Wednesday, January 18, 2012

adventures of Mini-Iki

Hi All. I'm Mini-Ikisti, or Mini-Iki for short.
I have been living at the wonderful shop in Stillwater, MN Darn.Knit.Anyway for a few months.

Yesterday Iki came to pick me up and get some yarn for her sweater resolution.

Here I am with a little pick me up.
Being a window model for the holidays makes a girl thirsty.

I showed Iki around the shop for a while and helped her pick out the colors for her March sweater, True North.
I'm not sure she will be able to wait till then. I also need to talk her into making a small version for me.

Here we are getting ready to go. I decided to guard the yarn on our way home.

We did a short walk around Stillwater. It was way too cold for both of us. We did stop in a little shop that sells paper and treats. They had these neat paper deers on their wall.

Then it was home. Now the yarn is just sitting there taunting us.
I told her she has to wait until mid-Feb at least before she even swatches.

Don't you just think these colors will be fun together. :)

Monday, January 9, 2012

2 quilt blocks and a pattern

2 horrible images quickly snapped from my phone.

So here we have the January squares for the "block of the month" quilt.
They were pretty easy to whip out. And I think I have decided on mostly cool tones and modern(ish) prints for the quilt. I have enough of both in my stash of fabric so i'm not worried about running out.

Block One: Asterisk

Block 2: Wonky Pound Sign

Those are the instructors names for them not mine.

I also purchased the True North pattern today and tomorrow will get the yarn for it. I don't have much bulky in the yarn stash.
Shocking, I know.

And with that I will leave you with an image of the other most resent thing I've finished..
The TARDIS iphone case in cross stitch.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


In 2012, people say that the world is going to end.
I, for one, don't really buy that.
I have too much knitting and sewing to do an
d show off.

Darn.Knit.Anyway in Stillwater, MN is having another go at 12 sweaters in 12 months. Now, I am not so mental as to think that I can knit all 12 in 12. There is also the fact that i'm not loving some of the choices. So I
have picked out the months that I do like, and I will be doing them in those months along with the other DKAers.

March is True North. A bulky weight, fair isle cardigan made with Cascade Eco Wool. There will be a steek in it. (That's when you cut your yarn)

Then in June we have the White Russian. A DK weight transitional weather sweater.

September is Zephr. A top down contiguous yoke cardigan. I already have this one in my library.

October is Levenwick. Designed by the folks at Brooklyn Tweed. It is an asymmetrical with a funky button band cardigan. Though I'm not sure about the asymmetricalness, what girl doesn't need tons of cardigans.
Then there is this. The Block of the Month work shop from craftsy.
I figure anything that helps me with my sewing skills can only be good and this gives me something else to make with my stash o
f fabric.

I will also be taking a class from the Weaver's Guild this month.
Its the Judith MacKenzie - Luxury Fibers Workshop. I'm hoping that after taking this, i'll feel comfortable using some of that great roving that I got from Shepherds' harvest and spinning Hopper's fur.

Speaking of the critters, here's our holiday card image. I'll keep you all posted on how these projects go.