Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Still not a shapeshifter.

I still love my Enlightened hoodie.

I also like this sweater. If my hip-to-bust ratio wasn't quite as off as it is, I'd seriously contemplate knitting it to actually wear. I wish I could remember where I saw it, just in case I develop shape-shifting abilities overnight...

Monday, April 27, 2015

Stop Sock Bag - Felted!

So, I needed practice felting something. I also just (this week) ran across my Stop Sock bag, which I needed to line, since the needles kept falling out of the bag - right through the fabric. "Or," I thought , "I could felt it..."

So I did.



It also happens to fit perfectly over a 24oz screw-top hole-for-straw-in-lid tumbler that I wasn't otherwise using... so that' a part of it now:

While the colowork did lead to bleed-through where the pattern isn't, the yarn itself (Paton's Classic Wool) actually didn't bleed at all. So, total win on that front! I really like the way it turned out.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Sock Knitalong

Doing a two-at-a-time sock knitalong at the store. Since I have copious yarn attached to each toe, I'm going to make lace stockings of bright and vibrant stripes. I think. (The alleged pattern, at this point, is Ann Marie: Pink Ribbon Stockings [Rav link]

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


I am a monster. Monsters, apparently, do not let relatives know that the phone-camera-thingy takes sound when it takes video.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Advent Calendar Scarf 2012 - DONE!

So, FINALLY finished my 2012 Advent Calender Scarf. (No, I have not finished 2011 yet.) Thanks to the wonders of the panoramic photo feature on the iPhone, here's the whole thing in one shot:

I gravity-blocked it over the shower-curtain rod:

All told, it was a fun project, even if I "forgot" to work on it (or blog about it) for a few years.

How it all began:
I picked the Yarn, Neigborhood Fiber Co.'s Maisonette
Was 2 days behind on Day 11

Friday, April 17, 2015

More Hats!

Finished more hats! The black & white is for Project Frontlines, the blue was *supposed* to be for my husband, but he thinks it's too big, so it's TOTALLY mine now.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Featherweight Cardi - Still Going...

Yeah, my Featherweight Cardigan. I'm still working on it, but lace weight is pretty much a recepie for amazingly slow progress. I'm about halfway from collarbone to armpit (wherein I get to knit the body while the sleeves hang out for a bit.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Swiss Cheese Scarf - Finished!

Totally forgot to show off my finished Swiss Cheese!!

I used gravity and a shower rod to block it:

Worked great, and it's done!!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Old Finished Things (sorta)

This was going to be a post a while ago. Long enough that I just found the draft. The item in question IS finished, and doesn't look remarkably different from the thing on the needles, except it's about 6' stretched out - and that's DOUBLED, remember. So loopy scarf-thing for summer, wherever it is. Can't find it to take a new pic, so you get this, which is the old post:

The Wolf and Phoenix cotton thread from... beginning of January...2013? Well, Kind Giver of Yarn gave me another ball, this time in organge (which, as she said, is really the color I tend to keep for myself). So I decided to get fancy and make a moebius Thing. Which didn't work AT ALL on the 24" needles I started with. I figured hey - really thin yarn, it should work, right?


Now, the day after I had the first disasterous cast-on attempt, my Mom and I went to Tuesday Morning. Tuesday Morning is a aftermarket-discount-overstock shop. If you know what you're looking for, you can get some real deals.

In addition to beads (lots!), the ones in my area frequently carry Kollage square needles - DPNs, circs, and straights. Now, the odds of there being a 40" size 3 circular needle when I went into the shop are pretty darned astronomical, since any of the good needles vanish promptly into the hands of Other People Who Are Not Me... but my luck was in that day, because a 40" size 3 circular was EXACTLY what I found!

The cast on went much better the second time around. I wanted an open net without that funky "here's the middle of the moebius!" line of stitches that most projects like this can develop if there's any sort of pattern involved. I figured out that doing the first half-row (to where the starting marker is on the cable instead of between the needles... um, if you moebius, you get that) in stockinette and then starting the ktog/yo-repeat-forever was the way to go. TOTALLY WORKED.

So, here it is a few days in:

(Yeah, I like my Owl sippy-cup yarn bowl, too. Can't justtify buying a sippy-cup, can justify it if it suddenly becomes Knitting Tools.)

Light, lacy and pretty, it will be perfect for summer... which is good, because that's when I'm likely to finish it!