Thursday, November 30, 2006

Long and skinny

Le scarf. You know... even at 8ft, I'm STILL not done with that damn Snowflake yarn. I think I'm retiring it. I can't take it anymore. However, I do have a nice warm scarf for Chicago.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006


I took a photo of my long skinny scarf (I couldn't take it anymore after 8ft) and I forgot my camera at home. I'll post a pic tonight.

I cast on for the Minimalist Funnel Neck from Magknits late last night. I'm using some Rowan All Season Cotton that I bought from the UK. I bought a bag on clearance, but I didn't realize that they yardage is pretty tiny, so it only amounted up to 980 yds. It is a nice grey called "Slick".

I might take my Handwork Cora from Elspeth if I get quite far on this before leaving for for my trip to Chicago to start Rusted Root. I'm not sure yet.

Anyway, I'll be sure to post pics this evening or tomorrow. It is just a plain black scarf, honest.

Oh, and I got the plastic in the mail to finish off my Headline News! But she sent brown instead of clear. She's sending the clear, but I'm unsure if I should use the brown (which she said to keep). I don't want any sort of brown peeking through the brim! Maybe I should wait for the clear, but I'm getting impatient!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

THIS one is from my SP!

This package was from my SP! I love it all, and those cards are ultra handy! Thanks so much.

PS: The other package was from a cool contest I won. Doh!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Thank you

If this is from my Punk Rock Secret Pal, thank you! There was no note to say who to thank!

Almost done

So the Headline News only needs the plastic in the brim. I ordered it on ebay because it was cheap, and I would have spent more in gas than in product to get to a craft store. Okay, and I'm lazy. I think I was too reliant on living really close to a Joanns and a Michaels when we were in California. Oh well.

So I'm stashbusting my darn Snowflake yarn and making a long skinny scarf. I'm just using my swatch, since I didn't bind off. Mind numbing, but I'm unsure of my next project anyway. There is a woman in accounting down the hall who is really starting to show (her pregnancy). We chat every once in awhile (she does payroll, and helped me out when I was sick), maybe I should use up that baby homespun and make a blanket. I have to get rid of it sometime! I don't know the sex, and I'm not about to go up to her and ask. I'm sure people are in her face enough about it. I'll have to give my boss his puppy booties and hat soon, as his baby is due in the beginning of January. I don't think they are having a shower here. Fine by me!

I'm wearing Grace today. It is pretty comfy, and I think I like it. That's a good sign.

I love my new bag, but it is so big. I'm not used to that. It is going to be awesome to travel with though. I have to go to Chicago in December, so I will be breaking it in. Hrm, how many projects to I take? Heheh! I guess I'll have to have something to knit before I leave! It is only a few weeks away!

Friday, November 17, 2006

It's My Perogative!

Okay, I changed my mind. I'm going to make Headline News out of SNB Nation instead of the Later Gator Mittens. I will probably make those too, but I really want a hat. And since I was just at Hobby Lobby (and they are NOT open on Sundays, facists), I ordered a few sheets of plastic canvas via ebay. I didn't want to pay $5.00 for shipping from Joanns or somewhere online, and I was REALLY trying to be good to not buy any yarn.

I swatched this morning with some Cotton Ease (my last little ball, so sad) and it looks like it should work.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Oh Amelia.

You are just freakish looking. And I don't like you. And you are kinda big (and I got gauge dammit). AND there is something wrong with your construction. Oh well. The Amelia Earhart Aviator Cap was a bust. Like 90% of my hats.

I guess I'll start my mittens next, and then another hat or something. I'm hating all of my hats but my bunny hat, which is for extreme cold weather. And that is WAY too dorky to hate. I love it!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

It's my birthday

Today is my birthday (Yay!!!) so I decided to break out my Simple Knit Bodice. No, I haven't blocked it, and I should I guess. I like the fabric how it is. ANYWAY, this thing is so hard to keep on! It is a little big (no, I shouldn't be knitting a size SMALL, and YES I got gauge) and keeps on slipping off my shoulders. It makes it hard to walk and hold a cup of tea.

Anyway, I'm getting a lot of compliments on it, maybe I'll wear it again some day. Maybe I'll fish out some mini saftety pins when I get home to keep it on my shoulders.


Monday, November 13, 2006

One Row Wrist Warmers

Well, the short scarf left a lot of yarn! So I made my brother a pair of wrist warmers. They have the 1 row pattern at each end and stockinette in the middle. They are knit flat and just seamed up minus the thumb hole. Super easy, took maybe 2 hours.

One Row Scarf

Isn't it nice when someone asks for a short scarf? My brother wanted a plain scarf, and this is what he got. He likes it, and it comes in "short" at 50" or something around there. Made out of Simply Soft, because he specifically wanted washer and dryer friendly.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

"Plaid" Mittens

"Plaid" Mittens, done in black Sidar Snowflake. Less than 1 ball. They are kinda tight, but darn warm. I don't ever suggest this yarn, but hey, I have a lot of it left.

OTN: Yarn Harlot's One row handspun scarf. In a plain grey for my brother. He wanted plain, and this is as plain as I could get without offing myself from boredom.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Not much but mittens!

So, I've been casually working on a pair of fuzzy mittens made out of my leftover Sidar Snowflake. Now, this is fuzzy yummy yarn, but it has no stretch. The 2x2 ribbing is a mess. These will probably end up being car mittens, and that is fine, but when I do ribbing, I want a bit of stretch and shrink, you know? I guess the leftover (since this stuff is neverending) will be a scarf, since well, it is very warm. Warm, fuzzy, and no stretch. Yes, I knew all about this, I just can't leave yarn sitting in my stash!

So next I guess I'll finish that off, since I'm already trying to deplete this darn stash. Then I need a hat! Then my brother needs a scarf to match his new winter coat (grey). I had to go the Simply Soft route again since well, he needs something washable and while he does his own laundry, he doesn't need the hassle of hand washing. I'll need better mittens for myself, and maybe some fingerless gloves for all of us.

It is winter here, at least in my books!