Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Migration, The Finished Product

I finally finished test knitting and proofreading my Migration pattern, so here it is in all its glory!







Sunday, June 28, 2009

I couldn't pass it up

I know, I'm not supposed to buy any yarn until August but... I couldn't pass this up. Only $16, shipped!




I don't feel even a little bit bad about breaking my yarn diet.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Fuzzy Beetle

I spent a few hours working on this yesterday. I'm quite pleased! I think I'm addicted to hand-dyeing.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sakura Jaywalkers

Yesterday (yes, yesterday!) I finished up the socks I was working on. I have never completed socks that quickly. Ever. Not even the sport-weight socks that I knit early this year. Those took me 5 days, this pair took me 4. And with this pair, as I said before, I had to restart several times. How the heck did I finish so quickly? I haven't the faintest idea. Anywho. Here they are! My Sakura Jaywalkers:


Sunday, June 14, 2009

OTN: 06-14-09

My Saturday Story

I started my day yesterday with the casting on of my toe up socks. I’m doing two at a time, you see. I had to restart because I ended up making a mistake on the second row of the toes so I figured I mayaswell not bother tinking. FROG!

Then I did and inch of Charade and the pooling was disgusting, I couldn’t stand it! Seriously. It made me puke in my mouth a little. Okay, maybe not quite that bad, but it was pretty terrible. So, I frogged back the whole inch I’d done to my toe-is-finished lifeline.

Then I began Aquaphobia. It seemed like such a lovely pattern. I worked about an inch and a half of it before I tried it on. You know that feeling you got when you tried on Daddy’s shoes when you were 2? That’s how I felt. Fits a size 7 my ass. My gauge was TIGHTER than the pattern called for and they were ginormous on my size 7.5 boat-sized-width feet. It bears repeating: Fits a size 7 my ass.

So, I ripped back again and marveled at how splendidly my yarn was holding up to repeated froggings. But by now, I had a large pile of yarn just laying on the floor. Whoops. Hubby tried to help me manage by winding one of them up into a center-pull ball. I love my husband, but he has no finesse. I ended up with this weird lump thing that was twice and big as the ball I did. I told him loose, not big enough to fit over my head. Cripes. But still, the yarn (The Unique Sheep Verve in Cherry Blossom) held up nicely. Hubby’s ball quickly and completely unraveled within moments of my trying to knit from it. Oh well. Too lazy to bother with it.

After much hard work, lasting until around 11:30 (my usual bedtime is two hours prior), I’m pleased to announce that my Jaywalkers are coming along splendidly. I’ve completed an inch and a half of the pattern, it fits, and the pooling is actually pretty nice. No more vomiting. Now Lydia remembers why Lydia loves this pattern so much. It just works.

That is my story. If you’ve read this whole thing, I have but one thing to say:

This is time wasted that you could’ve spent knitting.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

OTN: 06-09-09

I was planning on doing this slip-stitch sock pattern called Aquaphobia for my hand-dyed yarn, but at the last minute I changed my mind. Instead, I have been testing out a new design of my own! Here it is, "Migration" in progress:




I was unsure as to whether or not I liked how it was coming along, but now I love it!

Friday, June 5, 2009

ARGH

So, I finished the pullover... and it doesn't go over her head. So now I have to redo the dang trim. Grumble grumble grumble.