A new start, a new outlook on Blogging.

September 5, 2007 at 4:15 am | Posted in General Knitting | 2 Comments

I’ve become bored with my blog. Blogging seems to be more of an afterthought nowadays than anything else. I’m not saying that I don’t like blogging, I love blogging. I love the friends I’ve made from my blog, and I love showing off the stuff I make ūüôā

It seems like all I blog about is what I’m knitting and try to post a picture when I’m done. I’m shaking it up. I’ve started a new blog, and I’m going to try to blog more often. Not just about knitting, but my life, and whatever I feel like blogging about. I’m stepping it up, people, so stand back.

I’ll be starting my new blogging adventures over at my new blog, Kaity Knits… A Lot. I was tired of trying to come up with clever blog titles, and I wanted something simple and easy. I’d say it get’s to the point, too.

I transfered all my archives and stuff over to my new blog, so if you’re looking for something on my blog, all my old posts are there, too.

Please re-direct your bloglines and update your bookmarks, or whatever you do, so you can keep up with me on my new blog.

Gotta Get To Work!

September 4, 2007 at 5:15 pm | Posted in Blah Blah Blah, General Knitting | 1 Comment

I signed up for that Hogwarts Sock Swap thing a while back, and have been putting off and putting off starting the socks that I am knitting for my Slytherin Pal because the deadline is in October. Well, I finally ordered yarn for them Yesterday. I’m going with Felici from Knitpicks, in “Arugula”.¬†The yarn looks nice to knit with, and it says it’s super soft, so that’s good!

The thing is, I wasn’t paying attention when I ordered the yarn, and only ordered one ball. At 218 yards per ball, it would take 2 to knit a full-length pair. It seems my partner is getting ankle socks! I hope you don’t mind, partner, if you’re out there reading this.

Until my yarn arrives for the socks, I’m off to go knit more washcloths.

The first thing I ever made.

September 3, 2007 at 3:43 am | Posted in Blah Blah Blah, General Knitting | 1 Comment

Back when I was little, probably like, 10 or 11, I used to go over to my Grandma’s house and ask her to show me how to Crochet, then I would do a few awkward stitches and leave, and forget about how to do it, until I would go over some other day and ask her how to show me again, and she would. Well, one day I must have wanted to stick with it, and I did this:

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The first yarn-y thing I ever made. A crocheted cotton… something. It had an unintentional ruffle at the bottom (?), some crazy shaping (again, unintentional) until I got bored. And I gave it to my mommy, and she still uses it as a washcloth.

After I made this, I forgot about crocheting and knitting until I was, like, 15 or 16 when my Grandma taught me again, and It’s been non-stop ever since.

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This is one that I made for my sister today. It seems I’ve gotten a bit better at this, huh?

Funky socks and quickie gifts

August 28, 2007 at 3:30 am | Posted in General Knitting | 5 Comments

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I’ve been working on those Cable-y socks lately. My sister spotted them and said she really liked them, and that’s fine with me. The pooling is kinda freaking me out, but Amy says she likes it. So, these will probably go to her.

Tomorrow, I start a week of house-sitting for my bestest friend, her and her parents are going on vacation and need someone to stay at their house, to be-friend their dog and water plants and such, so I’ve been thinking about what I want to bring to knit. I know that if I only bring one project with me, that It will get a chance to be finished.

I was gonna take those socks, but my younger cousin is having a birthday on Wednesday. I was thinking about what I wanted to make her, and decided on a OSW. She’s super skinny and little, so it will go fast. I hope it fits, I think i’ll just knit the smallest size. (Shh, no one tell her. I know her mommy reads my blog!)

Ok, I’m off to cast-on. I’ll bring my laptop and camera and everything, so I’ll be blogging during my week house-sitting. Nighty night my friends!

What that says about me.

August 23, 2007 at 6:55 pm | Posted in General Knitting | 5 Comments

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I saw a little while back how Rilana listed the groups she’s in on Ravelry and described why, and I wated to, too. So, I’m a member of 16 groups.

Amigumi Style Crochet Group: I love those cute little crocheted dudes. They are darn fun to make.
California Crocheters and Knitters: Gotta love it in California.
Christian Knitters: I belive in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour.
Craftsters in Ravelry: I love Crafster.org!
Designers Group: I have… 7 free patterns, one pattern for sale, and one that I sent off for submission for the Winter Knitty.
Hats for Alex: I’ve made and sent off 4 hats so far for this wonderful cause. Go knit a baby hat and send one off, it will take you a few minutes… are you going yet?
Hats Hats Hats: I love knitting hats, they are my absolute favorite thing to make (and I make a lot)
HomeStarKnitter: I loves me some homestarrunner.com
I Make Mittens: I do.
Knotty Knits: You all know my obsession with cables.
On The Other Hand: for Lefties. That’s me. I gotta tell you, those college classrooms are discriminatory. I can’t reach over to those tiny desks that are attached to my seat in Bio, so I have to write notes in my lap. I should buy one of those lap-pad things.
Second Sock Syndrome Liberation Group: I love knitting socks, but so many of mine only have one sock per pair, but… do I care? No. I just like making them. Maybe someday they will be a pair.
So Cal Knitters: I actually started this group. It’s the best, here in So Cal.
Spin Love: I’m a spinner.
Stranded: mmmmmmm, colorwork. I’m a sucker for fairisle.
The solidarity league of creative women distracted by oooh! shiny!: For those of us with Start-itis. I can’t help but to have a buttload of WIPs, I just love casting on, apparently!

