Friday, December 28, 2007

Mr GreenJeans

I cast on for Mr.Greenjeans and so far I am 5 repeats out of 8 into the start of a really great sweater. I am excited.

I am ready to cast on for my mom's socks. I promised her my first pair for 2008.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Yarny Update

Santa was good to me, or should I say all of my family was good to me when it comes to all the yarny goodness in the world. Honey Bee bought me one of each of the colors of Opal neon from . I bombarded him before xmas because I knew it wouldn't be on sale forever and I didn't want to miss out on all the colors. I have been eyeing this up since it came out in April of this year and haven't bought any because I couldn't hack the price ($18 bucks, best I found was $14)... Anyway, I got eight skeins at $7.40 each which is excellent.

I bought 6 skeins of Caron Simply Soft Heathers in Deep Teal to start my Mr.Greenjeans with my Walmart gift card from J's dad. I have been really spoiled with Raverly these days and I don't even feel like linking anything in this post, so use your google muscles if you need to see the color or pattern. Seriously I think that Ravely is the best thing since sliced bread, even tho I have had sliced bread my entire life and have never had the experience of slicing my own sandwich bread.
I also got a gift card from Michaels, Joann's and AcMoore and a gift certificate for knitpicks. I can't even start to think of the cool stuff I can get. Oh yarn, how I love you soo sweet. I know I need to get a sweater stone and hopefully scope out a yarn swift.

I also bought a postal scale today so that I can divide my 100gr sock skeins into two 50 gr balls and so far it works pretty well....

look me up on raverly...same name as here 'razorknitgirl' or livejournal as 'razorwristgirl'

Friday, December 07, 2007


I'm so excited!!

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Thursday, December 06, 2007

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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Knitting Quizzy

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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

FO-Knee Socks

Yay! I finished the 'knee socks' that I was working on for my sister's x-mas gift. I just need to block them and wrap them up. I just took pictures and let me tell you how hard it was to take them! I got the pictures that you normally take with no probs but trying to take a picture of the back of your own legs is harder then it seems. I tried self timer on the chair, self timer on the floor, bending backwards and standing in my own light, etc. Kitty even tried to get in some of them and I kept telling him to get out of my shot. Anyway, here they are....

See below for the pattern, yarn details and all that good stuff.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

WIP- Labernum socks

Pattern: Labernum from Sensational Knitted Socks
Yarn: Knitpicks Essential in Burgandy
Needles: Aluminum size 2's

I need to finish kitchnering the afterthought heels but other than that these are 95% done. These will be x-mas gifted... I will do these again because it is a 4 row pattern repeat and easy to memorize.

FO-Mittens from Knit n' Style

Pattern:Mitten from Knit n' Style (December 2007)
Yarn: knitpicks wool of the andes and swish leftovers from hats, etc.
Needles: size 6 dpns

These mittens are made from the top down and I really liked the pattern until I got to the thumb and the remainder of the pattern is in the Feb 2008 issue. I had to figure out the rest of the pattern from the thumb down which wasn't a problem but kinda ticked me a bit. I guess it will teach me to read the pattern entirely before I start, then I would have known that the entire pattern wasn't there. I will gift these to my sis for x-mas. She already has a hat made from knitpicks swish in grey and purple and these mittens will match great.

FO-Fuzzy Feet from knitty

Pattern: Fuzzy Feet from knitty
Yarn: Lion Wool in Lemongrass
Needles: size 11 dpns

I haven't worked on these since August. I can probably finish these before x-mas but I don't think I need them for a gift like I had thought when I started these. I really like the color so I might keep them for myself. I like to do all my felting at once because it is a waste to run the washer for just a pair of slippers.

WIP-Foliage from

Pattern: Foliage from
Yarn: Lambs Pride worsted in Wilk Plum
Needles: size 6 dpns and size 6 circular

I really want to have this done before x-mas and give this to my sister... fingers crossed.

WIP-Knee socks

Pattern: based loosely on Knee socks pattern on Streets and YO's blog with short row toe and heel
Yarn: Knitpicks Felici in Hummingbird, one skein each from toe up
Needles: Knitpicks Harmony size 2 (I LOVE THESE)

These are going to be gifted to my sister for x-mas. I will def have these finished before then if not before the end of the weekend. I really like these but not for me.

