Archive for the 'Cafe Bastille Cables' Category


Thursday, April 21st, 2005

I am so cranked on chocolate and coffee right now, it’s not even funny. Don’t worry, I shot up with the good ol’ Humalog first. It’s just that my sleep patterns have been really bad lately. Every time I wake up early, I either clean the kitchen or bake something. This morning I fell asleep […]

Done with main back

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005

Okay, I’m done with the main section of the back of the Bastille sweater. Now it’s tim to divide for the neck and shoulders. Note to self: ended on row 10 of the main cable.

These bones won’t knit

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005

Yesterday I got a hold of the folks who make the lovely bone needles I got last weekend. It turns out they are made from water buffalo, which is currently on at least one endangered species watch list. Crud. I was really hoping they were made from something mundane like cow or deer. Or at […]

On track, back

Sunday, February 13th, 2005

I’ve done the armhole divide and started the back of the Bastille cables. Yesterday I drove up to Austin for a date. I got horribly lost and was somewhere between an hour and an hour and a half late picking her up. Not exactly an auspicious start. But we had a very pleasant lunch at […]

Oh, Knitting?

Saturday, January 29th, 2005

Thank you Michelle for reminding me that this is ostensibly a knitting blog. Right – in the midst of all the other crap that’s been going on the last month, I did get in a little bit of knitting. If I’d been more consistent with this project, I’d probably be almost done by now. Oh […]

Yep, knitting’s hip

Friday, January 21st, 2005

I think we can safely say at this point that the resurgence in knitting has gone beyond fad status. I’ve been knitting for about six years now, and when I started I kept seeing magazine articles and web posts saying that knitting was hip, the new “in” thing. Well, here we are in 2005. One […]

Here we are

Monday, January 3rd, 2005

There’s the beginning. It’s done in Rowan Magpie – 100% New Wool. Anyone know what “New Wool” is?

Café Bastille

Monday, January 3rd, 2005

I’ve finally started my next Aran. This one will be done using the Café Bastille Cables pattern from the Fall 2003 Interweave Knits magazine. I’m making it for Thomas the Triathlete. It should knit up really quick, since it uses fairly bulky yarn and size 11 needles. I started it on New Year’s Eve and […]