Sunday, September 30, 2007

Vest is done

Hooray, an FO to show:

The only mod I made to the pattern was to make a crocheted neckline, because I was severely running out of yarn and I didn't want to bust into a new ball. I did this with just two balls of Patons Classic Merino! but it isn't a size eight, despite what the pattern says and me making it longer than what it calls for. Still it's pretty cute and warm, what with the "broken ribbing" and all.

Goin' out in the mail tomorrow! gots to get it to San Fran ASAP! woowoooT!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

OK so I didn't stop much

Looks like maybe I can get this vest done for Afghans for Afghans before the mid-October deadline

or at least by Oct 1st-ish, which is when I want to send things so they'll get there by that target date.

If all goes according to plan, I'll be sending 2 hats, 2 prs mittens, and this nice vest. Suhhh-weet!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

work stoppages

So I'm knitting along for the Red Scarf Project, busting my hump a little to get it done by Oct. 1st (well as much as I can with my wrist flareup), and I up and read that they're probably going to be innundated with scarves this year. They got more than they needed last year, and the project has gotten even more publicity, so they're going to be swamped

much like Pringle has been, in the photo. So I made the executive decision to suspend work on the scarf, and repurpose it for Christmas gift giving. It kinda sucks, because I love the idea of that charity, but they don't need my help.

To assuage my guilt, I immediately cast on a pair of mittens for Afghans for Afghans:

and finished them in two days. Oh yeah, I've got the mitten mojo. Except that the one thumb is a row shorter than the other. Magic!!!

And I treated myself to another knitting bag, cause sssheriousthly, can you EVAR have teeewww maneee? NOPE to the NOPES, people.

So pretty, and with a 50% coupon from Michaels, you can NOT go wrong.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

not much to see here

I have been having a really hard time at work lately. I won't go into detail, because I consider this a blog about knitting, not about work kvetching. I was sorta veering towards talking about work more, because I tried to join a librarians who knit webring, but I never got connected to it, so I'm not going to talk about work anymore. Plus, it's making me depressed. I mean, literally, I think. I haven't wanted to knit much, as a result. Almost all my WIPs are still IP, so I think I'll just concentrate on one or two until something's done.

I'm really concentrating on my Red Scarf Project scarf:

The pattern, which you can't really make out in the picture, is the Palldian Stitch from one of my pattern books. For some reason, I just can't get the pattern memorized, so I have to refer to the notes constantly & it's slowing down progress a bit. It's not hard, though, so I'm plugging away. I should be done in time to send it off by Oct 1st, I hope.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Mittenz done

Mittens, for Afghans for Afghans:

Specs: Patons Classic Merino, in Royal Purple and Harvest. Size 6 dpns, modified pattern from the A for A site. I put the Harvest stripe in to stretch my purple, since I wasn't sure I would have enough to make a whole pair. If I were doing them again, I'd make the palm a skosh longer; I made them to fit me and they were a little unroomy at the top.