Saturday, January 31, 2009

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


It's not that big of a deal but I thought I was on a roll. Since I made my last knitting post, January has been full of knitting fail. Take a look at this sweater that I've been working on since late November:

Well, it now looks like this:


I hope it will look like this when I'm done but I'm not sure if I'm feeling it as I was stumped by cables. Yes, I said it! Stumped by cables. I'm saying it again. I've also been working on the Lacy Yoga Mat Bag as a quick project to burn up some stash but I clearly can't read a pattern as I've already ripped and restarted 6 times. The reason? The pattern is not written to be knitted in the round like I assumed it would be.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009

1 Down, 10 more to go!

RPMs are finished! And I'm so glad I got them off the needles. I was actually numb to their mad horror-ness and was just kinda, you know, whatever about 'em. But hurray for an FO! Plus it's my official first Personal Sock Club project so I feel very good about being done with them (hence the title of the post). Now I have two FOs done in one month and I still got 14 more days to go wild/crazy with some yarn. Woot!


Started: January 4, 2009
Completed: January 16, 2009
Pattern: rpm by Aiga Goto
Yarn: Socks That Rock - Lightweight
Color: Roctober (gifted to me by Sophie a looooong time ago)
Skeins: 1
Needles: 2.5mm/US 1.5 Knitpicks Options
Notes: I did a short row heel and a grafted toe... hopefully a better photo to come soon.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Heading to knit night...


Taken on Tuesday night on my way to knitting. I love that I have a group that meets just blocks away from my house. It's totally rocks.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sock #1 done!


And I love the pattern! It definitely makes up for the Mad Horror Clowness of the yarn. This was my first attempt at a short row heel and, if I can say so myself, it doesn't look too shabby. (Although don't look at the other side I'm not sure what I did there but I will say there are no holes.)

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Quote from a non-knitter regarding yarn II

"It doesn't look like clown barf. Does that help? Is that the right answer?!"

RPMs of a mad horror clown


I'm just sayin'...

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Apartment Therapy + Extreme Knitting

Apartment Therapy is one of those blogs I look at on a not regular basis to get home decorating ideas - they have great articles and beautiful photos to boot! I do subscribe to their newsletter and in my inbox I was pleasantly surprised to read about Extreme Knitting. Gives one inspiration and crazy ideas!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

First FO of '09 (& the Personal Sock Club)

Yays for gettin' crackin' in the new year! One FO on the board. Sweet!


Started: December 29, 2008
Completed: January 4, 2009
Pattern: January is for Karen by Lorena Haldeman
Yarn: Elann Sonata (solid)
Color: weird pinkish (#6056)
Skeins: 2
Needles: 4.5mm/US 7 Knitpicks Options
Notes: This is for the DKC's Knit for the Cure
Rav deets here

I have two more projects that are holdovers from '08 but I plan to take care of them this year but not at this moment. Now I'm going to turn my attention toward the sock club I joined through a group on Ravelry - Personal Sock Club 2009. Not to bore anyone with the details but basically you go in your stash pull yarn, match up them up to patterns you want to do, stash 'em all in separate, unmarked bags and (voila!) you have your own personal sock club. Of course you could do it with lace, sweaters, hats - whatever your preference!


I created 11 kits, because honestly 12 was too much pressure. I have five socks with patterns, four plain and two small project projects (one with sock yarn). I pulled my first bag and (drum roll, please!) I pulled some delicious STR that has been sitting in my stash along with RPM.


Today I have to deal with house stuff but tonight will be for me and my STR. Hee!

Friday, January 02, 2009

New look for '09...


Goodbye blond, hello brunette!