Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Mission possable '08

I joined over on Ravelry here's my list:

1: Tomten needs a sleeve
2: corner to corner baby blanket 1/2 way done
3: crochet child’s sweater for charity using left over red heart sport , started yesterday
4-6: pledged magic 28 socks not started yet
7: my socks in mini raggi , 1 sock to go
8: pillow & afghan set for Amber , christmas '08 not started yet
9: scrap afghan not started yet will be a Christmas gift
10: k1,p1 shadows scarf
11: soy stripes scarf
12: giant granny, could end off at any time
13: figure out an afghan to do with the 9 skeins of red heart classic I have sitting beside me, will probably be a Christmas present

I'm working on the shoulders on the front of my sweater,I will have those done before bed. Back probably finished tomorrow, then I'll connect and do the collar and maybe start a sleeve if I have any left over. Then it's a waiting game for the rest of the yarn!


Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Frozen freakin' tundra outside!

Yesterday it was 50 degrees and sunny. It was WARM the snow was melting, the squirrels were barking (long story). Today it is 20 degrees below zero, 4" of snow (at least) thats blowing so that you can't see crap. My sweater is at 15" now and I'm wishing it was finished. Today would be the day I needed it the most this winter so far.
I have started Bradys Christmas blanket. I'm doing a knit basket weave middle, then I plan on crocheting around it until it's big enough for him. It's orange, his most favorite color.


Monday, January 28, 2008

Knitting away

I almost have another skein in on the Malabrigo sweater, it is about 12" long right now. I'm about 1/2 way done with another washcloth. I finished the knitting and seaming on the baby kimono, now it just needs buttons! I crochet 16 more blocks for Babette. 10 more of the 2 row squares and I'll be done with the 2 row squares, I'm crocheting the smallest first and working my way up.I hope to have Babette finished by the end of June. No more progress on the log cabin blanket. I have Saturday off so I'm expecting a lot of progress this weekend on various things.I want to crochet more of my dish cloth cotton squares, but it's the same style square as the Babette, and because Babette is more on a time line, I want to get that finished first.
I found a 1/2 finished giant granny afghan in the cubby. I don't know if I'll rip it or finish it. I'll probably rip it. :)
My sister Shirley says "No more blankets" so that takes 2 afghans off my list. I would like to make a blanket for my b-i-l in 49ers colors, if I have time. It is really at the bottom of the list.


Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Consider this my fall off

I got some malabrigo yarn at my lys with a gift card and didn't realize it wouldn't be enough for a sweater until I got home. So I got online and purchased 4 more skeins as well as 2 skeins in 2 other colors for scarfs for Christmas or me I'll decide when they get here. I can't keep affording to do this. This has just gotten out of hand. I might need to extend the yarn diet, I'll do a recount after the days are up and see just how bad I was. I'm on dishcloth #7 and I used 2 balls on the baby kimono so thats 9 balls, so I'm twice my goal +1 in that respect. That makes me feel a bit better..
I have cast on for the malabrigo sweater, and I'm 5 inches in, working circular to the armpits, then dividing for the front and back using the EZ's percentage method. I'm hoping I'll have used the skeins I have before the other yarn gets here. I do have an extra day off in February, so I'm hoping to have it up to the arms by then. This thing is going to come everywhere with me. Including work, until it's finished. We have been having -5 and below temperatures all week and I think that made me cry out for a 100% wool sweater.The colors are amazing and it's SO SOFT! Like cloud soft. It is insane that anything can be this soft. I love it, and it shall be my down fall....


Monday, January 21, 2008

I don't know what to knit...

I'm in a bit of a slump. On the needles: Baby Kimono, need more yarn, socks, 2 rows in to the second sock just can't get motivated, 1/2 a dish cloth done should knock that out tonight, but I don't feel like it. That's it for the small stuff. In my searching I've crochet 6 squares for Devyns log cabin blanket today bringing my total so far up to 12. I need more yarn in 2 colors for blocks and probably a brown to put them all together.
I would like to knit some doll clothes. I'm thinking of getting some of those nekkid dolls at Michaels to knit for,then give them away for Christmas.
I'm tired and I don't know what I want to do.... I might start a pair of doll socks.Or maybe a scarf....


Monday, January 14, 2008

I went shopping!

