Monday, October 31, 2005

I've Been Tagged....

OK, Veronique, here is my first knitting meme:

What is your all-time favourite yarn to knit with? Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino

Your favourite needles? Denise Interchangeables

The worst thing you’ve ever knit? A tank top that was about 3 times too big. I frogged it and the yarn is waiting for a second chance to become a top next summer.

Your most favourite knit pattern? (maybe you don’t like wearing it…but it was the most fun to knit) One skein wonder by Glampyre

Most valuable knitting technique? Binding off with a crochet hook

Best knit book or magazine? Last Minute Knitted Gifts, Joelle Hoverson

Your favorite knit-a-long? Haven't joined one yet

Your favorite knitblogs? Knit and Tonic, Punk Rawk Purl

Your favorite knitwear designer? Kim Hargreaves

The knit item you wear the most? (how about a picture of it!) Mini-sweater by Glampyre (see below)

I'm passing this on to Jenn and Jessamyn.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

What Kind of Knitter Are You?

You appear to be a Knitting Apprentice.You've got the basics down pat and you might just
be falling in love with this hobby. Big
needles, funky yarns and simple shapes are the
name of the game, but it doesn't mean you don't
experiment a bit, here and there. As an
apprentice, you probably fall back on other
people to get you through those rough spots,
and if you don't know anyone who knits, you
probably have a few books or online sources to

What Kind of Knitter Are You?
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Finished At Last

I finally finished the capelet! Thanks to Jessica, a fellow Stitch n Bitcher, I learned how to do the k,p,k,p correctly. Thank goodness for those girls in my group! I knew someone there would be able to help me out. The capelet turned out OK. I didn't have time to make pom poms (and I had never made any before) so I finsihed the ties with mother of pearl rounds. I used just over 1 skein of Rowan Kid Classic because I thought the Crystal Palace Merino Frappe was a little too casual for a wedding. I also did the pattern repeat 3 times because it was too short with just 2.

Stitch n Bitch Spiderweb Capelet Posted by Picasa

Monday, October 24, 2005

Capelet Woes

That SnB spiderweb capelet is kicking my tail. I cannot for the life of me figure out rows 4 & 8 with the k,p,k,p in the same stitch. When I do it, it just looks like a yarn over mess!!! I even went to Downtown Yarns for help on the instruction and still came away unsure. But the good thing is that I found a thread on craftster that has more explanation. Maybe I will be able to figure it out tonite. I have cast on and done rows 1-3 about 5 times only to frog when I get to row 4. I really need to get this done being that I want to wear it to a wedding this Saturday.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

My First Sweater!

I made the Mini-sweater by Glampyre using Cascade 220. I made the sleeves a little longer. I think I did a pretty good job. I can't wait to wear it. I'm very excited about how this turned out.

Mini-sweater by Glampyre Posted by Picasa

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Rethinking things...

I've been really horrible about getting my Christmas gifts made. Instead of doing that, I keep starting projects for me. Selfish, right? But I have at least thought about the gifts. I decided to replace the Wavy wool scarf with the ribbon drop stitch scarf in Stitch N Bitch. And I thought that Cindy might not like merino wool used in the Cozy wrap so I decided to make a shawl from the Scarfstyle book in a nice bulky alpaca. I have started on Arshiya's gift but it is taking a while. I can't mention it here because she frequently visits my other blog and I don't want to spoil the surprise if she happens upon this one. Long story short, I still need to buy more yarn. What, are you surprised by that statement?

Friday, October 07, 2005

It's for the Kids..

Tonite I went to The Point to seam together squares for baby blankets. It was my first time seaming anything. I worked on a blanket with another person and it still took us a couple hours but it was fun. Here is how it turned out.

Ta Da! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Knit Out in Union Square

I went to the Knit Out for the first time. It was a little overwhelming, well maybe just over at the Clover booth where they were giving away bamboo needles and the women were all but scratching and biting to get up to the table. At least the weather was lovely and I enjoyed lunch with the girls afterwards. Then a few of us broke off and went on a mini yarn crawl. We walked over to Knit New York but it was extremely crowded so we left. We headed over to Purl Soho and after Jill placed an order for some Alchemy yarn, we headed down to Seaport Yarns. But they were closed and we were stuck for a few minutes in the dark hallway when the elevator doors closed behind us. It was kind of funny actually because we weren't prepared to be in complete darkness. We decided after that to head over to the Seaport and have a drink to cap off the day.

The SNB gang at the Knit Out. Posted by Picasa