Thursday, October 27, 2005

Sooooooooo...

Ok, so yesterday I'm reading blogs and OH MY apparently there's not much time until Christmas. I knew this and have known this for quite awhile now as I started my Christmas projects in September (not full force, mind you). I became gradually more and more worried as these more seasoned knitters than I were very troubled that there are only about 60 days left until Christmas. Seems like a long enough time to me seeing as all I do when I'm home is knit. I have many, many projects on the go (let's see... official list is yoga bag, Christmas towel, baby afghan, baby bib, Jill's skinny scarf, still to block Mom's scarf and still to put the fringe on Jill's poncho although it is seamed together finally) and yet many more to begin, but I'm more excited about so many projects being finished at some point in time than I am distressed. I blame it on the naivete of a pseudo-new knitter.
So, yes, I've cast on two new projects in the last week and finished oh yeah, none. I'm ok with it though as I find my hands get sore from using the same size needle for too long at a time, so when I need a break I just switch projects. On Saturday, I cast on for an antique pattern baby bib in cotton in a green and natural veregated. I'm on the straps now as it works rather quickly although my fingertips get sore because it's done on size 2 needles. Yup, almost too small for the cotton to even wrap around. Last night I decided I need to start something else that was actually a Christmas present for someone so I started Jill's skinny scarf which I plan on her using as that or as a belt. It's in Matrix in the Natural colourway. That stuff is so hard to knit with! I keep knitting into only half of the damn stuff. Oh well. It's a fast enough project. I think I have some pictures sitting on my computer at home that I need to post, oh no I don't, but I'll have to take some of progress to post. Later gators.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Some more pictures while I'm at it



Here's the oh-so-lovely drape of what will soon be Jill's poncho. Just need to do the seam and fringe. And yes I have been saying that's ALL I need to do for a week or so. I may sound redundant even. Also, here is the progress report for the baby afghan knit in trinity stitch. Yeah, not very big is it.... :'( It's just being knit in an acrylic baby sport weight baby blue and baby pink veregated.

Yeah baby....


Yes, that would be my first Christmas themed project this year. It's supposed to be a feather and fan dishcloth. Me and veregated yarn never seem to get along well enough. Mah well... what can you do. I think I'll just end up keeping this one as a decorative towel or something. Little project, what would you like to be when you grow up? Where would you like to travel and live? Hmm... no answer, eh. Maybe once you're finished.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Try another day

So, I just realized that I've been spending so much of my time at work reading knitting blogs, I haven't updated mine in awhile. I feel bad there aren't many pictures, but I have tried to add more, but it said something about needing a host (which was different than last time) and I didn't feel like figuring everything out so I forgot about it. Maybe tonight I will venture to upload some pictures.
I started another object. A Christmas veregated feather and fan dishcloth! It's not turning out very much like it's supposed to (a wonderful side effect of throwing instead of picking in a mostly picked world). My yarn overs are being knit into so the holes aren't really there, but the shaping is and it looks neat so that's all I care about. I can just tell everyone it was a creative choice on my part. ;) The pattern said it only took 1 ball of yarn, but that gave me a very short cloth so I'm extending it to 2 balls. I have this habit of looking for yarn labels with all different patterns on them when I'm picking out my yarn and it got me into some trouble. I was so worried about it I forgot to check dyelot. Oh yay me. Luckily when I went back I was able to find matching dyelots to the two different ones I had purchased and knit one of already. Now the dishcloth is getting rather long so it may end up as a decorative hand towel in my bathroom... who knows. Also, I took painstaking efforts to ensure that nobody would be able to tell I had tied on a new ball by cutting the yarn to the exact point where the other one ended off and then (oh I love myself!) brilliantly decided to pull the yarn out the opposite way from the ball. My fiance claims it gives it a cool effect, but I am a lover of symmetry so I'm not so sure, but I'm too lazy to fix it. Even though I noticed in the first row I started knitting of the second ball I was STILL too lazy. Yay me.
I have a wonderful plan to finish Jill's Christmas poncho this weekend (the fringe and one seam) since Davin's away all weekend coaching a hockey camp. I'll have nobody looking at me like I'm crazy when I knit for 48 hours straight. Sleep? Nah. Not when I can get so much done!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Another thing finished... sort of

So, last night I finished another project. Well it's not finished yet as I still have to put the fringe on. It sure gave me an appreciation for how long the Harry Potter scarf I'm making will be. Anyway, the thing I'm almost finished is a poncho in Moonlight Mohair. It's very nice I think Davin's sister will very much enjoy it. Anyway, so I'm knitting my friend a Gryffindor scarf for Christmas. I even ordered a patch with the crest on it... oh yes, I am that hardcore. So the poncho was 45 inches long knit on huge needles and the Harry Potter scarf is supposed to be over 70 inches long knit on small needles :s. I'm a bit scared but it'll be easy so oh well. If I don't finish it before Christmas there's always her birthday, anniversary, hell, next Christmas if need be. Hopefully it won't be that bad, ha ha. I think it will soon be time to start another project, but I think it will just be a repeat of one I've already done, just in a different colour. I don't have a pic up here yet of what I'm talking about because I haven't blocked it yet, but it's a welted rib buttonhole scarf. Very nice and easy and good for a take along project. Yes, I think I will. Cheers.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Pictures



Ok, so I finally harvested the pictures from my digital camera (it just never seems necessary when you have a giant memory card like mine :) ). Ok so here is a pic of the finished scarf (my very first project) that I knitted for Davin along with the wonderful booties I finished. Oh how I love them.