Sunday, October 28, 2007

Someone hearted my bag! I told my boyfriend that I felt close to tears, and then he called me a massive nerd. Butthead. :>P

I still think it's the most amazing think ever that a fellow knitter would like something I'VE made. I feel grateful.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

11th Hour WIP

My knitpicks order arrived today with my needle set! So I can finally start working on the sock yarn I've amassed. I'm got enough to make four pairs - I think I'm going to do the Spiral Boot Sock from Interweave Knits Summer 2007 first using the glossy burgundy yarn - that's the one I'm the most excited about. But doing a cute black ankle sock would probably be the wisest one to get finished - I'm looking at the Vog On pattern from knitty for that one. The other two socks I was thinking were Monkey (knitty) and Jaywalker (magknits) mostly because of their popularity and to see what all the hype was about. I am pretty into the jaywalker pattern, but most of what I like are the chevron stripes with contrasting yarn, and while it SAYS it's good with varigated yarn I'm not 100% sure I agree.

I need to get started on those handmade socks because my new shoes are a half size too large (actually in a perfect world they'd only be a quarter size too big, but whatev..) Thin socks won't cut it with these smoking new shoes, only artistic chunky handknit socks will do.
New shoes

I'm nearly finished with my very own newsboy cap, but I ran out of yarn right near the end! Arg!!
My Newboy in Progress

I've also decided that I'm sick of laming my flickr account with photos of wips and yarn photos. I'm going to make a new ravelry flickr account.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Newsboy Duo

I am currently working on Headline News from Stitch n' Bitch Nation. Actually, there's a small but fairly uninteresting story behind this. See - I've made this hat before, read the pattern wrong, and ended up making a really cute version of this hat - sized to fit a midget. Fortunately, I know a child who seemed keen on adding to her ever expanding wardrobe, and she was the recipient of my first ever Newsboy cap.

Yo Blend!

But what about MEEEEEE!!?
So I cast on again, but decided due to the last attempt that I would add another cable to the pattern. This took a few tries, but I ended up finishing the main body of the hat over the weekend. I knew it had been a little big, but I wasn't sure if it was a matter of concern until I wore the hat for a while. About 30 minutes. But then it was settled, I had to frog.

So I've started it again. It's going well, but I am getting so SICK of this pattern by now.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Sloth and Lust

Yeah, yeah... so I haven't been updating this. Thing is, I just wanted this blogger blog so I could link to ravelry and the whole world wouldn't read all my personal crap. But life is 95% personal topics, and I have a hard time doubling up on my entries in two separate blogs.

Besides -- my knitting life has definitely taken a back seat to school and work at the moment. I started knitting another newsboy cap for myself, and tried to use up some of my stash of Red Hart casual cot'n. But I just couldn't do it! The hat sits there half finished and I hate the look of the yarn and don't want to touch it. I think I'm going to frog it this weekend. I have no idea what I'm going to be doing with all that gross yarn in my stash. I was thinking of making a load of mug cozies for friends this christmas. Even if they were prone to noticing fiber content, nobody is going to be insulted over a mug cozy. Scientific impossibility.

The plastic bag bag sits unfinished. Once the weather turned murky I felt compelled to spend my time handling much cozier materials.

I ordered a whole bunch of stuff from knitpicks, completely ignoring my yarn abstinence pledge. (they always SAY abstinence doesn't work!) I received knitpick essential sockyarn in black and meadow, only to realize that I don't have DPNs small enough to work with them! I decided on getting a set, of course, to maximize efficiency and cost (etc) and THEN decided to get a few more skeins for the free shipping. And THEN I decided that since I had chosen aluminum (I'd probably break such tiny needles, were they wood), I should probably get a WIP holder since I didn't want my projects sliding off the needles in my bag.

I'm feeling guilty but excited.