Ramblings about Knitting and other important stuff
Wow. Lots to report this time. I don't think I had much more time to knit last week but it sure seems that way right now.
Vintage Velvet is coming along. I've passed the halfway mark (on ball 4 of 5). It's still just as difficult to photograph as ever but I'll share one anyway. Maybe your monitor is better than the crummy one I'm looking at. *wink*
And finally, we have a stunning photo of the weekend satchel progress. It'll look just like this, only bigger, for quite some time so I doubt you'll see much of this guy till I start the front where at least there are some blobs of color to add some interest. Makes for great "intense movie" knitting though.
I know my KAL progress is usually out there on Tuesdays but I couldn't resist sharing the photos of my finished HiP. Mr. Sittin' was sweet enough to model it for me (evidence that it turned out nice. I may have to make a second one, I saw that "is this for me?" gleam in his eye when he picked it up...)
I followed Alison's instructions for HiP but decided that instead of weaving in all those ends I'd sew a piece of fabric onto the back. Also because the yarn I used is a bit scratchy. (Did anyone else notice that about the Elan Peruvian wool?) I wanted Harry Potter fabric but the only place I could find it was on EBay for $12/yard. I don't consider myself "cheap" per say, but that's a bit much for some cotton fabric that is getting sew on the back of something else. So, we went with a starry night motif. I busted out the sewing machine and half an hour later I had a lovely scarf.
According to Google Michelle needs... (I only kept the ones I liked. THere appear to be a lot of Michelle's out there that need help.)
One of my dear friends has insipired me to try the brioche caplet from the oh-so-fab Wrap Style. So of course I had to order some more yarn.
We have brownand blue. MMMmmmm. I like it. I like it a lot.
Almost had to make Wednesday for knitalongs this week... Whew. Been a crazy one already.
Vanna here is streching out the cables for your viewing pleasure. I love how this looks in a tweedy yarn but I'm afraid the cabling doesn't seem to be showing up very well in the one I picked. I'm sure its the lighting. Or something I can blame elsewhere.
Another Weasley - Last but not least I'm nearly finished with HiP. I LOVE this pattern. So easy and cute. It's curling like crazy but I don't mind. I bought some fabric today that I plan to sew onto the backside of it once I'm finished and it's blocked out. I couldn't find any Harry Potter fabric I liked. Or at least any that wasn't touted as *RARE* on eBay and thus priced like it was spun from gold. ok. egsagerating a bit. I got some with a navy background and white stars. Should be cute. Also, it will save me from weaving in all those ends. Yes. That is the real reason for the fabric backing.
Wow. Many many thanks to everyone that wished me a happy birthday. It was a fab one. I got some great gifts and got to spend time with some wonderful people. I love that I've met so many great folks through blogging. Love ya. Mwah.
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Well... It would look nice with the Ribby Cardi I guess... Hope you are having a good one!
Tuesday again. Here are the updates from last week. If I don't mention it, I didn't work on it, and am probably trying to forget that it's on the list. Ha.
HiP is coming along very nicely. I'm nearly finished with the first skein of burgundy (so I'm halfway there right?). It's curling up pretty badly but I'm sure a good blocking will deal with it enough to keep me happy.
Amble is getting on my nerves. I'm determined to finish this sock but think it might be a little while before I try the second. I switched to a magic circle technique last night and am feeling quite a bit more comfortable with it. We'll see.
We had quite a few folks MIA but hopefully not for any bad reasons. This is one of my favorite knitting groups. What better way to start off the weekend?
Saturday was also a good one. It started off kinda crummy with an accounting class (ew) but after that I met with my department chair and I was able to confirm that I will be graduating in December of this year and will be able to take my final class in January (even if he has to offer it to me as an independent study). Yeah!!
Saturday afternoon I went to a Trailer trash themed party that a co-worker was hosting. What a hoot!! Many mullets and lots of "Hey yall, watch this!"
Sunday was spent recovering from the weekend adventures. Luckily I was the designated driver the night before so it wasn't as bad as it could have been. I spent the day working on the cursed slippers. I haven't told you about these? Well that's cause I was trying not to think about them.
I knit a pair of slippers, almost. I got to about 8 rows from finishing the second slipper when I ran out of the solid color of yarn. So I decided to rip them both out and put in a stripe (since I bought the yarn ages ago and already threw out the wrapper so had no idea what color I got nevermind which dye lot). I put a stripe in one of them and decided I didn't really like it. I knit the second one with a different stripe pattern so I could compare them. I decided I didn't like the second stripe more than I didn't like the first. Frogged second slipper (again). Knit with stripe like first. Have a pair. Calling it done. Hope dear friend for whom they are intended loves them.
Seems like I never have new knitting news by Thursdays... How about a meme.
I decided that I needed some knitting going that was a bit more portable. Not that I don't have enough projects going already, but most of them have cabling, charts, intarsia, or other more complicated aspects. It doesn't facilitate the kind of thing I'd like to be working on when I'm hanging out with my pals.
The gray will be my main color and comes from my stash. I bought the purple at the same time as my HiP yarn. It's such a cute pattern. I can't wait for our next local meetup so I can work on it (I won't allow myself to work on it outside of meetups because I'd finish it up too fast and then would be in the same spot I was in before I cast on).
Rogue - Status hasn't changed since last week unfortunately. Too many things on the needles always means someone will get neglected. She still looks like this.
Been crazy busy around these parts lately. I had a great week last week. My folks, who live in the Pensacola area, came in for a quick visit. It's amazing how many little things I skip when I'm cleaning, until I know Mom's going to be visiting. Most of the early week was spent cleaning those little things.
though it was pretty clear to me that they didn't "get" why they were both holding onto a sock. I love my parents. Who else could I get to humor these odd requests...
After they left I got quite a bit of knitting done, including refinishing my OSW. I had finished it a few weeks ago but the bind off cut too much so I decided I needed to try a different one.
I used a kitchner bind-off (I've also heard it called tubular and invisible) and liked it much better. It's not terribly comfortable but it's really cute so I imagine I'll wear it a lot anyway. I used Galway yarn to make it and it's a bit itchy. I'd love to make another in something a little more against-the-skin friendly yarn.