WIP-Palindrome scarf

Pattern: Palindrome
Yarn: less than 2 skeins of SWS in color Natural Earth
Needles: Size 7 and a spare size 6 dpn for cables

I loved this yarn and this pattern together. I normally do cables without a cable needle but this time to make the reversible cables I used a spare dpn for a quick turnaround. This is going to be a x-mas gift for my mom, but she doesn't internet so no prob with posting this now. I have to make a hat to match but I should have no prob kicking out a cabled hat to match with the leftover skein I have. I bought three just incase... leftovers are always good :)

FO-Quickie Baby Sweater

Pattern: Quickie Baby Sweater and Tender Wraps II blanket(google it)
Yarn: Caron Pound of Love in "Purple"
Needles: Size 7

Here is a finished baby sweater and blanket that was gifted in August to a friend's sister. I didn't change a thing about either of the patterns. I really think the buttons made it pop.

Sock stash

Long time no post. I pretty much just read the knitting posts on livejournal. I joined a sock KAL and I figure I might as well capture the insanity that is my sock stash. I never realized how much knitpicks sock yarn I have. I normally buy enough from knitpicks so that I get free shipping so last time I bought tons of their new sock essential colors. So here it is, luckily it snowed last night and the other half is outside shoveling so I can take pix and not worry about him seeing the real size of the stash. I figure I have enough to make at least 20 socks, but I didnt take pictures of any of the partial skeins. Also, Santa is bringing me 7 skeins of Opal Neon (from's 60% OFF right now) and I just bought some Regia from Destash so that should take me to almost FOURTY PAIRS OF SOCKS. So joining a knit-a-long will help me to keep a goal of making at least one pair of socks a month.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

more mariah

More Mariah progress. I kinda worked on this on and off today in between shoveling all that snow. I made a couple of flubs but I am not a perfectionist and it's handmade. Most 'non knitters' wouldnt see them anyway. I really like the color but can't wait to have at least one sleeve done. I'm doubtful that I will go to work tomorrow because we got so much snow. ( State of emergency kind-of-snow )
I need a Mariah break for tonite :)
I feel accomplished.

Cast on Mariah

I cast on's Mariah last night. So far I have some of the sleeve done and It's going pretty well so far. I am using Lion Brand wool-ease in Oxford Grey .
I bought ten skeins @ Joann Fabrics when they were on sale for $1.79 each. That means my sweater will cost less then twenty bucks when it is done.
I should get alot of this done today because I took a snow day from work.
Knitty + Laundry + Snow!! Oh my!!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Misc fo's and wips

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Pix of three hats I made out of scrap acrylic.
Also, pix of one fingerless glove made out of lion brand sock yarn.

Solo scarf - FO

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A scarf that I am working on now for myself. This is a simple stock stitch with garter border on both sides.
The yarn was $2 a skein @ Michaels on Friday when I went and I needed something to work on while I was on my three hour salon excursion.
I dont think this will block well because there is no wool content but I might steam block this lightly.

Heart -

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I am going to be making "heart" from's womens issue from this yarn. I really like the twists of color in the varigated cascade. I am not sure I am going to double these or just single them and make just one.

Fake Isle yarn

Pattern: ...Fake Isle from

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Hopefully this one will be worth it, alot of people have made this and it came out really cute. I like the look of the decreases on the top.

Divine blanket for my mom

I started a blanket for my mom for her b-day in June. I bought ten skeins for this of Divine... being that they were only $2 a skein on sale at AC Moore. The pattern is a simple co 5, knit three, yo and knit to end that I found at

Silk Garden - Clapotis Yarn

I bought some Noro Silk Garden in color#211 and I am very excited to start my Clapotis.I bought six skeins and by what I've read online most people that used this only used six skeins. I hope that is the same for me.. Will post pix as I am completing this..

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Knitty - Monkey (one down)

Pattern:Monkey from
One down and one to go. I used knitpicks and wish I didnt because it doesnt show off the lace-ness of the pattern, it gets lost in the stripe pattern. I do like this pattern and wil make these again with the right kind/color of yarn.

calorimetry FO... need a do-over :(

Pattern: ...Calorimetry
Yarn: Walmart brand acrylic leftovers
This came out wayyy too big, I used a smaller needle then the pattern calls for and it was still way too big. I will try less cast on stitches for the next one. I really like this pattern.