Wednesday 27 August 2008

Small Frustrations

So, I had to frog all of the Pretty Vest Thing I've been working on, except the first two rows. It turns out that I've been doing my ssk incorrectly. Entirely possible, considering I've been learning how to do everything out of a book, and I didn't see the picture correctly. I'm so glad I go to a SnB every two weeks. I love Linda. She's too awesome.

It also turns out that I was doing yok1 instead of just yo. Now I know better there, too.

Anyway, now that I've correctly done the ssk, the eyelets in my lace rows look amazing. I'm feeling a lot more confident over how it's turning out than I was before. I'd rather frog the entire thing than work the entire thing with the knowledge in the back of my head that I did it wrong. I'd never wear it. It's the OCD in me.

Anyway, I'm continuing on feeling so much better about the entire project.

Sunday 24 August 2008

WIP - Kat's Bag

You know, I figure I would get a good chunk of knitting done while at camp, but the exact opposite happened: I realized that I had been knitting the wrong way for about 5 inches, and had to frog it and start that part again.

Kat's bag is the new bane of my existence. Must finish at some point...

Also, Decided I want to make something for ME for a change. I've decided to use my beautiful Malabrigo yarn for this:

Monday 18 August 2008

WIP - Nick's Sweater

Nick's Sweater WIP

I'm hoping to have it done at the end of this week. Just one more sleeve to go, some trim, blocking, and buttons. Buttons will have to be last. I want to make sure to get some that will fit the buttonholes I'll be making for the sweater. I'm hoping to pick up some wicked cute duck buttons from Linda's store.

Thursday 14 August 2008


Nick's sweater is coming along nicely. I'm finished the body of the sweater, and only have the arms left to do. Just have to relearn how to do the purl increase so the sleeves actually fit his little ham-hock arms.

I think I'll pick up a couple of balls of Bernat Baby Jacquards to make a little kimono sweater for him. It comes in a really nice blue and green blend called I'm A Big Boy. It's only $5 per ball, so the price is right. I got the pattern for free at the stitch 'n pitch.

Friday 8 August 2008

FO - Green Fingerless Gloves

fingerless3 fingerless2

Fastest project I ever made. I knitted this with the green Perth I got at the Stitch 'n Pitch two days ago. Started it yesterday, finished it today. Took only about 6 hours total. The end result is wicked cozy :) It's definitely a pattern I'd consider using again in the future.

Wednesday 6 August 2008

More WIPs

Started a sweater for Nicholas:
Nick's Sweater WIP

And am almost finished the hat for Hong:
Hong's Hat WIP

Still working on Kat's purse.

Got some new yarn in my stash too! Got these yummies at the Stitch 'n Pitch:
Red Heart Soft Touch SRK Perth

I have plans for the sexy green yarn, but haven't decided what to do with the soft touch yarn. I also got 3 more skeins of that beautiful malabrigo merino wool. I'm going to use that to either make myself a shrug, or make myself a winter set. (hat, scarf, mitts)

What do you think I should make?