Monday, August 06, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Friday, June 01, 2007
In other news, I've started knitting a shawl as a gift, but I feel like I'm getting nowhere with it. It's the Easy Triangle Shaw from Lion Brand Yarns. It just seems to go on and on and on....I'm adding width, but not much length. I'll try to get some pictures later tonight if I finish the pattern again.
Other than that, not much else happening. We're babysitting my sister's cat for a month (well, he use to be my cat), so I'm enjoying having him around the house. Luckily, he doesn't seem too interested in my yarn. :)
I'll try getting pictures posted later tonight or tomorrow--gotta find the camera first. :)
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
I made myself stay up and finish this gift, so now I'm heading to bed. Goodnight!! :)
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
I made this with the Sugar 'n Cream yarn I dyed, and the boarder is made out of Sugar 'n Cream Hot Purple (color 01317).
I've started my next project, a reverse-bloom flower washcloth from my Weekend Knitting book by Melanie Falick. I've made it only one row in, and I'm already stuck. Hopefully I'll get it figured out tonight and really get going on it (I think I have to teach myself the cable cast-on to get the desired result on the petals....should be fun). :)
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Monday, April 23, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
I can be so horrible at remembering to update, but sometimes (well, most times) life with a two-year old can do that to you. :) Here's the facecloth I made last week and never got around to uploading. I did this on size 5 bamboo needles, which wasn't the best choice--the yarn was way too grabby for the bamboo, and I should have used size 10, according to the skein information. Oh well, it made for a very cushy facecloth. I used the Grandmother's Favorite Dishcloth pattern. I used Sensations Bellezza Collection Smania yarn in the Smania Pastel Multi color (I got it on clearance for either $.25 or $.75 at JoAnns). If you have never seen the yarn before, it's a cotton yarn with a nylon netting over it. I might make a bath puff to go with this, and I'm still debating on whether or not I should thread some pretty yarn around the edge.
In other news, I ordered my KnitPicks options needle set on Saturday, and it arrived on Thursday. I am in love!! The only thing I would have liked better is if they had a 16" cord, since that's the size I need to use right now for the bucket hat I'm starting. Oh well. Maybe they'll make one soon, and I'll order it.
Tonight (hopefully) I'm starting the Bucket hat from Little Turtle Knits. I'm in the process of knitting up the swatch to check my gauge (something I've never really worried about before). I still need to make a few more stitch markers to use too, since the pattern calls for nine stitch markers. I have most of them done, and I'll post a pic of them a little later on.
That's all for now. Trying to entertain a two-year old while making dinner. Life sure is interesting around here sometimes. :)
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
I got to hang out with some fellow knitters on Saturday (Lara and Tammy--two wonderful women I met through the DiaperPin forums). Tammy let me play with her KnitPicks and Denise knitting sets, and I'm happy to say she sold me on the KnitPicks one. I ordered them Saturday night and am waiting anxiously for them to arrive. Check out their site for more information. They seem to have some awesome yarns and some neat patterns too.
I also made some more stitch markers for Tammy as a belated birthday present, but I forgot to take a pic before giving them to her (oh well). I found some wire that bends much better, and they were a breeze to make. My sis and I went shopping for beads last week and had a blast--I really think beading can become a big addiction for me.
I also got a facecloth done last night, but I'll have to post about it tomorrow. I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. :)
Saturday, March 10, 2007
I also was able to find some bamboo knitting needles in the size I need for the hats, so that made me pretty happy. I've actually gotten quite use to using the metal ones, so it feels odd knitting on bamboo again. I just switched to the bamboo ones for the hat I just started. I got hat number eight done, and I'll get a picture and specs posted a bit later. I don't think I'll get all 40 hats done, but when the idea was first brought up, I said I'd prolly be able to get 20 done, and I think I'm on target to get those done. I'm still too slow of a knitter to get a hat done a night--no way I can devote three hours a night (do I even have that long each night??) to knitting a hat.
Hopefully I can get two hats out today--we'll see how that goes. If it stays rainy all day I might be able to get it done. :-)
Sunday, March 04, 2007
Saturday, March 03, 2007
looser....is that even a word?? hee hee more loose?
Anyways....I completed hat #6 tonight and tried not to be so tight with the stitches....I think the difference is very noticeable. It definitely has much more give to it, but now I think it's more newborn-sized than preemie sized. Too bad I don't have a newborn around that I can test it out on. :) Same pattern as the others, and the same yarn as hat number five. I even knitted the cast-on tail into the first row. I sure hope I did it right. :) I'm too tired now to start number seven, but I'm very glad I was able to finish two hats today (well, 1.5 hats since the first one had already been started).
This morning was a fun knitting morning for me. I met another knitting momma out at Panera and we spent a little over an hour chatting and knitting (and eating--LOVE the food there!!). I learned that I am casting on and knitting way too tight, so hopefully I can correct that and it'll help me speed up my knitting a bit. She also showed me how to knit continental (at least I hope that was the right way--the one where you don't "throw" the yarn), so I'm going to start practicing with that. Plus, loaned me some circular needles so I can work on a hat for Dalton, and we'll see how I do with that. All I can say is she is awesome!! :) We're going to start making this a monthly (or so) get-together.
Sunday, February 25, 2007
It is nice to be knitting again. It looks like I might be meeting up with a fellow knitter on Saturday, and I'll start learning how to knit in the round. I guess sooner or later I'll have to learn how to knit on double-pointed needles too....and take up crocheting again......wow, looks like I might be busy....hee hee
Friday, February 23, 2007
Have a wonderful weekend if I don't update sooner!
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Well, I've started knitting again. One of the wonderful mommas on DiaperPin decided to make 40 preemie hats in 40 days for lent. I thought it was a good idea (along with some other mommas), so we are all doing them. Here's my first two hats. They're taking me quite a while to get done, but I haven't knitted really in about 3 months. I used the second pattern listed here. I'm using Caron Wintuk yarn, color Summer Breeze Ombre (#3618). 2 hats down, 38 to go...hee hee