Saturday, July 30, 2005

Going crazy on this post with all the FO's. Don't worry, they're all little things. First of all, the wristbands inspired by SnB's "geek" one:
That's right, they say "wtf". Anyway, I thought it was a little clever. Especially since I made up the chart for them.

Now, on to the iPod/mp3 player cozies...

Well, there you have it, my first endeavors in cabling and more stuff I don't have a use for.

Saturday, July 23, 2005

I made one sock. Who knows when I'll get to the making the match?

And I think it's hawtt that I can graft the toe while it's on my foot. That's what you call impatience.

Also, I made a tomato hat. It was to be a strawberry hat when I, again, got impatient--too impatient to embroider a million seeds on the thing. Thus, the tomato hat + me looking like a myspace whore:


Wednesday, July 20, 2005

So here is my bed at the present moment:

Yeah, I'm a hypocrite for saying I'll never do vertical stripes, but it's not my fault that horizontal stripes get a bit boring after a while. And I figured I'd try the intarsia method, so it'll be able to stretch and not be such a crazy mess. Only it is a crazy mess. I had to teach myself to purl backwards for this project, so I won't have to rearrange my sixteen (count them!) different strands of yarn every time I finish a row. Man, this is exhilirating.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Finished Mr. Dangly the monkey. Here he is on the cymbals:
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He's stuffed with lentils and therefore can't hold up his head too well, if at all... but at least he's cute. The colors were chosen after the monkeys on the roof in Kenya:


I've quit the shawl again and I've given up for good this time. Shawls are just too boring to finish.

Harry Potter rules.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

I finished this top late last night and I was so proud. :)
Probably going to be sold, since I'll never wear it. But at least it was fun to make!

Ah-haaa, here's the real color!

Monday, July 11, 2005

Once again, I've become the victim of messing up and having to frog--but this time I think the shawl will actually work out. I'll hold off on posting pictures 'til it's done.

So, the stethoscope covers are finished... too bad when I made them I had no idea what one was supposed to look like, so they're wonkaaay. Maybe a stethoscope will still fit in them, maybe it won't. Hah!

My next project is a strawberry hat. My friend came over last night and decided to knit some of it for me, which is always welcome, by the way. ;D I hope it turns out like I expect it to.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Ugh. When someone finds an easy way to do fair isle, please notify me. It drives me up a wall sometimes. Like, this was going to be a tank top or something:

But it drove me crazy. See that? I didn't even last three inches. It would have been really cute if I'd just sucked it up and finished, but no. I hated doing it because all that switching around was just a pain in the ass. I envy anyone with the patience to do vertical stripes.

The past few days I've been fiddling around with lace knitting. Learning it, I mean. I've made countless practice swatches with different things and frogged the hell out of all of them. The only lacy-ish thing I plan on finishing so far is this beginning of a shawl... it's so very easy and I think it'll actually turn out cute without too much complication. I'm all about simplicity, man.

After this I'll go on to more complicated lacy projects, naturally.

Sunday, July 03, 2005

I hoped to get some good knitting done when I went to Africa, as I was on three airplanes and traveling for a good 30-some hours straight.

I made my first ever pair of socks, which are crappy as far as hand-knit socks go because of all their flaws, but a.they were my first pair and b.they are still functional as socks.

P.S. They kept my feet warm because planes are way too air conditioned.

Then I made my Charlie Brown sweater. I must say that I am proud of myself for getting it done because I usually lose interest or run out of yarn before I finish a project like this quickly.
I only had one skein of yellow for this one, though, therefore it's a little too small, but I am still excited to wear it.


Oh, and I am making a stethescope cover. Who ever knew that knitters out there made stethescope covers? Well, it isn't for me, since I'm not a nurse or a doctor, it is for a woman I met on the trip who requested it. It's a simple, fast project but I haven't finished it yet because I haven't. Such is life; I will get to it tomorrow.

I feel like a dork for making a freaking knitting blog. But it's okay. I am a dork. And this is only to boost my knitting ego as well as my knitting motivation. So there.

My favorite article I've composed so far has been my halter top:
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I made three and was planning to make several of different variations, but I got bored with it real fast. Maybe, hopefully, someday I will remember how cool it is and make more and more and more in every color and sell them.