But all the yarn I got was cleared threw my rules. I got 2 skeins of Vannas choice for my nephews Christmas blanket and 1 skein Lion brand wool for socks for Warm Woolies. My main charity project for this year.
Theres a book store going out of business and I got an awesome new Journal for 50% off and the new "Son of stitch and bitch" from Debbie Stoller for 25% off. As well as a pack of Rudolph cards for 75% off. I have another dish cloth almost finished, and I have started a Heartbreakingly cute baby Kimono with 2 matching skeins of dish cloth cotton I found in the stash, thus adding another item to my hope chest and trying a pattern I've seen everywhere and wanted to knit forever and reducing the dish cloth cotton stash even more!That's a lot of accomplishment for 1 project. :)



Friday, January 11, 2008

Britts blanket is finished

britts blanket finished
Originally uploaded by possum19871016
As of Wensday, Britts blanket is finished!WEE! I don't know how big it is, but that's my entire living room floor. I also just finished another washcloth, bringing my total up to 4 this month so far.
I have started the 4th skein on Devyns ripple.
I have started crocheting small 4 row grannys for fun as part of a stash busting move as well as breaking up the monotony in my larger projects, I'm not going to kill myself but it might be a afghan for my sister for Christmas.
1 afghan down 7 to go


1. Do you knit, crochet, or do both? Both

2. What types of needles do you enjoy using for making dishcloths? I use my size 4 metal straights I got from Goodwill forever ago.

3. What types of cotton do you enjoy using for making dishcloths? Is there any that you've been wanting to try? I use your standard Peaches 'n Cream/sugar 'n cream

4. What color(s) are your kitchen and bath decorated in (if any)? Blue for the bathroom theres kind of a fish theme going on there. Not really anything going on in the kitchen.

5. What are your favorite colors for yarns? Least favorite? I like BRIGHT colors, '80's florescent colors! but really anything is fine. Not to big a fan of brown or black.

6. Do you like Winter, or do you count the days until it ends? I HATE winter. I just can't wait until it ends!

7. What's your favorite way to brighten your day when you're down in the dumps? Drink a latte with a friend while knitting and watching movies.

8. What is your favorite treat to indulge in and when your down in the dumps? Vanilla latte and any kind of chocolate muffin/cookie combo

9. Do you drink coffee? Tea? Cocoa? Coffee and coco I don't care for tea at all

10. If you could take a vacation starting tomorrow and go anywhere for one week and money were no object, where would you go and what would you do? Ireland to study the knitting culture and history. I'd probably need a lot more than a week..

11. Do you have any allergies or aversions your pal should be aware of? Oddly enough, big red gum gives me the hives but I don't think that is a problem with this swap!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Skein 14

I just started skein 14 of 18 on Britts blanket.I have to admit I'm getting kind of bored with it.I'm forcing myself to work on it. My goal is 3 skeins a week. I'm on my second skein for this week so I'm not doing that bad. I will admit that I started Bradys ripple last night and I have just started the 3rd skein.I think I'm going to need more yarn for his, but I'm going to use what I have first and see, although I'm pretty sure I will.I may hold off even though yarn to finish projects is allowed, and start Aryns ripple after I finish the yarn I have for Bradys because I want to play with more colors.Not to mention, variety is the spice of life! I'm using Bumpy doinks pattern:
It makes a big enough blanket to fit across your bed without having to do any math.
I love it!
I normally can't get a ripple to work (this is my first successful attempt) so if your interested in crocheting one and haven't before I highly recommend this pattern.


Friday, January 04, 2008

Feeling icky

I didn't go to work today, that's how bad it was.
I have been laying in bed knitting for most the day. I knit a short row baby hat, a pair of preemie booties and a few rows on the sleeve of long neglected tomten.I will finish it this year.I will!
I also would like to finish the wash cloth that is exactly 1/2 finished sitting beside the bed, but as long as my fancy is for tomten I think I better ride it out for as long as it lasts,given it's history.
I'm now 10 skeins in on Brits blanket 8 more to go!

That's all for now I guess,


Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Well, I think I'm doing well!

I have delved into my dish cloth cotton stash and produced these:


2 down 38 more to go!At approx 95 yards a skein that's 190 yards out of my 1000 yard goal for January.I want to knit at least 1 dish cloth a week until my dish cloth cotton is GONE. I myself think 38 skeins of dish cloth cotton a little foolish even if I do make them to sell.I'm knitting a 3rd as I'm typing this. I tend to go on sprees where I knit nothing but wash cloths for months on end.I'm hoping this is what this is.It would sure help!
I'm 9 skeins in on Brittneys blanket, 9 more to go! I'm 1/2 way there!Whoot!
I haven't set down and worked on it really, but I want to have it done by the end of the month.
I've also dug out the Babette blanket that will be for Briana next Christmas.
I have 24 of the 50 small grannys done. This may accompany me to work one day.We will see.
I've joined Secret of the stole 2, I've never knit lace before of any kind so this will be fun!
I have pegged the Lagoon yarn for a pair of crochet house socks,but I want to finish Brittneys blanket before I start them.