Thursday, November 29, 2007
I'll work on the mitten first, and then finish up the Dragon Hoodie. The Yellow Sweater I plan to frog and perhaps use that yarn for another purpose. I'd like to make a cardigan, perhaps.
Thanks to all you sweet people who voted!
And, I found the stripey hat! It got stuffed inside the non-handknit hat I wore to work last Wednesday. When I got home, I threw the hat in my closet and forgot all about stripey. While I cleaned the closet last night to make a space for Zoey the cat's litterbox (more on that later), I found the hat! It has been finished and given to my co-worker. Yay!
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
It was refreshing to see the Vikings actually win yesterday!
You'd think I might know a little something about sports, but my knowledge is actually quite limited.
I'll post some knitting pics later today. I broke down and bought Itty Bitty Nursery yesterday! Only two days left to vote in the UFO survey. The mitten is pulling ahead, but the Dragon Hoodie and Pillow are close on its fingertips! Which will be the winner?
Oh, and I'm on Ravelry now. I am AuntieMimi, so look for me there!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
I also photographed my entire stash and all my UFOs (unfinished objects) in preparation for my Ravelry invite! I think there are only 3,000-some people ahead of me, and I want to be ready when that invite comes.
Here is one of the UFOs I came across. These are actually mittens that my sister, Gretchen, started. Gretchen actually taught me to knit, and she will be the first to admit that I have far surpassed her in knitting skill. I'm not sure if this mitten has a pair or not. G made me a scarf of this yarn, and these were to be the mittens. So, let me know G...do I need to knit a thumb and an entire mitten, or just this lonely thumb?
I'll post more UFOs soon, and perhaps you all can vote on what I should finish first!
I also got the back of the Thinking Dress done. Okay, this worries me. I followed the directions exactly as written. It looks nothing like the chart in the book, and of course there is no photo of the back. The book does say the chart is of the front, so maybe I shouldn't worry. Hopefully it turns out okay.
Lastly, I cast on and began another Stripey Hat. No photos though.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Pattern: Cherry-O! Hat from Itty Bitty Hats by Susan Anderson
Yarn: Crystal Palace Yarns Merino 5, 100% Superwash Wool in colors 5220, 0204, and 5212...otherwise known as red, white, and green
For: Lilla...a cute little girl born to a co-worker in October
I hope to get a lot of knitting done on the Thinking Dress on the way down and back. I should have some progress to post about soon!
In other knitting news, the Sock Savior socks are on their way. I put them in the mail today! I hope she likes them!
Monday, November 5, 2007
But, before we get to the knitting news...how about those Vikings? I don't know a single person that expected them to win yesterday. Woo-hoo! I spent my entire day watching football, eating chili, drinking beer, and not getting as much knitting done as I wanted. I forgot the needles I needed at home. Sigh.
So, here is what I did finish. The second Stripey Hat. I love it even more than the first one!
Yup...there is next to nothing to see. Just the very bottom of the back. I forgot to bring the size larger needles to the day-o-football, so once I got a few rows done, I had to stop. Argh!
Friday, November 2, 2007
Unfortunately, not everyone held up their end of the bargain, and some knitters found themselves waiting...and waiting...and waiting...for socks that never showed. These knitters needed "sock saviors" and I answered the call!
Thursday, November 1, 2007
While there, we saw many geese, and one very large grasshopper. If any of you ever get the chance, I would recommend heading over there for a little visit.