Monday, January 31, 2005
was going to finish a felted purse today, but cannot for the life of me find the pattern. hmmmmm.
but i went to the post office. one of my school books sold on half.com, i sent a little somethin' somethin' to my SP, did an RAK to someone very deserving, and also sent out a swap. i love how knitty is enriching my life. it feels so great to give to others. i just love reading the SP thread. granted i do enjoy getting gifts, but it is so fun to see what everyone else gets and also the RAK...what a grand idea! it's fun to brighten others' day.
Saturday, January 29, 2005
Thursday, January 27, 2005
now wish me luck as i am off to call brandon, that boy i have been talking about on the boards and boring my friends to tears with, i'm sure LOL i don't care the outcome, i insist. i just wanna get it outta my mind
Wednesday, January 26, 2005
And since I finished that, I am rewarding myself with Clapotis! yay! It is in a pretty purple. It's Red Heart. I know some of you are staring slack jawed at that fact right now. This is Red Heart Plush. It's 80 acrylic and 20 nylon. i'm liking the feel of it, and it should be warm! so very soft and i love the color. i have two skeins, so we'll see how long it becomes. will just do about half with the first skein since i know i have a slightly larger gauage than called for.
I am also happy to be using a boye circ, as i needed a break from the denises. these have very nice points!
that is it for now. it was so nice today to just knit. i only worked a four-hour night shift, so i knit the first two sections of Clapotis alllll day :) hence the pjs at lunch time LOL
Tuesday, January 25, 2005
Even though i have too many things started, and i am running out of Denise cables, i really really want to start on Clapotis so i can have a lovely wrap to wear over my pjs when i am shivering at the computer. so i am now promising myself that if i finish my lovely burnt orange wool scarf in gedifra gigante on size 13 needles, i can start Clapotis. also, if i finish the scarf and tie in the ends on my mittens, i will finally have a matched set of hat, mittens and scarf. and i need a new pair of mittens.
currently on needles:
Gedifra Gigante scarf
Fancy Fur scarf
not on needles, but need finishing:
covered with color mitten #2
front piece of colorwaves poncho
green sweater which i think will be frogged (only front is done)
you can see all those things on my website if you want. i wasn't going to link each thing. so yeah. why not start clapotis? the mitten and sock are good for travel, so i think i will do them when i head back to school. work on mariah and clapotis first, then the poncho. then the raglan. oh wait. must do raglan first as it occupies the 40" cable which would be good for the poncho. oh boy. someone wanna knit some of this for me??
Monday, January 24, 2005
Mariah...my goodness. i had trouble getting this one off the ground. see this?
Yeah. seems when i need to 'continue with pattern from Chart A' I forgot the two side cables. so i had to ladder down four stitches on each side to fix it. I then proceeded to twist one the wrong way. It will stay that way forever now. i then also noticed one stitch of ribbing was knit instead of purled on the right side...drop down 8 million rows to fix that. And this is my progress for one day:
Not too shabby. Needles to say, the Mariah sleeve is not tv knitting, so i worked on my raglan while i watched 7th Heaven and Everwood.
Guess that is all for today. more Mariah work tomorrow I hope :) I am enjoying it, despite my little 'setbacks'.
Sunday, January 23, 2005
a scarf i whipped up while chatting with monkee from lion boucle and fun fur. it is a really pretty turquoise color:
I finally cast on for Mariah! I am loving the color. it's cascade 220 in a light charcoal gray
And the moment you all have been waiting for, my new hair!!
I am totally loving the new 'do. i finally feel like myself again. only 20 more pounds to go and even if it takes forever or i don't get there, i'm lovin the me i am.
Saturday, January 22, 2005
Red Heart Light and Lofty
Herrschner's Knitting Yarn
reverse stockinette stitch
casual cot'n yarn crochet pattern
AngelKnits....to which google asks: "Did you mean Angel Knits no. they knew they wanted me and I am one word, not two LOL yay! that means that people knew they wanted me but couldn't remember the address. this blog came up in the #1 spot and my website was #4. so cool.
thanks for giving me this idea monkee. i love reading my site stats.
