Tonight’s agenda:

August 31, 2007 at 3:49 am | Posted in Blah Blah Blah, Finished Projects | 2 Comments

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Knitting a sock and watching the Colbert Repor(t). Hells yeah, sounds good to me!

The sock?

mamaesock

Toe up, reverse heel flap, ribbed leg. Kinda based off of this pattern. I’m almost to the point where I can knit the heel, so close. The yarn is Mama E C*EYE*BER Fiber that was a gift on the cruise. The colorway is “Sea Sick”.

Oh, and I finished my cousin’s One Skein Wonder I was knitting for her birthday. Well, it fit and she loved it. I’ll try to hunt down a picture.

Later, dudes!

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FO: Chemo Cap

August 2, 2007 at 8:47 pm | Posted in Finished Projects, General Knitting | 4 Comments

My dad asked me to make a hat for a member of his Search and Rescue team who has Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, cancer of the Lymph Nodes. He’s 25 (I think) and under going Chemotherapy.

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Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, 1 skein in “Teal” and a little bit of “Light Blue”
Needles: US Size 7 and 9
Pattern: I made it up, but I wrote it out.

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and now, what am I working on?

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A sock, duh. Doesn’t it look like a sock? Lol, it’s a Sidewinder. A fancy Sideways sock. Will I ever finish it? Who knows, but I’m having fun trying to figure out how it all works.

FO: Light ‘n’ Lively Tank Top

July 30, 2007 at 11:01 pm | Posted in Finished Projects, General Knitting | 5 Comments

Well I finished the Light n Lively Tank, it seemed to take FOREVER. For some reason, I have this notion in my head that crocheting is super fast, which it is, faster than knitting. But I kind of thought that the top would only take me, like, a day. Well, the bodice part took forever. Like, 15 minutes a round. But, I finished it, and it turned out very cute, if I do say so myself.

Yarn: Cotton Ease (new), 4 skeins in “Taupe”. This was the yarn that was supposed to be for the Fitted Tank, but I like this much better.
Hook: US Size H-8
Pattern: Light ‘n’ Lively Tank. This pattern sucked. I read a lot of people who had trouble with the fit, and so did I. So, I basically just did my own thing and used the pattern for reference.

Now, what to knit now… I have a pair of almost-finished footies I could work on… I’m not really in a sock mood. I’ll just search around on Ravelry for a while, that usually inspires me.

Tomorrow, I think I’m going to go hang out with Tammy and her friend, and possibly Wendy at my LYS, so that should be fun. Too bad I don’t have any yarn money.

And… on next Tuesday I’m going to go see the Beach Boys in concert! Yay! I love the Beach Boys! They are going to be at the county fair, so I’ll be there! Our Fair always has awesome free concerts. I’ve seen Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, The B-52’s (The best concert EVER!), and last year I went to see the All American Rejects. I’m not so big on them, but they are my sister’s favorite. Yay! I’m so excited to see the Beach Boys!

FO: Megan’s Scarf

July 29, 2007 at 10:10 pm | Posted in Finished Projects, General Knitting | 2 Comments

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This is the scarf that I knit for my Scarf swap. My partner’s name is Megan. She recently got the scarf I sent her, and she said she loves it. So do I, I think it turned out great. I kinda wanted to keep it, but I’m sure she’s making me a scarf just as awesome!

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Yarn: Noro Kureyon, 2 skeins in color #188 (I think)
Needles: US Size 7
Pattern: One Row Handspun Scarf

I finally found something good to knit. Well, actually, to crochet. My orignal plan was to make Rusted Root, but I couldn’t buy the pattern until I had some money in my PayPal account, so I decided to go with something else. I still want to make a Rusted Root someday, but for now, I’ll just put it in my Queue.

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This is the Light ‘n’ Lively Tankfrom Lionbrand. I’m really excited about this one. The pattern kinda sucks a little bit. To find out your size, it says to measure under your bust, and after doing that, I determined that I would make the Large size. So, I finished the Bra Triangle things and when I joined it all together to work on the bodice, it was WAY too big. I didn’t bother to check my gauge, but I don’t think that was my problem. So I just went down a size. So, the bra part is a size Large and the rest is a medium, but that works for me, I’ve got big boobs.

That’s all I’ve got today. I’m off to go crochet about a million more shell thingies on my top. Bye!

Shop Update

July 26, 2007 at 7:41 pm | Posted in Finished Projects | Leave a comment

I have 2 more skeins of Self Striping Sock Yarn up for sale in my shop, go check it out!

