Friday, January 19, 2007

Uninspiring Gloves

Well, after starting, restarting, starting, and restarting a pair of fingerless gloves from One Skein, I've frogged for the last time. I just wasn't feeling it. get over my malaise, I decided to cast on Hedera from Knitting in Cascade Pima Tencel. I love this yarn, and I've adjusted the pattern to make up for it, since it's a little chunkier. It gives it a fun look. Love that the color.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Mittens from hell

Well, King Kong's mittens are finished. They're giant. I can't wait to felt them and get pics up. I'm making a hat to go with them, but I'm not going to felt it. I think I might rip out what I've done and do a smaller Calometry instead. Who knows? Oh well....Yay for the weekend so I can knit a lot!!!!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Blah, blah. blah

I totally would rather be at home than at work today. I still can't get the digital cam to work so I can post pics, so the blog will be boring for right now.

Finished the first "Twilight Zone" sock, and IT IS HIDEOUS. So, I can either frog it, or make another and have hideous house socks. I'm just not feeling it right now.

I finished my first mitten, and it's huge! I'm done with the band on the second, and I can't wait to see my finished product. I think they're going to be supercute!

Until later....

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

I'm a bad, bad blogger.

I've been such a blogging slacker. One of my resolutions is to actually maintain a knitting blog in 2007. I've compiled some other resolutions (knitting and otherwise): 1. Knitting Blog 2. Lose 10 lbs. 3. Tackle cables (that scares the crap out of me) 4. complete 10 pairs of socks 5. Learn to spin.

I spent New Year's Eve and New Year's Day starting on number 4. I have two skeins of Bernat Sox that the hubby gave me for my birthday, so I'm doing a pair of simple socks (using a lion brand pattern) out of them. I had one skein of pink and one of blue, so I'm doing a stripe. (That's why I chose the simple pattern). I turned the heel on sock one last night.

Here's my knitting queue for the next month:
1. Finish blue and pink simple known as the "Twilight Zone Socks", because that's what I watched nonstop for two days while working on them.
2. Fingerless mitts from OneSkein...I have some grey fingering weight that I'm going to use.
3. Felted mittens. Mom gave me some "Felt it" yarn and a mitten pattern for Christmas, so I better cast that on!
4. Find something to use all of the alpaca that I got for Christmas. Looking for suggestions....When I get the camera working, I'll post pics.

Happy New Year!!!