Sunday, April 24, 2005


I have started another baby sweater for charity. It's made from a skein of cotton that I had bought to make a washcloth, but I think it will get better use as a baby sweater. I think I might run out of this yarn. I may have to get creative with some purple stripes... The variegated yarn is pooling funny, but I don't think the baby will mind.

Pink baby sweater!
I have finally succeeded at starting the Mimi Verylong scarf. It took me 3 tries!!! I think this yarn is cursed. But I like it so far. The yarn is so soft that it needed a simple pattern. So I think this will work out... I hope...

Mimi Verylong...
Rainbow Brite is coming along well. I am almost finished with the second repeat of stripes. And I don't know if I want to stop there or do another repeat. We will see. :)

Crocheting along.
I hope the weather will turn springy again soon! It was snowing here in State College today and I had to break out the warm scarf again! NO TO SNOW. It's going to confuse all the baby leaves!

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Cotton coup d'état.

As warmer weather has blessed State College, I have turned to my stash of cotton yarn for springy knitting. The cotton yarn reigns supreme right now. I started a new scarf that is CROCHETED! No way. It's really weird to crochet. Using a crochet hook is a very unfamiliar movement for my hands. But it's fun. And who can resist these Rainbow Brite colors??? I'm making a long lengthwise-striped scarf using single crochet. Very simple.

Rainbow Brite scarf.
I also finished this bitty baby sweater for charity through the United Methodist church. It was pretty fun to make; very quick and easy. The only thing is my wrist started to ache if I knit with cotton too long. Dang non-elastic fibers. Hopefully, this tiny sweater will fit a cute newborn somewhere and make his or her mom smile.

Baby sweater ala primary colors.
I have also decided to use my lovely blue Cara Mia yarn in a different form. After knitting on this bias cabled scarf for awhile, I have come to realize I don't like it all that much. I mean, I like the pattern and I love the yarn, I just don't think I would wear a scarf like this very much. So I'm going to make a Mimi Verylong. Hopefully this reincarnation of this yarn will work out. Third times a charm? Right.

Doomed blue scarf.
Ooo, it's raining! April showers, finally. I was so nice out earlier today! Valerie, Kristy, and I were walking around downtown State College all day. I got my hair cut (twice), donated blood (yay for O- blood), and got a free Ben & Jerry's ice cream cone (Mint Chocolate Chunk)! Fun day.

One last thing, I'm working on a redesign for my site, so keep an eye out. I love making new graphics. I can't help myself, even though I really like the layout now. Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Cable Hoodie

It was finally cool enough today to put on my warm cozy sweater and take some official FO photos in the sun. :)

Official front of sweater photo.
Sweater Specs:
Pattern: Cabled Hoodie from Patons Street Smart booklet
(same booklet as the Must Have Cardigan)
Yarn: Elann Peruvian Collection Sierra Light Indigo
80% Highland wool, 20% Alpaca
Amt: ~14 50g balls or 1400 m
Needles: US8 & US7
Gauge: 20 sts/26 rows per 4"

Official back of sweater photo.
Yay. This sweater is slightly itchy so I have to wear a long sleeved shirt underneath. It's super warm and comfy though. It'll definitely get some wear this season on cool spring days.
My girly gloves just had a bath to prepare for their official FO photo shoot.

Wet-sheep, smelly gloves: blocking.
Now I have to decide which knitting project to start next... It has to be something spring-y. Hmmm. I'll have to peruse the new spring knitty.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005


I haven't felt much like blogging lately for some reason. And school is coming to an end, which means craziness with homework, presentations, exams, ect.

It was gorgeous out today. It was nice to be outside in just a light sleeveless shirt. Not really conducive weather to knitting warm woolen objects. Not to mention that last weekend my wrist started hurting in an alarming way when I was knitting a baby sweater out of Cotton-Ease. I had to stop knitting because of the pain!!! That has never happened to me before. So I haven't knit much since. So... I'll show you a picture of a sweater my mom knit. She is way more prolific than I am; she knit 9 sweaters last year! This is just one of them. Pretty non?

My mom knits a lot.
And now a sneaky peeky of my finished cabled hoodie before it was finished. It is finished now, but wouldn't you know that spring has decided to sprung. Too warm for wool and alpaca.

Blurry and unfinished.
Back to homework. And writing technical reports about process control and CSTRs (Continuously Stirred Tank Reactors). Fun.

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