Sunday, February 27, 2005

the eight year old WIP...

and it's still in progress...

here it is...

(picture later, flickr not cooperative at the moment)

I uncovered it in the very bottom of my yarn stash. It started out as a sweater for Em-Em, who was then just a puppy.
Well she grew quickly, and I forgot all about it. This was way before I learned to knit. It's crochet, and I can't even find the pattern. I like the crochet ribby effect, I think it's a double crochet into the front then back of the stitches. To frog or not to frog... Well if I find the pattern, I can knit crochet it for the new puppy I'm planning to get this spring...

At the beginning of the month, I had plans to finish up all the WIP's.It hasn't been a very productive month. No significant progress on the PBS or the Katia Shawl. I've got a cuff on the 2nd Highland glove and I'm starting the 2nd sleeve of Klaralund. Maybe if I get to stay home tomorrow, I can finish something.

I've read a lot of good things about the knit picks house brand yarns. My favortie is Cari's "It's f***ing fantastic." An excellent review. Consise. Simple, To the point. I placed an order last week. There's even free shipping. I've ordered some merino, alpaca lace weight, and the self stripey sock yarns. I've decided to try the 2 socks on 2 circular needle method.

I know that there are a lot of you that have knit Clapotis. It really is more than a shawl. Check out The many faces of Clapotis Now I can use my clapotis through the summer months as well ;-)

Monday, February 21, 2005

Another Rainy Monday...

It's raining again...

and there was no traffic today. My stress-less morning commute allowed me to get to work almost 30 minutes early. Yay! Happy President's Day! Early to work means a half an hour of Starbucks and Knitting. A great way to start a Monday.

I've been resting my shoulder for the past week, and it's feeling much better. I just haven't knit that much this past week. This morning I was able to make some progress on my Klaralund sleeve.

Everyone's knitting up socks. and having quite a bit of fun with them. I think the portability factor is the most appealing thing to me. I'm trying to look for the most convenient way to knit them. The dpns vs the 2 circulars vs the magic loop. I found a tutorial on knitting with the circulars. Well, it's for two socks on two circulars at the same time. Seems a bit daunting, but at least you'll have the pair done at the same time.

I hope you all have had a Happy Monday.

Monday, February 14, 2005

Rainy days and Mondays...

I hope you all are having a Happy Valentine's Day. I am. It's been a strangely peaceful Monday despite the rain. It's also a perfect day for a chocolate induced sugar high.


I can only show you half of the box... the other side is empty ;-)

My knitting has been slow going, as I've had a strange pain in my shoulder for a couple of days. I think I strained some of my muscles during circuit training. I can knit for short periods of time. As for my Klaralund, I've finished up the front and now I'm working on the back. Unfortunately my knitting has acquired a tiger balm-y type smell.I hope it washes away during blocking.

Rainy days and Mondays...

I've added some lovely stuff to my Knitting library. I've finally got my hands on Scarf Style, Knitting on the Edge, a Dyer's garden, the new IK Spring and Knit.1. My mental craft queue grows by leaps and bounds, the minute I open up a knitting book. Now I just need the skills, the yarn, and of course the time, to satisfy all my knitting needs.

A big Thank You to Alison for the lovely RAOK last week, a wonderful card and some extremely yummy recipes.

I hope you all have a great week. Happy Knitting!

Monday, February 07, 2005

Felted Entrelac

Felted Entrelac
Pattern : I made it up as I went along, following an entrelac tutorial I found in an old knitting book.
Yarn: Noro Kureyon #51
Needle Size: US 10 / 6.5mm

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Busy Weekend...

In between a birthday party and the Superbowl, I was able to do some knitting and felting! Imagine that...

Before I start with knitting content, Birthday wishes to Samantha! (who came down from NYC to celebrate her special day with us).

Don't you just love cake?!? It made the trip with her.
Sam's Bday cake

Like many of y'all out there, I've decided to devote February to fixing (or in my case finishing) all my WIPs. Well, most of them...

Noro Entrelac
Manos Bag
It's been felted, but I'm not quite pleased with the results...

Pearl Beaded Scarf (PBS)

A while back I dropped a stitch,
today I frogged about 5 inches
of the Kid Silk Haze and beads.
Then Em-Em tried to help
by frogging the extra ball of KSH.

Highland Gloves
Katia shawl

Cast on date: January 31.
so technically a WIP for February...