Monday, August 31, 2009

I think I've lost my mind.

I ordered 3 skeins of Wollmeise from The Loopy Ewe again today. I must be out of my mind. But! But! Pfefferminz Prinz, Lavendel, and Pesto were sirens calling to me. Oh lawdy lawdy.

Better pics + rambling

Finally got out yesterday and had my husband take pics of a few of my recently FOs.

Pioneer:



Yogini Bolero and my first sewn skirt:




Ooo, I just remembered something completely unrelated! Last week, I won a Knit Picks contest! My prize? Enough of the new Gloss DK in Jade to make a Trellis and Vine Pullover. Oh my gosh, I can't wait to knit it!

Somewhat related, I really love my ball winder and swift that I bought from KP. They work perfectly and have saved me so many hours of time already. If you're looking for an inexpensive set, just head over to Knit Picks and for $70 you get both, shipped! Totally worth the money.

You know, I've forgotten to post about a LOT of things lately. Last week, I got some more Wollmeise! The Loopy Ewe had an awesome update, so I snagged some Skandal um Rosi. Gorgeous stuff. I think I'm going to make a Tempest out of it, using Schwarz (black) WM as the contrast color. Here's a pic of this beautiful color:



That's all for now!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Knee socks!

Right now, I'm working on some very cool knee socks. I'm making them out of this yarn:



I think they're knitting up nicely!



Also, pics of my Pioneer. Sorry they're kind of crappy, but hubby was sick this weekend so I haven't had a chance to have him take good pics.








Tuesday, August 25, 2009

It's done!

I finally finished my Pioneer. It has been a really fun project. I haven't taken any pictures yet, but I will soon.

I also finished the Diagonal Rib socks that I started for the wwm09. They ended up being WAY too long in the feet, so I'm gonna have to do something about them. I'm gonna see if I can come up with a way of removing the toes (and thereby the extra length) and sew them shut. Also, I wasn't digging the color, so I overdyed them. I used royal blue Wilton food color and just let the color soak in where it may. Because of the way ribbing scrunches up when not worn, most of the inner parts of the ribbing didn't get dyed, so there are cool vertical stripes of lighter color throughout the socks. It's pretty awesome. Haven't taken pictures of those either. D'oh!

Friday, August 14, 2009

OTN: 08-14-09

My purple Pioneer is still in the works. I ended up having to restart it after knitting 4" because my gauge was waaaaaay off. I went up a size and the gauge is a lot better. I'm about 8" in now. Having a little problem with pooling, but otherwise it's looking great.

I'm also still working on my husband's socks. I turned the heel and have knit a couple inches of the leg so far. I hate the color, so I'm having trouble finding motivation to finish them. Crazy, right?

Additionally, I've been adding on to a charity blanket that a few people and I are passing around. I've still got a few more inches to go til I pass it on. I better get to work!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Purple Pioneer

For the next two months, I'm going to be participating in a KAL for Pioneer by kBomb. The KAL is over on Ravelry in the Lorna's Laces Knit-along group, if you want to check it out.

I'm doing mine with LL Shepherd Sport in the colorway Vera.



I knit my swatch today and I must say... this is gonna be awesome. The colors look SO great knitted up. I can't wait to REALLY get started!