Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Ravelry has really helped me realize how many projects I have on the needles! (Erm, plus a little stash organization last week pointed me in the direction of a few projects I tucked deep down)

I've actually been doing some, well, self-cleansing I suppose you could call it. Trying to conquer various WIPs and books that I'm partway through. Sometimes I do think I'm slightly ADD. Or not so slightly. I can't actually sit without *doing* something.

Anyway, I did two felted boxes that I've been wanting to do for ages with stash yarn (no photos yet). Those weren't actually WIPs, but just quick projects I wanted done. I also decided to finish the felted needle case I've had languishing on needles for over a year. The body is done and felted; I've only got to do the cabled bands that get attached to it now (I'm about 1/4 way through the first one). Those are knitting up super quick though, so I'm sure I'll have this project done within a week (probably less depending how much knitting time I have).

Next up I'm going to finish the mittens I started last winter.

Bookwise I finished one book that had about 50 pages left in it yesterday and last night. I'm going to finish up a second one today hopefully as that only has about 30 pages left in it.

OK, theblacksheep, I'm sure you are probably twitching right now from all of this, so I'll stop. ;)

Friday, August 17, 2007

Photos, Take 2

OK, this is seriously ridiculous. I don't think there is a way for me to post all of my photos in one post and not make it look like crap. So, instead, you get a link:
That is to all of my FOs. For pics that haven't been posted yet, you can see Mesilla, the Jaywalkers, and the first bmp sock.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

I come bearing photos!

Except I am apparently retarded and cannot figure out how to get them to post here properly without the format going all wonkified. :/ Maybe I'll try again tomorrow.

Saturday, August 11, 2007


I finished Mesilla today (minus the embroidery)! HOORAY! I ended up frogging the waistband and adding 2 1/2" to the MC then reknitting the waistband. It was definitely the correct decision because it is now the perfect length for me. I can't wait to tackle the embroidery again once it's dry from its blocking.

In its place, I cast on the Dollar and a Half Cardigan from the Spring 07 Interweave. Loving it so far! It's bound to give me angst at some point, but it's starting off strong, which is always favorable.

The first bmp is nearly complete, so I'd like to finish that off sometime soon. Also the baby wrap cardigan, though I found out the shower is mid-Sept, so I've time yet. It's nearly done though, so I'd like to count it off as another FO.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

itching for a sweater

I have been ITCHING to knit a new sweater for myself, something for the fall/winter. I have been itching to do so for a few months and I think it's finally got to a point where if I don't buy yarn and cast on a sweater for myself I might start convulsing or frothing or...I don't know what. I would ask what is wrong with me, but I know you'll all just say "nothing". :D

There are a million sweaters I want to make. I need to decide on just the right one. Off to search.

Thursday, August 2, 2007


I haven't had much to talk about knitting-wise. I'm nearly finished with the baby cardigan, but set it aside for a bit because I was right sick of it. I picked up the bmp socks more seriously and am now on the foot of the first sock.

This was my first adventure with short row heels. Needless to say, I had to frog the heel the first time I did it (well, I was about 2/3 through it) because it looked horrendous and I reckoned I must've did something wrong. It's MUCH prettier now. I think I wasn't paying close enough attention to the instructions the first time, which was stupid of me because I know better.

If this is the way short row heels ALWAYS are, I prefer them to the heel flap. Reason? You don't have to turn a heel and do gusset decreases. It was all in one with the short row heel, which to me is a major bonus. I'll have to try to find another pattern using this sort of heel though to make sure that is normal. It could just be this pattern for all I know. It's nicer looking too, I think.

There may be a problem with this pattern though. Well, I know there sort of is. There's a chart that goes on the foot of the sock I'm currently working on and it's not mentioned to add it in. Lucky for me, I pay attention and I know to, but I'd prefer to be told "Put it in at this point" instead of trying to figure it out on my own.

The other potential problem is it says to work the toe like you've done the heel. Er. I'm not sure if that means to do the toe in short rows or if it just means to do the striping pattern there and that you'd better know how to do a toe yourself. I suppose I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. I'm hoping that it will make more sense when I'm at the toe; it frequently happens with me that I try to think of something too far ahead of time, but when I get to that point the light dawns.