shiny pink lipstick and ripped...

04.11.02: Cabled Sweater for Ze Hubby.

Man's cabled and ribbed sweater in heather gray Pegase (4mm needles), following a pattern from Phildar's Hommes catalog 2002. My husband went with me to the yarn store to pick out the yarn himself. Can you stand it? Click...

29.10.02: Baaaaaaaaaaaaaadass sweater.

I decided to wear my new sweater (with very dark, bootcut jeans) to a family lunch on Sunday, and as soon as I pulled it on I immediately felt as big and woolly as a sheep. I had never worn...

14.10.02: Almost finito.

My sweater is pieced together! I dawdled over it, like always, because I don't enjoy seaming as much as I enjoy the actual knitting of a garment. Like I've said before, don't you wish you had a little robot named...

03.10.02: Go, go Speed Racer.

I've been working on my "Stars and Stripes Teddy Bear" in the evenings, and it's coming along nicely. I've finished one leg and have begun knitting the other. When I started the bear, I had planned on having it be...

30.09.02: Thou shalt knit in public.

I kipped! I'm a "kipper"! Should I be proud? Oh, yes. Okay, I've knit in public before but it's usually at my son's playgroup, and it's always a very small project that I can carry around easily and pull out...

30.09.02: Bumpy Sweater.

Woman's turtleneck sweater with three-quarter sleeves following a pattern from Phildar's Automne catalog 2002, using bumpy Giboulées 5mm needles. Also recommended: Black knee high boots. Because this sweater is that fabby. Click here to view images of this project,...

24.09.02: Finito!

Fall's here! So it's time to close out my summer knitting and start in on cold weather knitting. Here's my last garment for the summer - my retro striped pink and orange sweater in stretchy cotton. Can I just say...

21.09.02: Remind me to epilate.

Don't I owe you a picture of the tube top I knitted this summer? Why, I believe I do. So I took advantage of my husband being home on vacation and despite the not-so-hot weather, pulled on the top and...

19.09.02: Janet rocks, people.

When going away for the weekend with friends always take your knitting with you. Because that weekend might unexpectedly stretch out to four or five days, like my own weekend did. But! I had my knitting with me, and was...

05.09.02: Grease is NOT the word when it comes to knitting.

Last night I finished enough of the sleeves to start shaping the sleeve caps and started to sing happily because we know that from there, it's all quick but fun knitting (I love shaping!). But suddenly, while knitting mid-row, I...

31.08.02: Must. Stop. Socializing.

I've been so busy lately, I haven't knit more than a few rows a day on my current project, and yesterday I didn't knit a stitch. I'm only about halfway through the sleeves (I'm doing both at the same time),...

24.08.02: We got sleeves!

Ever obsessing over my pull sans manches, this morning I called a Phildar yarn store that is a bit out of my way in the hopes it would be open, and it was! What's more, I asked the woman who...

22.08.02: My poor sweater is still sleeveless.

A whole week left until Phildar yarn stores reopen. Why, oh why must people take vacations? I'd love to finish my pink and orange sweater, but I won't even start on the sleeves until I can find out if more...

16.08.02: Steetch and Beetch.

Yesterday I finished shaping the neckline, got ready to block it, and then decided that I didn't like the way the decreases looked as they were instructed by the pattern (s1, k1, psso paired with k2tog). And if you know...

15.08.02: Check your yarn purchases!

Disaster! Just as I pulled out another pink skein of yarn so I could work both sides of the neckline at the same time, I said to myself "Hmmm...there's only one more pink skein left. How funny. I need more...

14.08.02: Apparently, Barbra makes for quick knitting.

Thanks to the strangely compelling film Yentl starring a singing Barbra Streisand disguised as a man (why Barb, why?) I was able to advance quite nicely on my project the other day. About an hour and a half of knitting...

05.08.02: Viva experimenting! Tubular cast-on and sloped shoulders with three-needle bindoff.

I finished the back of my pink and orange sweater in cotton while trying out some things I've never done before: 1) The first rows of the sweater are in 1/1 ribbing, so I cast on my stitches using the...