Monday, January 21, 2008

I will have pictures soon I promise!

Well I have been away from my computer for a good portion of the week and just haven't had the time to photograph my work. At the rate I am knitting my scarf it will be done before I get a chance to photograph it. I am a good ways into my scarf and I have just finished the cuff on the second sock. I promise I will have pictures sometime this week. Also I started a hat with the pink malabrigo that was going to be mitts and I have now realized that I will not have enough yarn to finish it so I am waiting till I have a chance to go get another ball of the yarn at the yarn store and hoping that it will match even though it is from a differant dye lot because it seems as though no one has another ball from the same dye lot.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

started the scarf and 2nd sock

Well I started the scarf made out of the Worsted Malabrigo but do not have pictures yet. I also started my second sock which is dragging along slowly as I am bored with the plain and simple sock pattern. The first sock turned out well for my first sock I would have to say. It fits well and the small mistakes I made are fairly unoticable. I am enjoying making the Mock Cable Eyelet Scarf in the Malabrigo though. It is the same scarf that I made for my sister with the Dusty Rose Malabrigo that I am making the Train Tam with now. I made up the pattern using a stitch pattern book and I love it. I will put mock cable eyelets all down it with ribbing inbetween and then put fringe on the ends and it will be gloriously cozy and beautiful as well. I will post pictures next time as I am not in the mood to take photos now. The scarf is coming along quickly and will be finished in no time.

Monday, January 14, 2008

new yarn and borrowed US2 DPNs

Well I got some new yarn that I ordered a while ago and was back ordered. It is Malabrigo Merino Worsted in the colorway Autumn Forest. I have 2 skeins of it and will be using it to make a scarf for myself.

I also bought one skein of Fearless Fibers 100% Superwash Wool in Fingerering weight in the colorway Saltillo from a person on ravelry who was destashing it. I plan to make myself a pair of socks with it.
I also borrowed a set of size 2 DPNs from my mother while I was over her house yesterday so that I can continue working on my socks even though I can't make it to AC Moore to get myself a pair of new DPNs at the moment. So it is back to making the socks. Plus I ripped out the Dusty Rose Malabrigo for the second time to start a new pattern since I didnt' like the pattern I was working on again. I am not making the Train Tam off of Cosy Makes blog and am just hoping a praying that I have enough yarn to finish it since I love this hat.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

new fingerless mitts

Well I was having trouble with the pattern for the fingerless mitts that I was making so those were frogged. The pattern was not very well written and I couldn't find the abbreviation for one of the things in the pattern in any of my books so those are gone. I started a new pair of fingerless mitts and will post a picture once more is done on them. The new ones are Charmed Fingerless Mitts which is a free pattern from Classic Elite Yarns that I found on Ravelry. I am using the same yarn that I was using for the other fingerless mitts that I started.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Broke my size 2 DPN

Well yesterday was a bad day in the sock knitting department. It started off ok with some work on the foot of my sock in the morning. Then last night I went to start knitting some more and realized that I had lost the 4th needle that I was working with, luckily it was a set of 5 and I had only been using 4 so I just got out the 5th one and kept working. Then just as I was putting it away I was putting my little needle ends on that keep my work from falling off the needle and I snapped one of my oh so skinny size 2 DPNs in half. So now I can't work on my sock until I get a chance to go to AC Moore which won't be for a while because I don't drive and my husband has a broken ankle so I have to wait till we go out to the mall with his buddy next week once he has his removable boot on. I am so angry luckily I still have those fingerless mitts to work on while I am waiting to get new needles.

Monday, January 7, 2008

heel and gusset done

Well I am finished with the heel and the gusset on my first sock. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be thanks to this site here: . This site is an amazing help for anyone who is learning how to make socks and is fairly new to knitting. It has beautiful and clear pictures of every step and clear and easily understood written directions that new knitters can understand. I am extremely happy with how my heel came out and can't wait to finish the foot and toe so that I can try it on and make the second sock so that I can wear them. Here are some pictures of the sock.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

easy mitts to ease the pain of turning heels

Well I am a little nervous about turning the heel of my sock so I started an easy project with some leftover Malabrigo Worsted Merino a minute ago. I am making Plain 'Ole Fingerless Mitts which you can find the pattern for free here I found the pattern of Ravelry while looking for something to use my leftover Malabrigo from the scarf I made for my sister for Christmas. I am just hoping that I have enough to make them with. Here is a picture of what I have gotten done so far. Its not much but at least I will have something to work on if I get frustrated with turning the heel in my socks.
Well things have been kind of crazy this week. On New Year Day my husband shattered his ankle and had to have 3 screws and a plate put in to stabilize it so I won't be buying anymore yarn to knit with for a while since he won't be working. However I had a job interview on Wednesday night and hopefully will get that job so that we will have some money coming in other than what we had when this happened. Anyways the socks are coming along I am just about to turn the heel.
I am a little nervous about turning the heel but even more nervous about the gusset since I am horrible at picking up stitches and the such and am thinking that picking up the slipped stitches might be hard for me.