Monday, January 30, 2006


I've decided that I need to do several Stash busting projects. I made a purple baby hat (pic comming, and I started a Pinwheel baby Blanket. I have a shitload of Sugar & Cream cotton and Lion Brand Cotton. Other than dishcloths I have no clue what to do with it. Most of it is multicolored. I also have a bunch of Knitpicks Wool of the Andes left over from Misc. Projects. I'm thinking of going on a hat making binge and give them away. I also have a small bunch of Sock yarns in my Stash. Lorna's laces, Cherry tree hill, knitpicks (simple stripes, essential(yuck) and palette) I do want to make a bunch of socks, but I'm making myself wait until I finish the socks I currently have going. I have some nicer acrylics in the Stash that I don't know what to do with, and (I hate to admit it) but I also have a few skeins of some crappy red hart acrylic in my stash leftover from before I learned to knit. For some strange, unknown reason when I crochet I don't mind fiber content.

That's just my Stash off the top of my head. I know I have some others in there that I am forgetting.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Current WIP's

This pic has 3 of my 4 current WIP's. The black is what I have so far for sock #1 in the pair I'm making for DH. I am slowly making progress on this, but the size 1 needles are not friends to my hands. I am almost done with the cuff ribbing for glove #2 in the pair I'm knitting for myself. And I am into the first pattern repeat on sock #2 in the pair I'm knitting for me. Those socks are the River Rapids patern from Sock Bug.

My Other WIP is the Peacock Feathers Shawl. Honestly, I haven't picked it up to work on for several days now. I have the desire to finish it, but not the motovation. I'm not sure why, but I just haven't been able to pick it up to finish it. It's frustrating seeing it laying on my desk, But I just can't do anything with it.

Friday, January 20, 2006

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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

DD's sweater is DONE!

WOOHOO! Another FO! Here are pics of DD wearing the sweater and one of just the sweater laying on the couch. I used the Caron Simply Soft that was left over from the baby blanket I knitted for one of my nieces for Christmas, and some light purple Simply soft that I have laying around. This brings me to 4 WIP's! I have a goal to keep my WIP's at 5 or less, and I'm there baby!

Lookie what DH did!!!

Look! Dh knitted the Urban Necessity Gloves from Magknits! Didn't he do a great job? He's the first person I taught to knit, and as a teacher I'm very proud of him. They look grey in the pic (hello, flash), but they're black. He used Patons Classic Merino Wool. I didn't have a pic here of these gloves, so I had DH take some pics at work and send them to me.

Monday, January 16, 2006

In this pic you can see the socks I knitted for my friend, Sarah. DD was having fun playing with an empty Wendy's bag.

And this dark, not-so-great pic is the scarf I finished last night. I was going to do a drop stitch pattern, but I wasn't happy with it. So I ended up keeping the loop stitch edge and the body of the scarf was done in garter stitch with huge needles. I used size US 19.

WIP's: I'm still working on my Peacock Feathers Shawl. Though, I am finding it extremely difficult to find the motivation to want to work on it. I'm working on glove #2 in the pair I'm knitting for me. I'm still working on my socks, I've done the heel and gusset (sock#1) and I'm now on the foot of the sock. I'm working on Dh's socks, I feel like I knit and knit on these, but get nowhere. Size 1 needles suck. And finally, I have finished the body of the baby sweater and I'm on sleeve #1 now. It looks like it will be too small for Morgan, so This sweater will be going to DD.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

FO's, Frogs and New Toys

FO's: I finished the pair of socks I knitted for my best friend. She absolutely loves them. I also finished glove #1 in the pair I'm knitting for myself.

Frogs: I frogged the Fuzzy Feet I was working on and I also frogged the Irish Hiking Scarf. I started really hating them and I knew that I wouldn't actually want to work on them anymore, so they both got frogged.

that brings my WIP's to: my Peacock feathers shawl, my drop stitch scarf, my gloves, socks for me, socks for DH and a sweater that I think I'm going to give to my niece , Morgan, for her birthday. If it ends up too small for Morgan, than I will give it to DD. I'm down to 6 WIP's, and my New Years goal is to get down to 5 and have no more than 5 WIP's going at once.

New Toy: MY BALL WINDER CAME!!! I LOVE it. As soon as I could I wound a few scraps into nice, neat yarn cakes. I am no longer going to avoid buying pretty yarn just because it comes in hanks (I hated winding yarn by hand) Now, I just need to convince DH to buy me a swift for my birthday.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006



Last night I was working on my Peacock Feathers Shawl, and about 1/2 way through the row I realized that I had screwed up. Looking back across the row, I found 3 mistakes. Back towards the beginning of the row. So I had to start un-Knitting this row, it's lace, so there's no way I was just going to frog. I HATE using lifelines. I am at a point with this shawl where this row is 372 stitches across. I was at the halfway point. I got 1/4 of the row un-knitted and got frustrated and gave up for the night. I'll tackle it again after I get the kids into bed tonight.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

I have too many WIP's

I know, I always do. I counted them last night, and I have 9 projects going right now. granted, there is one that I'm planning on frogging because I don't like how it's turning out, but that's still a lot of projects. I've been itching to knit the Pinup Queen sweater from Stitch & Bitch, but DH and I made a deal that I need to finish off some of my projects before I will allow myself to buy the yarn for Pinup Queen. I'm also setting a limit for myself. I am going to finish off a bunch of my projects, and after that, I will only allow myself to have up to 5 WIP's going at once.

The projects I have going right now, are:
Peacock feathers Shawl - I am making it my primary project again starting this week, so hopefully I will have it finished before long.
Purple Drop Stitch(ish) scarf - I've got about 2 1/2 feet on this one right now. I really haven't been working on it much since it's been so unseasonably warm here lately.
Best friends Socks - Sarah's socks are almost finished. I need to do about 3 more inches on the foot and then I'll be able to start the toe decreases.
DH's Socks - I hate working on these. I have about 3 1/2 inches of the leg done on sock one. Black fingering weight yarn and size one needles. (ugh)
My Socks - I LOVE working on these, but the size 2 needles wear on my hands quickly. I have about 3 inches of the leg done on sock one.
Mittens for me - I started these last night using some Patons classic merino wool that I had in my stash. I have about 2 inches of the cuff of mitten one done.
Sweater for DD - I started this a few days ago to give myself a break form small needles. I am using some pink and some purple Caron Simply soft that was in my stash and size 7 needles. Not really using a pattern, but it's a raglan sweater.
Fuzzy Feet - I am almost done with foot one, using some Knitpicks Wool of the andes that was in my stash. This is the project that will be frogged. I'm just not happy with it and at the moment, I have no intention of trying again anytime soon. I have however, been toying with the idea of doing the knitting math to figure out how to make these small enough for my nieces (8 yrs, 1 1/2 yrs, 9 mos)
Irish Hiking Scarf - I published this post before adding this to the list. what can I say, it's early and I haven't been sleeping well. I haven't touched this scarf in quite a while. I love how it's turning out though. I'm using dark blue for the ribbing and doing the cables in gray. I only have a few inches done of it, but like I said, it hasn't been touched in quite a while.