knit, knit, purl, purl, knit, knit, purl, purl, knit, knit..

Monday, January 23, 2006

Damn Scarf is Done!

Here's my Mom wearing her scarf! I finally finished it a week ago during my DS' birthday party. I wanted it to be longer, but Mom was happy with that length and tempted when I said "weeeelll if you want it today I'll cast-off while you're here..." (evil grin).

Now on to Candy (knitty pattern). Nursing school is officially in full swing, so I'm back to working on one thing at a time ... or as close to one thing at time as I get anyway. :)

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Gimme Some Candy!

So, yesterday I cast-on
Candy from Knitty. I actually even knit a GAUGE SWATCH too! This is my #1 sweater for the Year of the Sweater KAL. The pattern starts with the waistband (yeah, it has a waistband!). The colors I got from elann don't look the way I thought they would, but I'm pretty happy with how it is knitting-up. I think it's going to be lovely. Very girlie.
The damnable scarf is almost done. Before I started it I thought I wanted one for myself, but if I look at this pattern ever again flames will shoot out my eyeballs. (The scarf is lovely, the pattern is easy, I'm just soooooooo sick of looking at it!)

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Is it done yet?

Yesterday I was so sick I couldn't get out of bed. I caught a nasty flu from someone (though we have yet to figure out where I picked this up) and I had a raging fever, headache, sore throat, achy muscles, general weakness, etc. I haven't been that sick in a long time. Needless to say I didn't get more than two rows of knitting done yesterday. Here's a pic of the scarf that refuses to be finished:

It really is coming along nicely, I'm just ready to be done with this project. It's about 45" long right now. The pattern calls for it to be 78", but I asked my Mom how she wears her scarves and that would be too long for her. I'm thinking another 12-18".

I also took out DS' sweater again today. I'm really not sure I can rescue it. He got ahold of it and tore out God knows what and I have some yarn ends which are unidentifiable as to what they are supposed to be doing. :( I think I'll just continue and fix what I need to with a tapestry needle at the end. Hopefully it will work out.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Holy Crap!

No scarf update, I've been knitting like crazy trying to get it done, but it doesn't look like it's gonna happen. It will probably be done by Sunday (that's the new goal). I just HAD to update because I wanted to show off the above which I got off FREECYCLE and will be picking up tomorrow! YAY!!!!

I also got some fabric from another Freecycler. I'm so psyched!

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Can She Finish It?

I have no idea how I'm gonna do it, but I AM gonna finish this by Saturday afternoon. I have to. It's for the Mama's birthday! Wish me luck ... I practically fell asleep at the needles last night trying to get as much done as I could.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006


Here's the scarf I'm working on for Ma's birthday gift. It's supposed to be done by saturday eeeeek! The pattern is from Alterknits, but I had to sub yarn because the suggested yarn is too expensive. It suggests using two strands of yarn I can't afford held together, but I just subbed worsted weight Paton's Classic Merino in Aran. I didn't realize I was supposed to have two yarns held together until after I bought the yarn ... so, I'm just going with it. It looks nice so far, I think the lighter weight really shows-off the pattern. I dig it. I want one. Heh.

Cannot Make Hats Big Enough

This child has a HUGE head. I've made him several hats, always allegedly several sizes "too big" for his age, and *one* has fit him. Then DH went and felted it in the washer. :(

Here's my latest creation, done in Child size (and then some!) and it's still a bit small. I'm tearing out the decrease rows and adding more to the body.

Take That, Barbara!

Well, it's not a knitting project, but I had to share my most recent crafty adventure. I picked-up a cheeeeeeeesy record at the Salvation Army for 0.25, and melted it in my oven at 200 degrees F for 3-4 minutes on a metal bowl. It was way fun, especially since I really hate Barbara Streisand. It's a belated x-mas gift for my friend I'm seeing today ... I'm gonna fill it with chocolates. :D

Monday, January 02, 2006

Stuck on this Variegated Yarn

I'm still working with the variegated yarn I used for Altuğ's LTK longies. The past couple days I just wanted some mindless knitting so I've been half-working on a hat to go with Altuğ's longies. It'll be similar to the umbilical cord cap from SnB, but I'm using a beanie pattern as a base and instead of tying off the last several stitches I'm going to continue with an i-cord to make a little point. Very gnomey. :D

This yarn is soooo purty I wish I knew what it was. I picked it up on Ebay a few months ago, and it got buried in my fabric box somehow so I didn't get anything out of it till recently. The Ebay seller said they couldn't advertise the yarn brand for some reason, and I have no clue who I got it from. All I know is it's a worsted weight space-dyed variegated wool. It's a little rough, but I'm sure it will smooth out with wear.

I also finally got some pics today of the soaker I made a few weeks ago. The yarn is Fisherman's hand-dyed by moi with Wilton's cake dye. I love the slight variations I got throughout the yarn as it knitted up. I can't wait to dye again.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

We Have Productivity!

Yay! I finished the LTK longies for DS. They really look great - though it's hard to tell with my crappy digi.
I also started a matching umbilical cord hat to go with them. :) (We're going over to my Dad's house so I need a knitting project I can work on with minimal concentration requried.) He was, of course, napping when I was finally able to get them done.