Red Light Special #2

March 31, 2007 at 4:44 pm | Posted in Finished Projects | 12 Comments

Done! These hats are so much fun to make.

Yarn: Knit Picks “Telemark” in Cobalt, Tangelo, Northern Green, and Aubergine
Needles: US Size 3 for the lining, size 4 for the rest.
Pattern: Red Light Special by B r o o k l y n T w e e d

The pattern is easy, the only hard part is joining the lining, but it’s kinda fun, too. It’s just a pain to juggle all those needles. I don’t think I’ll have a chance to wear it anytime soon, seeing as it’s almost April and around the 80’s in Southern California, but the next time I go somewhere cold, this will be the hat.

Today, I

March 28, 2007 at 9:40 pm | Posted in General Knitting | 6 Comments

I knit on my new hat on the bus on the way to school:

In the cafeteria at lunch:

And at home:

(Joining the lining is a pain in the butt.)

Finally!

March 27, 2007 at 12:48 am | Posted in Finished Projects, General Knitting | 5 Comments

My Knit Picks order finally got here today, and the mail person has decided to stop ringing the doorbell or knocking when they drop something off, so I didn’t see it until a little while ago.

So, thus is the start of my second Red Light Special. I actually ordered the right colors this time, aren’t they pretty? The picture is pretty true to color, so.

These pictures, however, aren’t so much:

I made a quicky hat today at school.

The color is better in this picture, but still not right, it’s a bit darker, but, whatever.

Pattern: The Professionalfrom CrochetMe
Hook Size: US Size H-8
Yarn: Cascade 220, less than one skein

I modified it to accommodate my smaller gauge, and made it longer than the pattern calls for. It turned out really cute, I love the shell stitch, I think I need to make one for my sister, maybe in White?

By the way, Amy loved her scarf, and the t-shirt I made her for her birthday. Check it out:

What a Happy Sock.

March 17, 2007 at 8:26 pm | Posted in General Knitting | 3 Comments

I offered my dad the Red Light Special Hat, and he liked it. He even payed me for the yarn cost so I could order more yarn for another! What a guy. Here are the colors I chose:

Considering how long Knit Picks takes with delivering their orders, I have a while until it arrives. So, I hope to finish a pair of socks I’ve been working on before my yarn gets here.

Aint it cute? I think so. I’m using a skein of my Self Striping Sock Yarn, basic 64 stitch sock pattern.

I hope you guys have a good saturday (and St. Patricks day!). I’m going with my sister to get her Senior Portraits taken, then Cosmic Bowling tonight, woo hoo!

I told you I’d finish it today.

March 16, 2007 at 11:18 pm | Posted in Finished Projects | 5 Comments

Yay! I love it. I love Fair Isle. I love to knit it, I love to look at it. Very Pretty. I’m a little disapointed with the colors I chose, because I ordered the wrong ones. Doh. So, I think this one may go to my dad, and I’ll make myself a new one someday. Or maybe i’ll share this one with my dad.

 

Mom says I should enter it in the County Fair this summer. Maybe I will! After looking at the Fun Fur scarves and old lady sweaters that won blue ribbons last year, I think I would have a good chance :)

And, because everyone loves to see the Guts of Fair-Isle:

Yarn: Knit Picks “Telemark” in four different Colors; Black, Skyline, Alpine Frost, and Bayberry.
Needles: US Size 3 for the Lining, Size 4 for the main body. Knit on 16″ Circular and DPNs.
Pattern: Red Light Special from Brooklyn Tweed. Awesome pattern. Very well written, super easy to make. This would be a perfect first fair-isle project, the desginer explains things very well. 

March 16, 2007 at 2:11 pm | Posted in General Knitting | Leave a comment

I know I haven’t posted in a while. I spent my whole day yesterday writing a midterm that’s due today, so I didn’t get much knitting done. I did get a few rounds of my Red Light Special hat in while watching Grey’s Anatomy. I plan on hopefully finishing that today. But, as for right now, I gotta go get ready to go to school. Bye!

Just stuff.

March 13, 2007 at 4:58 pm | Posted in General Knitting | 5 Comments

I went to the mall last weekend with my brother, and I was looking at earrings in one of those little girly accessory stores, and  I though “I want to get my ears peirced again.” and my brother said “Just do it!” So I did.

Yay! I love it. My mom wasn’t so happy about it though, heh heh. Now I really want to stock up my earring stash, I don’t have all that many, I wanna go to the mall!!

Let’s see… knitting stuff… I’ve been working on a Dream Swatch in this really nice Cashmere I got as a Gift (from Wendy!), but I don’t have a picture for you right now. I think, though, I’m going to finish my Red Light Special.

For Sale:

March 11, 2007 at 10:14 pm | Posted in General Knitting | 1 Comment

4 more DPN organizers in the shop, these things are in high demand, haha. So, for those of you who have been waiting, jump on it now. Thanks guys!!

FO: Forest Canopy Shawl

March 10, 2007 at 5:01 pm | Posted in Finished Projects | 10 Comments

As always, click the pictures to see them full-sized.

I’m in love with this one, I really am. It was so fun to make, the pattern was easy and I memorized it pretty quick, I knit it in one of my most favorite yarns, and it only took me, what? 5 days? It ended up measuring about 54 inces across, perfect. I wanted it to be a little small, so I can wear it like a scarf, because I’m not sure i’d wear it any other way.

I never really thought that I was a shawl person, but if I call it a scarf, than that’s okay. I really love it.

Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Superwash Wool; Sport Weight. 1 skein plus, like, 1/4 of a second skein. This yarn, like I said, is one of my favorites. The colors are perfect, and it blocked really well.

Needles: US Size 8 24″ Circular

Pattern: Forest Canopy Shawl, written by the same Lady as the infamous Branching Out Scarf. This pattern was totally awesome, super easy, easily memorized. I loved it, it was really fun to knit.

Modifications: I didn’t do the fancy pointy edge that the pattern called for, instead, I just added a couple more repeats, then a few rows of garter stitch, then Bound Off. I’m not a fancy-pointy-edge kind of Girl.

And last but not least, there’s nothing cuter than a Cat in a Shawl:

Gettin’ Fancy

March 10, 2007 at 3:52 am | Posted in General Knitting | 3 Comments

Guess what?! I finished my Forest Canopy Shawl! Whopee!! Right now, it is Blocking, I’ll get modeled picture tomorrow, but until then, here are some fancy pictures that I took while it’s blocking:

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