Monday, January 28, 2008

WIP-February Socks

I cast on for my February socks on Thursday and then recast on again yesterday. I had to frog the first start because they were way too big. I dropped 4 stitches and these fit alot better. I really like the pattern and because it is easy to memorize I can knit along without much thought. Mindless knitting is really my favorite kind.
Is it considered cheating if I cast on for a February sock in the month of January? I don't think it's a major problem. I wil most likely get two pair of socks done in Feb anyway, so oh well. Sock KAL's are fun. Ravelry is fun! Knitting is fun!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

FO-Saartje's Booties

I quick pair of Saartje's Bootes (pdf file) to squeeze in before I start February's socks. The pictures are terrible because it is night but I had to take a pix because they are soo cute. In all I used 20 grams of leftover sock yarn!
I need to add buttons, I have cute strawberry buttons but I may use them on a sweater.... decisions! decisions!

I knit them both on Sunday while watching football so in all I would guess it took me less then two hours total. I really like these and will make them again.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Ravelry: 2008 sock-knit-a-long

you know you wanna!

General Update

Mr Tealjeans is going strong. I have a big chunk of the cable rib done and I will be casting off the bottom within the next week. I kinda dread working on the sleeves for a few reasons. I don't like working on dpns or magic loop with a giant monstrosity of sweater constantly turning and twisting as I work on it. It also gets pretty monotonous even tho I will most likely add special decreases so the sleeve are a good fit. I have short arms and want to make sure the cables start in the right place. I am thinking about adding a lifeline at the sleeve joint just incase I knit up a sleeve and hate the fit.

Neapolitan socks are coming along nicely also. I have one down and I am to the heel turn on the second one. I will hope to hack away at these tomorrow while doing some football knitting. I think that is the best time of the - playoff football=great knitting. I am not sure if I'm keeping these socks, I like the colors which I have started to call "neo" socks but I'm not too savy on the acrylic feel on my feet, even if these are just house socks.

I want to start my Feb socks for the KAL after the "neo" socks but I don't know if that is a legal move. I am itching to start either broadripple socks or roundabout socks. I may do Jaywalkers in Opal Neon... so many choices and not enough knitting hours in the day!

I started a BSJ(Baby Surprise Jacket) with some Bernat Softee in some really brite colors that I have in my stash. I guess I don't know how to count because I am about 20 rows in and I have to frog the entire thing. My decreases are soooo wonky and cannot be fixed. Two hours down the knitting drain. poopsicles.

My mom was calling me incessantly the other day because she wanted to know how to wash her socks that I made for January's commitment. I told her that there are three ways you can do it. If you want them to last hand wash and dry flat. If you want them to be really clean then machine wash and lie flat. If you want them soft but possibly eaten by the dryer then machine wash and machine dry.
She said "I'll machine wash and dry those"...."if they get eaten you will make me new ones"...pfftt she is sooooo right.

Monday, January 14, 2008

WIP-Neapolitan Socks

I went to A.C. Moore because I still have had a 25$ gift card and bought some fingering weight baby acrylic. I don't know why other than because the colors were soo nice. I started a pair of cable twist socks on Saturday and finished one yesterday. I have to start the other and finish before the end of the month so my needles are empty for the start of my February socks.

Pattern:Cable Twist Socks
Yarn: TLC Baby
Color: Neapolitan
Needles: Knitpicks Harmony Dpns size 2

WIP-Mr. Tealjeans

I am really making some good progress on Mr. Tealjeans. I really like this sweater to far because there are no seams and I really not one for finishing. As long as there are only a few ends to weave in after the knitting has commenced, I will be a happy camper.
I started the cable rib portion today and so far I have memorized the four row repeat. I could knit the remainder of this bugger without looking at the pattern because I have read ahead so many times because I don't wanna screw it up.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

My so called scarf

I want to make one but I haven't come upon the right yarn yet. You know what I mean, when you find it the angels sing and whatnot. It's like you just know... well anyway, I want to start on with some frogged moonlight mohair that I have in the stash. I was even thinking maybe I could pair it up with some lime green micro spun. I want it to be : soft springy blockable pretty I don't even need them to be in that particular order... help me out.

Mr GreenJeans

I have renamed this to... Mr.tealjeans. So far I am almost to the part where I can try it on.

Garter Rib-January KAL socks

I finished my socks today and they are awesome. Details on my blog and on ravelry.

Garter Rib by Charlene Schurch
size 7 womens
Needle: us 2
Schachenmayr nomotta Regia Color 4-ply / 4-f├Ądig (one 50 gr skein)