Sunday, April 29, 2007

Look who I got to meet!!!

In Vegas for a little mini vacation. Saw Penn & Teller last night, Blue Man Group tonight! w00t!
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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Fix and Finish it Weekend

Hello there everyone! Yes, I know I haven't been blogging much... :( No excuse for that other than laziness.

But I haven't been lazy in the knitting department. I deemed this weekend the Fix and Finish it Weekend! Look what's blocking on the blocking board!

It's still wet, so no modeled shots just yet. But she's done! I even learned how to crochet for this! It's actually kinda fun to double crochet, if I do say so myself.

Knit in Berroco Pure Merino, using Knit Picks Options, size 9. Shell buttons.

I know I didn't blog much about this, just never really felt inspired to. I also think I used a too big crochet hook. My edging came out a bit ruffley, but I actually kinda like it. :)

Here's another purchase I made with the buttons for the Nantucket.

Pearl snaps for PUFFY! I ended up ripping out my old button band, reknitting it, and taking out the old (gorgeous) buttons. Once I find my hammer, I'll install the rest.

But here's a preview of the one button I installed. I got 16 total, so there should be no gappage. :) I'm hoping to have this finished in time for a trip I'm taking next week.

What's next on the needles? Some Blue Sky Alpaca in Purple. Bought from the Knit Happens sale. (Who DIDN'T buy some yarn during that sale?!?)

I'm just about 2 skeins into making Glee. Mine will have a few mods, like making the placket a bit shorter. I don't want a neckline down to my navel. :)

And look, I'm SWATCHING!! This is for a project that's going to remain a little hush hush for a bit more while I figure out the specifics. It's a washed gauge swatch of Berroco Pure Merino in the round using US 9 Needles. Yes, I have big plans for you, my pretty. :)

Thursday, April 12, 2007

I'm in, are you??

About to start my third Sockapalooza! w00t!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

The quest for the perfect sock yarn...

Remember those singles? I've plyed them together in my quest for some handspun sock yarn!

Almost there. It's still a bit thick in places. And it's not as consistent as it could be. Again, it's Crown Mountain Farms in an unnamed colorway (too close to Blue Suede Shoes) so it won't be repeated again. I ended up with about 372 yards.

On to the yarn p0rn!

Still plugging away on the Nantucket Jacket--the back and right front are complete! :)

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Mojo found!

I think I've found my mojo again. A few exciting things have happened since I last posted. First, to get inspired to knit again, I spent some quality time with the stash:

Yikes! I have a freakin yarn store in my APARTMENT! I inventoried all of it too. In total I have slightly over 90,000 yards of yarn! And damn WEBS with the timing of their sale... Looks like no more yarn for me for awhile...

Also, my Mom's birthday present to me finally arrived:

A WooLee winder! Can I say how absolutely fabulous this is?? I put it through its paces this weekend. The singles seen here were plied and are now drying. Pics of the yarn when it's finished. This is Crown Mountain Farms superwash merino roving.

A few more exciting things in the works here at Knitting RN. Nantucket Jacket has a back, and a few other things that will be revealed in all good time. :) I'm just glad to have my mojo back!