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KSL Update

Since I’ve neglected this blog, I haven’t updated you about my adventures in the Knit. Sock. Love. knit-along on Ravelry!

For the past 11 months, I’ve been participating in the most challenging, and the most rewarding, knit-along! We’re knitting all 19 patterns from Cookie A‘s newest book, Knit. Sock. Love.

Here are my projects from the last 11 months! (The last 2 are WIP photos. I’m plugging along, but October and November have been rough knitting months, so I’m a little behind.)


November 21, 2011 at 8:20 pm Leave a comment

Waterbender Hat PDF


My friend Dani (who, in addition to being a great friend, is also an excellent designer, dyer, tea-blender, and sock-club-runner) has turned my Waterbender Hat pattern into a handy-dandy PDF file for your downloading enjoyment. (Also, go check of Dani’s blog and shop. Buy things from her, because she is awesome.)

You can download it from the Patterns Page! (I’m working on putting it on Ravelry, and it should be up sometime soon.)

Also, in design news: I’m working up 2 versions of the Earthbender Hat for a class in the HPKCHC. Those patterns will be posted (if not in PDF form, then definitely in a blog post) before the end of the month!

January 19, 2010 at 8:30 pm Leave a comment

WIP: As-Yet-Unnamed Mitts

New design I’m working on. It will be published on this blog as soon as I get it typed up and prepared.

I think it’s going to be my first pattern for sale, instead of offered free. My lovely friend Dani suggested that I sell the pattern, and when I said I didn’t even know where to begin with selling patterns, she offered to help me. I’m excited about it! It’s been fun to knit so far, and I can’t wait to finish the pair and release the pattern!

(PS: BIIIG Christmas Knits FO Roundup coming soon!)

January 6, 2010 at 7:39 pm 4 comments

FOs, WIPs, and PIMPs

I have more things to share!

First is a scarf that was actually meant to be a WIP in this post. But! I finished and blocked it last night.


Purple Fan Scarf using leftoever Palette I had from KK’s Phineas socks. CO 36, 2 repeats of fan stitch pattern. Very good mindless knitting.

It is going to be sent to Jessica’s sister Jonnie (whose favorite color is purple) for her 19th birthday.


Next is my project for the Harry Potter Knitting/Crochet House Cup over on Ravelry.


This is my project for Charms class. Our assingment is the Patronus charm: either as a messenger, or as a comfort/depression treatment (the explicit directions were to “make something that would make us happy”); I chose the “comfort” aspect.

The pattern is Serenity, by Laura Wilson-Martos. I have been wanting to knit this blanket for about 8 months, ever since I first discovered the pattern. But then I had to do Christmas knitting, and I had a dye lot fiasco, but when the HPKCHC Charms class came along, I KNEW that this would be my project. The pattern is simply glorious, and Laura was kind enough to help me out when I accidentally misread a line, messaged her on Ravelry, and then felt like an idiot when I realized my simple mistake.

I’m about 1/5 of the way done, I think. (I’m inclined to underestimate my progress, so that when it takes longer than I think it will, I won’t be disappointed.) I bought 6 balls of yarn for it and just broke out the 2nd ball last night.


Also, this project is now MUCH farther along than the picture would lead you to believe. I took the pictures after the first day of knitting this project, which was Jan 4th, I think. It is getting more and more difficult to photograph because it just keeps growing. I am almost to the point of needing to switch circulars because the one I am currently using is too short.


Finally, I need to advertise. My dear friend Dani is hosting a little contest. Her sock club, Rock Your Socks Off (link to etsy), is about to get underway, and she wants YOUR ideas for bands/artists/colorways/etc that YOU (yeah, YOU!) would want to see in a sock club. The winner gets a choice of an existing colorway from Dani’s etsy shop, or they can have their suggested colorway dyed especially for them by Dani! What a sweet deal!!

As a frequent recipient of Dyed by DaniDo yarn, I can tell you that this sock club is going to be a lot of fun. So, get going, knitters! Reserve yourself a spot in the club using the esty link above, and go email Dani about your colorway ideas!

January 13, 2009 at 8:12 am 1 comment

the waiting game


Classroom Sweater is blocking.

November 11, 2008 at 2:35 pm Leave a comment

i have no title.

I am feeling very accomplished.


110609-to-110808-021The Classroom Sweater is 90% done! I finished the sleeves on Saturday night. (AND THEY ARE THE SAME LENGTH!) We were at the yarn store, and I finished the sleeve, and immediately put it on. I didn’t take it off for at least 20 minutes.

This afternoon, I picked up some really rad buttons at JoAnn’s: they are round and purple-ish, and when the light hits them a certain way, they have a lovely flower pattern on them. They are going to look so great! I picked up stitches for the button band tonight while watching a movie with Jessica, and it is definitely going to be done by Thanksgiving!


110609-to-110808-024I cannot wait to finish this sweater. It is going to be SO AWESOME.



Also! I started a hat for my sister for Christmas, in the colors of her college. I may or may not duplicate stitch the school’s logo onto it, we’ll see. I finished half of the hat in the better part of 2 hours, so I’m feeling very good about Christmas Knitting this year. I have Grand Plans for almost everyone I know.


I am clearly very excited to be modeling the UT Hat. HAHA. I took that picture at the end of the first hour working on the hat – it’s much further along now.

November 9, 2008 at 10:40 pm 2 comments

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

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