As for real knitting, I found me a cabled sock pattern. Those Naive socks tryed to kill me, so I gave up on them for now. I’d like to make a pair eventually, just… not right now. I found the Rib and Cable sock pattern from an older Interweave Knits, and I know¬†I have that magazine somewhere, but I just can’t find it. So, I’m making it up myself.

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My spell checking doesn’t want to work today, and I’m to lazy to do it myself. So, any misspellings or grammar mistakes, just ignore them.

Back To School Time

August 21, 2007 at 10:24 pm | Posted in Blah Blah Blah, General Knitting | Leave a comment

Hmm, It’s been a few days, huh? I really should try to step it up with my Posting.

Well, Yesterday was the first day of a new Semester, my 3rd in College. I’m kind of glad to be back in classes, I like school. I’m taking World History B (I took “A” last semester), and my professor is really cool, very funny.

Next is Sociology, and the Professor’s Husband is a friend of my Dad’s, she said she’s known me since I was little, so maybe sucking up to her will help me out.

Then, I have Art Appreciation, which I am looking forward too, the Professor seems really nice and a sweet lady.

Last but not least is Biology. I’m not sure why I signed up for Biology, I took it in High School, and then I took AP Bio in High School, which is basically a College Bio class, and now I’m taking it again? Hmm, I’m not too sure why I picked this one. Maybe it’s because I’m a science geek? I love Biology. The teacher doesn’t seem the nicest, but Oh well.

And knitting? I started a pair of socks, the Naive Socks from SpillyJane Knits. I am such a sucker for cable-y things, especially socks, but you all know that. I’m convinced I’m doing it wrong, I’m having a bit of problem with the pattern. If it doesn’t work out I think I’ll switch to these cabled socks. We’ll see.

And, I’m still hunting for a Job. I saw that the Cafeteria at school is hiring, and that would be handy t o work at school, since I’m there anyway. I just don’t think that I would like to work there, I just see myself hating it, but, I need a job. I think I’m going to take it. You know how much I’d like to work at my LYS? A lot, but the problem is the Transportation. I’m not sure how to get from School to the Yarn Store for work, or from Home to the YS. I need to get my Licence.

Oh My..

August 15, 2007 at 6:12 pm | Posted in General Knitting | 4 Comments

My Grandma recently went on a Weaving Excursion Vacation thingie in New Hampshire (I think that’s where she went…) and she told me that she brought me home some Fur from a couple of Goats that she met. Sweet!

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Holy Guacamole, that is a lot of Fluff. Grandma told me that the goats names are Gilda, Phyllis, Thunder, and Kabob, and I think she said they where mohair goats? I took a picture of it next to my cat, so you could compare sizes, and my Cat is pretty Average sized, I would say.

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I did my best to weight it, and I think it may be about 3 pounds? My weighing method may not have been to accurate. But, it’s a lot.

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The only problem is, I don’t know what to do with it. When I spin, I like to spin from Roving. Nice, long, pre-carded strips of fluff. But this goat fluff isn’t in roving form, its… what do they call it? I dunno, but I like spinning from Roving. Anyone out there know how to card this fluff into roving, or whatever you do? Anyone want to card it for me, I’ll give you half! OR anyone wanna swap something with me for all this fluff? Anyone? It’s really nice stuff, super soft, I’d just like to be able to use it!

I’m so bad at making up post titles.

August 14, 2007 at 4:50 pm | Posted in Blah Blah Blah, General Knitting | 8 Comments

¬†Listening to: “Love Today” by Mika. I freaking LOVE Mika. If you haven’t heard him, go check out that link. I love him.

Anyone remember back in the Day when I had that bright red streak in my hair? Well, I’ve let it fade and recently I’ve started to miss it…

Woo hoo! Blue Hair!

Well, now I’m happy, I’ve got my streak back! This time, it’s blue, and I love it. I used some dye I found at Rite Aid called “Splat”. I was surprised to see it there, Last I’ve checked, Rite Aid didn’t sell any crazy hair-dyes. But, they had this color Blue and a Bright Reddish-pink color. It came out super well, and my Hairsylist did a great job.

As for knitting, I had a sudden spark of inspiration yesterday. I had been thinking¬†about knitting a sweater, but I couldn’t find a pattern I really liked. Than I remembered that Minisweater thing I made a while ago.

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So I started a new Minisweater, but this will have modifications. Once my neckline increases meet in the front, I’m going to just cont. knitting straight (With some waist shaping) and make it a cardigan, than make the sleeves as long as my yarn will let me. I’m using the Cascade 220 that I bought on the cruise.

Ok, I’m off to knit.

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!

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