Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Back in the groove

So I am now back to knitting happily away after a freak garlic chopping accident last Friday. I cut the tip of my left pointer finger and wanted to make sure no stitches were needed. So off to the doctor I went with my eight month old in tow. No stitches. The nurse did give me a tetanus vaccine shot though in the same arm. I was so sore this past weekend that hardly anything got done. Needless to say I will be going back to only grating garlic from now on.

Don't get me wrong my finger is still sore, but not enough to prevent me from knitting. Since I saw a video on youtube of the YarnHarlot speed knitting I realized I really need to finish this pair of socks I have been working on. OK Stephanie is only knitting the way she normally does, but it is still alot faster than me none the less. So back to getting those socks finished, I mean I only have like 7 other pairs of socks to get done. Fortunatly they are gifts so no real deadline pressure. Whew!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A new pattern

I now have a new project the I am longing to do, thanks to the always wonderful Yarn Harlot I now want to make a scarf....just a simple pattern. My oh my what makes this a project I long to do is the yarn and color possibilities. The Noro striped scarf . Here is a link to pictures.

Plus it's a project I could knit while watching my daughter. I have limited myself to smallish projects, how sad.

My husband would like it, I think. (If he would wear a scarf)

There of course is a snag, I have to buy the yarn.... oh dear yarn store = temptation.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Time well spent relaxing

So I did think that having a baby would to some degree inhibit my knitting. At least at for the first year or so.

Granted the time I spend knitting has shortened, but I am still able to get projects finished.
So I have reserved my knitting time from about 8 pm till when I decide to go to bed.
That means I get to enjoy a project really. OK projects, plural... I mean there is nothing wrong with having multiple projects on the needles. Every knitter does it. I don't care if they do deny it.

Somewhere there is a project that was put down for some reason. You know, hidden in a box, or in the back of your closet. Even in the garage, or storage, etc. (there can be many excuses valid points for this)
Maybe something went horrible wrong with the pattern, the gauge, the fiber, your sanity. I mean there is nothing wrong with that. Or that is what I keep telling myself.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


OK cuffs on socks suck, I mean really. Other than for when wearing them during winter.
Needless to say I will need to do some sort of pattern when it comes to the cuffs on my next pair. Anybody know a good pattern that isn't a lace pattern. Doesn't have to be simple, if push comes to shove I'm sure I can find something in the Stitchionary books.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

So I am still working on the ribbing for the cuff of the first sock, but the yarn I bought for my husbands socks is looking so I will not start another project...nope.
OK yeah keeping the yarn out doesn't help, well neither does stroking it.
This has nothing to do with the color husband likes gray.
But that doesn't really matter, he said if I made them he will wear them....actually wear them.
Yes I know I could be creating a hand knit addicted sock man, but he said he would wear them.

I just have to finish my socks first.....yup.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Mulit-colored Bamboo

So I started my second pair of socks. I am using Schachenmayr nomotta Regia Bamboo colorway 1062 Clown.
The technique is one sock on two circular needles, toe down.

So far I like this better than using DPNs.
I know of no way to make row after row of stockinette stitch to feel less tedious. If anybody reading this does please, please leave a comment. No really please.

Yes I know I could just do a pattern instead, but I don't like doing so with a color scheme like this one.

I will say it took me a total of four times to get the heel right. It involved me rereading the directions several times. You see the way the directions are written there are two parts to the heel. So reading ahead got me a little confused, and that might be a first for me. Normally reading ahead gives you a better idea of how things are going to progress. But when a hole mysteriously appears its time to do it one step at a time, or one part at a time.

If you look at the picture to the left of this, you will notice a yellow/green stripe snaking its way around the foot of the sock. Never having using the yarn before I don't know if this is a fluke or a normal progression. There has not been any other color striping that is noticable. Oh well.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Warm toes in June

Well I finished the socks and they feel great.
Now on to the next pair. Yup they are addictive.
This pair was on DPNs, and the first sock of the next pair are already on two circular needles. I plan on doing the third pair (yup a third) at the same time on one circular needle.

So now I am trying to figure out why I was intimidated by socks. Now I wonder why I should be intimidated by sweaters.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

New Yarn

My hubby asked me what I would like for my very first Mother's Day. Of course there were things I wanted, like audiobooks, appliances, etc.. but when would I get to enjoy them. Having a one month old keeps me busy and I am having trouble finishing the audiobook I started just before she was born.
I kinda forgot about looking for a gift.
I was checking e-mail and had a new one from Knit Picks. They have three new yarn samplers for spring. I was drooling over the pretty colors. I mentioned to hubby that I would love to get two of the samplers, and could I order them. (we have a rule any purchase, other than things like gas, over $20 and we have to talk to the other person about it)
He thought about it and sure, then as I was punching in my order he said "Happy Mother's Day"

The samplers come with 6 different yarns, one skein each. So I picked the Renaissance and the Victorian colorways, they both come with patterns to use with those yarns, which for me is a good thing. I pretty much never know what to do with one skein. (even though I do have the book One Skein)

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Here's Lynn

Ok my other sock is not going to get done anytime soon.

Yup I had my baby. On March 22nd at 1:46am. She is so cute, my husband is holding her right now and giving me a chance to get online and check up on things. So I just wanted to post something of an update :)

Monday, March 17, 2008

Half way there

One sock down and one more to go :)

Monday, March 10, 2008

Soaring Sock

Ok this is easier than I thought. Granted I'm not even finished with the first sock.

I also want to start the petal bib from OneSkein by Leigh Radford. I haven't done a project yet where I need to put several pieces on to stitch holders to join later.
Yup I get the too scared to jump in the pool feeling, and I normally end up felling like an idiot later. So you would think I would learn.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Quick update

OK as far as we know we have all the main preparations ready for our new addition. Yay.

I have finished several knitting projects from last year. I have started my first pair of socks. I got the pattern online ( and I am using Berroco Comfort Sock in colorway: 1813
So I am trailing forward and about to start the heel. I will see how far I get before Lynn decides to come.