Saturday, June 30, 2007

When did I buy that yarn and what was I going to make with it?

Don't you love when you buy yarn and right then and there it has a purpose? Then, when you get it home, it might possibly hit your yarn stash and you'll start the project after you finish another one. Later on you go to put more yarn into your stash and come across this yarn that you purchased and you can't remember what for.

This is what just happened to me.

All my yarn is currently being stored in airtight plastic containers (9 total. 4 are 56 gallons, 5 are 66 gallons.) So I went to see if I could find some room for some newly acquired yarn. Amazingly in two totes there is room still left. But then I started looking at some of what I had that I had forgotten about. I saw this yarn and I was like, "I have this for a reason. What was the reason?" And then I found all this white and I'm picking my brain trying to figure out what it's for.

Then I remember.

Apparently I have much more charity knitting to do that I remembered. Not only for things at the LYS, but for other charity knitting too.

And not only do I have those things to do, but I also have Christmas presents to finish for my mom's friends. She wanted me to make seven scarves. No problem, I can make them quickly.

I now can't remember how many I have completed. I'm thinking 4 or 5. I've currently got a started one sitting in my lap.

I also have another scarf for someone else for Christmas to finish that she doesn't know about.

Let's not forget the M&M's blanket - that was supposed to be done for last Christmas.

So now it's time to put everything for me aside and knit like crazy for the holidays.

I vow to get everything completed somehow.

Friday, June 29, 2007

I can't believe I haven't posted in a week!

But, good news is my computer is back up and running (no more fighting over a computer!) and I have been knitting like crazy!

I've gotten a pair of arm warmers done, the ones made out of Microspun.

I've been knitting up squares for a charity project at my LYS. I've completed five of my own so far. It's quick and easy knitting and it's for a good cause.

I've also been working on that baby blanket. It's slowly but surely coming along.

I've got to get some pictures taken of some things and get them up here. Pictures soon, I promise!

Friday, June 22, 2007

It Might Actually Turn Out Square!

This is just going to be short and sweet because I'm not in the greatest of moods right now.

The baby blanket is looking better this time around. I think it might actually turn out how it's supposed to!

I'm almost done with a pair of the arm warmers using the Microspun.

I started - and finished - a hat last night. I needed something to distract me. I ended up wearing it for a while after I finished it until it was time for bed. I figured it was best that I not sleep in it.

Random short update. I'll try and post some pictures soon!

Monday, June 18, 2007

When Bad Things Happen To Good Knitters #1

So, as I'm figuring this will turn out to be something that I post on more than a few occasions, I'm just going to start a small collection.

So, that baby blanket....You must think it's finished since I'm posting, right? It's off the needles. But... (you were anticipating that, right?) Somewhere along the line I dropped a stitch and after all the times of having it on the floor or a table to measure it I didn't catch it! Until after I bound off and was smoothing out the blanket. Oh, and the thing's not even square. It's more like an isosceles trapezoid (boy, I'm sounding smart today!).

I don't like how the blanket looks. I'd hate to give it in all honesty. I think some major frogging is in order dear readers. And then possibly I'll just tuck the yarn away in my stash and go back to it at a later time. Or I'll just do my own thing with it, create my own baby blanket. That's sounding like a brilliant plan. Or just go for a different pattern on Bernat's website. There's one that you knit diagonally. That one can't be as bad, right?

Right! I'm printing the pattern for it, then frogging away and starting over again.

And then if this one doesn't work out...

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Only 4 more inches to go! *sigh*

So, the green/white baby blanket is taking me forever to knit up. At least it seems that way to me. I'm using Bernat Baby Coordinates Sweet Stripes in Sprite Stripes. I thought it wouldn't take me that long to make. It really shouldn't, but it is. I so badly want to get done with this one. It's been a very on again, off again project for a few months now. It's one of those projects that you've had around so long that you just get sick of looking at it. But now I only have four more inches to knit up in St St and then the top edging and I'm done!

In other knitting news, I got one arm warmer done yesterday and I'll start the next one today or tomorrow.

I also got Lion Brand Microspun today in Lily White, Ebony, and Lime. I'm planing on making these gauntlets I saw in a book I got from the library today. We'll see how well they turn out. Hopefully I like them as I have three things of this yarn!

Okay, I'm off to work on that baby blanket again. I'm going to finish it before I next post!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Making time for a small update - and there are pictures! Some are of recent things and some of some older things.

This is a baby blanket I knitted up a while ago for my neighbor's one year old little girl. She adores it!
Knitted up this hat yesterday. I used N.Y. Yarns Cloud. Such bright colors. I'm working on the scarf now.
X-mas '06 gift for a sorority sister. It's the Lion Brand boucle yarn and the pattern that's on the label.
Cabled scarf using Hobby Lobby's Icelandic Jewels.
Close up of the cable.
And, of course, the matching cable hat.
Hope you enjoyed the pictures!

Short Update

Due to issues with the computer, posting here might be sporadic for a week or two. But just to update on the knitting stuff.

Got the scarf done to match the hat. Pictures will be posted soon.

I got some yarn for $0.97 yesterday. Can't complain there.

Working on the green/white stripped baby blanket. I just want to be done with the thing!

I promise, a better update later.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

There's Only One Good Reason To Be Up This Early On A Sunday....

Nearly 6 in the morning and I'm awake. Why? Well, I'm not exactly sure, but I'm up. But there's only one good reason for being up this early. And I do have an answer for that.

Since I'm currently jobless (again) and not that I've been raking in the dough I can't go for all that fancy yarn. I'll splurge here and there for something, but not often. So I tend to purchase most of my yarn from Hobby Lobby. I'm not going to complain, I like their yarn. And they have some amazing color combos (I mean, who'd have thought I'd come across yarn that matches this most off-the-wall shirt I purchased? And I mean, PERFECTLY matches. It was fate.)

So sometime between 2 AM and 2:30 AM the weekly ad appears in my inbox. Now if I could just stay awake to actually get it between those times! But oh well. I've glanced at it and looked at the yarn online. And while yeah, I'd like some of it, I mean, what am I going to do with it? Put it amongst the yarn already in my stash (and it's quite some stash) and wait until I get around to knitting it up? (duh! Isn't that what you're supposed to do with it?)

In other knitting news...

I'm just a bit over half way finished with the cabled scarf. Yay! I'll get it done between everything else I want to do (journal and read a book).

Okay, it's time to go back to bed!

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Things Are Up and Running!

So, I have a start. Of course, the one lone item in the "Finished Pieces" list is not the only thing I've ever made. Let's just say it was the first thing I had done when I started this blog. Yes, sounds okay. Pictures of things will follow and well, the trials and tribulations of my knitting addiction will, too!

I never thought I'd actually start a knitting blog. But here I am still contemplating what it is I'm about to step into. I mean, this is a whole new world!

And I've never been good about keeping a blog of any type, so we'll see just how long this lasts.

I'm off to set up the blog, and at some point get some pictures up and such.