Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Zonda's Fixation Socks

Thanks Z! These fixation socks are pretty funky. Especially with all the colour! I didn't do the slip stitch heel, as it wasn't comfy for me. The black pooled in exactly the same place, so I do have matching socks. Yay!

Friday, October 27, 2006


Grace, from The Daily Knitter. Made from Schoeller Stahl Portofino (cotton/acrylic/nylon). This turned out much shorter than expected, but this goes with what is "in style" so it is all good. I hated it seaming it up, but it looks nice and casual (and warm) on. It used a lot more yardage of my sub yarn than expected but it was black so reordering was easy. I single croch*t'd around the edge and was too lazy to figure out the "shrimp stitch". I think it looks fine.

Oh, and obviously I had to lighten the photo, couldn't be bothered to change tanks!

Thursday, October 26, 2006


Sorry for falling off of the face of the earth. I've been ultra busy at work. I'm still trying to get some energy back, and I have yet another doctors appointment on Monday. Ugh!

As for knitting, I'm done knitting the sweater, I need to put the last sleeve on and seam up that side. I think *I* will try to crochet, at least a single chain. Hrm. I could always pick up and add a border too. Anyway, I haven't had time for it.

This weekend looks busy! Darn holiday weekends! I got in my shaving brushes, so it looks like I better get my act together and start my shaving soap formula. I'm just too busy!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Punk Rock Pals Rock!

Lookie at what my Punk Rock Secret Pal sent me! I got it last night and love everything to bits. That yarn, it is 100% Alpaca, and 110% wonderful! It is mainly grey, with fades to blue and black. SO nice. I'm thinking of a wonderful scarf for myself, or maybe a hat! Oh, I can't decide!! I have about 220yds and it is worsted. SO yummy. Same with the pastilles. I opened those first ;) The stitch markers are really darn pretty, and came in that cute box. I needed something for my growing stash of stitch markers. I need to clean my tub so I can use the bath salts! Boy do I need to relax! It has been a tough week.

Is it bad to take your car for an oil change/tire rotation/car wash (all free) and tell them to take their time so you can knit? I went out for a quick bite with my husband when I dropped it off, and they were done 15 minutes later! No knitting time! I had to come back to work instead. Good thing it is beside a bubble tea place or else I would have been grumpy. Oh well. I got the yarn to finish off the sweater, so I'm working on the last sleeve. I hate the last bit of knitting, I always just want it done.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Diagonal Scarf

I had to go to work today, but at least I had a warm scarf.

Excuse the double chin look. Turtleneck plus scarf and a down angle just aren't all friends. Anyway, I really like this one. Made out of 2 skeins of Yarn Bee (Hobby Lobby house brand) Aurora in Arctic Night. It is super cute! And long!

row 1: kfb, k to end
row 2: k2tog, k to end

Easy peasy!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

OOpsie, I ran out of yarn ;)

So I knew I was going to run out of yarn. Pretty positive. I didn't knit really this week at all. So on Friday night I finished up my last ball and ordered 2 more. I should need 1. I have maybe half a sleeve left. I've already seamed up everything besides the one side. Oh, and it looks pretty bad, but honestly, I'm not really caring, as it should be comfy enough for work. And the back was WAY shorter than the front, which is never good. But I forced it, and it is together.

Oh, but there is cr*chet on the neck edges. I might bribe Ben's coworker to do it. She loves my baking, and honestly, I will bake for cr*chet. WTF is a shrimp stitch, and why don't they give instructions in a damn knitting pattern. Sheesh!

So last night I started a new scarf with the yarn Raquel pushed on me months ago. I couldn't picture it as anything, but I did pick up another ball last week in hopes of a scarf. I had fully planned on a drop stitch scarf, but my heart wasn't in it. I opted for a diagonal scarf. It is looking really darn cute. I think I'm going to make a pair of puffy mittens out of my snowflake yarn. It is getting cold here, and I'm not liking it one bit.

I go back to work tomorrow. It isn't a good sign that I can barely keep my eyes open huh? Going knitting this afternoon and then my hubands belated birthday dinner (with family) tonight. See, if I'm exhausted and in a weak dispostion, I can get in and out of the restaurant quickly. They haven't seen me since my surgery since my mother inlaw has been in a cast herself (foot surgery a week before my surgery). She finally has a walking cast, but is back at work. I'm dreading tomorrow. I should have taken that 3rd week. Doh! You know it is bad when you get too tired to knit, but can't sleep!

Friday, October 06, 2006

Awesome news!

I thought that you would all like to know, I'm cancer free! Yay! There was no cancer found, but it looks like the tumors were growing and I would have had to have them out anyway. So now me and my happy face shaped scar (so embarrassing) are going to go eat cake.

No really, I had nachos last night and we got cake to go since it was my husbands bday. So there IS cake to eat! I tried to bake yesterday and that was a big mess. Oh well. At least I finished the back of my sweater.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Puppy Slippers

Puppy Slippers from Knit Baby Head to Toe. So cute! They are more brown, but I'm too tired to mess with the colour. They did have tongues in the pattern, but I had no red alpaca. I'm always bad at embroidering faces, oh well. Perfect for my boss who loves doggies and is having a boy. A super easy pattern too.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Kyle's Kap

Kyle's Kap, from Knit Baby Head to Toe. Done in Filatura Di Crosa Adhoc Maxi (100% cotton). You double the yarn and knit it on way too small needles. Cotton. Yes, I am crazy. The hat turned out cute though. Or at least I think so. Not your average baby knit!

Beatknit Shrug

Bell Sleeve Shrug, by Beatknit. I ended up with 3/4 length sleeves, and I figured out what went wrong. "Work straight st st until piece measures 26 (30, 30, 31) inches long." I did that, from the bottom. I'm assuming, if you work 26" long from the end of the decreases for the cuff it would be the right length. Vague free patterns. Sheesh ;) It looks cute on, but my neck looks pretty sick right now. Made out of Caron Simply Soft.

Simple Knit Bodice

Simple Knit Bodice, found at Stitchdiva.com. This took as you all know quite a bit of time. Just because I wasn't in the mood to knit. It isn't blocked yet, that is the only thing missing. I subbed SWTC Soy Silk for the Tilli Thomas silk and it is very soft. The gauge is a bit off though, mostly because I subbed the gauge of the pattern, not the gauge of the yarn. You can't see the hematite beads that are studding the lace, they are subtle and pretty.

This is a really pretty sweater. I'm still unsure about the neckline, but I really have to block it and wear it before I decide.

Sunday, October 01, 2006


I finished the Bell Sleeved Shrug I started in the hospital yesterday. Er, I'm a giant or I can't measure, but I got 3/4 length sleeves. It still looks kinda cute. Photos tomorrow with the other sweater!

It would be nice to sleep now, but I can't. UGH!