Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
I finished my Knit Picky Socks last night! They went pretty quickly and I'm very happy with them. The colors are not something I would pick out on my own, but I really like it - very cheerful! I love the way the yarn worked up - no pooling or flashing, just a very nice variegation. (Great job, Laura!)The socks fit well - I'm finally getting to where my socks fit, and aren't too tight. In fact, I probably could've made these a teeny bit tighter, but I think they'll be good. I had a little yarn left and I made a sock for my keyring sock blocker while watching the British/original version of The Office last night.
I'm moving along on the Ogee Lace Skirt as well. No new pictures, but I'm about halfway done with the body of the skirt. It's a really fun knit, but I'm enjoying having a simple stockinette sock that requires little thinking and no eye-crossing charts.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Pattern: Monkey by Cookie A.
Yarn: Miss Bab's Superwash Sock Yarn in Chocolate Roses
Needles: size 2 bamboo dpns
Time: about 2.5 weeks
Mods: none really - only did 4 pattern repeats for the leg. Fantastic pattern - I want more monkeys!
I've cast on for my next pair of socks too. I got my first kit from the Knit Picky sock club last week, and started a ribbed sock with my new yarn from the Painted Sheep - in the Knit Picky colorway! I can't wait til Laura is open for business. This will probably be my at work project. I've also started the Ogee Lace skirt from the Summer IK - it requires a bit more attention. I hope to have pictures soon.
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
I have Wednesday and Thurday off this week for the holiday, and I am looking forward to some lazy knitting and tv time. I did finish off my Rusted Root last week at Knit Night, and I weaved in my ends a few days ago. Hopefully there will be photos coming soon. I've finished the first Monkey sock, and cast on for the other - as soon as I finish this post I'm going to work on that.
Well, I finished my Chickami a while ago, but didn't have very good pics. These aren't so great, but they'll do. (It looks much better in person.) This was a fabulous pattern - easy and well written. It has the best underarm shaping ever! I will definitely make this again - I have some red Berrocco Ultra Silk that would be nice.
Pattern: ChicKami by Bonne Marie Burns of Chicknits
Yarn: KnitOneCrochetToo's Wick
Needles: KP's Options 6 and 8
Time: about 2 weeks?
Monday, July 2, 2007
Do you knit, or crochet, or do both? I do both, although primarily knitting
How long have you been knitting\crocheting? I've been crocheting for about 3 years, and kniting for 2.5 - although only seriously knitting since December.
Have you knit dishcloths or dishtowels before? yes - many dishcloths
What are your favorite cotton yarns? For dishrags, I like to use the Peaches/Sugar n' Cream - it holds up well to use. For bathroom Washcloths I like to use KnitPicks Shine.
Is there a cotton or linen you’ve been dying to try but have not? I'd love to try the Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille.
Are there any cotton yarns you don’t enjoy knitting with? I don't really like mercerized cottons very much- but I'm open to trying more.
What type of needle do you prefer using? (Metal/Wood/Plastic) both metal and wood, though I find metal is better for cottons.
What other projects do you enjoy knitting and crocheting? I love to do bags, socks and sweaters.
Do you have other hobbies or enjoy other kinds of crafting? Quilting, rubber stamping/papercrafts, sewing, Reading
What kind of treats do you like? Chocolate? Candies? Nuts? I love any sort of chocolates, can't have hard/sticky candies due to in-progress dental work. I dont' really like nuts, except peanuts and cashews.
What colors are your kitchen and bath decorated in, if any? I'm in the midst of a move, so I have no idea what things will be like when we get settled.
What are your favorite colors and what colors do you dislike? I love pinks and reds, blue/greens and purples. I don't like neons.
Do you drink coffee? Tea? Other beverages? I drink both coffee and tea - my favorite summer drink is cheery koolaid.
Do you have any kids (human or pet variety!)? nope
Do you have any allergies? cats
Please share 3 tidbits about yourself that you think your pal and other swappers might find odd or interesting. hmmm
1. I love panda bears - I have several stuffed ones.
2. I'm addicted to office supplies, especially post-it notes.
3. I love to watch tv on dvd.
I'm so excited for this swap. I love dishcloths - instant gratification! and this sounds like a fun one.