Friday, January 25, 2008 black

I know, what a suprise. I had a burst of colour with that lime green, so black knitting is a very welcome thing now. Here is the progress on the Tree Jacket so far:

I'm still unsure if I'm going to end up with the small or medium. I'm tending towards the medium, since the lowest measurement really IS my size, but I don't want something baggy from hell. Then again, I'd like to wear something under this. Hrm. I just already know my habit of making sweaters too big...ugh.

And I did get pretty yarn this week, and finally got a photo of it.

Yummy rowan cotton rope for the Frontier Jacket. It is just a plain cardigan really. It has been awhile since I bought some black yarn! Okay, not counting the kidsilk haze...and...oh nevermind. My first yarn order of 2008.

So tonight I'm just sitting home alone, knitting while my husband goes and freaks out at random people at work. Because he gets cranky like that when people unplug his ethernet connection at his desk.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Not so 3 way

So this is the scarf/cowl/poncho. There is NO way in hell this will work as a poncho or scarf. However, it makes a fine cowl. Okay, it can be a scarf, but not in the sense that that pattern thinks.

Anyway, it was a good use of "fun fur"ish yarn. Now I'm done with it, and have swatched for the Tree Jacket.

Bonus shot of the 3rd Fetching I finished last night as well!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Jaywalker Scarf

Here is the final jaywalker scarf. It is made of Maizy and this yarn is really nice. I'll definitely pick some up for myself. The elastic didn't allow for complete flat blocking, but it still looks okay. I wasn't really aggressive with the blocking either, so that could be a part of it too. I didn't use all of the 2 balls, but still made it 70" long. She's quite short, so I didn't want to make it too long.

I hope the recipient likes it! She loves lime green!

Saturday, January 19, 2008


So last night I finished the Jaywalker scarf, at about 4am. I didn't stay up till 4am, I was up at 2am tending to a puking cat. Ugh. Have I told you our cat is bulimic? She gorges and purges a lot. Poor thing.

So I decided to do the last 4 inches that I had left to make it 70" total instead of using all the yarn. Because I was pretty bored with it. It is sitting downstairs wet, and I'm hoping that the corn fiber will block, they did seem to lengthen, but I didn't pin it so who knows what I will get. It does have elastic in it, so I'm a bit worried. Will it feel the wrath of my iron? Ben thinks it is too skinny, so I'm kinda nervous. However, it is 10 degrees out today, so in his mind he thinks a winter scarf is a more appropriate gift. Do I go buy some big chunky fuzzy lime green yarn and make her two? I have no idea anymore.

Speaking of big fuzzy and chunky, I started a 3-way scarf. I have to use my Moda Dea Dream, and no projects called out to me, but I have to get this yarn out of my stash. Since it is quite cold out, I figured I could use a cowl. And if I make this simple one, I'll see if I will ever use the Ice Princess one I have lined up in Kidsilk Haze. However, I'm sure the Ice Princess is a much more fun knit.

I still plan on swatching for the tree jacket too. Oh, and I think I need to make a Dalek tea cozy. Because I'm THAT big of a dork.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Fessing up to Fetching

So this is a photo of one of the Fetchings. The other is lost in limbo. Made out of Elsebeth Lavold Cable Cotton. I should actually weigh the yarn to see if I have enough, but I probably do. Just not looking forward to a 3rd. The cotton could do with a wash or two to soften up.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

2007 Finished Items

2007 Finished

Well, I didn't knit about half the year. I took it back up and enjoyed what I made. I'm not looking forward to making a 3rd fetching out of the yarn I have, but oh well. Gotta do something. The lime green scarf is slow going, I haven't knit in a week. Whoops. Damn Wii! Hopefully this year I will have at least 1 FO a month, or a damn good excuse for not having one (a big sweater/afghan or something).

February 2007
July 2007
August 2007
September 2007
October 2007
November 2007
December 2007