Wed, Sep. 13th, 2006, 09:31 am
The socks-that-never-end are done! Done I say!
Yarn was Regia something or other - I lost the ball band ages ago but it's varigated and has blues, purples, greens and browns in it.
Pattern was based on Sally Melville's simple socks but I used an alternating rib pattern for the leg and the top of the foot. I went in two row sections of 1X1 and 2X2 ribbing. The only problem was that I kept forgetting which type of ribbing I was doing, leading to some irregularities but it looks nice enough. Pics will follow once they are taken.
Sun, Jul. 30th, 2006, 09:28 am
I was finishing up a sock yesterday and put it down for TWO MINUTES to powder my nose and it happened.
Actually, BEAU happened.
*sigh* Those are the 4th and 5th pony pearl dpns he's bitten through. My cat is such a freak. I guess I will have to stick to metal dpns for sock knitting.
Fri, Jul. 21st, 2006, 12:39 pm
Bind off on left one done. Basic bind-off is just fine in my opinion. However my weaving in of ends sucks. I hope I have enough yarn for the second one. Pic will follow when my lonely glove has a mate.
Pic to follow as soon as I get my crappy-a**sed decides to take a decent pic. Damn thing.
Tue, Apr. 4th, 2006, 11:05 am
So long ago
A long time ago, I got a bag from my mother and it laid forgotten in my apartment for ages. I was going through things this weekend and I came across it again. The bag had some old report cards, some old immunization records and another bag. I opened the bag and once I got over the smell of tobacco, I was intrigued.
"It's yours. My mother made it for you to come home in."( Click here to learn more.Collapse )
Tue, Mar. 28th, 2006, 11:39 am
A little bit of yarn p*rn (don't want the google hits) to get everyone drooling. I took my lovely skein of Fleece Artist over to casa de socksforphlox
because she has a swift and a ballwinder. I don't try to be mean and use my friends but it does happen. Yarn makes us do crazy things :)
Here is the FA on the swift. So lovely....
I love this yarn so much. I actually changed my MSN name to "If this yarn were a man, I would take it to bed" and I am really really not kidding. It is that lovely. I think it's the colours - they are so vibrant and true, they are like feelings. If that makes any sense. No? Uhhh...more pictures!
That is one massive yarn cake. How can it be that the world is afraid of colour? Look at them! :) I love :)
And finally, we have the required glamour shot of the yarn. Voila.
Did I mention that I also have two skeins of Koigu Kersti that are to become gloves to match my malabrigo (click here to see it featured in socksforphlox's LJ - mine's the green one
). That however, is for another entry.
Why all the photos? I was told by a friend that good knitting blogs have pictures. Knitters need to see yarn, like fish need water. Makes sense to me.
Wed, Mar. 22nd, 2006, 07:54 am
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You are Mohair.You are a warm and fuzzy type who works well with others, doing your share without being too weighty. You can be stubborn and absolutely refuse to change your position once it is set, but that's okay since you are good at covering up your mistakes.
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My results are ironic, as I have never actually used mohair. Could be a sign....
I ran to my LYS this morning because I HAD to get some Fleece Artist sock yarn after my friend socksforphlox
showed me hers. It was a bit daunting picking between all those lovely colours but I used a bit of logic in selecting my yarn. First of all, I already have some green sock yarn,-lovingly dyed for me by socksforphlox
and her mother-in-law. Secondly, Fleece Artist is hand-dyed-one-of-a-kind sort of yarn. The bland colourways are better suited to more generic socks. So I, being me, picked the loudest yarn there was. Here it is:
And from another angle:
Well, what do you think? What pattern is worthy of my beloved yarn? :)
I am bored with the baby sweater. The front is done and I have revised the due date to be the twins' birthday, which is at the end of the month. I also am a bit bored with the pair of socks I am knitting. They're nice but I have been at them a while - I need something new.
So I turned to Marley's Ghost
I have completed two links so far and it's not all that bad. I mean, it's a bit fiddly because it's a tight fit to get that many needles and a chain link all together but it does seem do-able. I am using Paton's Classic Wool Merino in dark grey mix. Yes, I used it for my Yorick scarf too but a single ball of grey wool seems destined to become a chain. The felting process for me will be a bit laborious because I don't have my own washer and must truck any felting projects to the laundromat with my laundry. Did I mention I don't have a car so I have to carry it there one load at a time? So in order to properly felt something, it may take me 5 separate trips. *sigh* This just tells me that I will only felt things for myself as I don't think anyone else would appreciate the work involved.
Back to working on the chain gang...
I didn't finish the sweater. I can cope however. I liken this not to failure but more like the slider who falls off their luge: more embarassed about ripping a hole in the butt of their suit than questioning their right to be at the olympics.
I will continue on and finish the sweater and take photos of the twins fighting over it but there is no medal for me. I managed to keep some of my sanity in tact though, and that in itself is a victory.
I also learned that cold hands do not a happy knitter make. Brrrr....lousy weather.
Tue, Feb. 7th, 2006, 10:38 am
So I have been urged oh-so-strongly by socksforphlox
to join in the Knitting Olympics. By urging I mean she picked the pattern and gave me yarn from her stash. She's enthusiastic...and brutal :) I will get a flogging for teasing her so. I really do enjoy her enthusiasm for my knitting - it makes me want to show off my work.
For the project I am doing a modified Lucy Neatby baby sweater in Emu Superwash DK. It is a sort of varigated brown colour, which is ideal because I am knitting this for my sister's twin boys. Yes, I know I am only doing one sweater but they don't dress alike. Only one sweater is needed and it's sort of funny to watch them fight over things. It's a bit mean but these are boys, and there will be much fighting in the future - my sister needs to get desensitized to the brutality :)
So that's my project - my very first sweater, my first garment ever and it has to be done within the timeframe of the Olympics. I cast on this Friday.
I haven't taken photos of my completed scarf, Yorick as the light is bad in my apartment. They will be coming soon, I hope.