Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Ooooo, Malabrigo...

Well, it's done. The Mr. Greenjeans cardigan is all finished, the ends are woven in, and I'm waiting on the buttons I ordered from the US to arrive sometime so I can be completely done with it. I love it, and it's going to be so wonderful this winter. In the meantime, it's going to just sit there since the 2 minutes I had it on to photograph it, I felt like I might pass out from heat exhaustion. So without further ado, here is the cardigan, in badly shot self-portraits:And a slightly closer view:The next time DF comes to my city, I'll have him take some good shots of the cardigan that don't involve me with the self timer :oP

I also started on a new pair of socks this weekend out of KnitPicks Essential kettle-dyed sock yarn:Hedera from Knitty.com. This time I'll make sure they're big enough for my foot. The first pair I made are really too small, but I blame that on the heat stroke in Thailand since that's when I made them :oP

And last, but not least, I started the next home project which is a vest for my mom. It's really not that bright of a blue, but the camera seems to want to make it very bright today:The last thing I'll leave you with today is a music video that was posted on Ravelry about Malabrigo!

Knit on...

Monday, June 29, 2009

Almost Done

I'm just 10 rows away from being finished with the Greenjeans cardigan. Mind you, the rows are quite long and it will probably end up taking me the entire rest of the evening to finish this thing up, but I am almost there now! There was great satisfaction and rejoicing in the apartment when I cast off the second sleeve last night too. It's almost done and I hope to have some good shots of the finished cardigan for you all tomorrow. It looks like a blob again since I crammed all the neckband stitches onto circular needles to finish it and it bunches up.

Knit on...

Thursday, June 25, 2009


I finished a pair of socks last night just in time to gift them to my coworker Tina who's wedding is Wednesday. I like how they turned out and really liked the colorway of the Lorna's Laces.Whoops, realized that I forgot to rotate the picture before uploading and I'm out of time for blogging this morning. Oh well!

Anyways, I'm contemplating what to work on next as the travel project. Going to go look at yarn now and make my decision since I'll be on the bus this weekend with DF going to visit a friend.

Knit on...

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

It's about time...

Ok, so it's about time that I finally took some pictures of my new apartment here. So without further ado, here they are:The dusk view of the extinct volcano behind my apartment building.The bedroom (yes, it has its own room now :oP )
The kitchen/laundry room.Dining area, and last, but not least (I forgot to take a picture of the couch, but oh well) the yarn storage:And one last picture of the current state of Greenjeans:Knit on....

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Happy Friday

Happy Friday (or Thursday as some of you may be reading this right after I post it in EST)! I'm gearing up for a long day of classes, followed by a bus ride to go visit DF this weekend. I am going to meet a knitter tonight though in the neighboring city near where DF lives, so I'm looking forward to meeting someone who has a common interest!

I finished the first sleeve on my cardigan and started the second one last night. Here's the current progress:Hopefully next week this will be finished and I can start working on Mom's vest, which won't be so much of a blanket on me while knitting!

Knit on...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Almost 1 sleeve down

I'm now on the rib and cable pattern for the cuff, so the sleeve should be done tonight before I head out to meet some new foreigners here. I haven't heard that any of them knit, but hell, I can be optimistic, can't I? Even if they don't, I think I'll at least be meeting another knitter on Friday near where DF lives, so I'm looking forward to some knitterly contact again! Anyways, here's the cardigan:Go sleeve, go!

I should have at least a finished sleeve to show you tomorrow. Maybe I'll have more, who knows!

Knit on...

Monday, June 15, 2009

The End is Near

Of the Greenjeans cardigan that is :oP I'm almost half way done with the first sleeve and I'm hoping to be closer to 3/4 to done with the sleeve by the end of the night tonight. I'm actually a little bit sad to know that the cardigan is almost finished, but as you all pointed out on Facebook, I'll get to wear the Malabrigo then and will still be happy. We'll, I'll get to wear it when it's not 100 degrees outside and massively humid :oP

The socks are coming along well too. I turned the heel at lunch yesterday on the first one, so it's getting there, slowly but surely. I'll have pictures of that tomorrow.

I'll leave you with a picture of the Greenjeans in progress for today. See you all tomorrow with more knitting updates!And if I'm not too lazy, I'll try to get pictures of the apartment that I said I would post up here today :oP

Knit on...

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Current Sock

Since I always have a sock on the needles and haven't shown any pictures of that here recently, here is a picture of the sock in progress:I enjoyed the last pair of Broadripple socks that I made out of the Panopticon colorway that I decided to make one more pair of them. The pattern is very easy to memorize, so it makes it very easy to work on while sitting on a bus.

The colorway is South Shore in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock. It was gifted to me my Linda in the LYS swap and I knew it would be turned into something pretty as soon as the Panopticon socks were off the needles. Of course, now that I have my yarn on a bookshelf and not in a box, I can see that I only have 7 skeins of yarn left, so only enough for 4 more pairs of socks out of the Lorna's. I think I may have to remedy this pretty soon :oP The next pair of socks will be out of Knit Picks Essential sock yarn so that I can gaze at the pretty Shepherd Sock that will wait for me :oP

Hope everyone has a great weekend! On Monday, a virtual tour of my new apartment!

Knit on...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I'm Back....

I finally have a stable internet connection at my new apartment now, so I can get back to blogging and showing the knitting and spinning! So without further blabbering, here is the state of the Greenjeans cardigan:I'm actually almost done with the body now, so I should be on to the sleeves next week I think. As soon as this is done, I'll cast on for the vest for Mom. I did finally get all organized at the apartment and even have a bookshelf organizing the yarns. I rather like the idea of my stash being on display, so I think it looks pretty good.

That's it for today. Tomorrow will be more since I can finally update more than once a month :oP

Knit on...

Monday, June 08, 2009

Checking In Again

Ok, I am finally all moved in, but am waiting for my internet to be hooked back up. I have found a wireless signal now, but I have no idea how reliable it is, so I'm not making any promises until I have a cable hooked into this computer or a secured wireless network that I can log into.

Anyways, I have been knitting and spinning. If the wireless holds out, I'll get some pictures up here really soon.

Knit on...