Thursday, March 31, 2011


Am casting on for Tongues of Fire. I'm a little intimidated, but it looks fairly simple as far as lace patterns go. There's a knit-a-long on Ravelry, so I'm hoping to be able to join in and get this done. Have no recipient in mind as of yet. I just want to see if I can do it.

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

An Impromptu FO

I needed some utterly mindless knitting, since I couldn't get my brain to function properly enough to focus on a actual pattern (that's what I get for thinking I can start on that shawl this time of the month). Since I still haven't been able to get yarn for the other project I've got going, and I wasn't in the mood to deal with a huge blanket, I resorted to this:

Project:Kitty hat
Pattern:no pattern used
Yarn:Simply Soft
Needles:size 8
Ravelry link:Hop on over!

I look utterly ridiculous, but there you have it. No, I didn't knit it for me. I just knit it because I had scrap yarn, and I could. No idea what I'm going to do with it.

Now I have another problem. What to work on next, because I'm still not in a mindset for anything complicated.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Another FO

Just cast off on my scarf. I'm very pleased with how it turned out. What do you think?

Project:Pink Dr Who scarf
Pattern:The Corrugator
Size:one size
Yarn:Patons Classic Wool
Needles:US 8
Ravelry link:Hop on over!

Now... do I keep this for myself, or gift it? *ponders*

Oh, and of course now I have to find another project to work on that doesn't require too much concentration. Time to scour patterns and yarn, I suppose. ;-)

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Gah, I hate when I run out of yarn before I run out of project. Alas, it happened, so the gift for Jen is on hold until I can afford to get more of it. Oh well.

So, what's a girl to do in the mean time? Cast on new projects, of course. I actually started two. One crochet (the lace shawl I was going to make with the yarn Amber got me). Unfortunately, I botched it up already and have to frog it. I'm not sure I have the stamina today to do that.

Which is why Jen helped me find a pattern for the Rosewood yarn I got as well. I'd tried the One Rose Handspun by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, but it was far too busy a yarn to fit the pattern. Jen found me this pattern, instead: The Corrugator.

It's much calmer, visually, than the other one was, and the colors seem to be more gradient with this one. I'm enjoying the knit. It's simple, easy to memorize, but visually pleasing. Win/win, in my book. I'm all for mindless knitting right now.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Random Act Of Kindness

A friend from Ravelry sent me a care-package! I couldn't believe it when I opened the box and found all these goodies! Check it out :-)

A lot of yarn, chocolate, a card, DPNs, and a UU-stitchmarker (UU is the acronym of the group we're in on Ravelry). So cool!

 These two are designated to (hopefully) become Endpaper Mits, by Eunny Jang.

 I have no idea what I'm making with this yet.

This, however, I already know what I'm making with. Next on my to-do list. We'll do a crochet-a-long in the thread for the Eva's Shawl.

Thanks you again, Amber, for the lovely gifts. It made a crappy week a lot brighter. I look forward to show off the projects as they come along.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Cast On

I ended up casting on a new project. It wasn't much of a choice, since I have a mini-swap going on with my friend, and what I'm making will take a while to finish. Since I finally got the last of what I needed for it, I figured I'd best get a move on ;-)

Sorry, I can't tell you what it is, or show progress pictures, since it's a gift. Sure you understand. But, I will share pictures once she's received it. :-)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


I just cast off on my scarf! I love it! Now I just need to find a way to block it, so you can really see it pop. I'm so pleased with it, though. I'm almost sad to see it done, actually. Once I got the hang of it, it was a pleasure to knit, especially with this yarn! So soft!

Project:At The Deep End scarf
Pattern:Feather and Fan scarf
Size:one size
Yarn:At The Deep End       50% Superwash Merino
50% Tencel
Needles:US 5
Ravelry link:Hop on over!

Now to figure out whether I'm casting on something else, or working on one of my WIPs ;-)

Monday, March 7, 2011


I've finally gotten the hang of this pattern without constantly having to count my stitches, which makes me happy. What makes me even happier?


I'd guestimate I'm about halfway through my skein right now, so it's looking to be a decent length scarf. And pretty! I'm loving how the colors are working up, and the pattern, too. So simple, and yet...

Friday, March 4, 2011

Showing Off WIP

Well, I frogged the first attempt at the Feather and Fan scarf (yes, scarf. I read the name wrong, earlier. It is, in fact, a scarf), but have made some good headway with it now.

The pattern itself is fairly easy to memorize. Less easy is not accidentally adding stitches. Oh well.

See? I know it's not easy to see, given the lighting and the backdrop of my laptop screen, but you should get a fair idea. I like how it's turning out. At first, I was iffy on the combination of yarn/pattern, but it seems to be working out well enough. The yarn itself is yummy to work with. So soft. *sigh* Love it. Almost don't want the scarf to come to an end. Lucky for me, I still have a ways to go before it's done.

Oh, I found a picture of the yarn pre-wind (though no longer all nicely rolled up. It gives a better idea on the colors, though).

Isn't it lovely?

Thursday, March 3, 2011


*cry* I knit about 4 inches on the scarf last night, only to tink back 4 rows because I added stitches where I shouldn't. Only to now figure out I did the stitch wrong to begin with. Have to frog it all :-(

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Selfish Knitting

Going to cast on for something for me. Maylin gifted me with two specially dyed yarns, inspired by At The Deep End. The first, as you have seen, I made into a crocheted shawl. The second (which was actually the first version of the yarn) took a while longer to talk to me.
I think I have finally figured out what it wants to be. At least, I hope so. I'm going to try to make this simple Feather and Fan Shawl. Since it's a rectangular shawl, I should be able to knit until I run out of yarn. It looks simple enough, but I'm a lace-novice, so we'll see.

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Another FO

Behold, another set of fingerless gloves. I kinda like making these, they're quick, simple. And look pretty good. Hopefully Em will like them.

Project:Easy Fingerless Gloves
Pattern:Easy Fingerless Gloves
Size:one size
Yarn:Caron Simply Soft
Needles:US 5
Ravelry link:Hop on over!

Not planning on casting on any more for a while, though. Mind, "planning" being the operative word. There are, after all, several other projects already on the needles. Not to mention, have some gift knitting to do shortly.