Thursday, February 28, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
I caught the flu from hell right about the same time as he got hurt. I was able to work on my favorite WIP once I could drag my sorry behind out of bed. It is theraputic when one wants to travel (brother lives in another state) and cannot. This is the strap of the East Meets West satchel:
I've got a good chunk of the front/back done. It is knit in one piece and then gulp steeked. It's fun. It is also not going to travel with me when I go see Bob next week. 20 balls of Palette aren't exactly portable. Maybe I'll get some of those abandoned Cookies done.
See more WIPs at Tami's Amis.
Friday, February 15, 2013
I was distracted by a pattern for a cat nest. It looks a bit like an igloo. I crocheted it out of some old sugar n cream cotton. It is done, but neither cat has attempted to enter it yet. I think the entrance may be too small. I read somewhere that a cat's whiskers act like sensors. If they touch both sides of something, the cat thinks it won't be able to go in. Also the weight of three strands of cotton yarn tends to make the top collapse. I'm considering making the base a little smaller, the entrance a little bigger, and finishing it with a hook size smaller.
I haven't touched any of the three pair of socks in progress since the satchel yarn arrived.
I haven't touched the temperature scarf since the yarn and patterns arrived for the socks. I continue to record the daily highs in a little journal. I'm considering doing all the rows for each month once a month. I think it will result in fewer loose ends having to be worked in.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
- Newton Socks (sock 1)
- Striation Socks (sock 2)
- Ernie Socks (sock 1)
- not a Cookie, but food-related. Secret project.
It's the yarn for the East Meets West Satchel. I suspect the only cookies in my immediate future will be that bag of Ginger Men I bought at Publix this afternoon.
More WIPs at Tami's Amis.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Saturday, February 9, 2013
- 500 yards of 3 ply sock yarn
- 40% merino/40% mohair/20% nylon
- darker green than the picture (I tried taking a picture indoors and it came out looking blue)
- one of the oldest yarns in my stash
- one of the yarns on my use-it-or-lose-it list
It was a swap gift that came from a mill in Canada. It's nice yarn and I want to use it, but I'm stuck.
Update: I have an idea now. I've been checking the Ravelry pattern recommendations every day. They've gotten a lot better for me (baby and children patterns haven't shown up). There's a horseshoe shaped shawlette that looks like it will work. The tips can be made to overlap a little bit. It sits on top of whatever you're wearing and not next to the skin.
Friday, February 8, 2013
The ironic part of this is that I came across it in the Use-It-Or-Lose-It group on Ravelry. You'd think those people would be into using up stuff, not encouraging people to join a KAL that involves 20 new balls of Knit Picks Palette. ::whining voice:: But the kit's on sale!
It's the East Meets West Satchel. When I read that it is taking some people years to knit and it's the hardest thing they've ever done, I was completly sucked in.
I'm going to pretend I didn't see the post about casting on 450 stitches.
The year of the Snake is done:
This is a bathmat:
Time to see what things the folks at Tami's Amis have finished this week.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Every time I find an abandoned project, it is tossed in the big bag the used to hold the Tardis afghan yarn. I hope to start hacking away at these. The new yarns in my stash keep calling me, though. Stay tuned. Visit Tami's Amis for more WIPs.
Friday, February 1, 2013
13 skeins in a year is not all that much when you're approaching SABLE (stash acqusition beyond life expectancy), but it should help some. It might even make me think twice the next time I just have to buy yarn. ::cue howls of laughter::