Thursday, April 27, 2006

Pic of Starsky

ok, here's a pic of what's done with Starsky. I had to have my 6 year old son take the pic (forgive my pajama, and this was the best out of the 10 pictures he took. Starsky is still missing her left sleeve, belt and beltloops, which are all in progress. I expect to be finished soon (guesstimating a week), and even sooner if I make myself knit more than 4 rows a day. I've been going slow on this because the weather outside is beautiful and I've been outside running around with the kids. I made(making) the sleeve(s) 18.5 inches before sleeve cap shaping instead of the 23 inches the pattern calls for. I may be a big girl, but I have short arms.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006


On my Starsky, I now have both front panels and the back panel finished, the collar finished and one sleeve finished. All of these are blocked, sewen togather and seamed. I am still working on sleeve #2 and I'm also working on the belt.

I have also started working on birthday presents for my nieces Justice and Laney. Justice will be 9 in August and Laney will be 2 in August. I am knitting Justice a small striped purse that I will felt and then sew on a knitted butterfly, and Laney is getting a Summer Swing Top (from

I'm still working on that pair of Regia Strato Socks that I posted about before. These are going really slow because they're my 'for when I'm bored/waiting' project.

Yesterday, I didn't feel like knitting. So you want to know what I did? I went through all of my saved internet/free patterns and the ones I've already printed. I printed the ones I had saved then I organized all of the patterns into a 1" binder I have. I have a sock section, sweater section, hat section, a section for scarves/shawls/wraps, a misc. accessories section, general help section and a crochet section. I have 76 knitting patterns in this binder. If I want to add any more I will need a new binder. I could barely close the rings on this one.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Starsky! getting close......

This picture shows everything I have for Starsky. I folded the back section up onto itself so I could get it all into the pic, and you can see the two front panels, what I have so far of the collar, the finished sleeve off to the right, and the sleeve in progress to the left.

My mailman delivered a package today. When I answered the door, he handed it to me and asked "more yarn?". I laughed and said yes. (it was 10 balls of Knitpicks Get Away yarn in the colorway 'Nap') Both my UPS man and the USPS guy are both shocked when my packages aren't yarn. You guys should have seen the look of confusion when the UPS guy delivered 2 baby gates to me. He even asked me if they were to keep DD out of my yarn...LMAO!!!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Another Starsky Update

Now finished for Starsky, I have both left and right front panels and the back panel. I am working on one of the sleeves now. I would estimate that I'm about 1/3 done with this sleeve. Once I get both of the sleeves finished, I get to pick up stitches and knit on the collar of the sweater, then the belt & belt loops.

Other WIP's: since I've been primarily working on Starsky, I still haven't finished DD's sweater. I am still working the sleeves and then I just have to sew on the buttons. I am also still not finished with sock #1 in the pair I have going (still working the foot of the sock). I absolutely love the yarn (Regia Strato), but the size 1 needles are rough on my hands and if I do too much with them in a day, it aggravates my arthritis. This sucks.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Stolen Random

I stole this idea from Craft Pirate and I saw it on some other blogs as well.

Put your iPod on random/shuffle songs and list the first 10 songs that play.

Mine are:
1. Cheeseburger in Paradise- Jimmy Buffet
2. Crazy on You- Heart
3. Opspeculat- Creed
4. When I grow Up- Garbage
5. Heavy - Collective Soul
6. Frantic - Metalica
7. Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day
8. I will buy you a new house - Everclear
9. You Don't Know How it Feels - Tom Petty
10. Live and Let Die - Guns & Roses

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Starsky Update

I've had a slow knitting week. I was hoping that by this time this week I would be done or near done with the right front panel. I've only got 3 banana leaf repeats done. I'm not sure why, but I just haven't been in much of a knitting mood. In the pic, you can see the back panel, the left front panel and what I have so far of the right front panel.

Hopefully, I will get out of this funk soon and resume my regular knitting pace. I want to finish Starsky so I can wear it a lot before the weather gets too warm, and I still have the sleeves, collar, belt and belt loops to knit. Not to mention the time for blocking and seaming.

Monday, April 03, 2006


Here is a cardigan I'm making for DD using up some yarn that was wasting space in my stash. It's Lion Brand Microspun, using a strand of vanilla and a strand of lavendar held togather on size US10 1/2 needles. It's going really quickly, and looks much cuter IRL than it does in the pic. I'm working on the sleeves now, and I still need to find some buttons that will look cute in it. I'm thinking of making some wood beads into buttons for it.


Here is a pic of my current pair of socks. I'm just doing basic 2 circ, cuff down, Stockinette stitch socks with a 2x2 rib for the cuff and a short row heel. I'm using Regia Strato yarn in the colorway # 5740, and size US 1 needles. Please ignore my pasty pale leg & foot in the pic. :)


and here's my progress on my Starsky. In the post below you can see the finished back and left front panels, and here is a pic of what i have so far of the right front panel. I am done with the ribibng and am ready to start row 6 of the banana leaf chart. After this panel I get to start the sleeves.


And I am still working on my peacock feathers shawl. It's progressing at the insanely slow pace of about 2 rows a week. It is difficult to find enough time where I can concentrate on the lace pattern, but I LOVE knitting lace so it's worth it. I have also picked out my next lace shawl pattern. I'm planning on knitting the Shetland Tea Shawl from A Gathering of Lace (pg. 38). It's an absolutely beautiful circular shawl knit from the center out.