Sunday, November 01, 2009

Another finished project!

Socks for friend. I really don't think she reads this blog, but just in case, I'm not saying her name. She'll be getting them for her birthday.

Now that I've finished these, I hope to get working on Roscoe's sweater, because boy does he need it! It's cold here!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

1 finished object and update on projects

I actually finished something, can you believe it?!?! I started it back in June because I fell in love with the pattern. Toward the end there, it felt like it was taking forever, but the 7 hour car ride back from Virginia helped me with the final stretch. I modified the pattern just a bit by adding 2 rows of green as edging.

Because of the nature of the pattern, it came out quite wonky. I should have taken a picture pre-blocking, but I forgot.

Once I finished the baby blanket, I picked up my Cold Mountain stole again. I'm on chart C (which is the final chart), but have only just started that chart, so it could be awhile before I'm done. I can't wait to see how it looks blocked.

I've also started some plain, 2x2 rib socks for a friend. As you can see, I've got one sock done and just barely started the second. I was also too lazy to match up the color change in the yarn so they are completely matching. I hope she won't mind.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Kool-aid dyed socks update

I've frogged and started these socks over so many times. They are still a tad too big, but I didn't want to rip them out again, so this is how they will be. I am really enjoying the toe up method of sock making. Much easier to try them on as you go.

Trellis and Keyhole Tank update

As you can see, I haven't gotten too far on this tank. Once I got to the plain stockinette bit, I got interested in the much more fun lace project I'm also working on.

Cold Mountain update

So although I started several projects a month ago, this is the only one that I've really been working on. This is the Cold Mountain Stole from Knitty. I am currently in a KAL (knit-along) with my friend Melanie on this one. Last I checked she was beating me and most likely she still is. I'm trying desperately to catch up though :-)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Trellis and Keyhole Tank

Ok, I've been wanting to make a tank top for awhile and decided on this pattern from the Interweave Knits magazine. The yarn is also from Knitpicks, a cotton/modal blend that I thought would be nice for summer. The cast on took forever! It is the tubular cast-on and I had never done it before, 5 rows of casting on! Go figure...... I finally got past that part and am into the 1x1 ribbing. Now, if I can only get it done before summer is actually over. Maybe that's wishful thinking..............

Cold Mountain wrap

I also started this wrap at the knitting marathon because I had been itching to knit some lace recently. I haven't gotten very far yet, probably because I've been working mainly on my socks. It is a fun knit and the pattern has been pretty easy to memorize, so far. The pattern is from Knitty and the yarn is hand-dyed from Knitpicks. Are we sensing a theme here that I order yarn from Knitpicks a lot? Uh huh :-)

Kool-aid dyed yarn

When Melanie and I got together, she asked me if I wanted to try kool-aid dyeing with her. So of course, I said yes! And this is the result, pretty cool, huh?

I wanted to try something I had never tried before, so I pulled out my 60" length, size 1 needles and set to work. Two-at-a-time socks, from the toe up! After many restarts, I thought I finally had it, until I tried them on and they were coming out way too big! So I restarted again, and am not going to increase quite so much. This yarn is the sock blank from Knitpicks.

Sipalu bag

I ordered this kit from Knitpicks a looooooooooong time ago. After starting it a few times, I got frustrated and put it aside because I couldn't get the hang of the stranded color work. I took it up again a couple weeks ago and have caught on to the colorwork, but since the yarn is fingering weight (Palette yarn) it is slow going, but still fun. And no, I did not grow a third hand, I asked the hubs to help me hold it open so I could take a picture :-)

OpArt blanket

I started this blanket a few weeks ago because I just fell in love with the pattern. And you know what I thought....."Oh, this is going so fast!" But that was at the beginning and now that I've increased several rounds, I have slowed down quite a bit. I haven't worked on it in about a week since I've started other things after a knitting marathon with my friend, Melanie. This pattern is found on the knitty website. The yarn is what the pattern calls for, Swish DK weight from Knitpicks.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

More socks!!

I just finished the socks I had been working on this weekend. The yarn is Classic Elite Alpaca Sox and I loved knitting with it. It's very soft and I liked how the colorway had a spiral affect on the pattern I was knitting.

It's so hard to take pictures of your own feet. I have never found a good angle for it. So I begged hubby until he agreed - though he was grumbling about it.

Now, on to the next project as the yarn I ordered just arrived today - yay!!!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Finally, finally, FINALLY!!

I'm finally done with knitting the main part of my mom's bag. Yes, I know this was supposed to be for Mother's Day, but I realized about halfway through that it was going to take a lot longer than I had anticipated. So here it is un-felted. I just have the I-cord handles to do and then felt it all and then I will be done. As Melanie says, Yay for finished projects!! LOL

Saturday, March 14, 2009

It's done!!!!

My shrug is finally completed for my brother's wedding in April. You know what that means!?!?!? Time for new projects. Here are some quick pics my husband snapped of me modeling it. This is before I blocked it so that's why the sleeves curl up a bit. They won't after blocking. Plus, I'm going to thread some brown ribbon through the sleeves as well.