Tuesday, December 29, 2009


I casually knit on this on Sundays with the knit girls. I like how it turned out. I need to block it but I'm ultra lazy lately. Oh well. The cotton angora is nice. Not super fuzzy and perfect for a hat. Of course I forgot to wear it today. Brr!

Excuse the weird pic. I got a new camera for xmas and I haven't figured it out yet. And it was REALLY cold outside so I gave up. So yeah, it looks like a black blob, but it is much nicer in real life :)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Star Crossed Slouchy Beret

Yes, I think I'm addicted to slouchy berets. The fact that I actually wear them means that knitting so many isn't a bad thing. I tend not to wear my knitwear. How sad is that? I mean, I get a lot of use out of both of my clapotis but that's about it if you don't count the berets I wear. Hmm.

I do really like this one, but it is a bit loose. Nothing a few clips can't fix in the wind! Made out of leftover comfy, and I still have some left! Eek!

Cute Neckwarmer

Long time no post! I have been knitting, seriously. First of all, I've been knitting more than I have been blogging, and I have proof of finished objects. The first is this one, the Fan Neckwarmer. Yes, I bought the pattern. Seems kinda silly to buy really. It is pretty simple. I do like it though. It is made out of bamboo so I will probably wear it quite a bit. I finished it on October 20th and didn't bother to blog about it. Whoops. It has even been through the wash and it held up great.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Jasmine Fingerless Mitts

These turned out nice and cosy, however they are too big for me. Oh well. A good gift for a guy, already made! Sweet! Embarrassingly I finished these September 13th and still didn't blog about them until now. Whoops.

Now I'm working on a scarf and that should be done in a few weeks. It is starting to get cold so I'm going to have to bust out some of my knitwear and see what I want to knit next! That's the fun part.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

I go awol when not motivated

So yeah. I haven't been knitting much. I really got unmotivated by my project. Okay, the pattern was boring as sin and took forever. The yarn I do really like. However, the pattern wasn't working for me. I felt like I wasn't making headway so I never knit on it... therefore never making headway.

Get it?

Clear as mud. When you don't have a project you like, you don't work on it! Hah!

So on Sunday I decided to rip out my 2 months or so worth of work. Okay, I pulled it off the needles. I haven't frogged yet. And tonight I started the Jasmine Fingerless Mitts. A nice easy pattern. I also have a bunch of small patterns queued up since I'm going to Toronto for a week next week and need something to keep busy! I'll probably be done these by then ;)

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Camo Directional Scarf

camo directional scarf

For not liking colour I really dig the way this turned out. I did use the 2 skeins I had which is also a bonus. I also finished this in July, I’ve just been bad about posting.

What have I been up to? Well, a lot of trashy reading, and I’ve only been really knitting once a week. Not that it is a bad thing, it is just a slump. I’ve been baking a lot too. In my post below you see another big time sucker, my new motorcycle. All of these things take away from my knitting time. I’m currently working on a scarf now and I never see progress. That is kind of hard on the product not process girl ;) I guess if I actually knit more than a few hours a week I would see change.

Not giving up knitting, just trying to balance out things. I know I’ll go through another spurt in no time. And sorry about the lagging blog. Whoops. I’m so bad!

River, and I’m so behind!

I'm SO behind on blogging. Holy crap. I finished this July 8th, and I can't believe I didn't blog about it. I love it. It is so nice and light and airy from the kidsilk haze yet warm. It is going to be a great wedding gift. The pattern was pretty easy minus one row I always had issues on (where the zig starts to zag). It is super pretty and I think it is wearable.

Me being all artistic and stuff. Hahah!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Gathered Scarf

I can see why making this in wool might be a better choice, however I do like the drape of the bamboo. I think if I initially wear it doubled up it won't grow too much. My final length ended up being 75 inches. Whoops. I just knitted until I didn't have enough for another repeat (thank you digital scale!). It was a fun project and I recommend it, but changing the needle sizes can be a pain. I used my Denise set and it was perfect.

