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Yarny update

May. 6th, 2014 | 09:50 pm

I re-organized the yarn zone Thursday. *shudder* It needed it. Everything's now bagged within the cedar chest. I think being able to see stuff will help! Hot damn do I have some beautiful yarns. I think I should knit more.

Frogged 2 projects - the nephew's hockey hat & a partly finished sock in the Zauberball yarn.

I have several projects that want to be restored from hibernation. 6 of the 7 projects were found, 1 is who-knows-where. It would make sense to work on the broken rib top first (perfect for summer!), but I'm seldom sensible about these things. :)

The Venezia sweater is being wet-blocked in pieces. Alas, when I blocked the sleeves I found they were an inch too long. Rip, rip, rip! Dropped the arm hole by 1" on both of 'em. Once the 2nd sleeve is re-finished, I'll be able to resume the seaming process (shoulder seams are already complete. I'm starting to worry that I won't have enough yarn for the button band. It may be a close one (though the extra bits and bobs from the dropped sleeves won't hurt).
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My resolutions for 2014

Jan. 3rd, 2014 | 08:27 pm

1) The yarn diet: need to knit up 2 skeins for every 1 that I bring in.

2) The FO challenge: at the end of 2014, all the projects on my needles need to have been started in 2014, not 2013. Last year's projects must be finished or frogged!
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weak mojo

Oct. 20th, 2013 | 02:57 pm

... that's why people knit Noro scarves. :)

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Stitches West 2013!

Feb. 22nd, 2013 | 09:21 pm
location: US, California, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Jacaranda Way, 431

I actually needed a new notion bag!

And a circular needle case...

But this project bag was totally optional. ;)
And in yarny goodness:

Tosh sock

Kauni Effectyarn, for my Wingspan shawl

Miss Babs Yowza Whatta Skein, for My Next Cardi

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Knitting along ...

Feb. 20th, 2013 | 05:26 pm

Yes, I have been knitting and making progress. It hasn't been every day, but most days. The top has been cast on and is now 6+" long in back. And I've been puttering along with a dishcloth or two.
Friday - on to Stitches West!
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Resolution: GET KNITTIN'!

Feb. 11th, 2013 | 03:07 pm

The only way to get my knitting mojo back is ... drumroll! ... to knit more. So last night, I wound up a ball of my Classic Elite Provence (yummy crimson!) and started a gauge swatch. I figure I can finish the gauge swatch (easy-peasy) & cast on for the top tonight. I think I'll still plan on taking dish cloths as my travel knitting for now (because they're brainless), but this gives me more at-home options. I think this will also help me get through my Hulu backlog. :-D
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ZOMG, it's been how long?!

Feb. 9th, 2013 | 05:22 pm

Yes, I am an awful knitting blogger. And my knitting mojo has also been weak, although with the "baby" now 1 and sleeping through the night (hurray), I should be able to get back into the swing of things. The other shop regulars are into a UFO smackdown. I may embrace the notion of start-a-thon.

The only things I have been knitting: dishtowels. And only during my night class on Tuesdays. I can do about half a towel per class. To mollify my teachers, I've been giving them away. :)

Stuff I want to knit:
*Wingspan shawlette, in Kauni effectyarn, rainbow-nom
*Broken Rib Tank, in Classic Elite Provence, crimson!
*New hat for the husband, because he's in danger of over-loving his new Koolhaas. Pattern & yarn TBD.
*Simple top-down cardi for my older son, in Cascade DK, also crimson. Perhaps I should choose a contrast border. All-red = MEH.
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Stitches 2012 loot!

Feb. 25th, 2012 | 09:47 pm
location: US, California, Oakland, Alameda, Lakeshore Ave, 4120

Despite my lack of recent knitting mojo, I had fun at Stitches this year and bought a few choice goodies:
Sock bag

Hat patterns by Cabin Fever

Hand dyed sock yarn for Nick - Piedmont Yarn

Hand dyed yarn for a future hat - Abstract Fiber, color way Koi Pond

and here's my 2012 purse!

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Knitted project update, 10/25/2011

Oct. 25th, 2011 | 02:06 pm

FOs:
--3 dishcloths, hardly worthy of mention, though I am very grateful to the friend who destashed her collection of kitchen cotton. Now I need to finish the partial dishcloth still on the needles (I ran out of one ball of yarn midway through).

WIP:
-February lady sweater - finished the 1st sleeve, got uninspired to work on the 2nd sleeve
-Wrap cardi, in Abstract Fiber's Sonata (wool-silk), colorway "Sweet Pea". In the homestretch of sleeve #2!!! I needed to wrap this one up to free up the lopng needle
-ELEPHANT! - I finished the 1st ball of yarn's worth of pieces. My LYS needs to order me another ball.

What's next?
-Op Art blanket - bought the yarn with the Groupon. Ready for cast-on. I need to finish up the Sweet Pea cardi to free up my 40" needle.
-BSJ - no update
-Christmas projects for family? Still TBD.


Hibernating
-4-corner hat
-Socks

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Knitting project update, 8/28/2011

Aug. 28th, 2011 | 10:06 am

FOs:
--Felted bowls! 2 happy little stashbusters

Small bowl:


This one was done with red & orange stripes and works really well as a bowl

Large bowl:


This one used up my purple & gray Brown Sheep skeins but works better as a new hat for Nick rather than a bowl

WIP:
-February lady sweater - Almost done with sleeve #1. I decided not to do any below-elbow decreases.
-Wrap cardi, in Abstract Fiber's Sonata (wool-silk), colorway "Sweet Pea". Just finished the increases. Now it's another 6" of straight slog before I can get to the sleeves.

What's next?
-Op Art blanket - bought the yarn with the Groupon. Ready for cast-on. I need to finish up the Sweet Pea cardi to free up my 40" needle.
-BSJ - no update
-ELEPHANT! - Yarn (Cascade 220) has been purchased, now I have the pattern on order.
-Christmas projects for family? Still TBD.


Hibernating
-4-corner hat
-Socks

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