Saturday, February 28, 2009

And again

I have a cold. I am tired of having a cold and not feeling well. By the time I get over this cold, allergy season will start, and I will be miserable until July. Tarnation...

I am technically starting my Spring Break, but I will be pretty swamped with class work. Exam, paper, etc. Same old, same old.

Anyway, finished a project. I read a few chapters, then knit a little. Reward system to keep me from going nuts.

Project: Reading Mitts by Janelle Masters [Ravelry Link]
Yarn: Sublime Yarns Organic Merino Wool DK (2 skeins)
Needle: US 6 (4.0mm)
Notes: Magic Looped these because I couldn't find my DPNs


To answer the question about Chai from the last post: Flamingo Vanilla Chai (made with real flamingos!)

Congratulations Izzy for taking the leap. The key to making sure you get a second sock is to cast on the next one immediately after finishing the first, even if you aren't going to knit more than a few rows. Either way, I hope it's okay if I still knit you socks =)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Cables and Slumdog

So I haven't had much time to finish any large knitted items, but today I did take some time off to go see a movie: Slumdog Millionaire. All I can say is, go see it. I thought it was fantastic. Plot movement was specifically well-developed. I loved how the movie was framed. Even the music was great. Watching this movie was like reading a good book, if that makes sense.

There are a few knitted things that I finished, in between studying and writing.

Pattern: Universal Toe-Up Sock Pattern by Amy Swenson [Ravelry Link] (Again)
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden Sock (Again)
Needles: US 3 (3.25mm)
Notes: Worked over 52 stitches. These will also probably be the last Noro S.G. socks I make for a while.



So, Grandma B. requested that I knit this Neckwarmer for her, I finished it relatively quickly (in two sittings), but those sittings spanned a month and a half.

Pattern: Cabled Neck Wrap by Plymouth Yarn Company [Ravelry Link]
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Grande (1 skein)
Needles: US 9 (5.5mm)
Notes: The directions indicate that the bottoms should be seamed together, but I left it alone. I think the button will work just fine, and I thought Grandma might have trouble lifting her arms that high to pull this wrap over her head.


I think the interweaving detail on the button matches the cables well. Bought the button at JoAnns.


As a side note to Izzy. I just tried the Chai you sent me, and I can't believe it is sugar free. It is sweet and delicious! I also love the stitch marker (pictures eventually). They are so unique. And mine, all mine. Muahahaha.

Well, got to get back to the reading and the writing.