Saturday, October 27, 2007


The Harvest Sock Swap package is in the mail!! It should be at its destination by Tuesday or Wednesday.

Pictures and a longer update to come later. For now, I'm off to South Carolina for... a reunion, of sorts. I hope everyone has fun at the Halloween party tonight! I'll miss y'all!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Harvest Swap update

After switching patterns to something better suited to the yarn I picked out, my Harvest Sock Swap sock is going swimmingly! I'm madly in love with the pattern, and the yarn is gorgeous. I've also started picking out goodies! I'm loving this whole swap experience so far.

I'm super excited about the class I'm taking this weekend at the best LYS ever - a top-down, no-sew, patternless raglan sweater made with Malabrigo! I get to go pick out my yarn colors tomorrow. So pumped!

In other news, I think I'm coming down with another sinus infection. Headaches, nausea, post-nasal drip from hell. Bluh.

Monday, October 8, 2007

New stuff!

On a whim, I took the Felted Baglet class at the LYS Saturday morning. It was a lot of fun, and now I have an adorable felted bag(let)!

It's made from Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted in Roasted Coffee, with some dark pink for the accent. Look at that cute little pocket!! It needs to be shaved, I know. It's still drying. I just couldn't wait to post about it.

I even learned how to do mattress stitching, after much moaning and groaning and cursing and kvetching. Big thanks to Kathe for not whacking me over the head after all the kvetching.

I've finally picked out my pattern for the Harvest Sock Swap. I've got the yarn, and now I'm ready to cast on! Can't wait!

After spending last night being an enabler for Corrina's Shiny Object Syndrome, I think I got my S.O.S. karma kick today when I stumbled across this beautiful cardigan. I even own the dress the designer is wearing in the photos. It's a sign, I swear. That cardigan and I are meant to be.

Fabulous new additions to the stash this week (click on the pics for a better size):

Misti Handpainted Alpaca Chunky. OMG so gorgeous.

Trekking Pro Natura, because I think I could use some more solid sock yarns (and it was calling my name).

Sockina Cotton, for wool-allergic giftees

Oh, and on a non-knitting note, look at this adorable sweater I got at Target this weekend!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Starter by nature

Now that the Who scarf is finally finished, I'm feeling free to start some new projects. First up is the Knitty LaceCap. I'm knitting it in Misti Baby Alpaca Lace, double stranded. Started it yesterday, but tonight I wound up ripping it out twice. First because I was doing the pattern repeat incorrectly and second because I didn't realize until 4 rows in that I had cast on too few stitches. Whoops. I'll try again later.

I also started my Big Baby Blanket, made with Muench Big Baby multi. I'm knitting it on my Daisy size 17 needles. They're actually too short, so I'm having to scrunch the stitches down real tight to fit them all on, but aside from that it's going fabulously! I started it tonight, and I'm a third of the way done. And the yarn is adorable and super soft.

Unfortunately I won't have my camera back until Sunday, so this post is pictureless. Sorry.

Oh, and I'm addicted to Ravelry now. It's the most useful site! I spent all day looking up either certain patterns and what yarn people use, or looking up certain yarns to see what everyone else was knitting with it. It's an amazing tool. How did I ever get by those many... months of knitting without it?

Monday, October 1, 2007

It's done!

Originally uploaded by pescivendolo
After 3 months and 1040 rows of garter stitch, the Doctor Who Scarf is finally finished!! I'm so happy!!

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