Saturday, December 30, 2006

jackie bag

jackie bag needful, originally uploaded by myhighfiber.

as a store sample i've started working on the felted Jackie bag from needful yarns. the pattern is great! i love it, it's so well written, and of course the bag is really gorgeous too! now that i've got the first 5 rounds done it'll make great movie theatre knitting.

vk winter 2007

hop168_vogue, originally uploaded by myhighfiber.

check this puppy out! likey the white witch from narnia movie art direction. seriously, this is beautiful, a work of art. it would look gorgeous on michelle. i wonder if norah gaughan will do a witch inspired series of knitwear? - wizard of oz/wicked witch of the east striped stockings. - harry potter/bellatrix l'estrange shawl - sabrina the teenage wtich bubble gum angora sweater - blair witch project toque - into the woods/Bernadette Peters as the witch bustier - snow wite/wicked witch-queen hooded cape

cashmere arm cosies

cashmere arm cosies lionbrand, originally uploaded by myhighfiber.

i think i forgot to do this one too. thankfully this one is free. ironic, eh? this is the one i'd pay for.

cable ready solid

cable ready solid, originally uploaded by myhighfiber.

here it is in a solid.

cable ready

cable ready 2, originally uploaded by myhighfiber.

have i posted this yet? oops, guess it got lost in the holiday slacking. don't really think it's worth downloading, easy enough to figure it out. i can even count the sts from the picture.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

what i did on my x-mas

shetland triangle, originally uploaded by myhighfiber. i spent my holiday on my ass. watched TV, a total recluse. first was the 1st season of Dr Who. Next was the 1st season of Weeds. The white countess, Broken Flowers and Beowolf & Grendel. couldn't get into Ali G or the Aristocrats and they were jettisoned. i turned on the radio once on boxing day but x-mas was still taking place so i crawled back into the cocoon. i also ate healthy so it was a dietary purge too. had a craving for peanut M&Ms but i was too lazy to get up & go out. I am making the above Shetland Triangle Shawl from Wrap Style. Michelle made one in 3 days and she has a 1.5 year old! I started it last night and it is very easy, very satisfying lace. Using some Koigu i overdyed, it was the halucious shell pink everyone shunned. It is now the colour of dark chocolate. hmmm, what else. can't remember what else i was going to tell you .... OH! got it! My parents gave me the CBC T-Shirt i'd been coveting. It's really cool, i feel like a super hero in it, like public broadcasting girl. the shirt is American Apparel, pleases me too. that's about it. working hard, lots of stuff going on at the store. new stuff constantly coming in, yada yada yada, sale, etcetera. working on the book. oh yeah, got a book in the works! going to dinner tonight with the publisher. Oh yeah, one last thing! Popped into the new art gallery next door, Scratch Gallery, and it ROCKS! you should go.

Friday, December 08, 2006


dkc, originally uploaded by myhighfiber.

i've been fucking things up all day. can't get anything right.

i kept forgetting to put together gift kits for the DKC. i only remebered 20 minuted before Jacqui was due to fetch them. i think i did ok under pressure.

so here they are, 10 little gift bags with knitting goodies which will be added to the raffle at the Downtown Knit Collective at Jacqui's discretion (a few every month?)

jens gift

jens gift, originally uploaded by myhighfiber.

last minute gift adjustments. i checked with my mom and she said Jen is still a sparly pink girl. i checked with my aunt and she said jen is a pink & purple girl. i check with jen's mom and apparently jen crossed over into adolescent style this school year. she started junior high, i guess that is a concrete social point for kids. anyway, jen's mom says jen is currently an orange/brown/ red/blue/black kind of person. sounds like she's still a warm palette person, she just shifted into more mature colours. so i swapped the yarn for something more dignified (no confetti, no sparkles), sans girly-swirly colours. it's a self striping yarn by Austermann called Murano, pretty fun: red, green, yellow, blue (well really, we can't get too adult on the girl1). And i swapped the needles for a larger pain or River Johns. They's the swing needle that are on sale, i just glued the stitch holder to the end.


ralph, originally uploaded by myhighfiber. how is this not fantastic?!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

marc jacobs

marc jacobs, originally uploaded by myhighfiber.

look at that! it's the pattern for that great big kuba kahn Marc Jacobs hat!

jens gift

jens gift, originally uploaded by myhighfiber.

my aunt has me to put together a hanukah gift for my 11 year old cousin jen. she wanted a knitting bag, yarn & a needle gauge.

so here's the haul:
1 large Lantern Moon tote
1 needle gauge
1 Felt needle case from One World Buttons
1 pair of yellow pony pearl needles
3 balls Neeful Kristine (it's an 11 year old triple threat: it's pink, it's got confetti and it's got tinsel!)

i had to put a pair of needle inside (giving an empty needle case would be inauspicious, bad luck, like giving a wallet without any money).

i think she will like it. i hope she will like it. the only thing i could go wrong on is the yarn.

who's the boss?

pluto on needle case, originally uploaded by myhighfiber.

the guy on CBC says the Ansel Adams show at the AGO is amazing. a friend from NYC came back from visiting her parents and lamented that there just isn't high culture like NYC. I'll have to see if this exhibit makes me feel like i'm at the MET. ah, i love the MET ......

street knit

street knit, originally uploaded by myhighfiber.

all this amazing StreetKnit stuff came in last week from lesley and her colleagues at Citibank. kudos people and hold you needles with pride!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

feeling seasonal

what i want for hanukah: - store shelves. got em! - store pom-pom garlands. done that! - kick ass in the family gift wrapping contest. in progress. - make pom-pom garlands for the store. not a realistic ojective, i'm ambitious, i want the whole perimiter festooned! festooned! - cbc retro 70s t-shit royal blue size lg. i've wanted this for over a year, next time i'm down there i'll have to pick it up. - season 1 & season 2 of BBC doctor who on DVD or CD. i asked my bro if he could download it for me. - snow. seems to be a bit around today. - maybe make more pom-pom swags for the store. they really are festive. - finally finish a hat for myself. gonna need it soon.

Friday, December 01, 2006

pom pom

pom pom, originally uploaded by myhighfiber.

check out my pom-poms!

finally done, going home to bed now. see you tomorrow.

spins & needles

Real Men Knit
got this in a lionbrand spam ... i'm working late decorating the store & listeniing to the liberal convention speeches. if you'd told me 15 years ago that i'd be interested in the liberal leadership race i'd have told you that you're on crack. i'm really digging the pom-pom swags on the ceiling. they're inspired by my fave indian restaurant in NYC that is covered walls & ceiling in lights (it's on the lower east side) and an art installation i made in first year university on the ceiling of my dorm room with evian bottles suspended from the ceiling by wire coils university. now i want to make pom-pom garlands, but that will take too long to happen this year.


birds, originally uploaded by myhighfiber.

oh my god! weeeeeeeeee! baby birds!