Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Clever, I Am.

No, really. >.< I had my friend send me a copy of the HTML for the FO-tables, so I could have all the information together and stuff, and what do I do? I forget to add them to my FO posts! Silly me! So I just went and added them to the various posts, excepting the gift posts, since I obviously can't share that information yet.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Another Peek

Just thought I'd share another look at the shawl I'm knitting. I'm hitting a groove with it and have memorized the pattern (don't even need to glance at the chart anymore, woo!). I'm about 1/3 of the way through, from the look of things.

Also restarted the crocheted shawl, but I'm still trying to figure it out and don't really have much to share there.

Like I said, not much there yet. Also, may have figured out a way for me to block some of the FO's I have lying around, so will try to get around to that this week, hopefully.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Work In Progress

I'm nine repeats in already and finally feel like I've got the pattern down. It's not too hard of a one, really, but it took me a while to get into the swing of it.

I'm loving how it's working up, though. Check it out:

Have quite a way to go before it'll be finished, but I'm hopeful.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Casting On... Again

So I needed something to do, as I'm not feeling well and I am in no mindset to write. I found a bag of yarn I'd forgotten about, and I know there's enough of it this time, so I cast on for the Tongues of Fire again.

This is the yarn I'm using. So far, it's looking okay, but it's early days yet, as I'm only on the first row of the actual lace. So I'm back in the knit-a-long, which is cool. Still need to re-start the crocheted shawl I'm doing, too.

Good times. Good times.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Caved... A Little...

I've been teasing poor Jen about her gifts, and figured I'd show her one of the things I've been working on. Since I'd just cast off on these, they seemed the perfect choice.

Project:Falcons Fingerless Gloves
Pattern:none used
Yarn:Red Heart
Colors:Black & Red
Ravelry link:Hop on over!

I've got one other thing completely finished, and I need a little help from hubs to finish the other, but it's basically done, too. What else do I have up my sleeve? No idea. I have the rest of this month to figure it out, though ;-)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Slugging Along

Well, sort of. I finished of gift # 2 for Jen the other day, and cast on for #3. This should be the last of the knitted items (at least, that I had planned). Then I just have to figure out what else to do. I have ideas, it's just a question of means.

I haven't had the heart to look at my shawls yet. Kinda got burnt on that after the yardage fiasco. Do want to pick them both up again though.

Also, need to figure out a way to get the lace I've done already, blocked. Twice now, I've taken it to MIL's and not done it. Why? Because I'm worried they won't dry in time for me to take home again, and I do not trust them not to mess with it if I leave it (kids + dog = trouble). So home it is, just need to figure out a way.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Bugger It

Couldn't really do it, shouldn't really do it, but I did anyway. Scraped enough together to buy the yarn I needed for my gift project. Needed to feel good about something going the way it's supposed to, and that was it.

Knitting part of it is now done, and hubby said he'd do the sewing part for me (he's a lot better at hand-sewing than I am). Then there's just finishing touches left to do, and it'll truly be finished. But at least the knitting of it is done with. And yes, it does feel good.

That said, I started on part two of the project. So far, so good. I just hope it ends up fitting. Gah, sucks  having to be so damn cryptic, but since it's supposed to be a surprise, I can't very well post it here where she can see ;-)

Patience is a virtue, isn't that what they say?


So I got a PM from the designer of Tongues. All in all, I do appreciate her contacting me, but I'm still bummed as hell. The pattern page isn't very clear. The reason I chose that pattern was because the yarn I had was a little more than the minimum required, as stated on the page. The pattern itself says it used 2 skeins (but not how much yardage said skeins had, so for me that was no indicator at all. I don't know that much yet about yardage and stuff).

Turns out the minimum was added for people "wanting to make scarves". Well, it doesn't really say that anywhere. I wanted a shawl. Not a scarf. And apparently, the yardage I have is for... a scarf.

So now I'm bummed as hell. I'm not feeling the yarn, or the pattern. Hell, I don't even feel like knitting at all, which sucks.