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Friday, March 31, 2006


Well, my digital camera is a piece of shit. It won't allow me to upload the pics of the FO's I have from recently. There's really no point to updating without pics, but I'll just list the FOs I've completed recently:

-4 preemie hats for the Compassionate Knitting KAL
-1 preemie blanket for the same KAL
-beanie for DH

On da needles:

-Ella from Knitty, though it's REALLY not going well. I've torn it out a zillion times and started over, and I found yet another mistake today and can't work through it. Feeling like a completely incompetent knitter.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Hat Obsessed

What a shitty picture!

Anyway. This is a ribbed beanie I'm working on for my hubby. He's Turkish and Upstate NY winters are not kind to him.

I seem to have a hat obsession lately. In the last couple days I've done two of the compassionate knitting hats plus half of DH's hat. I think the damn fingerless glove-a-thon left a bad taste in my mouth. Too bad too, because I really want another pair.

Here's a pic of the little hat I did ealier today (being modeled by a clementine), this time with k2p2 ribbing around the brim. I'm planning a little blanket for the compassionate knitting project for tomorrow.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

A teeny tiny hat

I came across a compassionate knitting KAL last night, and was inspired to make the little cap you see above. (For the thread,
click here.) It is sad to think about the little one who is born too small ... but I would like to do something to help the parents who experience such a loss.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Bitchin Gloves

These are my BITCHIN GLOVES! I was working on my second pair when I decided that my pair would have buttons rather than laced ribbon. Then I found these star buttons I got a while back for a sweater I never finished for my DS. I think they're hot.

Here is the less spectacular pair I made for my twin sister for our birthday which is thursday. They look even less spectacular because I haven't laced them up yet, but I'm just so darn proud that I did something in one day. I went with a wine colour because I think it's classy and will go well with the pink ribbon my sis REQUIRES. Heh.

Did ya catch all that? I made a grey/black pair for my goth-freak sister, a roller derby pair for yours truly the salvo queen, and an understated girlie-girl pair for my old-navy-lover twin sis. Daaaaaaaaamn right.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Clapotis I, Gloves II

Tonight I cast-on my first Clapotis. The pattern is fairly easy to follow and the recycled silk I'm knitting from is really fun to work with. You never know what you're going to get next. I think my sis will absolutely love it when I give it to her for her birthday.

Here is my second pair of lace-up fingerless gloves from Alterknits. These ones are for me! As soon as these are done I'll be doing a third pair for my sis, probably in a wine colour because that's what I have in my stash and it would go well with the Clapotis.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

And a Hat for a Princess

I got the Last Minute Knitted Gifts hat for my niece finished! I knitted it with good ol' fashioned Sugar n Cream. I love these little hats ... this one is replacing one I already made her which she grew out of.

More Stitchmarkers to Freak Out My Husband

Well, the stitchmarkers from yesterday turned out OK, but I think today I really perfected the process. I made a set of
uterus stitchmarkers. That's right, uterus stitchmarkers. Altay thinks I have lost my mind entirely. Oh well, I think they are hilarious!

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Liver As Stitchmarker...

Hahaha this is what I spent my evening on! I made internal organ (and one *external organ ;)) stitch markers! It was way fun! The uterus was my favorite prior to baking, then everything got blackened in the oven. The liver and intestines came out best of all, because the oven-blackening actually made their colour more lifelike. I think tomorrow I'm going to make multiple uteri. That IS the best organ, after all.

Stupid heart takes all the glory!

I finished the lace-up gloves for my sistah! The second looks exactly as the first, so I'm not posting another pic, just see below. I just cast-on a cotton roll-brim hat (from Last Minute Knitted Gifts) for my niece. Her sweet lil head outgrew the last one I made. I love these little hats, they are wicked cute.

I think it is the week of the small project, because pretty much everything I have in mind is pretty small. The lace mohair fiasco really hurt my knitter ego!

OK, now for my mother-in-law's shawl it's a toss-up between Clapotis and Ella, both from knitty. To be continued...

In the meantime, here's a close-up of my liver stitch marker!

Friday, March 03, 2006

One Down, Four and a Half to Go

I love this pattern! I finished the first of my sister's fingerless gloves ... it also helps that the yarn I'm using (leftover Manos) is absolutely the most fun to work with. The ribbon in the pic is pink, that is only a stand-in. I'm picking up black ribbon tomorrow (big sis is not a pink lady).

I've decided these gloves are so great I need a pair. Which also means, since I made a pair for my older sister and will make some for me, that my twin sis needs some too of course! Stay tuned to see interesting colour variations...