Tuesday, March 29, 2005
See you in 2-3 days!
Monday, March 28, 2005
I figured it out!
this is what the pattern's picture is... obviously difficult to see because of the bad photocopy I made. There is a hood on the jacket, and I think I may line one with fleece. (for the NY nephew- the Alabama niece probably doesn't need a fleece lined jacket)
Saturday, March 26, 2005
I jinxed it!
Friday, March 25, 2005
3 inches into the back of the Duffle Coat- I think it might be a Debbie Bliss pattern, from "great knits for kids" but I'm not sure. The original pattern calls for Rowan Magpie. I wish I could show you what the coat is going to look like, but all I've got is a photocopy of the library book.
Thursday, March 24, 2005
I enhanced by adding 2 skeins of Moda Dea Sassy Stripes in Crush (for toe up socks this time)
and a bunch of Caron Sayelle in Dark Federal Blue to make a fall coat for my nephew - I think it's a Rowan kid pattern from a book- it was a library book, so I made a copy. The name of the pattern is called "duffle coat"- that must have taken an intense meeting to think of. I'm going to make a red Woolease duffle coat for my niece... I wish I could make stuff out of really nice yarn for them, but it's not to be.
picture of 3 adorable Easter Eggberts to follow.
Wednesday, March 23, 2005
It's a Mini- Finished Project!
Easter chicky #1 - I made the beak a little to big... oops!
This was a great project to learn short rows on... it's only used for the tail, and the project moved really quickly.
#2 is on the needles... there are going to be some modifications made to the pattern... da da dahhh!
I think may make as many as 4 easter chicks- I guess the zipper isn't going to get put on the jacket anytime soon.
On a sadder note, I thought I might be able to crochet the tank... but the thread is so weak, it breaks when I pull it- so crochet is definetly out.
On a happier note, it looks like the Pingouin Mousse I set aside for Candy is going to work very well... I may have enough navy blue and turquoise to make a second one! maybe. ;) let's see how the first one goes.
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Constitutional Law is finished!
Project waiting for Finishing
1. Ancient jacket needs ends wove in and a zipper attached
Current projects on the needles
1. thrummed glittens for me!
2. regular- nonfuzzy glittens for Chris
3. Easter chicks from Webgoddess
Up-and coming projects
1. felted bag from unidentified gray wool and the junk I spun
2. Candy from Kitty's winter in Pingouin Mousse black and mauve
3. tanktop (remake of the one Katie Holmes wore on the October Cosmopolition cover) with, get this! vintage Reynolds Palmona - a very thin, cotton boucle.(I found it in the basement-it probably was my grandmother's, but I can't be sure)
4. Shrug for Veronika
5. Shrug from pale blue elastic yarn and grey and blue ladder ribbon from my Europe trip
Thursday, March 17, 2005
Yarn Sore alert!
So why the heck am I showing you the Yarn Sores?? Because they're baaaack! Possibly once of the funniest styles to be strutted down the fashion catwalk is the dreaded yarn sore... they've REBLOOMED!! after years of dormacy. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
But I still need a catch phrase as I run away with his sock drawer next time, something cheesy and yet appropriate for the villain that I am. Any ideas?
With all the studying, I'm not getting much knitting done this week- but I'm still having a little fun (as evidenced by the above post) final exam in Constitutional Law is next Monday, so posting may be a bit skimpy until then.
Friday, March 11, 2005
Martha, Martha, Martha!
ok- that's my rant. Go make the Jessica Simpson shawl instead. Please.
Thursday, March 10, 2005
In knitting news, I have finished the thumb of glitten #2- now I just have to finish the rest of it. The choice to spin the roving before using it was a good choice I think, it looks much better, although I may not ply the rest of the singles, and instead set the twist and use them alone.
:) Happy knitting everyone
Tuesday, March 08, 2005
Monday, March 07, 2005
ooo! look at the pretty merino yarn I made... first ply ever! I made the choice to use this chunky weight instead of pencil roving... the loose roving has started to shed a bit on the other mitten (it may even be remade- gasp!) Oh well, as if I mind more knitting
Sunday, March 06, 2005
Tada! Almost done, it needs a zipper and a collar... I had to tweak the color of the picture so you could actually see what it actually looks like. Unfortunately the tweaking made it look like I have a sunburn everywhere else. Not so. (and thanks for the support everyone- lst week was tough... next 2 weeks will probably be as bad :P)
Friday I made another version of the knitty submission (it's a pretty small project) and last night, I finished the second sleeve to the really really old UFO. I'm thinking of not doing the hood, and instead winging a fold-down collar. Needless to say, I am in harmony with the world once again. For a little while. Pictures to come.
Tuesday, March 01, 2005
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