Thursday, January 31, 2008

Lost in the Silk Garden

I finish some Maine Morning Mitts. I'm loving Silk Garden right now!!!
I love the unmatchy matchyness of it all. Gorgeous colors. Yum!

Look I even started a pair for myself. Who can refuse such a cute use for one skein of this stuff?!?

I have also been working on Indigo Ripples! I trudged through the stockinette portion and in my excitement to start the lace, I effed it up. Oh well. I'll restart the lace tonight during the Lost premiere. Although, I might be paying more attention to the TV than the skirt, so fixing the lace might be a lost cause... bwahahahaha. GET IT??? LOST cause. Oh I crack myself up.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

psst... mom...

How about these fingerless gloves?

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Where are they now?

Knits of the past... What happens to all the pretty things we knit? Do they get worn to death? Or shoved in the back of a drawer? I think it's fun to hear how things wear over time so here is my little report. Back in 2004 I knit a Mini Sweater. I didn't wear the poor thing very much because the yarn was sorta stretchy and it hung around my ribcage after one wear.

Well, this week I finally got around to re-sewing the button into a more fitting position and yay!!! We have functional knitwear! I wore it to work on Tuesday... See?
Mini Sweater!
Super cool!

Also... I have been thinking a lot lately about what I like to knit. More specifically about what type of WIPs I have. I tend to have a lot of projects going at once, but I think it's because I like such a wide variety of knitting types.
  • I like to have a lace project in case the lace bug bites. Right now that lace project is Print O' the Wave.
  • I like to have a project being made for someone else. Currently, I am knitting Eric's mom a hat in Malabrigo Chunky. Mmmmmm. So soft!
  • I like to have a large project. That would be my Indigo Ripples skirt. I kinda stalled on that for a bit, but I'm excited to start it up again! I'm right a the beginning of the lace.
  • I also like to have a scarf on the needles. Right now, I don't have a scarf in progress!?!? I'll have to remedy that by starting the Interstate Scarf. I wonder how Valerie's progressing on hers? I think a hat would fit this niche too... Hmmm... Koolhaas out of Malabrigo? Yes. I think so.
  • And finally, I would like to start having a sock in progress at all times. I really love the Monkey socks I knit myself and you seriously can't beat a sock for portable knitting.
Ok... enough of my crazed, obsessive knit speak. Time to go to sleep! Good night!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

First FO' Shizzle of 2008-izzle

It's my first FO in 2008! The ubiquitous Noro Striped Scarf.
Over the Chair.
I used the lovely Silk Garden in 3 colorways... I'm not sure which ones, as I have lost the ball bands.
Good Spot.
I started knitting this little beauty back in November, but it took the back burner as Christmas knitting wound up.
Possibly Favorite Spot.
After the new year, it was the perfect return to selfish knitting. It was so fun to watch the stripes form from the different colorways!
Lovely Stripes.
Last weekend it was lovely outside, so Eric obliged me and took some modelled shots.
And later we went to the beach to watch the sun set! Another great Cali weekend. :)
Good Night.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Christmas Round-up!

Wow! Christmas this year was great! I had an awesome break from work and got to see tons of my favorite people back East that I don't get to see very often. It was also a very productive knit holiday for me! I made: 3 Koolhaas hats, 6 pairs of Fetching, 1 pair of Dashing, 1 My So Called Scarf, 1 Floofy Scarf, 1 My So Called Hat, 1 pair of Roza socks, and 1 pair of Mini Mittens. Yikes!
Christmas Knits 2008
I also snuck in a beaded bracelet for my officemate. Oh! And I printed & framed 8x10 photographs of California as gifts too! It was a crafty homemade Christmas and DANG... that's really satisfying. :)

Now onward and upward to the New Year!!! And a return to selfish knitting. :D

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