Saturday, April 12, 2008

Chemistry v. Knitting

It seems that chemistry wins today, unfortunately. I'm treating today like a Sunday so that maybe I'll get more work done and then I'll be less stressed tomorrow. Big chemistry exam on Monday...

In other news, I have a toe up sock on the needles! However, I kind of haphazardly substituted a sport weight yarn for fingering weight and changed needles it might end up a little big!

I'm kind of thinking not though--I do have rather large feet! Guess I'll try to figure it out and keep knitting ;)

Oh, I can't wait for the seems like a beacon of knitting. After finals week, I am using my WEBS gift certificate and indulge myself with some new yarn. Although...I guess I have plenty ;)

Speaking of gift certificates, my birthday is next weekend, so I'm trying to decide what places I should ask for gift certificates from! Any suggestions?

Sunday, March 23, 2008

End of hiatus

Okay, so I'm a bad blogger and knitter.

But, since I've last posted, I can now do these things:
*Knit a sock cuff down
*Cable without a needle
*Double knitting
*Chain crochet stitch!

Okay, not very impressive, but life has been rough lately. Next on the list is to learn toe up socks..I just need to learn a provisional cast on. I'm thinking about the figure 8 cast on.

I'm trying to stay focused on knitting more, but unfortunately I'm just not feeling it. There is hope though, I've been working a bit more on an ever-work-in-progress scarf.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Double pointed needles and sock knitting

So I've put off learning to use dpn's until winter break because during the semester it seemed so daunting to teach myself something new.

So tonight I pulled out some dpns (3 size 6s, and 1 size 5, whoops) and using Silver's Sock Tutorial taught myself to very basically use dpns.

I didn't get too far when I realized I hadn't been maintaining the k2p2 ribbing--I was just starting with k2 on each needle! Whoops!

Anyway, thus far it is frustrating but it *is* getting easier.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Attempts at stash knitting

I made a calorimetry out of some Cascade was actually yarn my roommate bought back in the days when I was trying to teach her how to knit. She ended up giving it back to me and it really was perfect yarn for me...a lovely seagreen. Sadly I don't have the ballband anymore so I'm not sure what color it is definitively, but I have a pretty good idea.

Razor Cami is off the needles, as of last Sunday night. I have ends to weave in and straps to make, but its finally in the finishing stages and I'm very excited. It's a bit snug, but too badly.

I also picked up one skein of Caron Bliss 2 weeks for $2 at Wal-mart...and made myself a snuggly, fluffy, and red scarf on size 19s. The cold spell came so quickly that I wanted a scarf. I didn't actually have a scarf for myself!

Still trucking along on the scarf exchange scarf, though I'm getting rather close to the end.

Haven't been spinning, sigh, because I've been so busy with school work. Last week was one of the worst times I've had in a while, but things seem better now.

Saturday, October 6, 2007


..So, today I went to two yarn stores.

I wasn't even really wanting anything at Knit Witts! But I still made it out of there with some alpaca d.k. >.> I'm thinking I'm going to use that for Painted Lady. That justifies it, right? If there's a project in mind..maybe..maybe.

And I bought some yarn for the DNA Cable scarf..Dark Horse Fantasy. So amazingly soft! A nice gray color for a "manly" scarf..hopefully I can finish it before Xmas, because it's intended as an Xmas gift.

And some lace weight malabrigo..I'm not even a lace knitter! I haven't even made it to socks.. >.>

Friday, October 5, 2007

Yarn related purchases needs to stop. I just bought some Artful Yarns Shakespeare--I'd already been considering getting some from WEBs and then I found some on Ravelry for slightly cheaper--so I bought 3 skeins. And I bought some yarn at Crafty Hands the other day--some for the scarf exchange...and then some in a different shade for me. Eeeeek.

Razor cami is so close to being done--I need to divide for the armpits and then make the straps and all that. I was like, hey I'll knock that out this weekend! Yeah, except I didn't think to bring home stitch markers, straights in the right size (or my needlemaster, for that matter), or the yarn for the straps.

So instead I'm working on my scarf exchan ge scarf. I had the set up rows and 2 repeats done, but then I  had to frog it because I did something funky and messed up the repeat.

I'm about to limp out of here on my fractured toe, but maybe I'll post again later.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

I keep buying yarn.

The only yarn I can justify is the scarf exchange yarn, which is gorgeous. But I picked up some malabrigo yarn for me, and I recently bought some Crystal Palace Iceland solid on ravelry. And I have some Knitpicks memories on the way. Eek. I have tons of sock yarn and I can't even knit socks. Need to learn desperately.