Monday, November 24, 2008

Please Put on Your Protective Headgear

As my head may explode from the sinus headache. Apologies for the rash of blog titles as the beginnings of sentences. Not especially original of me.

Look, yarn with silver in it!

Very busy recently. Writing. Procrastinating. Much to do. (And much to clean up--head-exploding and all).

Just wanted to point out a new addition to the blog for all those who want to comment somehow, but are too bored busy to do so. At the bottom of the entry, you will find three words, each word with a number to the right and check boxes to the left. All the fun of commenting, but no bothersome spam filters to go through!


Saturday, November 15, 2008

Elizabeth, Watch Your Mailbox

Because Grandma's socks will be shipping out on Wednesday. And there may be a little something for you in the package too...

Pattern: Basic Sock Recipe by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee [Ravelry Link]
Recipient: Grandmama D.
Yarn: Fearless Fibers Superwash Merino Sock in Discipline
Needles: US 1 1/2, 2.5mm
Mods: None, just...don't look to closely at the cuffs (I made a little oops..)


Next, Finished Christmas Gifts:
Pattern: Celtic Cable Neckwarmer by Lindsay Henricks [Ravelry Link]
Recipient: Grandma B.
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarns Merino Worsted in Emerald
Needles: US 8, 5.0mm
Mods: None. I'm not sure how I feel about this project. It is wrapped and ready for Grandma B., but the buttons didn't turn out like I wanted, so I'm not sure how she will feel about it. Pictures aren't the best...sorry



Pattern: Liesel by Mary Joy Gumayagay [Ravelry Link]
Recipient: Michelle
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk Aran (2 skeins) in Purple
Needles: US 8, 5.0mm
Mods: I only did one repeat of the pattern because I didn't have that much yarn. After blocking, it is probably around five feet long. The picture doesn't really show the pattern, but if you follow the pattern link, you can see more accurately what the scarf looks like in real life.


Not much else to say now. Work and School have been insane busy recently, and it probably won't ease up until I graduate. I even have most of Christmas Break dedicated to thesis work. At least I'll stay busy?

Saturday, November 1, 2008

A Blanket...Finally

Here it is, proof that I can actually finish a project larger than a scarf. It took a while, but I trucked through.

Pattern: Hemlock Ring Blanket [PDF compiled by theraineysisters]by Jared Flood
Yarn: Cascade Eco Wool, 2 skeins in 8688 Silver
Needles: US 10 (6.0mm)
Mods: None (except a few minor mistakes). I *cough* did a crappy job blocking, but the space kinda limited me. I will have to block again some time in the future to fix the edge.



A special thanks to dear Izzy. The pins I got in the sewing kit gift you gave me came in very handy blocking this. (Speaking of which, it is very difficult to block in such a limited space).