Saturday, March 29, 2008

Clowny socks is done

and I had plenty of yarn leftover to make Miss Margo a matching pair. Mine took 2 months, hers took 2 days.

They're cotton so I'm a little afraid they'll be a bit uncomfortable to wear all day, but they do fit like they're supposed to.

Also, lotsa progress on Yosemite:

I've finished the shaping, I'm at 13" and when I get to 15" is when I start the neck shaping. I feel like I'm racing against the clock. Well, I am, surgery is in 17 days. HURRY HURRY HURRY!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I'm not just lounging around

I got this dishrag about half done during "Alvin and the Chipmunks", finished when I got home:

I. Love. It. Soooooo easy to do in the dark theatre! Looks great with varigated yarn! Mindless!! LOVE! Gonna try to see if I can get another one off of the same ball of Sugar'n'Cream. I could make it a bit smaller to accomplish this.

And my Yosemite is chugging along. I am somewhat worried that I will run out of yarn, but if my estimations are correct (and they usually are, i r awesum @ estimation) it will be ok.

It's @ 3.5", right at the end of yarnball #3. The piece is 27". mmmmm.... the upper chest won't take a ball an inch, and the shaped waist rows won't take as much, but there are the sleeves and collar to consider. Oh well, I'll just hope that KnitPicks still has my dyelot in 3 weeks (!?) when I get closer to the end.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Friday, March 14, 2008


Whew! Here it is in all its 5'X9' glory:

Some closeups of my favorite row sets. I call this one "Slytherin into Buckeye", for the green/grey/scarlett transistion:

And I love the white/purple/blue/copper/burgundy combo here:

This one was repeated 4 or 5 times in the afghan. I love this sequence so much, I'm going to make a vertical stripe scarf with this sequence. I'll do as much as I can with Vanna's Choice... the copper is from her line... but I'll have to get RH supersaver for the blue, Vanna doesn't have one like that. And it's on sale @ Michaels this week.

I've got to go to michaels to pick up some sz 7 circs anyway. I'm going to make Yosemite from Knitty, the yarn is on order, but I don't have the right size circs to start.

I'm debating though... I have the yarn to start a crocheted sweater, but I really want to start Yosemite... but! with my surgery scheduled for a month from now, I've really got to get any crochet I wanna do out of the way. Sooooo, start the crochet sweater? or wait to start the knit sweater??? I dunno.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Snow, snow, snowsnowsnowaaaaa!

The view from Margo's window, into the back yard, as of 9:30 this morning

Yipes. Just, yipes. We did manage to shovel a bit of a path down to the curb from the house, so we can probably get out if we have to get somewhere, but MAN ALIVE this much snow sucks. At least it's Saturday, and I can knit all day, yay. Not that I have ;) but I will tonight.

Also, I'm worn out from shoveling. There's a foot on the ground, and it's still coming. It was supposed to stop at 4:00 pm today, and it hasn't yet... WAH!

Sunday, March 02, 2008

What I've been up to

Cruising to a finish on the Vintage Vertical Stripe afghan:

I'm kinda in a hurry with this one, since I'm going in for surgery in 1.5 months and I want to get this done beforehand.

My Waving Lace Socks:

Slow going, but working a little every day.

Sock on the go:

I recently frogged this entirely, and redid it because it was turning out way too loose. Loose socks = uncomfortable.

Wow, not a lot of progress to report. I'm just picking away at stuff. Maybe I should just finish something, for the sake of having something done? Having lots of WIPs has never bothered me before... maybe I should stop lollygagging so much on Ravelry.

On second thought...FO's are overrated!