January 25, 2007

screwed up my mittens


Well I finished the main parts of my flip top mittens... except that the flaps are set to begin on the back of one hand and the palm of the other. I made them identical rather than a right and left. So last night I unraveled one and re-did it properly. I hate re-do's... but luckily these are quick to make.

January 23, 2007

IK Spring 2007

orangepreview is here.

These are the ones that caught my attention first. Who knows... maybe someday I'll actually get to them :)

green_tea_rag1 entreloc_socks1 dollar_n_half_card1Clem_shawl1 cble-dwn_rag3 cble-dwn_rag1

swallowtail shawl


Slowly but it is getting done. Here is how it looked about a month ago. I'm working on p5tpg's... sheesh that is hard. I slip the 5 stitches off the size 5 needles and onto size 1's and purl them all together there. It's really slow but it makes it possible to purl them.

finally some thank you gifts

I got a couple scarves done as thank you gifts for people who helped out with our wedding.


Yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Alpaca Silk
Color: natural / pale lilac
Pattern: moss stitch
Needles: Crystal Palace Bamboo #8
Yarn Quantity: 215 yards (3 balls) of natural and about 1/4 ball of lilac for stripes


started this one awhile back... I just never know what to do with my face when taking the in the mirror photos...

Yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted
Color: natural
Pattern: Entrelac
Needles: Crystal Palace Bamboo #8
Yarn Quantity: 440 yards (2 balls)

January 18, 2007

yummy merino

well I took a little christmas money I was given as a gift and bought some 100% merino:

got it from handpainted wool's ebay store. It's the same as malabrigo merino worsted except that I got 7 skeins for $40 :) Looking forward to getting it.

I've also finished a few scarves but no photos so I'll wait to talk about them. Life sure gets busy!

January 10, 2007

Jebus I'm 30!

so all of a sudden I woke up today and turned 30. Thankfully I have a good life and am mostly happy. I thought it's be strange to be 30, but it's really not. I figure I'll always feel a little like a small child and a little like an old lady. The years really do fly by though.

In the year 2007 I resolve to:
To not care what people think about me.

Get your resolution here.

I figure that is a good resolution for my 30th year :) It's a hard one for me.

January 09, 2007

Some knitted & crocheted wash cloth's

After seeing my mom check out some really expensive hemp wash cloth's at a little boutique I decided to make her some. I use Elann's Canapone

Fibre Content: 100% Hemp
Made In: Italy
Care: Hand Wash/ Dry Flat
Gauge: 24 st/4 inches 3.25 mm (US 3)
Yardage: 165 m (180 yards)
Size: 50g (1.75 oz) ball
Price: $4.75 USD

one ball makes about 4 wash cloths



I knit a couple of these in the car on the way to San Diego for Christmas

January 05, 2007

happy new year

In the year 2007 I resolve to:
Take a chainsaw-juggling class.

Get your resolution here.

I will get some photos posted soon. Fighting off the flu sucks :(