Archive for the ‘knitting’ Category

February 23, 2009

Two posts in one day. Must need a new hobby.

Or maybe just a new project. Enter this sweater, which I am COMPLETELY smitten with. I NEED to knit this. And it’s been a long time since I’ve said that…but I saw it on the Harlot’s site today, and I can’t resist it. I’m thinking of a nice beautiful yarn…something that will drape nicely so my “girls” will not make me look pregnant in a sweater like this. Oh, it’s so lovely and I”m getting chills just thinking about it.

I think I’ll finish some of my deadline knitting….and the sweater will be my reward. Yes, that’s exactly what I’ll do.

Back in the saddle again

July 30, 2008


December 1, 2007

Let’s get going already

October 28, 2007

Fall in full swing

October 18, 2007

August 21, 2007

I decided not to be so hard on myself for not posting and just take a little time off the grid…go with the flow. I even stopped answering and checking email frequently. Good thing, since I had a cold all last week and spent my time miserable and snotty.
For today, however, here are the latest FOs:
new socks
Generic socks. This is Wendy Johnson’s generic toe up sock pattern (I’m not sure what site I got it from, but it’s probably on her website somewhere…). I have decided that toe-up socks are the way to go…they go so fast! The yarn is interlacements tiny toes. Taking this picture on my coffee table does not do the yarn justice, it’s a very fun rainbow crazy sock extravaganza. Big fun. Also, check this out:
Short Row Heel
My first attempt at short row heels. So easy. So fast. Love love love.
So I’m in the middle of sock-extravaganza right now. I have two pairs on the needles that are just plain old socks that I”m making out of some nice yarn for christmas gifts. I also have a patterned pair that are on hold…I swear it will be a miracle if they ever get done. I bought some beautiful yarn at my favorite knitting store for my birthday this spring. I adore the yarn, and I’ve been looking for the perfect project…so I decided on a pair of monkey socks (after about ten different patterns were swatched, ripped, tried, ripped, swatched, ripped, tried on larger needles…you get it. The life of an OCD knitter). But I had to go up slightly in needle size…I’m making them on US 2 size needles, because I have a large instep to my foot, so the pattern as knitted wouldn’t fit over my heel/instep when trying on. So anyway. My US2 needles are just not pointy enough for this pattern to go smoothly. It works, but not in a way that is good for me. So I am going to get some different needles (I have become fond of chiagoo needles, so probably those) and keep on going.
I also finished these recently:
Fetching from Knitty. Mountain colors yarn. My first cables…they went well, even though the picture shows them for crap. These will be another christmas gift. 🙂
So it looks like I have been doing a lot of knitting, but I’m just plugging along at things. I am trying to get a jumpstart on christmas stuff…knitting and non-knitting gifts alike, since I will NOT want to shop when I am a.) a million months pregnant or b.) home with a newborn.

A quick knitting post

July 10, 2007

Non-knitters, beware…knitting post

June 23, 2007

Stalker boy non-update

April 5, 2007

In which I write a lot about knitting

April 2, 2007