Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Always thinking...

So as I'm still knitting the back of my sweater, I'm thinking of xmas pt 2. That's xmas for MY side of the family. They get their gifts in December, you know, around the real xmas. The inlaws get Thanksgiving (American Thanksgiving) gifts and a little trinket in December.

It honestly works out better.

So I only have 3 gifts for December, which is cool.

1. Niece (17) -Pink arm/wristwarmers ala voodoo/irish hiking scarf/new mag pattern I got. Need something nice and pink. Or girly. Or something.

2. Sister Inlaw -Grey fuzzy Joann Angel Hair Spiderweb Caplet. Oh, soft, fuzzy and warm!

3. Brother -Wants a skull and xbone hat. Not sure he's getting it. Heh. So a hat and slippers of some sort or something. Not sure how I'm going to outdo the damn Skull Scarf he loves.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Dads Socks

They turned out great. And yes, they look wide and big, but they fit Ben perfectly. I love Cascade Fixation!

Problems? None, since I made this pattern for my Brother Inlaw as well! I changed the gusset and toe decreases to make more sense.

The start of my Snowflake sweater. Yes, its fuzzy, but check out that shaping. Okay, I'm scared, but this is only a few hours work! And yes, I have a little stitch marker on there so I can tell what side is the right side. Um, ya. It sure is acrylicy soft!!

Thursday, October 20, 2005


I finished the socks....and forgot to get a photo this morning. Doh! I'll do it tonight.

Now the question is....

I have a month. Do I knit up a few felted bags, and slippers to go with the stuff? Or instead of slippers, I could always BUY my FIL slippers, or make him a STL Cardinals pillow or something. Hrm. That might be fun.


Wednesday, October 19, 2005

I got books!

I got some more books. I can't help it!


Okay, I flipped through this book, and it honestly looks kickass. TONS of information, and many many MANY sock patterns. And when I mean "sock patterns", I don't mean, "here is a ribbed sock", "here is a cabled sock" stuff. Its more like "here are 4 stitch pattern repeats" and so on. They have cute charts layed out for you to figure out how many to cast on for each size and so on, so no more patterns written only for womens medium.


This book looks really inspiring. Yes, I'm on a "looking at afghans" kick. The patterns are rated, and they cover a really broad range of looks. A pretty damn kickass afghan book. If you own one afghan book, it should be this one.


Okay, I KNEW this had cr*chet in it, but I didn't know it was the majority of the book. While they do use yarn I can buy at Michaels or Joanns, that doesn't redeem it. Okay, so if you have a few knitted afghans, why do you need 2 feather and fan projects? I looked at this one AFTER the GKA book and damn these people are fuddy duddies. There are also duplicates on the cr*chet patterns. Waves/Zig Zags/Chevron play a big role. Just in case you can't figure out how to make zig zags thicker or thinner or something. I paid $12 and the only thing stopping me from returning this is that I'm very very very lazy. And I might like to do maybe probably not 1 project.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005


I gotta find some suitable Alpaca for a damn Yorick Scarf.

Okay, its not all that, but Its a SKULL SCARF. Hello? Yep, I gotta make it.


Also, it seems that Ben is quite sensitive to Alpaca, so no scarf for him. Hah!

Friday, October 14, 2005

Pretty cunning, don't ya think?

Jayne "Cunning" hat, from the series Firefly. Araucania Nature Cotton. Its big, since I made the large, but its a gift. I have no good photos of it on. Heh. I'll have the birthday boy model it.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Some photos for today

Dad Inlaws sock. It fits Ben perfectly, and well, they have the same size feet!

Jayne's "Cunning" Hat. I think the thick thin cotton gives it a true space cowboy futuristic look. I should have this done by the end of the weekend. Note: this is a truely dorky hat, and will look truely dorky on, that is the point.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

I guess I need pics soon!

Probably tomorrow. I finished 1 sock for my FIL. Yay!

Also, in the mail I got my Jayne Kit from Heather and damn this girls instructions are thorough! She even made the pom pom ahead for me and included a little bottle of fray check for the yarn...AND stitch markers. Well and above the call of duty. I'll knit that up in the next few days, I have until next weekend.

When will I get to start that damn black sweater? Sheesh.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Spiderweb Caplet

I decided on the Spiderweb Caplet from Stitch N Bitch Nation for my coworker. It took maybe 4 hours of knitting. I used Moda Dea Ricochet that was $2 a ball. I used 2. Heh. Her wedding and favourite colours are fall colours.

Changes: I did an extra 9 rows of pattern (it was looking really really short), and I did an Icord instead of cr*chet for the ties. Screw cr*chet!! I don't care if it was a single chain, I still haven't taken that darn class!

Friday, October 07, 2005

Oh dear.

Okay, I've done it again. I need a quick easy project that looks impressive for a bridal shower. I was thinking the Perfect Pie Shawl from Weekend Knits. I still haven't made anything out of that darn book yet. Good way to start...don't have the book on me to say if its "easy" or not.

Any quick shawl patterns or anything like that? I have that pretty turquoise Shimmer I can use for something....if I wind it. She's not that amazing a friend, hence the easy, with lots of wow factor. Maybe Branching Out or something? Maybe the Airy Scarf? Who knows.

Due date: 1 week. Heh. Looks like socks are on the back burner ;)

I always do this to myself. Figures.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005


Work has been busy. Everything is coming along, I just don't have time to knit. Then when I do have time, I run off and redesign my site. Ya, just because I'm not busy enough with the day job.

Oh well. The father inlaw sock is started, and I'm using a basic pattern. I found the wine colour Fixation at Cottage Yarns. In fact, they only had a single left. I tried to peer through their sale stuff, but honestly I don't need more. Plus, the other woman digging in the basket was hoarding all the black. Grr.

Today I need to leave work early and take Raven (the bunny) to the vet. Wish us luck. Hopefully her weepy eye is just allergies. Ugh. Poor bunny. Then off to pick up my drugs at Walgreens, Flamenco, bring burritos home to feed the husband, and then off to knitting!

I will knit today dammit! Tuesdays are too busy.