Monday, November 28, 2005


I'm done my sweater, minus the buttons. I should block it somewhat somehow first. I finished it yesterday in a tattoo shop. Hehe. Oh, and it fits :)

I would take a photo but my camera seems to have died a silent death. Hopefully its the battery and will be up and running when I get home. If not, I guess I get a new camera for xmas.


Friday, November 25, 2005

I'm surviving.

There's nothing like a panic attack when you pack 5 hours of project for a 4 hour flight, and then have a 2 hour delay. Yes, I ran out of yarn...ugh. Then I had to go all low tech and read.

I'm pretty impressed I remember how to do that ;)

Then all over St. Louis looking for some damn Lionbrand Jiffy in BLACK. Michaels, Garden Ridge and Joanns denied me. However Hobby Lobby (there's only 1 here) rocked. Oh, and it was $1 cheaper here regular price. I figured starting a project where the yarn was "easily obtainable" was good. Hell I was wrong.

But all is good, and I'm halfway up the yoke on my sweater. I say 75% done? I wish it were closer to 100% since its COLD AS HELL here. The weather channel said it would be in the 40s to 60s here. Ya right. Try 20s. Assholes. I threw out my winter jacket here at the gym (actually left it in the lost and found to be donated) because the lining was just falling apart again and I didn't want to resew it. Ended up buying a jacket that has no pockets. Damn women's jackets.

Anyway, besides freezing my ass off, and my inlaws yelling constantly, things are well. We went for sushi for lunch with friends, and they are all out now.

Peace and quiet....and knitting :)

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Bulky Beanie

Making hats is pretty damn fun, mostly because they take nothing to make. This Bulky Beanie is no exception. I thought I was running out of yarn, so I did modify the pattern a bit, but it fits Bens head fine.

My plan on when I get back is to use up some of my scraps for baby hats. Fun!

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Cable Hat

I finished the Cable Hat I think on Thursday but forgot to take a photo of it. Anways, its a really cute pattern, and fits Ben's head fine. A keeper. I've found out the cable backs are way harder than cable fronts. Oh well!

On the needles: A basic bulky beanie made out of that leftover Moda Dea!

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Changed my mind

I'm making Ben a Cable Knit Cap instead of another London Beanie. Its the last of my Wool Ease!

Aw yeah! Getting rid of it! Of course, it takes a bit, since even the 20% has me weezing and my hands blotchy.

And in another "doh" moment....Cascade Sierra. So pretty, I have it in purple for the Julia Tank. I bought some for Lisa, and wanted some myself.

What was I thinking? 20% wool? On my body? Can I not read? I'm peeved because this is so pretty. *sigh* And I didn't notice until someone posted about it on the knittyboard or somewhere random I visit.

I'm not ready to part with my Silk Garden yet. I'm not ready to part with my Sierra yet, but I'm going to have to. UGH.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Thank you

Thank you Secret Pal. Wow, its all so soft. The alpaca is wonderful and soft, and I've never owned any Debbie Bliss before... I just noticed that. Its awesome!

As an extra bonus, you'll notice that my Secret Pal wound the 665 yards of alpaca for me. Very thoughtful and sweet!

Now off to the couch so I can flip through the book!

Irish Hiking Wrist Warmers

Irish Hiking Wrist Warmers, made out of Bernat CottonTots. Washable and dryable, and for my 17 year old niece. These were such a quick knit. 2 leisurely evenings and they were done! I did use a size 6 needle, instead of 8, and they are still a little big. I'll have to pop them in the w/d to see what the final result is.

I still have at least half a skein left. That's LOTS of bunny ears.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Yay for Birthdays

Elspeth rocks my socks. She is such an amazing friend, and I would have never met her if we didn't both have this knitting obsession thing going on. She's thoughtful, kind and an honest person. I'm so glad to have her in my life.

Of course, its dark as hell and the flash wasn't cooperating with me. The roses are a nice deep velvety colour. I'm still giggling about them.

Thank you Elspeth! I'd call you but I'm a dumbass and can't find where I filed away your number. DOH! I suck!

PS: Excuse the Superman/Batman card I made for Ben, it was on the table still! Heheh!

Spiderweb Caplet numero 2.

Spiderweb Caplet #2, nickname: fuzzy muppet. Yes, you can't see the lace pattern, but honestly under white or in the light you can. Made of Joann Sensations, a little less than 2 balls. Its fuzzy and warm for a winter night.

And I started the Irish Hiking Wristwarmers. I went down to a size 6 needle, and used Bernat Cotton Tots. The photo is of the darn thing blocking, it was still wet when I woke up. This pattern is so fun, yet, too vague. The person who made this modification to the scarf pattern used a size 8 needle and Cascade 220. I tried a size 8 and Cotton Tots is the same gauge as 220, and it was HUGE.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Sirdar Snowflake Sweater

The muppet sweater. Its big and fuzzy and muppet-like. Now, I have to say, why is everything I knit, and get gauge on (YES, I checked the gauge on this) too big? Am I a retard who can't measure? I mean, I take my measurements monthly. When making garments, if it has my exact bust size, I generally make that size. This is HUGE on me. I knit a 39" and I have a 38" bust. This will fit my xxl friends fine. Its a nice comfy sweater, but not what I thought it was going to be. I was worried it would be too tight! Hah.

This one will go in the washer and dryer. And no, I didn't "block it out" because it would have been insanely huge. The only other alteration is that I skipped 2 rows on the neckline, for a deeper v-neck. I forgot it would add to less shoulder space, but eh, I like that too. Overall, it looks cute with jeans, half falling off of me. I think.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

The question:

For work:

Do I list something as "knit" because that's what is in the system, and what will be printed on the invoice, even when its cr*chet? Will only knitters who love the big mouthless cat hate me, or should I educate the average customer, even if it will show wrong on the invoice....

And is it bad that I skipped ordering 99% of the cro*chet items in the catalog? Heh.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Not very fun

Well, I'd take a photo of my sweater in progress, but honestly it just looks like a big black fluffy muppet died on my coffee table. I'm on the last sleeve, then just the neckline to do.

If I get time to knit this week, besides my scheduled knitting appearance tonight, I'll have it done by next week. And I'll model it. And I'll wear a tank top under it since everything I take a photo of looks sheer. Damn bathroom and flashes.

Its my birthday next Monday! YAY!!

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Even better.

So I just found out another couple is pregnant. They would surely appreciate the Knithuhlu plushie.


They are calling their little one "The Squid" since its head looks all funky and weird in the ultrasound. So instead, they get this.

Aw yeah.

Oh, and the Jayne hat was a hit. In fact, he was Jayne for halloween and wore it. I'd say just that was a success, but hell, he hasn't taken it off much since I gave it to him! He keeps telling me its the best gift ever.

Its always worth it to put a little thought, and a lot of love into something.

The womb still has to be made first. But that's after xmas gifts as well!

I had lots of good stuff here.

Well, my blogger application ate my post. Bastard.

The AntiCraft is a cool new knitting webzine. It has some funky patterns. I especially like Eternal Embrace, Snowball's Chance in Hell, and Bad Juju will always make a cute gift.

On the sweater, I'm just about to start the bust increases on the front. You divide for the neck, and how I see it, there will be 2 triangles because of the raglan shaping. Then after the sleeves are done, you pick up along the neck, the live stitches on the sleeves and the back and do the neckband that way attaching all the pieces. Pretty weird. Seam the sleeves and sides (if it fits) and ta da! If the sweater does not fit (NO stretch to this fuzzy stuff) then it gets a corsetted ribbon on the sides. It all depends on if I can get it over my boobs ;)