Saturday, May 28, 2005

Let's talk about SEX, baby...

Went on a Stash Enrichment eXpedition (we knitters are weird people) to Central Yarn Shop in Portland today. Needless to say, I have a copious amount of new yarn.

And a new WIP...a blue Ritz halter top. Oh God.

Friday, May 27, 2005

Sweet Jesus.

The 2005 Project List.

*Tie-Front Half-Sweater (current WIP)
*Garnet and Purple skirt
*That $^&@ Fun Fur scarf (mostly done)
*Purple and white blanket (still want to make a few more squares)
*Chipmunk (I feel bad for making a body and a leg and a half and putting it down)

*Polar Bear for my aunt
*Teddy Bear for my grandma
*Rainbow, orange/blue, and alligator mittens
*Learning how to make mittens in the first place
*Wavy scarf from SnB Nation
*Figuring out circular needles/knitting in the round

Excuse my sobbing.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

My God, it's a...FINISHED OBJECT!

Piggy got finished a few nights ago, I've just been too lazy to upload the pics. Check him out:


Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Well, Frankenpig has limbs.

I think the central problem right now is the lack of ears. Which I'd be making if it weren't 3 am.

Um, it's a learning experience?


This pig is giving me so much grief. I'm pretty sure I've screwed up which legs go where, but they look terrible anyway. I refuse to listen to anyone who tells me that it doesn't look like an albino manatee. I really should have just bought pink yarn. Piggy currently has his bum ripped open so I could restuff him and try to make him look a little more like, oh, I don't know, A PIG.


Sunday, May 22, 2005

I am so excited!

My Gloucester Old Spot pig from World of Knitted Toys is coming along so well, thanks to all the help from my friends at Knitter's Review! I bought him some eyes at Joann's today. All that's left is the limbs, nostrils, and spots on his back. So excited!

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Stash Enrichment.

For my birthday, I yielded a delightful trove of new knitting supplies: needles, both circular and bamboo, gift cards to my favorite knitting stores (ok, so those happen to be Wal*Mart and AC Moore, but I'm going to a small LYS soon!), wonderful pattern books, great little tools I should have bought myself months ago...I am emotionally complete as a knitter.

I went on a yarn run to WalMart today, hoping to find some basic yarn that was solid colored but soft. Yeah, good luck finding that at Wal*Mart. Oh, there was Red Heart up the wazoo, but I just can't see using that stuff as anything other than a steel wool subsitute after I knitted up my first scarf with it. So I ended up with a skein of Caron's Simply Soft, which it is, and 3 Bernat Softee Chunkys. They're okay, but not that great. I just needed some decent neutral colors for all my projects and Caron didn't have much. And hey, they were $1.47. I may be a knitter, but I am foremost a broke college girl.

So, my WIP for right now is a pig from Kath Delmeny's World of Knitted Toys...after I frog it once more because I couldn't handle increases on stockinette for some reason. But through my lovely tutors at Knitter's Review and the great videos on, I think I got this. I like the way they all showed me, as opposed to what my original knitting tutor had shown me, as far as being able to do it on stockinette, which just looks impossible when all you know how to do is increase on garter, taking a loop in the front or somesuch. Pictures will be posted when something finally forms.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

My first teddy bear

This bear was made using size 4 needles and Lion Brand Micro Spun yarn in Lily White and Lavender. He was based off this pattern with some modifications. Although I made the snout and ears, I did not end up using them because the rectangular pieces were too hard to work with, and I had essentially sewn ears part of the head when rounding it out. I also gave him a bit of a waist and then sewed on individual legs instead of just giving him a sack-like body. My own color and yarn substitutions were also used, of course.

This little guy's been absolutely adored by everyone I've shown him to, and I hope you like him too :)