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Another Update???

July 31st, 2008 (09:57 am)

I don't think I've updated about knitting this much since I created this journal!

Anyway, got some pics of the baby blanket.:

That's it.


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July 25th, 2008 (04:49 pm)

I decided about a week ago that I wanted to give lace knitting a try.  I'd found the pattern Juno Regina on knitty.com and decided it looked manageable.  Not too complicated, but lace none the less. 

So, yesterday Sharon and I went to Threads in Time for a knitting afternoon and she bought me two skeins of Fiddlesticks for my birthday.  She also bought herself two balls in a magenta colour (after some rationalization from me about how vacation yarn doesn't count, lol) and we both cast on for Juno last night.

Here's my first attempt at lacework!
Peek!Collapse )
Sadly, that's like, 6 hours of work!
I'm getting much better at reading the charts though, so hopefully it will be less frustrating from now on.  :)


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So much to knit, so little time...

July 22nd, 2008 (02:37 pm)

I'm all but done the Satin Sport Baby Raglan.  It just needs buttons.  But, its not intended for anyone specific at the moment, so I have more time to procrastinate on that.

I've also been playing with the idea of knitting with beads and had my first test run last week.  The beads don't match the yarn, and the pattern is pretty lame (hey, I only had 30 of those on hand!) but it was a successful first try and now I'm ready to give Odessa a go.  I needed a changepurse anyway, and who really cares what a changepurse looks like???

And now that the Feather and Fan Baby Blanket is finished, I've started another in sage and cream cotton for my BIL and his finacee.  (They're having a girl!  SQUEE!)  I had about 3 inches done but frogged it last night at pezessed's house when we all agreed it was WAY too freaking wide.  I've cast on again, but only knit half of the first row...not much progress there!

I'm making a knitpicks order tonight and I'm getting the yarn for Odessa, the February Baby Sweater, (also for BIL and fiancee.)   I'm also getting a couple more cords for my Options set, a 2mm Harmony circular for socks, and a pair of Harmony 5mm Options tips for Carol (she'll take either the Harmony or metal tips, we're not sure which yet.)  I thought I'd pick up some laceweight for Juno too, but I think I might try and buy local for that.  Juno will be my first lace project (feather and fan in worsed weight doesn't count!) and I don't think its going to be too out of my league. 

I'm loving being into knitting again.  My interest ebbs and flows and I miss it when its not there.  But with lace AND beads ahead, who could resist being absorbed???


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Pictures Finally Uploaded!

July 3rd, 2008 (09:43 am)

After major brain fluff, I've figured out my picture posting issue.  (Don't ask)  So, here are my latest:

Anastasia Socks - FROGGED

Gave up on these after joining back on the round after knitting the heel and discovering (While trying to place the eyelets on the back of the ankle appropriately) that I'd somehow lost SIX STITCHES!
Off to the pond they go, to become a nice, easy, plain pair.  The pattern wasn't hard, I just wasn't paying attention.

Chandra's Baby Blanket

Well, baby's here, but its a warm blanket and shouldn't be needed until fall.  I'm halfway through the third purple stripe, and think I'm going to add one more pink to make it more blanket-ish and less long-and-skinny-ish.  I cast on a LOT of stitches - just over 200 I believe.  Yikes.

Plain Cotton Socks

Yarn look familiar?
A nice, easy, vanilla pair of socks to tote with me with no tricky YOs to drive me batty.
Really.  A knitter of my experience should NOT have been bested by such an easy pattern!

Satin Sport Baby Raglan

Top down raglan, just a test to see if I like the pattern (I do so far.)  I have a baby to knit for due in December, but we don't know the sex yet.  If this one isn't suitable, I'll just knit another and this one can wait for a boy to arrive!

Simple Knitted Bodice

So not happy with this sweater.  The pattern is great, it was fun to knit, very few challenges.  It just doesn't sit well on my hips.  Ick.
Haven't frogged it yet, but considering.  I don't think I'll ever wear it.

I've been knitting like a madwoman on the baby blanket for a while now, haven't really touched the others in a couple weeks.  As soon as I'm done with this one, I'm going to start another for my BIL and his wife-to-be who are expecting in December.  That's plenty of time, so long as I don't get sidetracked by other things!


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Finally a Knitting Update!!!

May 2nd, 2008 (07:21 pm)

So, just a drive-by posting.
Happy knitting all.


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Simple Knitted Bodice

March 16th, 2008 (08:01 am)

Ok, so my Eyelet Socks aren't coming a long so well.  Not that there's a problem with the pattern or anything, I've just been distracted by another project.  The Simple Knitted Bodice to be precise.  I bought this yarn to make an Eris Pullover, but couldn't get past the neck band.  Its acrylic, but really nice acrylic.  I'm starting to go for natural fibres, but at one point, I was all acrylic, all the time. 

So, here's the sweater so far (I'm about another 2 inches beyond the lace panel now.)

And here is the lace panel detailing.

The socks can wait.  I'm knitting my first sweater for ME!!!


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February 18th, 2008 (04:29 pm)

My sock obsession continues, and this time, I've decided to add some pizazz to the standard toe up pattern I've been using.  So, I yoinked the Eyelet Cable pattern from my recently aquired Sensational Knitted Socks, and voila!

My MIL gave me this yarn from her stash (no idea what it is) and its actually a no where near the colour in the pics...its actually a bright leafy green - not blue.  My camera seems to think all green should be bluey...

I also ended up making the plum socks too big, so I've decided to shorten these in the foot, and I removed 4 sts around.  Which may not have been the smartest thing to do, since I'm now knitting in a rib variation, but *shrugs* whatever.  If I don't like them, I can always give them away or just frog them and start over.

Anywho, I give you my newest pair of socks-to-be!


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Ta Da! One Sock.

February 5th, 2008 (12:04 pm)

My first Plum Toe Up Sock is complete, and I've cast on for #2. 

Sadly, I think my feet are bigger than they really are, and (yet again) the foot could stand to be an inch smaller.  I'm going to continue knitting the second one to match, and either deal with a slightly loose sock, or find someone who wears a size larger than me and likes purple!   I wonder if my sister likes handknit socks?!?


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Getting there...

February 3rd, 2008 (02:33 pm)

Well, my Plum Toe Up Socks are coming along.  It was a small feat translating my toe-up-on-dpns pattern into magic loop, but its done.  I can't wait for my new knitting book to come in...it will make it a whole lot easier!

Anyway, I'm done the foot and on to the leg - just in time for Buffybowl/knitting tonight.  Yay!  I hate having to concentrate on my knitting while Buffy is busy killing things...


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Knitting Progress Update

January 30th, 2008 (11:41 am)

Just a quick update on my current projects:

I've finished the Neopolitan scarf, though I've realized that I gave Sofia the baby-blanket-turned-poncho in the same yarns, so this will likely be for Jordan instead.

Work on my Plum Toe Up socks is also coming along nicely.

Still having a lot of fun with this Magic Loop thing.  Thank goodness, because soon I'm going to be drowning in sockyarn!!!