Wednesday, December 26, 2007

last post I promise!

for Michelle (AKKnitter on Ravelry), she knit this lovely BSJ for Gretchen. here is Gretchen modleing it at 2 wks old.


ok, finally something for meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! this is the first of my gloves. based loosely on the Cigar pattern from Knitty. when I have two hands to type, I'll type up my revisions to fit my short wide hands. my second glove is almost finished as well.

Stripy Ball

I made this Stripy Ball from "Knitted Toys" by Zoe Mellor for a friend's son. I used KnitPicks Shine Sport and the ball is nice and soft. I'm going to make another one for my boys.

Wild Stripes

the finished knitting of Gretchen's Wild Stripes blanket. I still need to do the backing and embroidery one of these days when I have a large block of time to myself...

Toasty Topper

I made this Toasty Topper for my friend's daughter (my son modeling). If I made it again, I probably only would have used a single strand of yarn instead of the double strand recommended. or maybe a thicker yarn.

Fingerless Mitts and Calorimetry

I made this calorimetry and fingerless mitts for a craft exchange I was involved in.

Anastasia Sock

one down, one to go! this was my first toe up sock and I'm quite pleased with how it came out.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


to appease Michelle (and anyone else...) here are a few pictures of the boys and Gretchen.

Michael (August 2007)

Tristan (August 2007)

Michael and Tristan

Tristan (November 2007)

Gretchen (November 2007)

me and Tristan (November 2007)

Michael and Gretchen (November 2007)

Me and Gretchen (November 2007)

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

what I've done...

Black = done it
Green = want to do it
Yellow = maybe
Red = think I'll pass

  • Afghan
  • I-cord
  • Garter stitch
  • Knitting with metal wire
  • Shawl
  • Stockinette stitch
  • Socks: top-down
  • Socks: toe-up (on the needles)
  • Knitting with camel yarn
  • Mittens: Cuff-up
  • Mittens: Tip-down
  • Hat
  • Knitting with silk
  • Moebius band knitting
  • Participating in a KAL
  • Sweater
  • Drop stitch patterns
  • Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
  • Slip stitch patterns
  • Knitting with banana fiber yarn
  • Domino knitting
  • Twisted stitch patterns
  • Knitting with bamboo yarn
  • Two end knitting
  • Charity knitting
  • Knitting with soy yarn
  • Cardigan (this winter's planned sweater: central park hoodie)
  • Toy/doll clothing
  • Knitting with circular needles
  • Baby items
  • Knitting with your own handspun (spun it, but not knit with it yet)
  • Slippers
  • Graffiti knitting
  • Continental knitting (it's the only way to go!)
  • Designing knitted garments
  • Cable stitch patterns
  • Lace patterns
  • Publishing a knitting book
  • Scarf
  • Teaching a child to knit
  • American/English knitting (yes, but why bother)
  • Knitting to make money (not like a living wage or anything)
  • Buttonholes
  • Knitting with alpaca
  • Fair Isle knitting
  • Norwegian knitting....i'm not sure if i have or not because i don't know what the distinguishing feature is.
  • Dying with plant colors
  • Knitting items for a wedding
  • Household items
  • Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars (perfectly pointless)
  • Olympic knitting
  • Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn
  • Knitting with dpns
  • Holiday-related knitting
  • Teaching a male how to knit
  • Bobbles
  • Knitting for a living
  • Knitting with cotton
  • Knitting smocking
  • Dying yarn
  • Steeks
  • Knitting art - what does this even mean?
  • Fulling/felting
  • Knitting with wool
  • Textured knitting
  • Kitchener BO
  • Purses/bags
  • Knitting with beads
  • Swatching (even though I hate it)
  • Long Tail CO
  • Entrelac
  • Knitting and purling backwards
  • Machine knitting
  • Knitting with self patterning/self striping/variegating yarn
  • Stuffed toys
  • Knitting with cashmere
  • Darning
  • Jewelry
  • Knitting with synthetic yarn
  • Writing a pattern
  • Gloves
  • Intarsia
  • Knitting with linen
  • Knitting for preemies
  • Tubular CO
  • Freeform knitting
  • Short rows
  • Cuffs/fingerless mitts/armwarmers
  • Pillows
  • Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
  • Rug
  • Knitting on a loom
  • Thrummed knitting
  • Knitting a gift
  • Knitting for pets
  • Shrug/bolero/poncho
  • Knitting with dog/cat hair
  • Hair accessories (if headbands count)
  • Knitting in public

Monday, December 17, 2007


I'm looking for a good glove pattern. I've searched Ravelry and haven't found anything I liked. I've never done cables and don't really have the time to try to learn them at the moment due to not having much alone time to knit and focus on that. I'll be using Cascade 220 for my gloves...thanks!

Monday, December 10, 2007

project update

I have finished 3 more projects:
- toasty topper
- calorimetry (yes another one)
- pair of fingerless mitts

I've also finished one of my Anastasia socks and cast on for the second one.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Christmas gift pictures!

Dad's hat (have since added ear flaps to it)

the 4 hats for my nephews

the little Saartje's booties for Gretchen (just need to sew the buttons on)

my niece's purse, first picture is with the flap open

Entwined for my sister in law

Cigar gloves for my brother

cell phone case for mom

Megan's Braids hat for niece

calorimetry (x2)