Sunday, January 20, 2008


So I finally joined everyone in the knitting community by knitting 'fetching.' They are a gift for one my best friends, Naomi. I knit them with RYC Cashsoft DK. I think the 'DK' is what caused my problem. I think they are a little too tight. They are still wearable, but they look like they are hanging on for dear life. They are stretched pretty thin. See --->
I am also kinda unsure about the yarn. Super soft...but it is already pilling which makes these things look so scruffy.

Also this week I knit a basic scarf for one of my guy friends birthday. I just used Lion Brand Wool-ease Thick and Quick. I attempted to make it not roll by having an inch of garter stitch on each side, but that didn't work at all. Still rolled like nobody's business. He loves it though and that is what really matters. Plus it is machine washable which is a must for this guy.

Tomorrow morning I am starting 'Foliage.' This is the hat that when I saw it published a few months ago, I fell in love instantly with it. It is what made me what to take knitting seriously. I had no idea that you could do those sorts of designs and patterns with two needles. I still haven't made it though. I had to get my Christmas knitting out the way. I still have one more Christmas/Birthday thing I have to do right now.....but I want to make foliage!! So I will. I am using Malabrigo for the first time and I am tickled pink by it. It is sooo beautiful. I think I am finally becoming a true yarn snob. Lovely!! Sigh...its called Verde esperanza. I really am in love.

Also I have decided to join the entire knitting community once more and make "Clapotis" for my mother for her birthday in April. I still haven't found a good yarn in my stash for it, but I haven't given up the hunt. is really getting in the way with my knitting desires.

PS This yarn website rocks.

Monday, January 14, 2008


Oh my goodness...I can't believe almost a month passed between posts. Ish!

This holiday season was crazy. I didn't get all of my Christmas knitting done, but I did come very close. I still have to make my stepdad's golf club covers, but his birthday is the 31st of this month, so I will give them to him by his birthday.

This weekend I made Saartje's Booties like everyone and their mom. I used some cute bee buttons that I found at Joann's. My biggest flaw as a knitter right now is my seaming. I honestly suck at it. Hard core. I can knit something that looks great and as soon as I have to seam it up, I mess it all up. That is something I have to work on.

Over winter break, I started on the 'So-Called Scarf' pattern. My local LYS (A Knitted Peace) was having a hard-core yarn sale after Christmas, so i picked up some Elizabeth Lavold 100% Alpaca yarn. My scarf keeps rolling and the ends look iffy.....hopefully blocking will work some sort of miracle.

I also picked up some RYC Cashsoft DK weight. I made the infamous calorimetry with it. Love it. I think it probably looks better on someone with longer hair, but I am going to rock that many a times this semester.

School offically starts today. Thankfully it is my last semester and I also only have classes on Tuesday and Thursday. How lovely!! I am going to start hopefully earning just a little bit of extra income through my etsy shop. I am going to start off with slowly selling earrings. Take a look!

I hope everyone has a happy monday!