Wednesday, November 30, 2011

November Totals

This month I knit my first commissioned piece. Unfortunately I totally over bought for it. And the shop I got the yarn at only took exchanges. Ouch.

Knit/finished: 715 yards
Bought: 1745 yards
Total for month: -1030

Total for year: 3836 yards

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Yarn from NASA

I've been wanting to try this yarn for awhile. Its Lorna's Laces Solemate. One of the fibers in the yarn was designed by NASA! The colorway is Beverly. I'm looking forward to making a nice comfy pair of socks for myself out of.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Now for Something That is Acutally Different

I knit a hat! A hat for myself! Too bad it's too small. I even knit the body longer then the pattern said. The pattern is the Hurricane Hat. The yarn is some deep stash - Malabrigo Worsted that I received from my Secret Pal back in March of 2006. That's a long time to have yarn. of course, I have yarn that's even older. I knit the brim with size 7US needles and the body on size 8US.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Tiny things

Today we went to the Columbia Gorge Model Railroad show. Wow! It was a really impressive show. And really crowded. The light was low so I wasn't able to get a lot of good pictures.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Now With Face

Now I just need to turn that frown upside down.

Friday, November 11, 2011

They're multiplying

I made another cat. This one is for a friend. She couldn't decide between the green or the purple so I suggested stripes. The yarn is Cascade 220 Superwash held double. The green is lime and the purple is wisteria.

I just realized I forgot to measure how tall the cat was before giving it away. Stripe is just a bit shorter then Gus Gus (the blue cat).

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

I did it!

I knit, sold and otherwise got rid of enough yarn to consolidate my stash! And I was able to empty a bin. And not just any bin. My biggest bin. This one is probably a 30 gallon bin. I can fit a 25 gallon bin in it. I am so proud of myself. One down, four to go.

Friday, November 04, 2011

So tempting...

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

A Slight Change in Course

I took a side trip from making monsters to knit a cat. I used just under three skeins of Plymouth Baby Alpaca Brush with the yarn held double. I've had this yarn for a long time and have knit with it before so it wasn't as soft and fuzzy as it could've been. The pattern is Rebecca Danger's Greta the Captivating Cat.

A very fun and quick knit. I made this one for My Girl. My Boy asked for one too so I'm making him a red one.

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