Saturday, January 10, 2009

Things done and not...

Things I have done (in bold) & Things I need to do

Afghan (crochet)
Garter stitch
Knitting with metal wire
Stockinette stitch Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up
Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
Hat Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Domino knitting (modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Knitting with circular needles
Baby items
Graffiti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street)
Continental knitting
knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns
Lace patterns
Teach a child to knit
American/English knitting
Button holes
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dying with plant colors
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on one or two circulars
Olympic knitting
Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn
Knitting with dpns
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male how to knit
Knitting with cotton
Dying yarn
Knitting art
Knitting two socks (or other small tubular items)
Fulling/felting Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with self-patterning/self-striping/variegating yarn
Stuffed toys
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Gloves Intarsia
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Freeform knitting
Short rows Cuffs/fingerless mitts/arm warmers
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets

Knitting with dog/cat hair
Hair accessories
Knitting in public

Monday, July 14, 2008

52pp2 Catchup Post,,, and I'm not talking tomatoes

The weather is nice and although I am not an 'outside' person, I have been taking advantage of the cool summer nights. Which in turn leaves me lacking when it comes to sitting in from of the PC. I have been coming along strong in the 52pp2 plunge and just finished my ninth pair since the June1st. I'll just give a taste of the socks I've done so far.... (flickr set)

I also have been working on a really pretty one skein scarf/shawl. I can't wait to finish this but I am not in a big hurry because I won't be wearing it for another month or so...scarf weather comes early in my household. I try to wear them in replacement of a coat when chilly weather comes. I have a dislike of jackets but yet I keep buying them in hopes that I might find "the one", in the meantime I have enough scarves to keep my neckage warm and whatnot.
Anywho, I started this scarf because I didn't want to use the Noro Sock for socks becase I'm a firm believer in washing socks in the washer. Although that notion went out the window recently because I did a pair of Spring Forward socks in Knitpicks Gloss Sock.

Sunday Market Shawl

The crochet monster came knocking at my door this past week to ask me why I haven't crocheted in a few years. I had no response so... in turn... I cast on a scrap ripple blanket.

I have to take an updated picture because it has doubled since this pix.
I have quite a bit of acrylic that will not really be used for anything of major size so I figure I might as well start a second scrap buster blanket. Now this ripple blanket will have to compete with the Log Cabin Square blanket I started a month or two ago. I have more then enough yarn for both...time is the issue.

Yarn Pirate Booty ships this week....

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Lazy Knitting Day

has officially
declared today...
International Lazy Knitting Day.

I am hoping to finish the second Cable Twist sock that I cast on yesterday. I got a good jump on it today and have about 15 straight rows until the toe decrease. I cast on a pair of Broadripple socks in Knitpicks Telemark, colorway
Delphinium Heather. They are coming alot very fast and this is the first pair in a while that I have done on dpns.

The picture was taken just a few minutes ago, he fell asleep on my laptop and I haven't taken a good picture of him for quite a long while... Yes he does have a hairless budda belly. He takes after his cat mom and cat dad.....

Friday, June 06, 2008

52 pair plunge 2 - pair one

I finished my first pair of socks that will count for the 52 pair plunge. I don't think I will post every pair that I complete on this blog but I will certainly try. I really enjoyed knitting these, it only took 6 days and I did knit another sock in between sock one and two. I also have alot of yarn left and really love it... leftover socks :)

Pattern: Monkey by Cookie A
Yarn: Opal Neon 1932

Needles: Knitpicks circular size 1

Mods: knit only 4 lace repeats on cuff instead of 5, also made a shorter heel flap.

Monday, June 02, 2008

52 pair plunge kickoff

Monkeys and Cables Twists.....

I started and finished this sock yesterday. I am really liking Neon Monkeys! This is my second pair of Monkey socks in Opal Neon. This if my first sock for the 52 pair plunge kick off, now I just need to do it's mate. I only did 4 repeats on the cuff because I don't really like high cuffs and they don't fit well with my thicker calves. This is the um, the fourth sock that doesn't have a mate.... help! I am sinking in second sock syndrome - but yet I cast on another sock that isn't a second. What is wrong with this picture!

So speeding along.....I started this sock yesterday after completing the first Neon Monkey. I want to finish these socks before the weekend. There will be no second sock syndrome with this one. I am really going to try, really try and if I don't succeed then I will have five socks without a mate.

Pattern: Cable Twist Socks
Yarn: Regia Royal
Needles: KP Size 1 circulars
I changed up the pattern just a bit to be 64 stitches and the repeats are k6, p2 instead of k5, p2

So really now.. keep your fingers crossed for a second sock to come from somewhere.

Socks in need of a mate:
Neon Monkey
Steelers sock (this is 45% done)

I need to start doing two at a time, maybe magic loop method....

Monday, May 26, 2008


I reorganized the sock stash today. I bought these three hat boxes in Philly when I went on the LYS mission. All three boxes were less then ten bucks and make excellent storage containers that are stylish too. The little green bin on top is from the buck store, and excellent purchase also.

All stacked up!

Sock Leftovers: less than 50 gram leftovers for monster socks or baby socks

Solid Colors: Knitpicks Essential, Bare Essential, Wildfoote, KP Simple Stripes

Self Striping: Opal Neon, Drops Fabel, Lionbrand Magic Stripes, KP Essential Multi, Regia

Yarn Snob Bin: Yarn Pirate, Lavendar Sheep, Dream Smooshy, Lorna's Laces, Regia Kaffee Facet, Vesper Self Striping, Knitpicks Gloss , Knitpicks Sock Garden, KPPPM

Yarn Pirate - May Booty Club

I love me some May Booty Club. I am all about this colorway, more then April's, which I loved also. I can't wait to make some yummy socks with this!
Patina's blues are so pretty and light and blendy with the greens and the browns are a perfect offset.

I can't wait till June's yarn!

Fabelicous Ice Cream Socks

I have to make a second post today because I really love the yarn that I bought for these "Ice Cream Socks"...

Drops Fabel is my new best friend. The price is right and the colors are great. It is very comparable to Opal or Regia.

Socks a Plenty...

I have been finishing up alot of socks today because I have so many with "loose ends". Here is a multi picture of all of the socks that are done or partially done.
In order from left to right:
Carolina in Knitpicks Simple Stripes in tropical (one sock)
Slip Rib Socks in Knitpicks Essential in Meadow Multi (one pair)
Vanilla socks in Drops Fabel in Yellow/Pink Mix (one pair)
Charade in Lorna's Laces Sock Multi in Cool (one sock)

I have to get the needles ready for 52 pair plunge II, it starts in less than a week! ARE YOU LISTENING - LESS THAN ONE WEEK!!!

I am going to start getting my stash in order and perhaps divide a few 100 gram balls into 50 grams. I need to print out some patterns - oh boy the excitement. I am debating on if I will call off from work next Monday???

Is that too crazy? A bit obsessive, oh yea!!!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

52 pair plunge II and more

I just joined the 52 pair plunge II. I am very pumped and hope I can get alot of pairs of socks done.
Keep your sock knitting fingers crossed!

I am working on a cardi-shrug for a wedding that I will be going to at the end of the month.
Here's what I got so far and a picture of the dress that I will be wearing with it.