My knitting fears, hopes, dreams, and what comes of them.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Cabling AND Intarsia!

So Becky bought me this really cool yarn, so I took a break from my Christmas knitting to make something for myself. I know, I'm terrible.

This is my first (finished) cabled project. The pattern is called Bamboozled and I really love the way this turned out. The yarn is Ellyn Cooper's Yarn Sonnets Caribe Irisee and the colorway is called Misha. I used six needles. This only took about a day to knit up.

Detail of the cabling.

I love this headband and have worn it a ton since I made it!

I'm also working on my first ever intarsia project. Wish me luck!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

i can has sock yarn?

I finally got a photo of the hat I just finished! This is the one I made to match my star scarf.

Cute, eh? I'll post a pic of the recipient after I give it to her, it's going to look ten times more adorable on her.

Also, here's the lovely sock yarn I bought!

I hope I don't fail at sock-making. Wish me luck?

Headband is going well, I just didn't get around to taking a picture of it. Oh well, it will be a surprise! Mwa ha ha!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Another LYS Trip...

Becky, Valerie, Justin, and I went to our LYS yesterday! Much fun. We bought Valerie a birthday present (some beautiful lace weight yarn. She's making a gift for her host mom when she goes to Japan). Becky found some of her favorite yarn on sale, the book she's been wanting, and she bought me some crazy cool novelty yarn that I'm making a headband with. Pics to follow.

ALSO!! I got compliments on my calorimetry TWICE yesterday. Once was from a random girl on campus that stopped Becky and asked, "Where did you buy that?" and the other was the other of the yarn shop who thought it was amazing and had to look up the pattern for herself. Squee.

We're going back to the store today for Becky's b-day present. I found the yarn I want to make my afghan out of, but it's $10 a skein and I need over ten skeins. :( Not in the budget right now. I wish I could buy it one skein at a time, but then my dye lots wouldn't match. Anywho, I do need to go back to Wal-Mart and grab a few skeins of Caron Simply Soft to make my dad's hat and Kelly's hat.

One last thing! The person I made the Jayne hat for received it yesterday and LOVES it! I am sooo happy!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Change Your Mind

Well, I decided that the pithy hat was not turning out like I had hoped, so I frogged it. Instead, I cast on the Blanche hat. I'm already finished! It was a really quick knit. It's also very lovely. This was made to match the star scarf, and I'll try and get picture of it and the set up tomorrow. I have also promised to help Becky update her blog, so hopefully I can be productive.

I've decided to hold off on the butterfly scarf and finish all my other gifts first. If I don't get it all done by Christmas, everyone will at LEAST get one gift and then I can give them the second part as I finish.

Next thing to do: Find a hat to match my Wavy scarf.

Oh, and btw.... I bought sock yarn!! Now if only Becky will finish her pair of socks so that I can steal the needles. ^_^

Sunday, December 2, 2007


The butterfly scarf is causing problems. No matter what I do, it curls. Actually, right now it's folding down the middle. Do I keep knitting it and hope for the best, or do I give up before I waste another day?

In any case, I have cast on the pithy hat. It got off to a rocky start, but is now coming along nicely. :)