Saturday, April 12, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
This bag is called the Annie in Salmon and Pink and I just love it. I would use it as a knitting bag probably as you can never have enough of those and it is the perfect size for one. I love the colors and the dots on it are so cute. The shop also has a number of other styles of bags as well as the same bag but in black. The shop also sells wraps, jewelry, and some clothing. Go check it out.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
1.)Pride: When I was knitting my first project from a pattern and was about half way through the pattern and hadn't made a mistake so far and I was so proud of myself that I started to rely on memory alone for the pattern even though I sort of knew that I didn't have it completely memorized and so I ended up moving the entire stitch pattern over by a like 3 stitches and I didn't know how to fix it.
2.)Envy: I am always in envy of people who can afford to have a stash full of yarn and people who can afford to knit with luxury yarns like cashmere.
3.)Gluttony: I bought enough yarn to make an afghan started the afghan and am not even halfway through and am already bored with it. I knew I would be bored with it way before finishing it but wanted the yarn and homemade afghan so bad that I just bought it.
4.)Lust:I won a gift certificate to a yarn shop on Etsy and I saw this beautiful lace weight yarn and had to have it so I picked out a pattern for it and used the gift certificate on the yarn. I haven't started the project yet but I have a feeling that it is going to be to hard. It is not an easy project but I absolutely love it so I will try and probably fail.
5.)Anger: My sisters Sterling Cloche really made me angry because I just hated the yarn. It had all these little loops all over it that kept catching on my needles when I was knitting and to top it all off I had to double the yarn up which made it even worse.
6.)Greed: I love to buy knitting books. I have like 20 of them and have only knit things out of like two of them.
7.)Sloth: I started a scarf in January 2008 and it was almost finished by the end of that month I only had like 6 rows to go but I was so bored with it that I put it down and didn't finish it until the end of March 2008.
Those are my 7 Deadly Knitting Sins. Let Jennifer know what yours are so that you can be entered to win the contest as well.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
On another note I have entered yet another contest and would like to send you all that way. It is on the Baa Baa Blacksheep blog and the post can be found here http://bea-blacksheep.blogspot.com/2008/03/313-and-contest.html . If any of you go over and enter be sure to let her know that I sent you so that I can get an extra entry.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
On another note I am way behind on listening to my podcasts. I fell behind when I went to Florida for vacation and then had so much stuff to do when I got back that I forgot to listen to them and now I am way backed up and trying to catch up on things. I have listened to a few but I am still way behind and I have just discovered some new podcasts to listen to so I am even farther behind than I was. I am will probably end up listening to a lot of them as I do my massive spring cleanup over the next couple weeks. There will probably not be too many photos of new knitting and I might even be posting about some things other than my knitting.
Friday, March 21, 2008
If you decide to enter make sure you let her know that I sent you.
1.)Finish Knitting my scarf that I started in January.
2.)Get to a halfway point or more on the afghan I am making (25+ squares)
3.)Start and finish the Honeybee Stole (my first major lace project)
4.)Finish the Monkey Socks
5.)Make one pair of plain ribbed socks out of the Knit Picks sock yarn.
The first picture is the second Monkey sock which has about 2 repeats of the lace pattern until I get to the heel. Then we have the first Monkey sock which is finished except for weaving in ends. The cast on in the ankle is a little hard to get over my foot because I used the wrong cast on. Once I get it on it is comfortable but it is a little bit of a struggle to get there but other than that it fits great. So I used a long tail cast on on the second sock instead of a knitted cast on since I have heard that it is a little bit stretchier.
Next we have pictures of my afghan squares that I have done. The afghan I am making is from the book: 100 More Afghan Squares to Knit
Pattern: Big and Cozy
Yarn: Knit Picks Swish Superwash
Colorway: Lemongrass Heather
These pictures are an awful representation of the actual color of the yarn because I couldn't get a good shot of the detail in them with a good shot of the color of them.
This first picture is of the square called Zig Zag and I have made 2 out of 12 of this particular square. This is by far the worst picture out of all the afghan pictures regarding the true color the other ones are bad but not this bad.
The photo above is of the square called Big and Cozy and I have 1 out of 12 of this one done. This was my first attempt at cables and it took a little bit to get it figured out completely but I think that it came out pretty well.
The last photo I have of the afghan is of the square called Chunky Textured Stripe and I have done 2 out of 12 of this square.
So I have 5 squares out of a total of 50 squares done and have 3 square patterns that I haven't even done one of yet. This project could take a while cause I get bored with knitting squares after I have made one or two and then get distracted by another project.
I also have bought some new project bags that I just love and have to show you. I bought them both at Target for I think $10 each.
The yellow Giraffe one is holding my Monkey socks at the moment and the Brown one with the leaves is holding my Malabrigo scarf that I haven't done any work on since before I went to Florida.
I did decide what to buy with my store credit that I won and I will be sure to show you it when it comes in the mail. I bought some beautiful hand-dyed lace weight alpaca yarn in a beautiful blue color. She is winding it into cakes to me before she sells it but if you want to see it in the skein I will link the picture on her Etsy shop from here. I will be making the Honeybee Stole from http://www.knitspot.com/knitting_pattern/ (here is the Ravelry link as well http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/honeybee-stole). I can't wait to knit it up. I almost forgot here is the link to the yarn that I got with my store credit http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=7886549 .
Anyways goodbye for now and I hope you love all the pictures.
Here is the link:http://cinnamongirl93.blogspot.com/2008/03/celebrate-spring-contest.html
As far as pictures I am about to take a bunch to post for you all and will have them on a little bit later today I hope.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
I also have pictures of the Faux Cable Eyelet Scarf that I designed using a stitch pattern book. I think I mentioned this project before but am not positive. It is getting close to being done. When it is done I will add fringe to the ends.
I also have cast on and started a pair of monkey socks (ravelry link). They are being done in Fearless Fibers 100% Superwash Merino Fingering Weight in the colorway Saltillo. They are coming out awesome and much progress has been made since these pictures the first sock is actually about 75% done at this point I just don't feel like taking pictures at the moment I will take more pictures when the first sock is done however I won't be blocking them until I have the second one done because I will be buying sock blockers and more sock yarn from The Loopy Ewe when they are almost finished.
I also bought a whole bunch of stuff from Knit Picks since I last posted. I ordered 62 balls of Swish Superwash Worsted Weight in the colorway Lemongrass Heather to make an afghan which I will start once my scarf is finished. It going to be the Big and Cozy Afghan (ravelry link) which actually calls for bulky yarn so I will be doubleing up the worsted weight which is why I need such a crazy amount. I saved forever to get this yarn and can't wait to make my afghan. Here is a picture of a couple balls of this yarn.
I also bought 3 balls of Felici in the colorway Arugula. So that I can make a basic pair of socks with the self striping yarn. Here is a picture of some of it.
I also bought some of the Harmony Wood Fixed Circulars for making the afghan and the Harmony Wood Sock DPN set, plus some DPN holders, some DPN work in progress holders, and a set of the Harmony Wood Cable Needles. I had never used the Harmony Wood before I had always used bamboo needles and I just love the Harmony wood DPN's and I know I will love the circulars. I don't like how slippery metal needles are (I always tend to drop stitches) and I was having trouble with the small sized bamboo needles breaking these needles fixed both those problems. They are sturdy enough that they don't bend and break like the bamboo ones but they are not nearly as slippery as the metal ones. Anyways thats all for now I will have more pictures up when I finish the first monkey sock and the scarf.