Sunday, March 13, 2005

The camera returns!

After I broke the camera (yeah, that's right...I broke it) I sent it right away to the Sony shop which I'm pretty convinced is a guy in PA with a girl who answers his phone. Either way, i was SHOCKED at how fast it was fixed and back in my hands. Within one week!

As you can see below, I've been working on Rogue since a little bit before the camera broke. Here it is in it's current state, blocking at work as you read this. Now for the dreaded seaming!!!!!!!!!!!

Pattern: Rogue of course!
Yarn: Paton's Classis Merino in Natural Mix originally intended for Mariah sweater in Knitty.
Needles: Size 6 & 8 Denise Interchangeable
Of course I couldn't get the Paton's up to guage but no matter, I simply knit the second to last largest size and it fits perfectly. The only change I made was 2 extra rows to the body and 2 extra rows to the sleeves.

Friday, February 25, 2005

Still Knitting..honest!

I'm writing to let anyone know who might be stopping by here that I haven't quit knitting OR forgotten about this blog. I have two very good excuses: I don't have much more than a half an hour here or there at home during the week and ALSO, my camera broke. It fell off the bed IN it's case and the LCD screen cracked. We've had it less than a month too. Needless to say, Best Buy was no help in the matter so now we have to send it off to camp to be fixed. Sony that is. This is a really big bummer as I have started Rogue in the last week and got halfway through the body already.

Anyhow, off to work as usual.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Perfect Pie Shawl

Here's a couple shots of the perfect pie shawl from Weekend Knitting that I've been working on. This is my first lace project ever and I looove the pattern. I had a couple balls of Lions Brand Imagine from when I first starting knitting (almost a year now!) and decided this would be a fun way to use it up!


Friday, January 28, 2005

What kind of knitting needle am I?

pink aluminum
You are pink aluminum.
Retro, straightforward and fun, you love classic
things. If they're 99 cents at Goodwill all the
better! You are moved by striking colors and
tasty morsels, and you like a stitch-n-bitch
session in the sun. Just remember, while
you're being kitschy cool, don't get too cold.
Ice cubes are best kept in your cocktails,

What kind of knitting needles are you?
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This is one of my all time favorite patterns. I found it here. Those are my brothers hands in the photo. He's a rock and roll star so I had to pick some colors that would be good for holding the microphone. I believe I succeeded. I made some adjustments to make the mittens a little bit larger but I can't remember what they were. If I do, I shall post.

Yarn: Black was some acrylic I had laying around in a thick worsted. The pink is Brown Sheep's Nature Spun in worsted.

Felted Bucket Hat from ChicKnits

This project was a blast and at the same time a yawner. When I got to the 4.75 inches of stockinette stitch I found myself trying very hard not to rush. However, the felting and fitting process was so much fun that it was totally worth it. I made this for a friend at work who has a larger head than most (though you'd never be able to tell.) She says she can never find hats to fit her, not even in a mans' size. So I set out to make the 24' version of this pattern. One other adjustment I made, when it said to switch to size 10 needles, I went ahead and bumped it up to 10.5 just to get it a tiny bit wider than called for.

In the end it fit beautfully. It's a tad bit too loose on her (which is really good in my opinion, can always shrink it some more!)but she loves it all the same.

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Fuzzy Feet

This photo is a few months old now. Those fuzzy feet are long done and actually on my feet as I type this right now. I just love this shot of it though and had to share!