Thursday, November 29, 2007

still here...

...just been really busy and hadn't uploaded any of my pictures from over my Thanksgiving break. I finally got around to it tonight. Along with getting our Christmas tree and house decorated. Explains why I am still up after midnight.

I had a great time. Very relaxed after a few days in Big Sur. Just look at this view!

Big Sur

I had another great view to show you all but it wouldn't upload onto flickr. Exceeded 5mb. Anyway, it was the view we had at the table we sat at everyday. Where the hubby read and I knit. Frogged a bit, too. Look at this pile of yarn.

Charade Mess

I had to frog a couple rounds to get to a mistake I had made a day before while at school. ( I was knitting at rest time. In the dark.)

Got it fixed and have made it past the heel and the gusset. I am on the home stretch, finally.

Well, first week back to work is almost done and I already want to be back in CA. I will just have to make do with staring at this picture and count down the days until Christmas break.

Pheiffer State Beach

Saturday, November 24, 2007

a quick post

One quick post to let you know about a contest. Go tochanknits and let her know about your favorite chatiry. A contest for a good cause. How can you not go over? Be sure to mention that I sent you oer. :)

Hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 19, 2007

gobble gobble

I will be enjoying a much needed rest this holiday. I fly out tomorrow after work to California to spend a few days in Big Sur and a day in SF with the hubby's family. Everyone in the US, have a Happy Thanksgiving. See you when I get back. My knitting is packed for the trip so, hopefully, I will have some FO's to share on my return.

Happy Turkey Day! :)

Sunday, November 18, 2007

bobble band baby hat

A few weeks ago I saw a knit hat in a catalogue that came in the mail with all the other junk mail I usually get. This hat was really cute and I thought I might be able to copy it. I took notes and wrote up a quick pattern. Tonight, I cast on a baby sized version to see if it would work, if it would look like what I saw in the catalogue, but a mini-version. This is my first attempt at copying something I have seen and I am actually quite happy with it. I used some Wick that I had in my stash and began, working bobbles for the first time and figuring out decreases. Now I need to adjust the pattern to work for an adult with a solid color yarn. The bobbles kind of get lost in the variegated yarn.

Anyway, take a look and tell me what you think...

baby bobble band hatbaby bobble band hat

Will it make a good adult sized hat? Should I leave it as is for baby only? Does it need bigger bobbles?

I would love some input.


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

look what I came home and found today

the evidence

Yup, a certain little kitty got a hold of my yarn and made a bit of a mess. I suppose it was bound to happen eventually. I should have known that one night I would forget to put away some yarn. She managed to get away with little scolding this time. She was very lucky that this was just a small ball of left over yarn that I used a bit of last night to hold stitches.


Evil little kitty!

the culprit

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

one little, two little,...

first gloves
Originally uploaded by my_weezy
three little fingers!

Woohoo!! And I thought gloves were going to be hard. I am actually enjoying knitting all these fingers.

There were a couple set backs last night with some frogging. My own fault, thinking that I could adjust the pattern to make right and left gloves without the thumb sticking out the side. Changed my mind, and decided to follow the pattern as is. Much less trouble.

Monday, November 12, 2007

feeling a little crazy

I have cast on another project tonight. Gloves. To be a Christmas present for a SIL. She requested gloves a year ago before I would even consider knitting some. Today, I got the idea that I was ready. So gloves have been started. Only a cuff so far is knit. Beginning the thumb gussett. Unfortunately, it is time for a shower and bed. Time to put the soon-to-be glove away.

4 wips. I am getting CRAZY!!! :}

Friday, November 9, 2007

progress update

Clapotis scarf
Originally uploaded by my_weezy
I posted this already at anneknits, but thought I would post here as well.

I finished the third book, Anne of the Island, last night at 1am. I couldn't put it down until Anne realized that she loved Gilbert. *sigh*

There were a couple things that kept bothering me throughout the book while reading that I thought I would mention. One was Davy constantly asking questions and saying "I need to know." Reminded me a bit of Tom Riddle when he was asking Dumbledore questions in Harry Potter. ( I am a bit of a Potterhead.)

Also, the way Paul always calls his mom, his "little mother". This was more so in Anne of Avonlea, but had to mention. It annoyed me a bit. I don't know why.

Anyway, on to the next book. Anne of Windy Poplars, I believe is next.

The Clapotis is coming along nicely. I frogged the first attempt and started over to make it a little less wide. It is now the perfect scarf width. It is a bit like camoflauge, but I like it.

addition to my spring wardrobe

Finished Wrap

Pattern: Ruffled Surplice
Source: Mari Lynn Patrick, Interweave Knits Spring 2007
Yarn: Tahki Bali
Needles: US 10

Well, here it is. All finished. The ruffles, the ties, everything. As you can probably tell, the ties need to be made longer. They barely make it around my waist. I will take care of that one of these days. No worries. Really.

Overall, I like it. It is very pretty and had it not taken me so long to finish it, I think I would be more excited about it. Really, I am just glad to have it done with. One thing about is very heavy. Don't know if it is the yarn or just the bulk of it due to the ruffles. There are lots of ruffles!

Don't know what I was thinking, making something so frilly for myself. Perhaps, by Easter I will have lost a few inches around the waist and I will be able to wear it then. It is a little too spring-y to be worn now. And frilly, I may be able to pull off at Easter.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

happy hump day

the Jojo
Originally uploaded by my_weezy
No knitting today.

I left work early, sick, and slept the day away. Joey did the same. Slept, that is. She heard me coming with the camera, which is why she is giving me that "don't bother me" stare.

Few minutes later, she was lying next to me in bed, kneading herself a comfy place to nap.

Hope you all got more out of your day than just sleep.


Monday, November 5, 2007

death by ruffles

ruffled edge
Originally uploaded by my_weezy
It is done. I managed to use a spare set of circs to hold stitches and got the last two rows knit and bound off. Finally. This sweater has been a pain in the neck, literally, and it sucks that it is not very flattering on. It fits, it is not too big or too small, but I just don't think it is meant to be worn by someone with no waist.

I have to add a few inches to either tie I realized when I tried it on, so it really isn't completely finished. They turned out to be too short. Urg. I need to lose some weight. Walking and going to yoga has not been on the agenda lately. I really need to get back to that.

I guess this sweater will have to be gifted. It has to look good on someone.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

finished sesame

finished sesame
Originally uploaded by my_weezy
Pattern: Sesame be Melissa Wehrle
Needles: US 6
Yarn: Knit Picks Merino Style in Nutmeg

It has been finished for awhile now, and has been worn pretty regularly (as you can tell from the pilling under my arm). But now it has buttons! The one thing it was lacking for so long.

I love it! It is soft and warm. Perfect. Not bad for my first seamed sweater, imo. :)

what do I do now?

Originally uploaded by my_weezy
Well, I am on the very last part of this project that I have been working on since March. I am on the ruffled bottom edge, finally. I may actually get this done while it is still warm enough to wear it. Yeah, well, that isn't going to happen just yet.

I was being stubborn. I used my straights for the entire thing, and even though I knew there would be a lot of stitches to do the hem, I refused to go and buy circulars. Why should I, I said to myself, the pattern doesn't specifically say I need them, and I have these perfect US 10 needles ready to go. Urg.

Now I am on the last row of increases, right in the middle actually, and I have run out of room on the needles. What do I do now? I really have no way of pushing all those stitches on the second needle plus the increases onto the right one. What a mess!

So close to being all done, too.

and one more

Cass is having a contest over at shutupimcounting. Remember to mention me when you enter. :)

(other content to come...promise)