Thursday, December 28, 2006

Current Clapotis Progress

I got my lazy butt to take a picture finally. The flourescent and desk lamp lighting doesn't do this yarn justice. The color looks very muted in the picture I took with my cell cam. I'm trying to be sly at work and get in some extra rows but the co-workers are bothering me.

I got to do two dropped stitch sections already. See it on the right side? I can't wait to finish this damn thing.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

What happened to the Rowan Big Wool?

Remember a few posts back I had a teaser pic of the Rowan Big Wool in purple and beige colors? Well, they both resulted in this scarf pattern:

The pattern is from the LYS which was copied from a scarf a model was wearing in a Coach catalog. Yeah I's not an actual "COACH" scarf pattern but I don't looked damn good on the model. I had to make it.

This purple one was made specifically for my BBFF aka Muthafuka. I knew this is one of her fave colors. I can show it now since she confirmed this morning that she got it in the mail. It came out so warm and fluffy and was such a quick knit that once I finish with some other projects I'm going to head over to the LYS and purchase some more of this yarn and make one for myself before it starts getting warm again.

The beige one went to my other friend Stella. I made hers a little less narrow so that the scarf would come out longer. Unfortunately I totally forgot to take a picture of it before I gave it to her. I had to get it to her before she left for her trip. That girl is always freezing so I knew she'd need it. Right now Stella is somewhere in the middle of Europe wearing her fabulous scarf. I wish I was that scarf. :/ When she gets back I'll ask her to send me a pic of her wearing it.

I've totally dropped the ball on taking pictures of my projects. I was distracted by the Christmas rush. Ahem...I'll be waiting for your pic Muthafuka!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Clapotis update...

This is how far I got before I started to do my last minute scarf gifts. I love watching the colors change. I dunno...for some reason I like the color better on the skein than on the actual project. I'm actually much farther in the pattern now but I'm too lazy to take a picture. I'm past the increases of the pattern and I was able to do the first section of dropped stitches. It's kinda cool. Not sure when I'll continue this because I'm burned out on knitting for now. I've been such a blob the past month that I really need to get my ass to the gym instead of knitting all night after work and all weekend. HA! Who am I kidding? I'd take knitting over the gym any day!!!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

It works!

My knitting blog is up and running again! I thought I lost it all too. Phew! Blogger has had some changes so I needed to republish the site. Once I get all my gift knitting done I'll finally post pics of everything that I've been making.

I churned out a scarf in two nights for a friend and I totally forgot to take a picture of it. Grrr. I think it turned out great and my friend was so impressed by my knitting that the reaction I got made me feel like all the effort was worth making the scarf. *grin* Here is a picture of the pattern I used:

...except imagine it in black, beige, chocolate and cinnamon stripes. It was a really easy and mindless knit. It was made with Karabella Aurora 8 yarn....very soft 100% Italian merino wool. I used size 13, 36-inch circular needles. I went to the yarn store again and decided to make a few more for other loved ones. Only 3 days till Xmas!!! I need to get a move on.

Saturday, December 09, 2006


I finally found it! Noro Silk Garden #241...isn't it soooo pretty? I orignally wanted color #84, a red shade, but I settled for this purple/green color. It should look just as beautiful. What I'm going to make is the
Clapotis pattern...a scarf/shawl. I'm so excited to make it.

Last night I had a hell of a time trying to figure out how to start the pattern. Every blog I've read about it people have said this was an "easy and fun" knit. PSH! What!?!? After about 2 hours pondering what PFB , TBL, and PM was I gave up. I finally figured it out after some research online. I'm still unsure of what I'm doing as I go on but I think I'm OK. Here's my progress so far:

Can't wait to see what it'll look like as the color changes in the yarn. Wish me luck I don't mess this up.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

B. I. G.

It's payday and you know what that means...a trip to the LYS. Hmmm....what am I going to make? Just wait and see.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Irish Hiking Scarf

This is my first attempt of cabling and it took me forever to finish. I finished it over a month ago. I really like the pattern but I didn't like the yarn. I used Lion Brand Yarn Wool-Ease worsted weight in Oxford Grey with size 8 straight needles. I wish I used a more colorful softer yarn. I'll have to make this again in something I like.

Horseshoe scarf

This is one of my favorite scarves that I've made for my brother's girlfriend. This is the scarf that survived the aftermath of Bubba's 3 year old niece. I'm gifting it for Christmas. I used 2 skeins of Debbie Bliss' Cashermino Aran in a pea green color with size 8 bamboo straight needles and it came out wonderfully. The yarn is sooo soft and I LOVE the color that I wish I could keep this for myself but I won't. My brother knows I'm making this for her anyway so it's too late to change my mind. :P Of course he wanted me to add yellow to it somehow to represent A's colors, but I don't think it would work well. I'll definitely use this yarn again and again.

I made a hat for Sasquatch

What did I do post-Thanksgiving? I knitted my fingers off for hours and hours. It kept me out of trouble and most importantly not get tempted to spend any money with all the sales going on this weekend. My favorite LYS (which isn't so local since it's 20-30 minutes away) is having a sale but just to drive out there won't be saving me anything. As much as I wanted my first pair of Addis and some skeins of Noro silk garden so I can make the Clapotis scarf, I stayed home. *sigh*

What did I knit? I attempted my first hat out of scraps of yarn I needed to use up. My yarn stash in my yarn basket is overflowing with extra skeins left over from projects or yarn I thought would be fun to use but have no idea what to do with yet. Because the yarn I used was chunky I knitted up the hat in one night watching 2-3 movies. I used the sparkle hat pattern from the Stich N' Bitch book, except I didn't add sparkles. I get so excited when I try knitting something new and it actually comes out decently. The hat turned out pretty well. One's HUGE!!! Bubba suggested I give it to his grandfather. He's a pretty big man with a big bald head. I'll offer it to him next time I see him.