Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Fewer Excuses

We've finally become wireless! After way too much trouble and a call to tech support (the actual product tech support, not my dad), our wireless network is up and running. So, I'm sitting on my couch with my laptop and blogging away. This means I have fewer excuses for infrequent blogging, but I'm not saying that will fix the problem...

Anyway, on the knitting front. The wild stripes baby blanket is almost done. I have about 15 more rows, and then it's blocking time. I have fleece for the backing, so I'll need to sew piping to the fabric, then sew it all to the back of the blanket.

I've finished the edging of the rippling water scarf - it's pretty cool construction. You knit the edging sideways, then pick up stitches to make the long part of the scarf. Clever. So, I'm in repeat number 4 for the body.

Another pair of socks will be on the needles soon - I got Sensational Knitted Socks from Amazon, so I'll probably start something from that book. It's cool - you can take any gauge yarn, any size foot, and and pattern, and make it work! Also clever.

Time to surf the web on my wireless!

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Embossed Leaves

More socks! These are for me:

They're the embossed leaves socks from Interweave Knits Winter 2005. I used Knitpicks essential sock yarn. I messed with the pattern a little, because I don't like breaking yarn in the middle of a sock, and I don't like a pattern on the toe. But generally, it's the same.

I started the Little Leaf Lace Scarf again, but scrapped it to do the Rippling Waters Scarf from Fiddlesticks Knitting. AND, I'm halfway done with the knitting for the Wild Stripes baby blanket. Whoo hoo!

Monday, January 02, 2006

Happy New Year!

My new year's resolution should be to blog more, but I know I won't, so why bother? And I don't believe in new year's resolutions...

Here's a better one - knit stuff that fits! Like this:

ChicKnits Eyelet Cardi - KnitPicks Elegance in oatmeal and cornflower. Bonne Marie always comes through for me. I lengthened the sleeves, and omitted the eyelets. The color change is done when the sleeves are joined to the body. Hip hip hooray for sweaters that fit!

I'm also working on the Wild Stripes baby blanket from knitty. It's pretty cool. And I'm about halfway done with the first Embossed Leaves sock from Interweave. Fun knits galore! Out with the drab, in with the fab!