Archive for September, 2008

FO: name this neckwarmer!

Pattern: My own!
Yarn: Araucania Magallenes (100% wool, 197 yds/hank, thick and thin texture, about 1/2 a hank)
Needles: US9

This neckwarmer is without a name! I want to type up my pattern for it and post in on here, but I can’t do that without a name!

I’m completely lost, and this is where you come in, dear readers! (All 4 of you …)

Leave a comment with your choice of a name for this project, and if there are enough responses, I’ll do a poll! And then I can type up the pattern! DON’T LET ME DOWN.

September 28, 2008 at 7:59 pm 3 comments

flap. again.

Okay, so today I ripped out the decreases on the Millionaire Hat. I added about 10 more rows to the body of the hat, before the decreases, and it looks so much better! I also got two very enthusiastic votes on the matter of the pom-pom, so here is the actual, official, finished object:

September 20, 2008 at 3:15 pm 3 comments

flappity flap flap

FO: Millionaire Hat (Ravelry link!)
Started: 9/14/08
Finished: 9/17/08

Hat for Michael Marie. He’s going to NYC to be on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, and it’s already cold there. So all the lovely knitters in his life are making him things to wear while he’s there. Dani is making socks, Christina is making mittens, and I made this earlflap hat.

I really love the earflaps. The entire hat is a little too short for my liking, but we’ll see how it looks on Mike.

I’m debating about a pom-pom. Yay or nay?

September 17, 2008 at 9:15 pm 1 comment

furious knitting

Hey guys, check out what happens when I knit with fury:

I churn out almost 1/4 of a sweater in 2 days. I’m pretty freaking proud of myself.

September 8, 2008 at 10:04 pm 5 comments

TEARS. at the yarn store


They don’t fit over my ginormous heel.

Apparently, I have a very high instep and need to rip them out. (According to an overbearing woman at the yarn store.)

September 6, 2008 at 9:42 pm 4 comments

the blue vault above; the unclouded sky

Meet my Azure Socks, everyone!

This is the 8th attempt at these socks. If you remember, I started them in May, and then ripped them out twice over the course of one weekend in Texas. (Okay, so maybe it isn’t actually the 8th attempt, but it’s at least the 5th or 6th.)

Now, I have 2 heels, and just have to do the leg and cuff. VICTORY!

I am in love with them. I also have the urge to knit EVERYTHING with Ranco. I cannot believe how beautiful it is. The colors are glorious and look beautiful together. I was expecting stripes, but the distribution of the colors is amazing and I’m glad it is variegated, rather than striped.

The pictures aren’t that great, BUT. The socks themselves are amazing and coming along nicely.

So, I am devoting all my knitting attention to these socks at the moment, but I do have other things that I need to finish:

  • Phineas socks for my dear sister Kathryn
  • Marie Club socks for me
  • Mardi Gras socks for me
  • Jayne Cobb Hat for either me, Jessica, or Jonnie

And then LOTS of things that I WANT to knit, but haven’t started yet:

  • Red cardigan (Cascade 220)
  • Various Market Bags
  • Classroom Sweater (Berrocco Alpaca and Undecided variegated yarn)

I’ve been seeing a lot of cardigans on Ravelry that I want to knit, but they all involve seaming. Curses! I could probably adapt the pattern for raglan sleeves, but we’ll see.

Still in love.

September 1, 2008 at 6:46 pm 3 comments

September 2008