Wednesday, February 27, 2008

all that goes on

I was so busy this weekend, I hardly knit a stitch on monday, tuesday I hit it hard finishing those 2 projects, today I had an appointment, but thankfully it brought me close to a yarn store to pick up the dpns for my sleeves on the malabrigo sweater.In this adventure of making up a seam less sweater, I have discovered that 2 circs are NOT for me.It's starting to get nice here and I swear if it kills me I will wear it before summer hits.
I've knit about 6" on the first sleeve, and will continue to knit it exclusively at home until it's finished.
I'm on the toe of the sock. I will finish it tomorrow at work. Simply because the sweater is way to huge to take anywhere, except to haul up on my lap to work on.
I bought some real nice hand dyed sock yarn there. I should shop there more, they have some great indie yarn that is FABULAS!
My aunt gave me a sweaters worth of Kona bay knitting yarn 75% acrylic,15%alpaca,10% nylon.I'm going to make Thermal from knitty once I've finished the malabrigo sweater.It is a pretty grape color.I love it!


Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Finished the acrylic hoodie, ran out of yarn for the hood, so it's a not-so-hoodie, still looks cool and is totally wearable.

Also finished is this quickie scarf for a friend. I felt like knitting with broom sticks and rope IE size 17 needles and bulky yarn. This was just the ticket!


I got an e-mail, the order has shipped, I'm 20 rows from the toe. Will I make it? Only time will tell!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Beat Sheri

I placed an order with the Loopy Ewe tonight. 2 Sekina needles superwash merino rovings, and a couple pairs worth of sock yarn and some needle protectors. $76 total.
So heres the challenge, finish these socks:

cherry coke socks

Before my order gets here!Can my socks beat Sheri to the post office?
Will I get distracted by the malabrigo that just came in today to finish my sweater?
Will I stop and make millions of yo-yos until my fingers bleed from some awesome scraps sent to me by Sugarmagknowya ?
Only time will tell...


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Reset the clock

I reset for 100 days because I want a fresh start. This is not a hard 100 days, IE it can change at any time.
I purchased 4 skeins on malabrigo today. That will be my last purchase for at least a month. I want to finish the sweater I bought yarn for tonight (I just cast it on), my socks (1 sock to go) and that denim baby jacket I got yarn for about 2 years ago?? Longer? Maybe? I started the sleeve last night.
I just feel guilty, because I want more and I just can't afford it. So if I use what I have maybe I'll feel better later and be able to justify an afghans worth later this year.
I finished those 2 things yesterday.As well as that ever lovin' cotton baby blanket a week or so ago. I'm still waiting on the yarn for the rest of my first malabrigo sweater.Once that is done and I can wear it I'll feel a lot better.
I started a child's hoodie out of stash yarn and I have the back completed.
I also want to crochet a blanket with some good will cotton I picked up last summer to clean out that tote. I want to simplify and stream line my yarn to what I actually want to knit and not just because it was on sale or cheep.
Some days I look at my yarn and think "Am I going to be able to knit all this, and do I really want to?". Yes I do. I really do. I have plans for most of my yarn. Very little doesn't have a project pegged. It's just a matter of getting to it, and that means working my way threw the stash. Making those long awaited projects come to life and enjoy them and not just the idea of them.Fighting off Startitis while going threw the stash will be hard.Tomten was the last thing off the needles from last falls bout and I really hate cleaning up after it.Although I fear it's already started.
Projects in the works right now are my new malabrigo sweater, the acrylic hoodie, the lace scarf, the socks and the denim baby jacket. The log cabin blanket and babette get worked on in spurts,as well as the dish cloths and the left over cotton blanket. I want to start Serenity in lake cotton ease I have in my stash but I will wait until the acrylic hoodie is finished.I need to see if I have the correct needles for Serenity.


Monday, February 18, 2008

baby kimono

baby kimono
Originally uploaded by possum19871016
2 in 1 day! All that I needed to do was sew on a button to have it finished. I found this cute lil green button and POW FO!
2 fo's in 1 day. I'm feeling pretty good, but what am I going to knit next?
I really want to cast on something new....


Holy crap it's finished!

Originally uploaded by possum19871016
In all it's glory , tomten is finished! This is the first EZ pattern I have even knit. It was pretty easy to follow.Opted out on the hood due to yarn restraints.I crochet ties instead.
I knit it on size 3 needles with 2 skeins knit picks memories in the red hat color now discontinued.The sleeves look skinny, but I imagine it will fit a newborn.
Next time I'll tell you tales of the 2008 knit out and my 105 degree fever!


Thursday, February 14, 2008

Knitting superstitions!

Did you know about these knitting superstitions:
1.It's bad luck to leave a project unfinished. The intended recepient will get bad luck from the unfinished item.
2.Stabbing your needles though your yarn balls brings bad luck to anyone who wears something made from that yarn.

3.Don't knit a pair of socks for your boyfriend or he'll walk away from you. He'll walk away but will he walk back? It might be an effective way to rid yourself of a pest.

4.If you knit one of your own hairs into a garment, it will bind the recipient to you.

5.Knitting for children you may have in the future, but before you are pregnant, is bad luck (it may prevent one from getting pregnant, or bring ill health to the baby).

6.Don't stop knitting when you are only on the cast-on row, or the project will never be finished. At least now I have something to blame all those UFO's on

7.Cast-on for your next project immediately after finishing one. It's bad luck for your needles to be empty. No problem there

8.When knitting a pair of socks, the second sock must be started immediately after casting off the first and finishing the first must be postponed until the knitter has time to cast-off, and cast-on the next sock at the same sitting.

9.Knitting as a voodoo doll -- ripping out your knitting while picturing someone you don't like is a way to "hex" them.

10. Never HAND knitting needles to a friend, they can stab the friendship. Put them down and let the friend pick them up. How many of us are guilty of stabbing a friend? At least now we know.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

It was on sale..



The 2 claret and 2 mustard are for my b-i-l's blanket.The 2 coffee are for my sisters afghan. 1 skein cotton tots for a boarder on the wretched cotton tots blanket that pills if you look at it wrong.I will never use this yarn again. 6 skeins dish cloth cotton.1 N sized crochet hook and a Patons booklet with an awesome cabled sweater in it.

Red hart super saver $4 for 2 skeins, Vannas choice $5 for 2 skeins, Sugar and cream $5 for 4 skeins. Claret and Mustard are the perfect combo for 49ers colors!

I really haven't been this happy in a long time. I'm looking forward to my knitting, my weddings coming up and Stu and I are looking at houses. As well as thinking about babies and looking at better jobs. I'm in a good spot right now and I'm enjoying myself.

At least I didn't buy anything with out a purpose!