Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Knitting Support

877-SOS-KNIT. Toll free and hilarious. Thank you Yarn Harlot :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

So apparently a bunch of grandmothers knit a big, pink bunny. Oh, really big. And on top of a mountain. And, um, they're going to leave it there for 20 years....I just want to know who got stuck with the finishing....that's got to be alot of seams...Posted by Picasa

By far, the more creepy of the two pictures. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

You can't really see it, but this is the beginnings of branching out using a silk-wool blend. I'm hoping it'll show up more when I block it! Posted by Picasa

My mom's second FBS - I'm not as pleased with this one as I was with the first. I didn't pay attention to the bind-off (seems to be a common problem with me these days) and couldn't pull out the points. So I blocked it upside down...still contemplating frogging the last row, but I don't really want to pick up that many stitches.... Posted by Picasa

Cindy's OSW - ignore the little strings in the corner - I was trying to hide the ends I hadn't woven in. I think (hope) it'll fit now after I redid the bind-off. I love the yarn - soft and very red - I may need to get my own! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Finally - pictures. Here's a lovely shot of Amy's 2nd sock - one of the 2 projects I have at work with me. I'm using Kim's pattern for a toe-up short sock - seems to work well with cotton yarn! Posted by Picasa

Hillary's Turtleneck Shrug, also with me at work :) I'm an inch or so from the bind-off from the shoulders and should get alot done tonight at SnB! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

If you haven't checked it out - Margene and Susan have been tracking Red Cross donations from knitters - over $65,000 right now.

Slowly digging through the stash

I've been making some good progress on all my projects - Amy's socks, Cindy's OSW, Mom's FBS, Steve's penguin, and the scarf pal's Turtleneck shrug. I also failed to resist the urge to cast on more projects. Oh well - knitter's ADD.

Socks - I like the color and texture of the yarn, but I don't think I'll be making socks with cotton again any time soon. They just aren't elastic enough - though it's less of a problem with the footlets I'm making.

OSW - beautiful yarn - I'll get Cindy to take a picture when I give it back to her. Despite checking guage, it still turned out a bit small. So I took out the last row, did another round of ribbing on larger needles, and did some crazy bind off that's supposed to be more elastic. Once I find it in the pile of boxes, I'll weave in the ends and maybe block it....though it may be ok for now....

FBS - sigh. I did the wrong bind off for this one and so blocked it upside down to cope with the tight edge. I thought about undoing the last row, but decided I wasn't into that much pain.

Penguin - pattern from knitty. When I first started bringing my knitting into lab I got alot of requests from the boys for knit items. The most realistic were the finger puppets. Steve wanted a sloth, but settled for a penguin finger puppet. Now he gets a stuffed penguin to keep it company. :)

Turtleneck shrug - still coming along nicely. Ribbing doesn't seem as hard as it did when I first started. I think Nate's sweater had alot to do with that. I'm slowly approaching the bind off for the shoulders. I'd better get cracking though!

It's been very busy lately with packing and travelling and moving. I'm in the last stages of unpacking/purging. I still have way more stuff than I need, but I can see my floor. And open my fridge. I finally got to have tea this morning - little steps...