Sunday, May 24, 2009

OTN: 05-24-09

I'm currently working on a pink and white cardigan for my niece for Christmas. Unfortunately, I'm making it way too big. I didn't fully realize how huge this thing was until I was already half-way finished with it. I figure she'll grow into it... eventually. It's cute, though!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Yogini Bolero: Completed

At long last, I finished the Yogini Bolero yesterday. The greatest thing about this bolero? I don't need to block it! The fit is perfect as is! Well worth the frustration for this finished product. I think I'll probably knit it again before the summer's out, only in a Knit Picks Cotlin yarn!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

OTN 05/12/09 - Getting through it

I'm finally getting through this bolero. It's looking great, even though there have been hiccups along the way. The pattern's got some fudged numbers (the author says she's "not aware of any errors" even though I pointed them out) and very confusing choices of direction. But I think I'll be able to bull my way through! So far so good. I've got about 3 more inches of the body, then just the sleeves, tie, and edging left. I can probably finish it tomorrow. Crossing my fingers on that!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Completely Frustrated

Today, I was working on Yogini Bolero. Just got the yarn yesterday from a swap, just bought the pattern this morning. So excited to get it started! Pretty little shrug, I love shrugs.

I worked on it for an hour before realizing that I was making increases where I shouldn’t have. Frogged and restarted.

I worked on it for THREE MORE HOURS, got to a part where I had to do something special… only to realize that on the very first increase row, I only increased on one side. I could not fudge it at all. Had to frog it again.

I'm not touching it again until tomorrow. I haven't touched it in hours. I am completely frustrated.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Awesome Knit Picks contest!

Take a look at the contest at Things Moms Like. You could win 4 balls of organic cotton yarn PLUS the Harmony needle set! Wow!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Yarnie Goodness

I received my Eat.Sleep.Knit. order on Monday but I've been dealing with a toe infection and forgot to post about it. I didn't like the color of the Smooshy (it has a muddiness to it that I'm not digging), so I'm going to exchange it. But the rest was fab, so get ready for the yarn pr0n!

Monday, May 4, 2009

It's on the way!

Finally, my yarn ordered from Eat.Sleep.Knit. shipped on Saturday. They must've had a ton of orders for it to take more than a week to ship. Hopefully I get it all before the week is up. I want it now!

In other news, I finally restarted the Monkeys that I started last month. I had a few projects that I started while waiting for the replacement needles to arrive, so there was a bit of a delay. But I think within a couple of days I should be done. And that makes me a happy camper!