Thursday, February 26, 2009
Alright I know it is not a perfect circle. OK? I have a permenant divit in my thumb from pushing pins into the mattress. What a Royal Canadian pain in the ass. This is the last circle I knit! I had it blocked once and then I undid it and soaked it and re blocked it again. Enough I am finished. When..IF.. I ever wear it no one will ever know......"wailing" ......'cept me. When it dries I will weave the ends in.
Monday, February 23, 2009
It really is Tweety Bird Yellow.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Lacy Wrist Warmers are the thing this year. Patons Stretch Socks make this project even neater. This wool has elastic quality that will keep them from slouching down the arm. Here you see, I have just started the forearm band, the lacy panel is a diamond design. I will update when I get farther along.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
It all started with this one. The infamous chicken hat that was a joke for my brother on his birthday.
Soon after came the "Death Hat". Part of a hat trade I was involved in on Ravelry. The hat I received in return I passed on to my youngest brother's girlfriend. It was blue and white.
That is when the hat bug hit....This is the Binary Cable hat I made my computer driven youngest brother.
Skulls and hearts for my oldest...
Something to keep my fingers busy while I was visiting family over the holidays. This one went to my niece.
A slouchy beret for my youngest. I made my sister in law the same beret only hers was black and not slouchy at all. (forgot to take a picture before I mailed it to her.)
This is my latest one. I liked the heartbeat on it. Not sure who's head is going to get it. Perhaps my youngest niece?
Not all hats have turned out well. I knit one from a vogue pattern that was gawd-aweful. (there's a shocker) It looked like overlapping shells but the shaping was off.
Now that the temperature has risen a tad, I find I am not hunting all the hat patterns I can find. I wonder if the hint of spring has finally broken this obsession....only time will tell.
Friday, February 13, 2009
This is what I will be using. Nice bright colours to combat the miserable cold, heapings of snow winter that has recently morphed into cold, windy overcast rainy winter. Besides this will be a nice break from my recent compulsive urge to knit hats. (more on that later)
Thursday, February 12, 2009
There was a shriek from the spare room. When I blocked it the yarn broke in two places and I had holes!!!! OMG. I did not block it out tightly either. The wool definitely broke. I don't think I will knit with Malabrigo lace weight again. I was able to graft the stitches so it doesn't show.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
Oh yes, I am buying Misti Alpaca black lace weight AND an Addi Turbo Lace needle 3.5 mm. I figure if I am knitting black I might as well treat myself well. I think all this "goth" is rubbing off on me.
Lots of incentive here also. This has to be finished by March 20th, the vernal equinox.