Tattva1 knits

On my couch or at work

OMG God April 30, 2007

Filed under: yarn — Emily @ 12:55 pm

The colorway of my dreams, right here.  Does anyone know if her hand-dyed yarns spiral, or if they speckle more like Fleece Artist or Koigu?



Filed under: yarn — Emily @ 12:32 pm

I’m just curious.  How often do you run across flaws in your yarn?  Flaws like loose plies, knots, or over/under-spun sections?

It happens a lot here.  Most of the time I just ignore it and keep going.  Do you take the time to cut the bad section out?


This is a knit blog, right? April 27, 2007

Filed under: knitting,roza's socks,yarn — Emily @ 9:18 am

There must be some knitting going on, right?

Sure.  Tuesday night I spent the night at a hotel for work, and I watched a bunch of TV and knit on my second Roza’s Sock.  I’m down to the foot now. 

Nope, no pictures.  It’s been rainy and grey and yuck. 

I do have a K-Mart bra report.  They’re OK.  One of them does that trick where it creeps up your back while the girls slide down.  The other two are better.  There’s some actual lift and separation going on that they haven’t experienced in a while.  However, these two bras start to hurt my ribs by late afternoon.

I can bring you some pictures of a pretty pet yarn skein.

Yarn Pirate “Dogwood”, Merino/Tencel blend purchased from the Loopy Ewe.

This is the yarn that I mentioned in this post.  It’s so pretty and soft; if the colors are going to change when I wash it, well, I’ll just never wash it!

Also, I’ve made up a little page of the future knit projects that are in my head.  So there’s been some mental knitting as well as real knitting.


Purple toe April 26, 2007

Filed under: cats,me — Emily @ 12:19 pm

Remember my boo-boo?

Bruised Toenail

Oh dear, I just noticed that you can see my big toe hair!  I’m so embarassed. 

Quick, look at the cat!


I don’t know why she looks so grumpy.  She’s really a very happy kitty.


Purple is as purple does April 24, 2007

Filed under: knitting,reid — Emily @ 1:20 pm



The cat’s didn’t want to cooperate, so you get pictures of knitting.  It was either that or blurry pictures of cat butts.


What do I have? April 23, 2007

Filed under: weekend wrapup — Emily @ 1:37 pm

Hey, I have two rows of a heel flap. 

I have a toddler who loves her new sandbox so much that she didn’t feel the need to dig in my iris bed this weekend.

I have three new bras from K-Mart, which astoundingly had ones that fit me well enough for me to bring home.  Two of them are black!

I do not have pictures of any of the above. 

I have a link to a beautiful finished Reid.  Right now, my Reid is glaring at the Roza’s Socks.  I think she’s jealous.

I have the yarn for the crocheted edging for Reid.  It is Elizabeth Lavold’s Hempathy in the deep purple colorway.  Trust me, it’s much prettier in person than on the website.

I still don’t have any pictures.  But I might have time after work today to take a picture of something.  It might end up being a cat. 


Three or more things April 20, 2007

Filed under: me — Emily @ 9:43 am

Thing 1.  Getting up at 3:30am is worse than 4:30am.

Thing 2.  Sometimes filling up your gas tank at 4:30am can be amusing.

Thing 3.  If you get to watch an extreme car chase while your tank is filling.  I mean really, how often does one get to see the elusive driver go the wrong way on an interstate exit ramp?  And then watch the same driver realize he was about to commit some form of suicide/manslaughter combo and turn off into the grass.

Thing 4.  Starbucks does not open up until 5:30am.

Thing 5.  They will let you wait in the drive-thru lane for at least 10 minutes, while you heroically use what little light there is to knit a k3p3 ribbed cuff.

Thing 6.  Sometimes getting home in the afternoon and just collapsing into bed with a kitty on your back, closing your eyes but not really sleeping for a half hour, can be the best sort of relaxing way to end your day.