Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Yarn: Cascade Pastaza & KP Wool of the Andes doubled
Thoughts: AWESOME. Took me two and half days MAYBE to complete these. He loves them. I love them. I'm pretty jealous of their coziness. The pastaza seems like it would be itchy but it keeps his hands very warm.
And a Gretel hat for me!
Yarn: KP Wool of the Andes
Thoughts: Favorite. Hat. EVER. Seriously.. I never want to take it off. It is so perfect. I thought the cabling would be terrifying but it was actually fun. I even learned to do one of the cables without the needle.. I just forgot which one now. Oops. Everyone should have one of these hats. In every color. Would love to make one up in something yummy like malabrigo.
Ok, Moo is not finished. She is just cute and I thought she deserved a guest appearance in blog land. :)
Thursday, November 5, 2009
I made a shawl. Woo hoo! This blog makes me look like that is all I make. But this is not true. I just seem to feel like blogging when I accomplish something that large. I bet it will take me a very long time to post anything about the mittens that took me three days to make.
So, the pattern is Springtime Bandit(ravelry link) and it was very enjoyable. Even though I messed up on the edge charts and forgot to really LOOK at it on the purl rows... hey, no one notices if I miss that single knit stitch in the middle of all the purls. Right? :) Of course not. The yarn is Patons Classic Wool Merino. It's warm and cozy and I love it. I would most definitely make another of these. Perhaps when my blocking skills gain a bit more patience..
I also made these amazing blue socks quite a while ago.
The pattern is Child's First Sock in Shell pattern from Knitting Vintage Socks. The yarn is ShibuiKnits... and the yarn rocks. I love it. I actually bought myself another two skeins of it in a honey color when I took a trip to my favorite yarn store this past weekend. But that's a whole different story...
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
I am planning on knitting the Garter Stitch Swingy Sweater or Favorite Cardigan from Custom Knits next. But knowing me I'll start something else instead. I would like to make a few bags to use for grocery shopping. Or for one of those rare occasions that we actually go to the market..
I don't have much news outside of the knitting world. It's no wonder I haven't shared this blog with anyone yet. I'm so lame!
Monday, April 6, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
i'm not sure what i was thinking with this large shawl in this teeny yarn. alpaca with a twist fino? uggh.. the thinnest yarn on earth! i'm debating whether or not i'll do all ten repeats of chart two. i'm almost through my fifth repeat and it's taking me forever to do the purl rows. (evil, evil purling) i'm keeping my fingers crossed that nothing devasting happens. i haven't put in a lifeline and i'd hate to mess it up and have to tear it all back. (i shudder just considering that) perhaps i should put one in..
after this is finished up, i have to make something for my swap partner in color swap 3. i'm looking forward to it.. it's my first swap! how fun. :) i am having a bit of trouble deciding what color to choose for my swap partner, but thankfully she is quite the chatterbox and posts a LOT on ravelry. so, that is very helpful!
i guess that's all i have to report. better get back to work!
Friday, March 20, 2009
Hooray, my first finished lace shawl! :) I loved working on this and now am a little irked that I decided to use KP Palette for it. I would love it in a much nicer yarn. But this was good for practice.. can you imagine how mad I would be if I ruined beautiful yarn? Agh. What a nightmare.
I'm sure I will make another Shetland.. the pattern was super easy and enjoyable. I am very happy with it. :)
Now I am starting the Fountain Pen Shawl for a wedding gift in Alpaca with a Twist Fino. I don't think it will be long before I'm sick of lacework!
That's all for now.. happy knitting!