Thursday, May 28, 2009

Cast On, Cast Off--The Caster

So last night, I finished off the second of two tooth fairy pillows I made for two adorable little girls.

I think knitting projects should all be treated like socks. You finish one, you cast on another...or you'll just slide into the abyss of lethargy.

So at 2:30 am, I cast on thrummed mittens, and I really need to make some thrums. I'm on row 14 of the cuff. The color is PERFECT and will look delish with the alpaca roving I got for the thrums....

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Quest

So here's my quest.

I have a lot of things I have said I would make for people that are not me. I have also a lot of yarn that I bought for people that are me.

My new rule: No buying yarn for me until I finish ALL of the projects I have said I would do.

BL will kill me as she is determined to turn me into a selfish knitter. But honestly, yarn has become my new shoes. I have bought it for no other reason was really pretty and the store was nice. I have bought it with no idea what I will do with said yarn. BL will ask me what I'm going to do with my pretty collection of sock yarns. Uh...socks? Judging my her dismay...she wanted a more specific answer.

Pretty socks?

Today I did buy yarn, but for more projects that I said I would do and haven't yet. In the last 5 days, I've finished 2 sweaters (and sent them from my house) and a tooth.

I am going to get through this endless stash of projects. At least before x-mas projects hit.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Fastest Project Ever

Omigosh, this project came together in 3 days.

After having the heck of the last project, where I swear I cast on 17 times, it was so nice having a project that just worked. Plain and simple.

I've never done embroidery on knitting but I'm rather pleased by how it turned out. Quite pleased actually.

Friday, May 22, 2009


Yes, those are little elephant buttons.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

How exactly did I tick off the knitting gods?

What exactly did I do?
Did I go out with their sister and then not call?


All I know is that I've cast this yarn on more times than Dolly Parton has dyed her hair.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Amanda's production using my production

Meet the blanket I made him...GLEEE

Thursday, May 7, 2009

A) Gauge sucks B) ooh, I can e-mail in my blog postings...

So gauge hates me.

A lot. I'm not sure what I did to gauge. Okay, I do know. Most of the time I ignore gauge like an ex at a friend's wedding. (not that I have any experience with that.)

So I'm making a sweater for a friend's baby. The baby is now a toddler, because I have more yarn than time. So it started with this pattern.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Don't argue with a pattern

So i've been coveting the viper socks--yesterday I went to the maryland sheep and wool festival (I would link, but it's over right by the time you read this...why tease.

I went hoping I would find the perfect yarn for this sock...Most of my morning was playing "not it" because

i knew the yarn

I found it on etsy a month ago...I knew it. So every yarn I saw..."nope" ...not sparkly...not right. not perfect...not the right one.

because this here is the YARN...this is it...and i can't fight it.

so I bought it. Here's the link to the store...

However I did buy yarn from ellen's halfpint and mistralee farm

off to go make sangria