Thursday, January 29, 2009

Gauge Swatches Lie


I swatched like a good little knitter and what good did it do me???


Off to the Frog Pond I go...... 7 spi my hind end. pblttttttt!!

Never trust the gauge swatch it is just laying there waiting for when you finally try the garment on and then... then it laughs maniacally.

Sneaky little....

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Wow, it's been a long time

Lots of knitting has been happening. Mostly Christmas knitting. I have several FO's but no pictures of them because I'm knitting like my fingers are on fire. Lots more to do. I will update when I have more time. I haven't even checked email for 3 days and now that I have I don't have any time for posting here.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


I finally finished the socks. YAY! I'm still not sure that I like the heels but they are officially off the needles and given to Jolene.

I finished the shorts for Monkey and they are cute, the pockets don't even look too bad.

Tony's shorts and the dragon still languish in time out.

I of course started a new project, a pair of socks for Tony that I thought I'd give him for our anniversary. LOL I only started them 3 days before and am knitting them at 10 spi AND he has huge feet. I didn't finish them and so bought him a gift and will give him the socks for Christmas if I can hold out that long.

I will take and post pics later today.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Very long time

Well now this has really been a long time with no updates. I have had crazy eczema on my hands this spring and so have knit only a very little bit. I still haven't finished the dragon, I hate sewing things up. The socks came out of time out for a bit then the heels looked stupid and I didn't want to frog so back in to time out they went. Tony's shorts have a few more rows. The bag was finished. And also I made a bath mat for my brother's house warming.

Then I made a tiny dog sweater for my mom's new puppy.

And my project that is almost done is a pair of cargo shorts for my Monkey. Although since all I have left is to sew on the pockets, things are not looking good. I HATE sewing things together because it always looks like complete crap. Ah well, maybe they will get done soon, hopefully before it is too cold to wear them or he outgrows them.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Lots OTN

I haven't posted here in a while but have completed two pairs of socks. One for Tony and one for the Monkey (Little T's new name).

They are knit using worsted weight wool and were meant to be Thuja from Knitty but I only realized now that I messed up the seed stitch rib and made my own. I really like them.
Tony's are made from some Peace Fleece from my stash. Maybe Zarya Fog?

Monkey's are made from Purewool left over from Jolene's hat.

OTN now are a dragon, almost done just need the front legs, wings and the spikes need to be finished (all right not almost done).

Shorties for Tony with a long ways to go. I didn't think a pic of some ribbing was worth putting up.
A string bag that I'm thinking is big enough.

And the socks and purse are still in time out, although I'm thinking of letting the socks out.

Wow, I've just counted and that means I have 5 projects OTN. Wow

Now onto stash enhancement.

I've ordered some more Purewool, (yummy) which I can hardly wait for, with my Christmas money. And I have a shopping cart pretty full at Knitpicks that is just waiting for me to pay and complete the order. I've also planned a trip to my LYS for tomorrow, if I'm not prevented by the massive amounts of snow. Holy Moly that's a lot of snow.

No, I'm not addicted to wool, thank you for asking. My stash was getting too low.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Christmas Knitting... done.

Casserole Mitts for my mom and SIL the pink ones are sewn from Goodwill sweaters, the brown are made from Cascade 220 and a combination of two patterns.

Slippers for Jason (the green and brown) made from Lion Wool that I hand dyed, MIL (blue) from 1 ply Purewool dyed by me, and D (rainbow colors) 1 ply Purewool also dyed by me.

Sun hat for a gift exchange, made from some cotton of some sort from my stash, I lost the ball band, and loosely based on a picture from a pattern I found online.

I added the ribbon as a special touch of my own.

I also knit a pair of socks, a marlin ( in previous posts), 6 stocking caps from my own pattern, a cabled cap from here , and several dish cloths. All of which I forgot to photograph before I gifted.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Lots of knitting no posts

I've been knitting lots these last few weeks. I knit a pair of longies for N. I made a pair of slippers for MIL and discovered after felting that they were way to small. I also made a pair of shoes for Little T and had the same shock after felting. Then I made a pair of shoes for him that fit. I then knit a hat that was way too big so off to the frog pond with it. Then a sun hat which actually turned out, I just need to decide if I want to put ties on it. Now OTN I have a pair of socks for me and a hat for Tony. My mom has my camera today so I will have to add pics later.