Friday, June 30, 2006

Stars Redux

More stars. These are seriously fast, and easy. Could be blocked better, but honestly, they are supposed to be dishcloths, and they get wet.

The pink one is made out of Sugar and Cream (I still have enough left for little noses and such on stuffed animals and things) and the black is that never ending Crystal Palace Cotton.

Never ending I tell you. I'm going to make the Everyone's Doing It Shrug from craftster, mostly because I don't know how much I have left! It should be pretty quick.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Bats in the Belfry

Bats in the Belfry. My own pattern, kinda. The bat motif borrowed from Barbara Walker. I just put a basic eyelet edging on it. Made of GGH Safari (I had left over) - 2 balls and size 5 needles. I got 8 repeats out of it.

It's done.

Well, I ran out of yarn. 8 bats later, my belfry is full! Yay!

I'll post pics and stats when I take photos. This morning was full of post office errands.

Now, to knit another star!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Oopsie I snuck in a project.

Ya ya. I know. More than one project. No, the world is not going to implode, but the bats are getting restless.

Made with my Twilleys Freedom, this took a LOT less than the 93 yds in the ball. Which means a pink one is in order, and at least 1 striped one. The pattern is from the Monthly Dishcloth KAL yahoo group.

Its super cute, ne?

Of course it works for Project Spectrum too! Heh!

Hey look, colours!

Sunday, June 18, 2006

I promised pictures!

Bats! I'm already on the second ball, and that was with 4 bats. Er. Not good. However, it is 2 placemats long. Which means, um, that its longer than 1 placemat!

Okay, so lame. I know. It would be a pretty head scarf if it was half width. Though, it might make a pretty hip scarf or something. *shrug* It will be different after I block it. I just don't really know what to expect anymore.

Also, I bought some yarn on ebay. I thought it was going to be a bit more deep in colour, but it is called "Silver Streak". Duh.

Its nice. I'm just not in love with the white bits.

Off to visit my inlaws!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

I've figured it out.

I've figured out why its taken me oh....3 weeks to do 3 repeats of this scarf.

It's a scarf.

Now, there's nothing wrong with scarves, I kinda dig them at times. Especially cold times. However, there's a big issue between myself and scarves. There's nothing to look forward to.

Well, you can look forward to the finish or the end of a repeat, but its not the same. When you are knitting a sweater you can look forward to doing the front, the sleeves or the collar. You get the idea? When you are knitting a scarf, it's best that it go fast, because that's all it has going for it.

So that's why things are slow going with Mr. Bats in the Belfry. And I appologise, its really my hangup. Of course, we got in a fight last night since row 21 didn't appreciate all the mistakes, but hey, we solved it (my way).

Okay, another excuse is that I'm taking care of the kitty above us, and well, she likes yarn. A LOT. Poor hyper kitty, I can't even bring my knitting in the same apartment as her, because she rips it to shreds (I found that out last time). Then again, last night she was chewing on the electrical cords, climbing up the back of the couch, and trying to eat my toes.

Awww, pets.

Monday, June 12, 2006

I think I hate it.

I finally got Knitting Nature in the mail on Saturday.

And I hate it.

Well, I guess I don't hate it. I'm very not into it. In fact, I can't see myself making any of the projects. The spiral scarf is kinda cool, but why are almost all of the sweaters turtlenecks?

I'm not even inspired to mod the patterns.

Maybe I should stick to my Rebecca and Rowan infatuations. I need Rowan magazines, not a book on Knitting Nature!

I bet its because of my strong dislike of the outdoors ;)

Now I'm totally bummed, and have to unload this book. Boo!

Friday, June 09, 2006

Oh dear.

A brief glance into my little world. This is how I see things usually:





Now I can see why so many people want to go to IN! Hah!

And if you don't get it, good. I'll schedule you an appointment for corruption later ;)

Monday, June 05, 2006

Wow, I didn't knit

I just wasn't into knitting last week. I have half of a repeat more then the end of last Monday. Wow. That's slow for me.

I joined the Sexy Knitters Club and hoped that the next project would be cute and sexy. Turns out its Tempting II. Well, I did the first one and kinda hate it, so I'm going to pass on this round I guess. If I'm going to do another ribbed sweater, I have a lot of them in the list of things to do, like Cookie's Katrina for instance.

But that's far away. I did buy Krista awhile back, and was considering swatching my Interlacements yarn for it. I'm just worried that my regular ball winder won't handle the yardage. Will it? Blah, I don't feel like cutting it.

Maybe I'll make a little shrug. Right now, its all about bats!!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Yesterday was all about cravings.

Yesterday after picking my brother up at lunch, I had mad cravings for pancakes. So since we were in Creve Coeur, I decided to treat us to lunch at First Watch.

Okay, I notice there is no knitting content in that, bear with me.

It was good btw. Mmm....Banana Crunch pancakes!

Anyway, FW is across the street from Threadquarters, so I decided to take 5 minutes and stop in. Its mostly a needlework store, but they do have yarn. And a quite a bit of Alpaca! Prices were the same as usual, until you got to their 75% off bins. And look who was all alone in a sea of insane colours and novelty yarn?

Poor things. Its actually pretty nice, and $3.00 for both! I rarely impulse yarn purchase, but $3.00 on a $6.00 a ball yarn with no shipping? Aw, it had to come home with me!

Not like I got to knitting anything last night anyway, I had to deal with soap stuff!