Monday, March 26, 2007

Well, Finished ONE Jaywalker. :) The color pooled in stripes around the foot area but I like it. I am using Lorna's Laces in Irving Park.
I made some practice entrelac tonight so that I can ATTEMPT to make Eunny's entrelac socks in IK Spring 07... WEEEEEEE
Im also sllloowwwllly making a Clapotis in bulky weight. Im not in any hurry so it will be a summer project.. crank up the air and get to knitting! :)

On to the pix...

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Well, on this wonderful St. Patrick's Day, I have a finished pair of GREEN socks for your viewing pleasure!
Made with Lion Brand MicroSpun in Lime Green with my own pattern. They have a rolled top cuff that is a bit too big around but the foot part fits wonderfully. I will probably knit with smaller needles on the leg part next time to adjust the size.
I wear size 11 shoes so making socks takes a bit longer. But I LOVE HANDMADE SOCKS! I love that they fit!

Friday, February 23, 2007

Hello! :)

I've been knitting on a pair of socks lately. I finished the first sock and the gauge was a bit off. OOPSIE! so now, it is a slipper sock. A bit too.. bulky.. to be a shoe sock. well, maybe wear them with my slides or sneakers. maybe...
I am knitting with Lion Brand Microspun in LIME GREEN! I absolutely LOVE this color. The yarn is being a snit though. It's diffucult to knit with size 2 needles. I read over in the LiveJournal knitting community that it is easier to crochet with this yarn. I think it makes pretty socks! :)

I have this rather HUGE order coming to me next week! I am so excited. haha. I wrote about it in my last journal entry but the shipping tracker says that the estimated time it will get here is February 28th. ARG! HURRY UP! LOL But the weather up in... Ohio?... was really bad and they got behind on their shipping because of the mega-blizzard-ish that happened all over that part of the States. So, I understand. I am all excited because I have loads of sock yarn coming and I bought some yarn to make a Clapotis from
I also ordered a full set of DPNs ranging from size 0 to size 8.

ANYWAYS... :) Just because I don't want to post without a picture attached... here is a photo for your viewing pleasure!

What would you do with this yarn? I got it on discount at Hobby Lobby thinking that I would make slipper socks out of them for my friends.
What do you think?

Friday, February 16, 2007

What was supposed to me a mitten.... turned out too small for my hand... is now a water bottle cozy. haha

I was attempting to make Pirate Mittens from but decided to make fingerless gloves instead. Got the first one done, sans the thumb, and tried it on. It was so small. So as I sipped my water, I got a brilliant idea! BOTTLE COZY!
I squeezed the not-so-mitten over the bottle and TA DA! The hippest bottle cozy around!
I even left the green yarn in the supposed thumb placement. Gives it character! :)

I used brown Highland Wool from and the pink is Lamb's Pride that I dyed with koolaid. Size 3 DPNs
My very first color work project.

I ordered a large amount of goodies from various online stores this morning. Now I am counting down the days before they get here.

And on another note, my new iPod Nano has a new home.

And, I took one of my "Pen Pal" that I made. I gradually add things to the top of this pen. I just added the green "scarf" for the kitty. HAHA.

Alright, enough foolishness.

Good Night :)

Sunday, February 04, 2007

I finished a pair of socks today. I started these socks last July (see july 12th post for reference) and I got half way down the cuff then put them aside. I picked them up yesterday and finished them. yay! They are WARM although they are lace and made from acrylic.
I could call them my superbowl socks since it is today... even though I (probably) won't watch the superbowl. They are a bit too girly to be superbowl socks. heh.

They are knit in Caron Simply Soft in "Bone" color. Knit with size #3 US DPN needles.
The pattern, Straight Lace Socks, is from Knit Socks! by Betsy Lee McCarthy. It is in the worsted weight version and sans fun fur.

Acutually, I LOVE the Knit Socks! book! I am definatley going to be using this book for years to come.

I think my next project is going to be some kind of fair isle mittens. Maybe something like these AWESOME MITTENS!
Or maybe some Pirate Mittens! or SQUIRREL MITTENS! or These Pretty Mittens!
This pattern says its for MEN but I think they would look nice on me! :) These are also Men's Mittens but very cute.

These Fingerless Gloves are cute!

Anyways! Hope everyone is having a good Sunday!