Saturday, June 21, 2008

Are they teasing us?

Do you ever feel like the pattern designers are teasing you? For example, while your knitting away on a very complicated intarsia+Fair isle project and the pattern calls for adding a new color on the first stitch...just for that one stitch.. and we all know that stitch isn't even going to be seen because it's in the seam, don't you feel a little like they are teasing you?? well miss designer person who is probably sitting somewhere having a nice drink with her feet up laughing to herself, I added that stupid color for that one stupid stitch but I'm not doing it on the next one so there !!
And just to show your not the boss of me, I'm using totally different colors on the next section because I don't want my leaf to be pink and my flower to be brown.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

not for the faint at heart or thoes who feel ill weaving in ends

If you feel ill thinking about weaving in lots of little ends turn away. The next picture may cause fainting.

Ohhhh scary. This is the back view of my Walk in the Woods cardigan . Ok so it looks a little worse then it should because some of my butterflies have come unwould. This caused some tangling to occur. The colors are pretty though...don't you think?

Here is the front view of that same piece. It's longer then what you see in the picture. I could really use some longer needles, that way I could lay it out flat. I'm really into using these needles though, and I don't have the same ones in a longer length. I might have to make a purchase.

So how about the test knit project? Well, do you really think it needs two sleeves? I mean I could start some new fashoin trend with just one sleeve right? Yea I know...Just kidding. I am actually going back and forth between the two projects today.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

quick post

Qick post: Ginna survived her first year of high school. I made cake to celebrate. It's chocolate with vanilla frosting. Orange food coloring because we don't eat boring cake here. Very tasty!

She has just started her summer vacation and plans to lay around the house and do nothing. She is taking lessons from cat who is our expert on laying around and doing nothing.
In knitting......well.....I haven't had time to do any at all. The test knit, still needs finished sleeves.
Walk in the woods has 12 rows done and trinity even less. I have a day off this week from the new job and I hope to spend it knitting.

Saturday, June 07, 2008


This is the whisper cuff cardigan fron Inspired to knit. This book and Fine fleece are my two current favorite knitting pattern books. I am thinking about trying to swatch some malibrigo chunky in lettuce for this. I don't have enough yarn but I think I can get more.

I have to finish the project that I am test knitting before I can start anything new. It's driving me alittle crazy because I am NOT a one project knitter so this is a huge test for me. I am almost done with the body though so If I can just stay focused and keep going I should be able to finish in just a few days.
Another project from the inspired to knit book is the walk in the woods cardiagn. this has turned in to a knitalong with my knit group. Really , I have to say ,knit group isn't the right word anymore, they are three really good friends. Anyway, Heather, Cory ,and I have fallen in love with this cardigan. It uses Manos Del Uruaguy. These are my colors at the moment. Some of them don't work so I'll have to adjust.
Here is my Manos pile. The colors are way off in the picture.

The other project I have planned is called Trinity. This one Michelle is also making. This comes from the fine fleece book. My yarn is Malabrigo in the color Polar Morn.

I took the time to make a swatch, I needed to know, if I was going to have to get more needles.
This pattern is soooo pretty. You can't see how wonderful it is from the book. It doesn't photgraph well either. I was thinking it might be too "bobbily" it isn't at all. It is really a very pretty stitch. The malabrigo is so soft and squishy and with the pretty stitch I think this is going to get alot of wear.

Still trying to get a good picture.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

found pictures of missing project

Here are two pictures of the missing project. These are of the unfelted front. Now if I could figure out where the project is. All the yarn is in the same place.

Lost projects.

Lately, at knit group the topic of my unfinshed floral bag has come up. So I started to thing about where that bag was or is. I realized that I don't know where it is. I didn't find it when I went through all the old projects or when I went through the yarn stash. I also realized that I don't know where my unfinshed blanket is . I believe the blanket was called four seasons. It's supposed to be done in Manos but I used cascade held double. I think.... I had three paels done and was working on the fourth, but maybe I was working on the third. I started it when my friend Heather had her shop up on the Mesa. It was probably in the summer because I have this wierd habit of starting a blanket in June orAugust. This picture was in my photobucket album.
But where is the actual project? The missing purse project was a pattern from interweave knits. ( bottom bag on the right) I used a charcoal grey as the base and then pretty bright colors for the flowers. I didn't like the shape of the finished bag so I altered the pattern a bit and made it more tote shaped. I can't rememeber now if I even felted it or not. I know I never made the handle. I'm going to try to look through all the photo files and see if I have a picture of it somewhere.
I also started the green bag on the top left. I know where that project is though.