Sunday, March 04, 2007

March Madness

I have been super buzy the last couple of weeks. I have started my first lace project. Its the Clementine Shawl from the latest IK. (I really only bought it for the entrelac socks but it has lots of cute things in it) I did omit the first small triangle on either side. Its coming along slowly and I will post when its long enough to look nice. I am using the Sea Silk I recieved from my scarf pal.



I also ordered some lace weight yarn from the destash blog which I am severely addicted to. Its lavender which is not going to be for me whenever I get around to knitting it, maybe Nan.




I am still working on the little jacket from Romantic Knits. I have to sew on the collar and the remaining lace trim around the entire piece. I need to get that finished soon since we have been having fabulous weather down here. I did seam it wrong, so the right side is a knit side not the purl side but I am not redo-ing the entire seaming just because I am an idiot.

Other than that I am crocheting a couple of things to put on etsy. St Pats is rapidly approaching and I have to find some lime Rit dye for my dress that I bought that is white and hopelessly sheer. Oh and a little thing called March Madness will be taking up alot of my time.

I cannot locate my camera but I will post pics of the Jaywalkers I finally finished.

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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Its been a really long time

Wow it really has been a long time. Alot has happened. I started back at school this semester and I am still trying to get in 30+ hours at the pharmacy.


I have not finished those Jaywalkers but I am this close. I just have to stitch up the rest of the toe and all the ends. I think there is 5 ends to tuck in.


I started a sweater from Romantic Style, the short short bed jacket also in cream. I think I should have started the collar first since it has taken me almost as long as the sweater itself to knit. I will post that pic when I actually get the collar done and the sweater sewn together. I still have to do the trimming. I was hoping to have it done by this weekend so maybe fully completed by next weekend. I also have made a couple of the crocheted belts in the same book. Those need finishing as well.


I also got a package from my International Scarf Pal, she was unable to finish a scarf so she sent me all kinds of goodies including bamboo circulars, a brown skein of Handmaiden Sea Silk and 3 balls of a cashmere blend blue yarn. Love it all! I really can't wait to start knitting with it.
Oh and look at what I found at Red Needle. The 1st Rowan. Vintage. I l-o-v-e it!!



Tomorrow night is the big basketball game and I am going to watch the game downtown with this guy I met last month. I don't think he realizes how big of a fan I am. I guess he will find out.


Other than that I am trying to get back my sock knitting mojo. I just haven't felt like starting another pair. I feel like I am betraying my knitting.
Heres a pic of some earrings that I made out of leftovers I think that they are a tad too big but love them anyways.

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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Still Knitting...

Heres a pair of socks for myself that I have been working on.... I'm almost done. I think its Regia Sassy Stripes or something but I guess it doesn't matter. I love this Jaywalker pattern.


Here's a clutch that I finished this weekend. Its going to be felted and hopefully it felts well. If it turns out okay it will be given to Hill complete with a zipper. Its a little larger than the other clutches that I have made so I feel that a zipper is necessary.

I'm waiting on a couple of books to come in that I have ordered from the destash blog. I'm really excited about the Knitting Nature. I have been looking at it everytime I go to Barnes and Noble. I am also still waiting on my scarf from the scarf exchange. I haven't heard anything from her in a while and was told that there was some circumstance. So I really have no idea whether or not I will be getting a scarf from the exchange. Well my scarf pal likes her scarf which is important of course. I am however super excited about the sockapalooza starting after the new year. I also got a spot held for me with the Blue Moon sock club that they due which I haven't done yet.

I still haven't finished Christmas shopping and will be going to the outlets on Sunday with Heather to finish up Dads presents. I am planning on buying Hill some Birkenstocks since I can't find a nice pair of boots for her.

I also still have to knit out like 90 dish/washcloths for Christmas, including a set for my secret santa at work. She's elderly and she should enjoy them I think.

I'll post pics whenever I get something finished...

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Ta-da!!