Tuesday, January 18, 2005
i also got the fibertrends felted ballet slippers pattern i swapped for...and i have lamb's pride on hand...so that is also on my list. i have a lot of 'winter knitting' to do...as in, things to wear when it is cold and i doubt i will finish it all to wear this season, even though in chicago it could be cold enough to wear the stuff until like april LOL we will see. trying to get things done, keep trying to write lists in order...but then i get bored with one thing LOL i will keep ya'll posted. sock progress later tonight?
Sunday, January 16, 2005
Next up, Elann's free Chevron Sock Pattern. I loved Josie's socks, so I had to make them myself! Thanks again for your help Josie :) These are in Plymouth Sockotta. Sorry it's a bit blurry. I am going to go work on more before work and maybe have a better picture tonight!
In other news, I now have a button! Please use it to link to me (save on your own server!):
I just got a KnitPicks catalog in the mail yesterday, and loved reading it, as did my mom. We are going to place an order later in the week. They have the coolest looking sock yarn, and only $3.69! Will also get a sock book. My mom actually wants to make socks, which is great because she's only done scarves and a felted bag, so i cannot wait to introduce her to dpns. We are going to Michael's tomorrow with our 50% off coupons for some Clover dpns.. I also want to buy their 'Color Your Own" sock yarn to try some Kool Aid
Tuesday, January 11, 2005
here they are: I mentioned i don't want to do socks. well, that has changed LOL i love the regia cotton surf colors, and any other fun stripes. i would like something with a wool blend better, i just like how the cotton looks stripe-wise. if i got sock yarn though, i really need just a generic top down sock pattern that works well with the self stripings....help! wear a size 10-11 (US) shoe. i love BRIGHT colors for socks! i alrady own bamboo dpn's in sizes 1-6. all i could hope for are size 0 (Crystal Palace bamboo are my fave!!)
that was it LOL
i already have a bunch of ideas to give to my secret giftee! this is so exciting
Monday, January 10, 2005
I have now finished the bottom ribbing, and two rows of the main body. yay!
what's wrong with this next picture?
as i pulled the yarn, i found a second white thread! i thought that maybe there would be a second end right away, as they had run out of white and added a new strand and overlapped the ends. that little blob i pulled out is how far the second strand went. now i need to carefully pull it out and see if it is just an extra piece or if i will have to weave it in grrrrrr
that's it on the knitting front. i took my pixie hat with me again to class today but did not work on it at all. read a book instead hehe
Friday, January 07, 2005
Okay, since I was pretty bummed about my sock, I wanted to work on something else. So instead of picking up one of my numerous WIP's, I am starting a new one LOL I was chatting with glittrgirl and bensmumma, and realized I could finally use some yarn I had in my stash (Soho side-by-side...two thin strands together, one black and one white) by using my new book, Ann Budd's Knitter's Handy book of Sweater Patterns. Fantastic! Here is my swatch. My camera doesn't have macro-focus, so it's a tiny bit blurry, but you can get the idea. and excuse the chipped nail polish :)
I get five stitches to the inch on size US7 needles. I am making a raglan, v-neck, with 2X2 ribbing at edges and up sides/under sleeves and a ribbed neck band. I cannot wait, I can totally picture the finished garment. Wish me luck!
Thursday, January 06, 2005
NAPOLEAN DYNAMITE ROCKS!!!! i played with my sock while i watched that movie. laughed so freakin' hard. you gotta see it!!
that's it for today. bed time. gotta work early tomorrow
Wednesday, January 05, 2005
Tuesday, January 04, 2005
Monday, January 03, 2005
just needed to comment somewhere on my knitting restlessness. i finished Wavy, and couldn't wait to get started on something new. so i started crocheting a scarf for my friend's march birthday. then on my new year's car ride, started crocheting a belt. saturday i cast on the Pixie Hat from Knit Wit, and worked on it today. but now i am also casting on for a pair of socks (my first! can't wait to own wool socks!!) yet i still have a second mitten to make, a front of a poncho and sleeves for a sweater LOL plus two scarves currently on the needles. eek. i love finishing things so why don't i sit down and make that happen??
anyway, off now to finish my journal writing, then start my sock. at least that'll be an easy project to take with to school tomorrow.