Sunday, November 29, 2009

A Week's Worth of Yarn

So, why haven't you heard from this week you may ask? I have a picture that will sum up the whole answer:Yep. Made a baby blanket this week. What did you do this week? :oP

Knit on...

PS: I'm casting on Simple Knitted Bodice tonight. Needs a sweater!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Travel Knitting

I took the Jaywalker sock with me this weekend while I traveled to see DF. We had a SnB on Saturday and I was able to finish the first sock. I didn't cast on for the second one, but the first one is done and I will be happy when I travel enough to finish the second one now :oPThese style socks always look hugely wide around the foot to me until I put them on. They always fit perfectly. I really like the Jaywalker pattern and knitting this sock has reminded me just how much I like the way it looks as well as the way the socks fit my foot.

That's it for now. Hopefully more progress on other things tomorrow!

Knit on...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Blanket Grows

I didn't do much yesterday on the blanket after work because I was knocked on my arse by a funk that was almost flu-like. Instead, I stayed in bed and slept for 12.5 hours straight. It seemed to do some good though since tonight I was able to work more on the giant granny square. Here's the progress:I'm really enjoying making this and the colors are much darker than they appear in the picture thanks to the flash. This is going to be DF's niece's baby blanket for her daughter that I promised his mom I would make for her. I think this will be a nice heirloom-type piece that will hold up well since it's all out of superwash sock yarns made with merino and nylon. It's soft and durable, perfect for baby stuff.

Plus it's keeping me entertained. That's it for today. I'm off to bed again early to get rid of the last of this funk.

Knit on...

Monday, November 16, 2009


So as I sat here last night crocheting a granny square, I began to wonder how I managed to avoid ever making one of these in the 6 years now that I have been crocheting. Anyways, I am making a granny square throw out of leftover sock yarns. Here is the progress so far:Sorry for the very blown out picture. The camera was a little too ambitious with the flash this morning. I also finished the Tea Cozy Hat yesterday:
I'm probably going to wear this today since it was snowing this morning when I was running. Yes, snow. In November. Joy.

I also cast on a pair of Jaywalker socks to work on while on the road this weekend and I got this much done:The flash didn't work there. Go figure. That's it for today. More granny square coming up tomorrow :oP

Knit on...

Thursday, November 12, 2009


I have run into a conundrum this morning. Turns out that I am low enough on whole skeins of sock yarn that I had to seriously contemplate if I really wanted to take socks as my travel knitting for this weekend. Normally I wouldn't ever give this a second thought, but seeing that I have over a month to go before I can get yarn from the States, I am having to ration the good stuff right now. I did in the end grab two skeins of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in the Mt. Creek colorway and walked out the door. I think these will be Jaywalkers since that particular pattern seems to wear well with the Lorna's and for some reason prevents the pilling that seems to happen with the Monkey socks or anything else with lace in it.

I almost finished the hat, but I took so long deciding on what yarn to take with me this weekend that I forgot to take a picture of it. I should be able to finish it on Sunday evening when I get back. I have about three more rows in the hat itself and then need to make 12-20 inches of 3 stitch i-cord. Hooray for i-cord....

So, that's it for this week. I'll be back on Monday with hopefully a finished hat and hopefully some sock progress to show you all. And I leave you with this on this Friday morning:

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Secret Crocheting and Non-secret Knitting

The past few days I have not been blogging because the project I was working on was for a birthday present for my neighbor who may read this blog. So, I crocheted her a scarf out of handspun and gave it to her last night and of course forgot to take a picture. I'll try to get one as soon as she wears it.

As soon as I finished the scarf, I cast on for the Teacozy Hat by Wooly Wormhead. I really liked how it has that hole in the top for your ponytail to go through, and since I had long hair and like hats, I decided this would be perfect for one of the leftover skeins of Malabrigo from the Mr. Greenjeans cardigan. Here's the progress so far:2.5 inches of ribbing. About to go into the hat body now, so it should fly pretty fast from here. Hopefully I'll get a lot done on it tonight.

That's it for today. Hopefully more progress and possibly a scarf picture to show you tomorrow.

Knit on...

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Of Fish Hats and Birthdays

Friday was my birthday and Sunday was DF's birthday, so we spent a quiet weekend together and celebrated with dinners and gifts. One gift I gave DF was the fish hat:The fish hat is quite cool I might add and I'm going to make another for me once I can pick out some colors that I like. I still need to add eyes to the hat to make it look better, but you can see it does look like a fish.

So happy birthday, DF! I love you and I show my love by knitting you fish hats :oP

Knit on...

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Fishy Fishy

I'm addicted to this silly fish hat. I just like the basic striped color changes and the simple construction. It's fun to watch it grow and realize that the hat is using up all kinds of stash yarn. Anyways, here's the hat in progress:I think it should be finished tomorrow evening. I'm just about to the tail part now. It's flying. Hm, flying fish...

Knit on...

Monday, November 02, 2009

Getting The Mojo Back

Knitting mojo that is. I have to admit that I have been kinda blah with my knitting here recently. I finished a couple of sweaters and then was caught up in small things for other people and just didn't want to make another tiny sweater tonight. So, I pulled out the last WIP still on the needles and worked on my Clessidra stockings for a bit. Here's the sock where it stands on row 41:I knit about 5 rounds on the sock before I got hand cramps from the tiny cables. I think this sock will still be a WIP for a long time. The more I look at it though, the more I just adore it and I know that one of these days it will be finished.

But there's something else under that sock. It's whimsical and it completely has grabbed my attention. I want it done because I want to wear it now! It's the fish hat from Knitty and I cast on for it this evening. So fast, so easy, and so rediculously kitchy that I want to make 5 of them just because I can. Here's my progress on it:Welcome back, knitting mojo. Funny that it took a fish hat to get you back!

Knit on...