Friday, September 22, 2006


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!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

My cotton obsessions

Here is the absolute LAST time I will be starting over this yarn for socks. I had started them toe up in the round using a pattern that I had found via the internet. Lets just say that BOTH, yes BOTH, times after I finished the heel and tried them on the heel looked like crap. I couldn't even take a picture I was so disgusted. It was a horrible bubbled object. I tried it twice because the first time the foot was way too long and the second time I went down a sock size to see if it was the sizing. It wasn't and I will not try another toe up pattern unless its in a book published and it looks amazing. So far I have just gotten to the ribbing and these will be stockinette socks since the colorway is so mottled.

Here are some washcloths I have finished. The green one is for Hillaire, the tan for my grandmother, and the blue ones are just some that I have made that will end up as gifts for the holidays or a birthday or something. I will be making many washcloths in the tan especially since I just bought a cone of it and most of them will go to my grandmother and some will go to my neighbor and some for Christmas gifts. I think my neighbor will really enjoy them. I also know that she'll appreciate them. I babysit her son occasionally and she always gives me accessories.

This is a scarf I have been working on for a while. Its left over skeins from that tank that I made from IK that I still have yet to take to get altered. Still I am almost finished it which is good since I have a scarf pal to start knitting for as soon as I find the yarn.

A closeup of the scarf--horizontal herringbone. I really like how this looks. I will be equally glad when I finish since it is knit on size 3 needles. I'll post final measurements when its done.

Here is the latest purchase of yarn---Peaches n Cream worsted. The far left color is for my grandmothers washcloths, the middle white ones are for my Dad's 'towel' and the 3 on the right are for a bathrug. And yes, my dad really wants a goddamn towel, knit by me. Well, we still are debating on the pattern to use and I'll probably start this next week. I really like the army tan on the far left and will use it for a sweater. I think that even if the color fades that it still will look great.

The last couple of days have been great weather-wise. We had some rain which was much needed since we have been 12" under. It also cooled us down alot. Work is hectic. SCAD started back this week and they have 1600 new freshman this year and I think that they all have come into the pharmacy to get their scripts transfered. I just hope that they hire a new tech for winter if not I might have to transfer to a new store because there is no use in me wearing myself out since Katrina can't do her job.

I'm heading to ATL next weekend for the Petty concert and am really looking forward to that. I don't know whether or not we'll be staying all weekend but hopefully by the latest we'll leave Sat late afternoon.

In knitting news, I have gotten my scarf pal's wants and desires for a scarf. I have been contemplating whether or not to make an entrelac scarf or a cabled one. Well its really all determined by which yarn I buy. I'm going to the yarn store either Saturday or Monday to pick it out. My pal is an international pal so I'll need to finish it quicker since it will take longer to get to her. Plus my knitting pace has slacked lately and hopefully I'll find a good tempo.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Wishing I was watching Agassi this week

Well I have accomplished something this week. I am almost finished this pink clutch from Handknit Holidays. Its for Hill's pal and I have to find a matching zipper. I hope to find one at Walmart when I go in a few minutes but I highly doubt that it will be there.

Here are those Hederas. I still really don't like them and yet proud of the fact that I did not frog them. These might just become house socks.

And these conquer alot of firsts for me---first toe-up sock and first magic loop knitted sock. Let me just say that it really doesn't feel like knitting a sock. I don't know whether it has to do with it being toe-up or not. I really need to research toe-up heels since if this works out nicely all my socks in the future will be toe-up. I am planning on making toe-up Jaywalkers!! and already bought the yarn for them. Its crazy that so many knitters have become addicted to that pattern. I love seeing all the new Jaywalkers--they look great even as one color socks. I also want to make the knitty cabled sock toe up that just was published. So cute. And I love those cables. Toe up socks also let you use up all the yarn with out guessing which I rely on especially in the start of a sock.

I have no special plans for the weekend. Hopefully that means lots of knitting.I am really excited about the Tom Petty concert in ATL in a couple of weeks. And more excited that I won't be driving.