Monday, November 28, 2005


I've started and frogged many projects over the holiday weekend. I'm still going strong on the flared lace smoke ring. It's coming along nicely.

I also want to cast on for some socks, or something small to carry along in my purse. Still unsure of what though. Going to go through my patterns later. I want to figure out what to do with some of my yarn. I don't have a huge stash, but I really hate having any at all. I want just enough yarn hanging around to work on the projects that are in the front of my mind, no more, no less.
I guess that makes me an atypical knitter. I don't buy yarn just to have it. I don't collect yarn. Apparently, I collect patterns. Could be worse, though, right?!?

I'm going to try and finish most of the smoke ring this evening. Football, and knitting, only thing missing is a zombie or two.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Fiber therapy

I spent most of the day on Saturday browsing the 2 local-ish yarn stores. Came home empty handed. No, really, I didn't buy anything. I fondled silks and wools and blends and everything there, and nothing just shouted, KNIT ME.
I wanted to make a Clapotis for me. I kept thinking back to this lace weight Knitpicks stuff I have here that I could double strand and make it with. So, when I got home on Saturday, I cast on. So far, I love it. Only a few repeats in on the straight section, though, so, we'll have to see if my love wanes at all.
I also cast on for a flared lace smoke ring in Silky Wool. I owe my mom one more thing out of this yarn, so I thought that would be nice for her to use in her cold drafty office. I don't actually owe her anything, but since it's part of the yarn I bought last Christmas to make her something, I sort of feel obligated to finish it up with stuff for her. I never did make the intended project. It was my first lace project, and I got overwhelmed. I kept screwing up the stitch counts, and losing track of which row I was on. I know better now, and am working lace all the time now.

On Sunday, I knit myself a pair of fingerless mitts. I knit the first one while watching The Amityville Horror, and the mate during Resident Evil:Apocalypse. I knitted for way too long on DPN's, because the ring finger of my left hand hurts like hell now. It went numb, and the feeling hasn't yet returned.
Zombie movies and knitting, what more could a girl ask for?

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Mommy, what happened to my arms!?!

Everytime I am at my mom's I see her issue of Interweave Crochet.
Everytime I look at that magazine, I come across this photo, from one of the projects.


Everytime I see that photo, I turn to my mom and ask her, very worriedly, as if I were that little girl...
What happened to my arms?
They were here just a little bit ago.
Where are they?

Thursday, November 17, 2005

knitting ahoy

I have been busy knitting my little fingers off. Proof?
fingerless mitts
Fingerless mitts, pattern found here

Made with Cascade tweed and size 7 dpns. Took about 2 hours per mitt.

mini clap

Mini Clapotis. Oasis Soy Silk from SWTC yarn. 17 pattern repeats. This scarf is wrapped around little mans neck 4 times. 74 inches long.

Plymouth Encore Chunky hat. My own pattern. Cast on 80 st, worked 2x2 rib until yarn almost gone, decrease by knitting purls together, then 1 round of 2x1. Knit knits together, then one round of 1x1 rib. K2tog until about 10 stitches remain. Arrange equally on 2 dpns, turn inside out and do a 3 needle bind off.

Currently on the needles,
entrelac stole
fingerless mitts in Silky Wool for mom
double knit hat for my brother (this one is taking way too long, the acrylic makes my hands hurt)

I am also needing to make me some mittens and a hat for me. The rest of my family is set for winter wear.