I bought a ton of calmer the other day on a whim. I haven't bought yarn in a long time, and it was weird. I can use calmer for so many things, and I got it for $5.25 a ball! In black! How could I say no? Anyway, it is funny because I rearranged all my yarn and it won't all fit in my storage system. I have some high rubbermaid drawer systems from my soap company stuff that I was going to donate so I though they would be perfect. They would be if I didn't have so much yarn. Then again, it didn't all fit in my rubbermaid totes, so I guess that says something. And I have a tower of non black yarn. What is up with that? I need to make some more coloured gifts it seems. Hmm.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Wow. This project was weird. I mean, it wasn't bad but I should have read the pattern. The decreases are NOT in pattern, just plain stockinette. So weird, and kinda lazy. However, it was a free pattern so I can't bitch. If I had paid, well, there would be paragraphs about that.

But it is a nice hat. Perfect to tuck in my bag or purse.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Tea sleeve

This is the first of hopefully many coffee sleeves. Really easy to make, especially since this one is knit until it fits around the cup. I want to make a few that are circular as well. A great way to reduce a little bit if you are using a paper cup, and great for scraps. I used some unknown acrylic for this and still have a bunch left.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Ballet Tee

Okay, I finished this LAST Sunday. How is that for blog posts? Whoops. This turned out okay, but believe it or not, I think it is a tad big. The yarn (Knitpicks Comfy) is really soft. I do like it quite a bit!

Other than that I'm just knitting on a coffee cup holder and trying to decide on my next project.

Monday, March 23, 2009


This was a quick knit on Sunday. I used the leftover Blackberry Patch Alpaca, and I think I still have some left. Hrm. Cat toys? Who knows! Anyway, this is going to be nice for winter. The alpaca is warm, but a bit scratchy. Nothing too horrible, but it will keep my ears a bit warmer. The pattern was easy as pie.

Lemongrass Bolero

I think I will get a lot of use out of this kimono like cardigan. The Plymouth Sunsette is really soft, but I was really afraid of running out of yarn, so I did stop the length a bit. I put it through the washer and dryer and it looks pretty good. This will be great for the summer since I'm always cold!

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Oh wow. I'm such a slacker. Obviously. I don't know how I've been feeling about knitting lately, so I haven't had much to talk about. Don't get me wrong, I'm not about to quit or anything. This has been a very long standing hobby. I think it is coming close to my herbalism hobby I had growing up. Sidenote: you would think that this hobby would bloom now that I have a yard and garden space, man, I'm such a slacker.

So back to knitting. I like it. I especially like it socially. I really have a good time knitting on Sundays with the knitters. However, I don't feel inspired to knit at home. It could be I have too many distractions. Like video games, tv, dvds, and even baking. I do like knitting though. Really!

In knitting news, I should be done my bolero by the end of the week. It looks to be very wearable. It is taking a lot more yarn than advertised though! Stay tuned for photos!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Funny, it doesn't remind me of Jamaica

This was a pretty fun knit. Size 10 needles and short rows made for some mindless knitting, which is what I needed. I really love the Cathay I used, it is nice and soft. I now have a single ball of red left, what to make? Hrm.

I am going to cast on for the Lemongrass Bolero tonight. I hope it is another nice knit. I'm into mindless knitting lately it seems. Or at least quick. Maybe I should just make an army of bulky scarves? I don't know. I do know I need to clean up my knitting area upstairs. It is getting to be a mess. And another bad thing is that my stash doesn't fit in my bins anymore. I gave up trying to get the lids to click. That is BAD. It isn't bad that I have a lot of yarn, but it means I'm just not knitting as quick as I used to.

I know. It isn't about speed. It is about having fun. But this means I really need to use up my stash a bit. I have an overflowing bin of COLORED yarn. Seriously. I understand the black bin overflowing, but seriously? Colored yarn. Too much. I need to make a ton of gifts!

Friday, February 06, 2009


Too short! I got gauge for bulky, but should have added another repeat. Oh well, it only took 2 days. I do have way more than enough yarn to make another one or something else, so I'm not very worried.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Feb Lady Sweater

I really like the idea of this sweater, but I don't think I would use this elann cable cotton for it again. It just isn't super comfy. Then again, I haven't washed the heck out of it, so that could be it as well. It turned out nice, and I think it will look very cute over some summer dresses and it doesn't look too horrible with a long sleeved tee either.

I need a hat or something next. I'm glad I did this sweater, but it felt like a lot longer than 6 weeks to finish it believe it or not. I also have some scarves lined up as well. I guess the snow is getting to me!