Friday, October 19, 2007

New FOs!

Here is the finished hat I was making. Its alright. For some reason, I can never make hats that I am completely happy with. We'll have to see.
Here is the beginning of the House Scarf from Charmed Knits. I plan to work on it alot this weekend while I am in Galveston for my mom's birthday.
On a different note, I just want to say that I finally got onto Ravelry and I really like it. I feel kinda weird with the friend thing though, because I don't have any knitting friends really. The only person I've added as a friend is a podcaster that I listen too. I hope she doesn't think it's weird that she's my only friend, I just haven't had too much time to spend looking for people to add. I'm trying to get my profile up to date. It is way off. I only have a few projects posted, and I am gonna be out of town this weekend, so I can't add anything this weekend. Whatever, I think I'm worrying about it too much. Ravelry is a great way to make some knitting friends, right?

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Yarn excursions

A new yarn store opened here in Austin. The Knitting Nest. I bought 5 skeins of Cascade 220 to cast on a Slytherin scarf using the pattern from Charmed Knits. And then I bought a skein of Cascade 220 Quatro to make the Hot Head beanie from Stitch 'N Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook. Yeah!
Here is my WIP of Monsters Under the Bed from Anapaula's etsy shop. I've finished the arms, I just need to do the feet.
This is a hat from a free pattern on Caron's website. I may have to rip it all out if it ends up being too small. I have a big head, and crochet isn't very stretchy. I didn't understand how to make the gauge swatch.
And here is my gauge swatch for my ruffled jacket from Crochet Today! I had to use an M hook, the pattern calls for an I hook, so I am quite a tight crocheter. I like it and hope that it turns out well. I plan on starting the actual garment tonight.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Introducing Momo!!!

I finished her today. Here are the stats:
Started: 10/24/2006
Finished: 10/05/2007
Yarn: Lionbrand Jiffy in Country Green 1 1/2 skeins
I had complications with this one. I ran out of yarn after the first skein and couldn't find the color again. When I did find it, I just couldn't finish. So I haven't worked on it since before Christmas. Well, I'm glad that I finally finished her.

Monday, October 01, 2007

new stuff

I knit this washcloth. It is from a graph in Stitch 'N Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook.
I am working on Momo the Octopus again, finally. I have 4 of the legs done. Four more to go.
And finally, my mom picked up a bag of stuff for me at a garage sale. Included was this. I didn't know what it was until I could get home and look it up on the internet. I don't know how to use it yet, but I will one day.
She also got this. It is three balls of handspun camel hair blend, from Saudi Arabia, the garage sale lady said. It is pretty course, so I think I might make a belt or something out of it. Not sure yet. It seems kind of dirty too. So I will definitely hand wash whatever I make out of it before I can use it.
Then there are 12 balls of 100% mohair yarn from Italy. They are 88yd balls according to the label. They are pretty dirty too. I can't wait to make something out of them though. There was also a very nice set of knitting needles. Anyway, as soon as I finish Momo, I think I might make something for Halloween. I can't believe I'm only working on one project right now.