Sunday, April 29, 2007

Blocks: take 2

here's the first block finished. I have another in the same colors just about finished. then four more to go, hopefully they'll be done by Saturday!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Blocks: take 1

I have waaaaay too many WIP right now. But these are top priority for a baby shower gift in a little over a week. I ordered the yarn and it just came in yesterday. I promise a picture later tonight of the first one minus the foam block that will go inside the knitting since I still have to locate those at a craft store.

ETA (edited to add): I lied, I still have one square left yet to do on the first block. but I really love the way it looks!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Questionnaire for the Monkey Sock Swap!

The basics:
How long have you been knitting? about 2.5 years

Do you consider yourself a beginning sock knitter, an intermediate, or have you been doing this so long you could probably knit a pair in your sleep? beginning- I only started socks in January.

The measurements:

Shoe Size: 6

Foot circumference: about 7 inches

Foot length: 8.5 inches from heel to big toe

Yarn Preferences:
What colors do you love? purple, blue, orange

Do you prefer solids or variegated? doesn't really matter

Do you prefer wool, cotton or acrylic yarn? cotton

What colors would you never wear? pink

Knitting Gadgets
Favorite needles.
Plastic, metal, bamboo or wood? metal or bamboo

Are there any knitting accessories you don't have in your collection but would like? stitch markers

Would you be willing to have an international Monkey Pal or do you prefer one in the US? doesn't matter

Do you have any allergies? nope

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Cargo Pants: take 2

an update on the pants for Tristan's birthday: I finally have both legs done and together on the circular needle. that alone took awhile as my knitting group and I had a hard time figuring out what a backward loop cast on was. but eventually we got it and all looks good so far!

Sunday, April 8, 2007

To frog or not to frog

Here's my dilemma- I love this yarn (Lorna's Laces Shepherd's Socks: Sweetie) but I don't like how the yellow is pooling all in one area. I was going to do another pair of Monkey Socks out of this, but I just might have to find another pattern. Frog (rip it) or keep going....suggestions?

Cargo Pants: take 1

Here is the first leg of the pants for Tristan's birthday, I finished it in a day, wasn't too hard. the hem is a bit uneven, but it was my first one ever. I have started the second leg and the hem is actually even on that one, go me! I looooooooove this yarn (Rowan's All Season Cotton: Mocha Chocolate), it is so soft and if I could afford enough for pants for myself you better bet I'd be making some!

ps- I need to find a shirt and shoes to go with these, suggestions welcome!

finished: washcloth

My first washcloth made in Sugar n Cream Swimming Pool (got this on a sale for 40 cents a skein, woohoo!). I actually finished two of them (one for each boy), but the other is up drying from using during bath time last night. I decided to take a break from my other knitting projects to do these, I needed to feel accomplished.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

flash your stash 2007!

I heard of this via the KnittyBoard so figured I'd show my meager stash (there's more in the mail right now!). I thought I'd try to cover the wee one in yarn, but he refused to cooperate as most 10 month olds do.

the whole stash (minus two skeins I can't seem to find)

we have-
  • Caron Simply Soft: Bone with a WIP (crocheted afghan)
  • big ball of red boucle
  • 3 random skeins of striped yarn
  • Red Heart Super Saver: Berries
  • Lion Brand Yarn Wool Ease
  • Caron Simply Soft: Mango (I think)

we have
  • Cascade 220 in Heather, Sapphire, and Charcoal Grey
  • Rowan All Seasons Cotton: Mocha Chocolate
  • KnitPicks Dancing: Two Step
  • KnitPicks Dancing: Hula
  • LL Shepherd's Socks: Sweetie
  • back right corner- random leftovers of yarn
  • Lion Brand Yarn MicroStripes: Denim Stripes
  • Paton's Classic Merino Wool: Harvest

we have:
  • in the far right corner, Red Heart in Navy and White
  • above that, some cream colored boucle
  • another random skein of boucle
  • Paton's Classic Merino Wool: Rosewood with a WIP