Monday, October 24, 2005

In the Past Three Weeks...

I've completed two hats, two scarves, an earwarmer, and a baby sweater. I really will have pictures soon.
I have on the needles a scarf and a pair of mittens.
To start/finish:
6 scarves
2 hats
and either a hat, scarf and mitten set and/or a hat.
I got my Secret Santa information and I've already got some goodies together. I'm trying to decide what to include. I wish I could buy something, but I don't have the money. I don't know whether to make her something or not...

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Two hats down, many, many gifts to go. I really need to add some pictures but I still don't have any batteries for the camera. Oh well. I got my secret santa info today! I think besides the stuff I'll be sending her, I'd like to make her something...

Sunday, October 16, 2005


Guess what I did?
I spent money earmarked for trading for yarn (shipping costs) on....more yarn. My Big Lots has Caron Jewel Box and Cozi on sale for $2.99 a skein, and also some decent-sized balls of eros-type yarn and a stubby eyelash yarn. Cool. And I'm not getting paid until next month...
I severely edited the hat pattern, and everything is now going swimmingly. As soon as I get some more projects done, there will be pictures.

Saturday, October 15, 2005


I found a sweater I want to knit, and it comes in my size and everything, but I'm afraid to knit it! I guess I'm afraid of a variant of the infamous sweater curse-if I take the time to make it, I'll end up losing weight and won't be able to wear it!
Also, it would be the most complicated project I've done. But it's so pretty...I was thinking about copping out and finding a crochet sweater, because I'm not afraid of crochet, but I just don't think it would look the way I want in the yarn that I want to use. I'm going to do it. I'll just have to wait until after the holidays to start it, because I've got so much other stuff I have to make.
I'm very annoyed at a pattern I got off the web, because there's no way in hell that, if made according to the designer's instructions, it would fit what it's supposed to fit. So I'm taking elements from that pattern, and creating my own damn hat. That FITS.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Crappy Needles

As you may know, Target has a dollar section now that has yarn, needles, and small pattern books. The needles (at least the wooden ones) SUCK! They're flimsy, splintery, and the points are very dull. I like the yarn, though...

Thursday, October 13, 2005

What can I say? And no, that's not me. Because if it was, that cat would have mauled me by now... Posted by Picasa

Some Patterns

Please feel free to use these as you see fit. If you're selling them, please provide a link to this site with your finished product :)

Christmas 2004 Scrunchie
1 hair elastic
'H' hook
worsted weight yarn with sparkle wrap

Round 1
Attach yarn with knot, ch 1. SC around elastic, making sure to cover all of the elastic.
Round 2
Ch 5, *dc, ch 2* in next sc. Rpt from * to * in each sc around. Sl st in 3rd ch of ch-5, fasten off.

Quick and Easy Scarf
less than 6 oz of each of the following:
Red Heart Super Saver "Polo"
Red Heart Super Saver "Claret"
worsted weight dark navy
'Q' hook

Row 1
Using 3 strands as 1, ch 11. SC in second ch from hook and each ch across (10 sc). Ch 1, turn.

Rows 2-81
SC in each sc across, ch 1, turn.
Fasten off.
*I really like the striping pattern that was a result of the variegated yarn. Neat.*



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You are Mohair.
You are a warm and fuzzy type who works well with
others, doing your share without being too
weighty. You can be stubborn and absolutely
refuse to change your position once it is set,
but that's okay since you are good at covering
up your mistakes.

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Hello Bloggy

After reading tons of knitting blogs, I've finally decided to create my own. I will chronicle my knitting, crochet, sewing and other crafty pursuits. I've also got a LiveJournal account, which I will link to as soon as I remember how...
My current projects: (photos to follow when I find batteries for the camera)
top-down raglan cardigan for new nephew/niece due in December
mitered mittens
faux-entrelac scarf
crochet scarf for Christmas present

Projects I want to start soon:
keyhole scarf out of Imagine (for me)
crochet cabled scarf and matching headband
Christmas gifts for family and friends
earflap hat (probably crochet)

Now that I have a blog, I want to sign up for the Fiber RAOK group. Yay!