Sunday, November 28, 2010

Not a good sign?

For the last two afternoons I've tried to learn Judy's Magic Cast On so I can start my Skew socks. There's a video on You Tube featuring Cat Bordhi that's supposed to be really good. Each time I've started watching it The Girl has woken up from her nap. Like clock work. It's very frustrating. I can't start my sock if I don't get this cast on.

Since I have no sock to show you I'll show you the yarn I'm going to use for the sock. It's Socks That Rock in Boobie 2.

Third times the charm?

Right? Right? This is the third time I've started my Charade socks. And, I'm almost there. The amazing thing is I've almost got a complete sock and I still haven't gone through a complete color repeat. This yarn (Trekking XXL) is so cool!

Friday, November 26, 2010

A not so black Friday

Normally I boycott black Friday and try to spend as little money as possible. But The Girl and I were up so we went to Twisted's early morning pajama-rama sale. If you came in your pajamas you got an extra 20% off. Since we didn't need to get dressed I decided to go. And I had a gift card so I only ended up spending 65 cents. Not bad.

The yarn on the top is Socks That Rock Lightweight in the Blue Footed Boobie (or Boobie, for short)#1. I'd bought #2 earlier in the week and had been thinking about this one ever since. The bottom is Malabrigo Sock in the Stonechat colorway.

Lot's of new color on this black Friday.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Just add buttons

I've been working on two hats for The Girl. Both are made with Dream in Color Classy in the Pinky colorway. They are both essentially done. They just need buttons.

The hat on top is "The Republic" Hat Toddler Edition by Nicole Reeves. The second is the Capitan Hat Rosi Garmendia. Both will look super cute, some day on my baby girl.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Not what I intended

When I envisioned these socks in my head I was thinking fire and ice stripes. Instead I have rainbow bright shading. Oh well. I'm still sticking with these. I'm using the Noro Stripey Socks pattern by Faith AD with Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in the Flames and Daffodil colorways. The color repeats are just too short for the striping that I wanted. I'm even switching colors every two rows instead of four.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Autumn socks

I finished my autumn socks (Jaywalkers in Koigu colorway P504). The colors really remind me of autumn here in the Pacific Northwest. We have a lot of evergreen trees, many of the native trees turn yellow, then there's the gray fog and lots of brown.

I copied my friend Blogless K when taking these pictures. She just finished her autumn socks too.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Too small

The hat is too small. Fortunately I have plenty of yarn left to make another one.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Something finished

I finished this at least a week ago. It's another Carseat Blanket from Ruthless Knitting. This time I used Cascade 128 Superwash in black and white. Then I finished it off with a little bit of leftover Knit Picks Swish Bulky in Honey Dew. I really liked the softness of the Cascade. It's perfect for a baby project.


Monday, November 01, 2010

Hat Yarn

Today I made a quick trip to For Yarn's Sake for yarn to match the kids' winter jackets. The pink is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted in Tickled Pink colorway. I've used this yarn before and really like it. The green is Dream in Color Classy in the Shiny Moss colorway. I've never had to a chance to use Classy and have always wanted to try it. In fact, this will be my first time using any Dream in Color. I'm looking forward to both!

Now on to the next part. Choosing the pattern!!


I was going through my stash looking for some yarn when I came across these two skeins. They're Koigu and the scary part is I don't remember buying them. Eek! I can hardly wait to knit these up!

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