FO: Molly’s Headband

July 2, 2007 at 4:15 pm | Posted in Finished Projects, General Knitting | 3 Comments

Last night, while crusing through Blogland, I spotted Rilana’s Headband, and I knew I had to make one.

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Pattern: Molly’s Headband (PDF, you have to scroll down a bit to find the pattern)
Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Malibu Blue (Just a little bit, not even half a skein)
Needles: US Size 6

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I love this headband! I was a little skeptical while knitting it, but It turned out awesome. It was super fun to knit, just a little bit of lace, very easy. I’ll definatly be making another. My only problem is that the i-cord ties are a bit too long. Instead of 12 inches, on my next one I might shorten them to about 6.

Now, I’m going to go Pack and do some laundry for my little trip for the Fourth of July, and then go find some yarn in my stash to make another headband.

FO: Brian’s Socks

June 26, 2007 at 10:27 pm | Posted in Finished Projects, General Knitting | 4 Comments

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Yarn: Schachenmayr nomotta  Regia 6-ply / 6-fädig (Something like that.)
Needles: I think they where size 2 dpns, they might have been 3s. I didn’t check.
Pattern: Basic Top-Down. 64 sts, footie-length.

Brian was very excited to get socks for his birthday. He’s been bugging me to make him some for a while, and now he has them. I put off knitting the second one until yesterday, and had to knit practically the whole sock in one day to have them done for Today.

A while back I won a contest over at Skeins Her Way, and won Ali’s pattern that she wrote for Blue Sky Alpacas for the Fitted Tank:

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So I went to Michales and bought enough Cotton Ease in “Taupe” to make it. I cranked out the front in about 2 days. Obviously, I added a v-neck to it, because I think that will be more flattering, on me at least, than the way the pattern was written. I hope to have it done to wear for our 4th of July trip, I have, what, a week? I’ll have it done by then.

PS: I cannot spell. The WordPress spell check isn’t working for me, so If I spell stuff wrong, I’m sorry.

One down:

June 23, 2007 at 3:16 am | Posted in Blah Blah Blah, Finished Projects, General Knitting | 4 Comments

Brian Sock

One to go. These are the socks I’m knitting for my sister’s Boyfriend. His birthday is on Tuesday, I better get to work.

I’ve also been spinning a bit lately. Here’s my most recent:
Silkmerino yarn

It’s 50%Merino 50%Silk. It was a pain in the butt to spin because of the silk, but it came out very shiny and soft.
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I ended up with about 90 yards. Maybe this will be a hat? Who knows.

Some FOs

June 5, 2007 at 3:42 am | Posted in Finished Projects | 2 Comments

I’ve squeezed out a few knitting projects here and there lately. First are the Swap Socks I made for Nancy:

Yarn: I really Don’t know what It was. I found it in my mom’s stash and she said she didn’t want it. I think she said something about Fleece Artist? I dunno, it matched the colors that Nancy said she liked.
Needles: US Size 1 Addi Turbo Lace, 2 circulars (My new favorite sock needles. The new Addi Lace are really nice.)
Pattern: 60 stitches (I think), Toe-up, reverse heel flap.

I loved making these socks. Toe up socks seem to go more quick than top-down ones, but I prefered the heel-flap heel to the Short row in the way they fit, so I tackled Reverse heel flaps, which was pretty easy, and really fun to do. I highly recommend it.

Next up, I made a hat today:

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The colors are really off. The bathroom light is no good. This picture shows the colors pretty perfectly:

Yarn: Plymouth Yarns, “Boku”, color #5
Needles: US Size 6 Circular and DPNs
Pattern: Silk Garden Beanie (Modified) 

Modifications: I did 2×1 ribbing at the bottom rather than 2×2, just because I like the way it looks better. I also Changed up he decreasing. The way the pattern had you do it didn’t make much sence to me. Here’s what I did:

(Knit 6, k2tog) around, knit 1 round
(Knit 5, k2tog) around, knit 1 round
(Knit 4, k2tog) around, knit 1 round
(Knit 3, k2tog) around, knit 1 round
(Knit 2, k2tog) around, knit 1 round
(Knit 1, k2tog) around, knit 1 round
(K2tog) around, knit 1 round

And that’s about it. I like this hat, I like the girly stripes. I’m ignoring the fact that it’s June and I won’t be able to wear it for about 5 months. Who cares, right?

For socks, or not for socks?

May 12, 2007 at 5:47 pm | Posted in Finished Projects, General Knitting | 6 Comments

I spun up that roving that Heather sent me. It’s superwash merino, so I spun it up to make socks, but now I’m not so sure. It’s about a worsted weight. I dunno, what do you think? Socks?

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