Here are some late! postings of my scarf. I didn't finish it until about a week ago and am just getting around to blogging.
I look horribly pale ...
I just love this. I love making scarves and little items.
And here are the socks. I finished them last night and tucked in all the ends this morning. I was lazy and didn't take off my socks that I was already wearing.

I have started some Jaywalkers and am working on some entrelac clutches. I have already knitted the piece just have to do all the zipper junk.

I feel overwhelmed with Christmas already. I guess because I normally don't wait this long to start and only have a few things to buy during December. Let the panic ensue. I'm going to the outlets the weekend after next to try and get some things. I found a shirtdress and cabled sweatercoat from BR for $3 and $30 respectively. I love sales!!

Sunday, October 29, 2006

I'm not that talented, I just practice frequently...

Here is my latest scarf endeavor...Entrelac...in very preppy colors. My dad has asked me every night I have worked on this.."Are you sure its going to be a scarf. With those colors?" Well its not for him and I am trying really hard to finish this and the socks before we go to Chapel Hill on Wednesday. Another progress shot....

And heres the latest socks--one is slightly pooling and I have finished the heel flaps. Again, trying to finish before Nov 1st. Cross your fingers...hahaha

And my scarf pal got her scarf and said that she loves it!! Thank God. These things always make me nervous. My scarf should be on its way soon--I'm excited, I love getting things in the mail, well, besides bills.

I'm going to Chapel Hill on Wednesday to see a game which I still don't have tickets for yet. So I am calling tomorrow morning on my way to work to see why they haven't come in yet. I talked to some girl at the office on Friday afternoon who told me to "like wait to see if they come on Saturday, then if not call back." Well she obviously didn't understand that the game is on this Wednesday. Other than that I can't wait to go up there. I love it up there!

I'll post again probably on Friday with pics with me wearing a finished scarf and socks!!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

I should really post more often...

Here is the scarf that I knit for the International Scarf Exchange. I sent it last Thursday and it went to Australia so it should be there in another week.


Here are all the goddamn ends I had to weave in. I know it was worth it. Plus the entrelac scarf I will be making for myself will have many more ends to weave in.

I have FINALLY finished the mauve horizontal herringbone scarf and just have to weave ends in. I think that I am also going to put a border of cream on it because the cast off edge is way too stretched even though I went down a needle size. Ugggh!!

I have chosen to frog my red rib and cable socks since I recieved red cabled goodness from my Sockapaloooza pal. It was actually quite chilly for the SAV last weekend and I wore socks. I am still churning along on my mottled brown socks. I have finished calf shaping I guess. I really have no idea how these will turn out. I'm making up the pattern as I go. Hopefully it won't be a mistake. I have also churned out more washcloths. Effortless, yet the most fantastic gift. A simple handknit so people will think that you really thought of them.

I am getting ready for basketball season. I have been inhaling projections and will be in Chapel Hill for the opening exhibiton game on Nov 1. I can't wait. The anticipation is really building here. I also hope that the Cardinals win and go to the World Series. One of their closers is a local and played in the local elite league. I think that Wainwright is the first and most famous of all the Chain boys that have been drafted.

I am also really focused on knitting home items. Like pillowcases and throws. I am wondering about the Knitpicks new yarn package for throws. I think that I would make Hill one in green or something. Maybe I should just make it in Peaches n Cream since its machine washable and I'm planning on making one for myself.

Well I have a ton of errands to run and have to head out to AASU to get readmitted for Spring...

Friday, September 22, 2006

Quickie

I haven't been knitting much. Or I should say accomplished much of what I had hoped in knitting.

I have started my scarf for the International Scarf Exchange and have gotten wind that my scarf has been started as well. I don't have any pics but its purple, 2 shades of Nature's Wool, and ENTRELAC. I hope the color combo is going to look okay--I will determine this when I finish a repeat of the color pattern that I have planned. So far I think it will look fine but my sister is looking at it weird.

I will be starting my cotton entrelac scarf in cream,navy, and green hopefully this weekend while on the way to Atlanta for the Tom Petty concert. I can't wait and should actually be cleaning out my car instead of posting.

I'll post pics when I get back to Savannah or on Thursday since I don't have to work!