Saturday, October 29, 2005

Knitting, lately...

Lately, in my little world of knitting, i have been bogged down. I see things I want to make, but I try it and it's all wrong. Ok really, I have only tried one thing that hasn't worked, but man that was enough... I just gave up. I think I just have the wrong kind of yarn for what I want to do. Maybe, or I dont know what I am doing... I dont think my stitches are tight enough but I dont know how to get them tighter, because I am pulling the yarn alot. Stupid slip stitch scarf is what I am talking about... I think it's ok that I gave up because the yarn is green and yellow... and for some reason when I picked it up at the store, I thought it was green and white. Green and yellow, bleck. Maybe a baby hat.

Otherwise, I wanted to make a steering wheel cover (but i dont have a tape measure), i want to make arm/finger warmers (i lack the skillz), and derek is bugging the hell out of me for a felted hat. He even bought the yarn, so I have the yarn, just no pattern, and I cant find a pattern for a Basic Felted Beanie type hat. They all have those funky brims.

I guess I will just have to give it a go and see what happens... I really wanted a pattern so I wouldn't have to rip it out a million times. And I know that's what is going to happen, so that's why I haven't started it yet. Any knitter's out there that have a basic felted beanie/tobaggan type hat? Or heck, even know where I can BUY one? I am, at this point, willing to purchase a pattern.

Otherwise, i am working on a shawl for a friend right now. It's lovely. I will probably purchase this yarn afterwards and make me a scarf from it. I would post a picture of my progress, but eh, nosy eyes, and I dont want to give away the surprise. I will post pictures after I send it to her.

But another thing about the shawl: soft Super Chunky yarn and size 13 needles... does it get better than that? After my many stupid attempts at things I cannot conquer, mindless knitting is exactly what I need right now. So I am really enjoying it, which means that I will speed along on it and it will be over soon and she will get it sooner. :D hehe.

So that's my take on knitting right now. I have to put finishing touches on the baby hat & bib and they are going to their recipents, and dammit she better love them alot. :D hehe. But I will take a picture of those soon too.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005


You are Mercerized Cotton

You are Mercerized Cotton.
You are always very crisp and neat. (???? eh, ok!)
You are very
playful and are happiest while outdoors in the
sunshine. You are sometimes accused of
splitting hairs, but in the end people find you
pretty easy to live with.

What kind of yarn are you?
brought to you by Quizilla
Pretty much true except the first sentence. I really like this type yarn too! Never used it, but always thought it was pretty!

Saturday, October 08, 2005


About forgot about this thing. I went to a knitting group on Thursday, that was so fun! I am still on the baby stuff kick, but mainly because it's just been slow going. I just haven't been that interested in making that stuff now. It's just boring.

This is what I want to make.
Opera Scarf

And also thinking about making this:
Cape May

But eh, we will see... first off have to get thru this baby stuff... so far I only have one hat, booties, and a bib. Need more than that. Ok, later.