Thursday, September 27, 2007


This is a progress pic of the throw I'm knitting for my Parents' Christmas gift. I figured posting a pic of it on here might make me more likely to work on it and finish it. You guys will help keep me accountable for this thing, right? It's just starting to get big, and each patterned round is taking me approx. 40 mins to complete. Right now I have it on my KP Options 47" cord, and I'm pretty sure I'm going to need to buy longer cords before long so I can finish this throw. I'm using the Kerry Blue Shawl pattern from 'Traditional Knitted Lace Shawls' with a worsted weight yarn to make it large enough for a small throw.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Did I say I was going to knit a baby blanket?

Yeah.....well....Fuck that.....
I decided a baby blanket was entirely MUCH too insane for me to attempt right now. So, I instead knit this little baby sweater for my Cousins baby. I didn't really follow a pattern, but used a few different ones for suggestions. I ended up using a figure 8 cast on and then knitting the sides of the hood, doing a decrease row at the neck, and then continuing as I would for a basic top down raglan. It meets the measurements from for a newborn baby sweater. I used US7 needles with Caron Simply Soft yarn (one of my favorite yarns for babies; machine washable and really soft) in the color 'Raspberry'. My model is Floyd, my Daughter's stuffed puppy. Isn't he cute?

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

One down.....several more to go....

The Montego bay scarf I've been working on for a Christmas Gift for my sister, Dawn, is FINISHED!!!! excuse me while I go do a 'lil happy dance in celebration....

This was a pretty simple and easy knit. The pattern was VERY easy to memorize, so that made it an easy project to take to work with me to knit during my breaks. I did learn something while working on this though......I DO NOT enjoy braiding fringe. If I ever do another project with fringe, I WILL NOT BRAID IT. I will simply knot the ends to help prevent fraying instead.

Last night, I decided to get organized for my Holiday knitting. I dug through my stash bin and got out all yarn intended for Christmas knitting, gathered my patterns and my Christmas WIP's, and I actually put all of it into a knitting bag (we'll see how long this to keep in the living room. It's my goal to only work on Christmas knitting from now until I get it all finished. There is one exception though. My Cousin is pregnant with her first baby (a girl!) and I'm going to work my ass off to get a small baby blanket knit up in time for her baby shower. Which is October 7th. Less than a month away. I'm planning on doing an entrelac blanket, alternating tiers of color, and doing it in either a bulky yarn or worsted double stranded to help it get done quicker. I'm going to buy the yarn on Friday night. I'm waiting until then because that's during friends and family days and my employee discount it upped to 40%. This isn't entirely it? I can do this, even if I'm weaving ends on the way to the baby

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

I'm seeing RED!!!!

LOL....I just realized I MUST have a thing for the color red for Christmas gifts this year. Out of the 5 gifts I have OTN right now, 3 are red. One, is the Throw I've been working on for my parents' gift (which is collecting dust for now until I can get a longer circ). Second, is a pair of socks I'm knitting for my sister Jammie. And, number three is a cardigan I'm knitting for baby Talia.

This first pic, is what I have so far of the Baboon's ass socks I'm knitting for Jammie. I call them Baboon's ass, well, because it's the Monkey sock pattern with red yarn. I know....I have a weird sense of humor.

and this is the beginnings of another Daisy baby cardigan. This one will be baby Talia's Christmas gift. I'm using Knitpicks Main line yarn in the color Red Velvet Cake.