Monday, April 24, 2006

New and Ribbing Along

Hi folks - I stumbled across this KAL the other day and thought it was perfect - I just started Ribby Cardi ages behind everyone else.

I'm making it in Cascade 220 in a tan and slate blue and have figured out from everyone else that I should make the body at least 1-2" longer. Any other big suggestions?

All sorts of fun deatils are on my blog, and here are the first and second entries dealing with Ribby Cardi. This week is The Week of the Sock on the blog, but I'll still be knitting RC in the background.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Can I get my gold now?!

2006 Winter Olympics Team Knittyboard

Seamed, blocked and in the hands of the gift recipient. Have the Olympics ended yet?!

Monday, April 17, 2006

Completed Soleil

Finally after putting it in the bottom of a bag somewhere for the winter months. I took it out last week and finished it! Here's Soleil.
I used some sort of yarn from Denmark, Hjerte Diamant cotton/viscose gauge was good in a beautiful shade of blue. Knitted size 42-44
I like the top but a little disappointed with it. Sorry I didn't get a photo wearing it. Dh said it's to short....I even knitted it an inch or two longer then the pattern called for. It's sorta like a belly type top, should be ok during those dog days of summer and kicking back around the house or maybe I should gift it to someone.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

French for Black Hole

I know I am not the first person to experience this, but I knit the crap out of this thing - 3 episodes of Veronica Mars, 1 of Doctor Who (the new one) and two of Numb3rs. And this is where I am, just past the first dropped stitch.

Not from cast on, mind you, but I started nearly at the end of the increase section at 8:30 this morning. I added one extra to make it a bit wider. Also, I have 3 (!) different dyelots of the Lion & Lamb Black Purl colorway, but I'm guessing (hoping) this pattern is pretty forgiving in that regard.

Yes, that's a Yarn Pirate tote bag.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006


Howdy all, I have to say this is the best idea for a knit-a-long ever. I've only been knitting for a little over a year - and every time I find something I want to knit I discover the whole world has knit it. But that won't stop me......

Currently Behind the Times on Clapotis (among other things...) and I will post a picture later, but I have a question about yardage and length. I'd like it to be really long, so I bought 4 skeins of the Lion & Lamb. If I knit up skeins 2 & 3 for the straight parts, will I have enough left with only one skein to do the decrease section? (I haven't finished the increse section yet)

Monday, March 27, 2006

Dropping even further behind

I finished the Ribby Cardi. No pictures yet, though. Now, you'd think that a post that begins "I finished the Ribby Cardi" would not be titled "Dropping even further behind," but here's the thing: it's too small. I kid you not.

Good thing I'm a process knitter. My first thought (after I gave up on the idea of blocking the hell out of it or of trying to graft on some solution that would make it bigger), was "well, now I get to order more yarn to make another one."

And it's a good thing my sister is smaller than I am. This will actually fit her pretty perfectly. And I was thinking of making her a Ribby Cardi anyway.

I'm further BTT than ever, but life is lookin' good.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Im scared of my Clapotis...

Its quite sad really... im very scared of some yarn, two metal sticks (size 8) some stich markers, and directons. Seperate they are nothing, easy to handle. Together, I panic... I think its that YO stich that does it to me...

I guess Ill keep at it, making all the wonderfull knots, then go to my LYS on Tuesday or Wensday and go "OMG HELP ME!!!" The helpful women there will laugh and wonder what i've done... Ill feel stupid, and we will move on....

Stupid, beautiful yarn that had no meaning in life other then to become a clap...