Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ahoy. I just finished a pair of socks. For some reason I've been way more into buying shit that knitting lately. Oh well.

Here's a pic of my recently finished sockies:

This is my second pair of pink socks. The first ones were solid pink, though, and these are handpainted, so they have several different colors peeking through. The pattern is called "Flabella," and is part of a sock club I'm in. OK - so I'm in 4 sock clubs. Sue me. But this is the first one I got in the mail. I haven't messed with the other 2 I've gotten, although I did wind one handspun hank into a ball last night, and I'm contemplating patterns. It's hard to find the perfect pattern. Snazzy handpainted or handspun yarns call for a sort of bland pattern, because the crazy yarn can obscure the crazy pattern. Crazy patterns call for a solid or semisolid color yarn.
Ok enough of that.

I also finished my little red cowl and made a not-so-impressive but comfortable hat.

The cowl looks cooler when it's not on me which is kind of lame. Oh well. It's pretty. And it's warm.

I wish we would have a hugeass thunderstorm right now. That would be nifty.

I also made progress on my first ever Fair Isle or stranded or whatever you want to call it project. It's stalled right now because of the aforementioned socks I just finished. And I'm kind of more in the mood to knit something new than to pick up something older right now. I also started a shawl at the beginning of February, but I effed up on one of the lace repeats, and I haven't been in the mood to fix it. Bleh on that. Here's the stranded mitt:

I think it looks PDG (pretty damn good, of course) for my first stranded project. Yep. Didn't take as long as I thought either once I knuckled down and just started working on it.

Ok that is all.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

WIP WThursday!

That's right - WThursday. It's kind of like Fourthmeal from Taco Bell. I made it up. Well, I didn't make up Fourthmeal, but it *is* made up. You catch my drift, yeah?

So, I finished a scarflet this morning, but I still need to wash and block it so it looks kinda crap right now. Also - buttons. It needs buttons, and I take forever looking for the perfect buttons.

I'm almost done with the Pretty Thing cowl by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. I'm using yarn from a local dyer, and I love it. It's a dark-ish red color that's neato. I'm also working on the fiddlehead mitts. It's my first stranded colorwork project, so it's really clunky trying to figure out where the hell to put my hands and the yarn, but it looks awesome so far.

So not interested in posting pics though. Hmmm...here's some I took several days ago. Up there you see the scarflet made out of a variegated Malabrigo yarn that I can't remember the colorway right now. Also, fiddlehead mitts - I'm about to start the thumb gusset and am on the second contrast color. Lastly, you've got the cowl which is almost completed at this point. It's not as radioactively colored as it looks in the photo. I actually already have one project that was started and finished in 2010 - a pair of baby booties for a friend. I made Saartje's baby booties out of Miss Babs sock yarn in the Cleopatra colorway. They look awesome - still need some pesky (and teeny tiny) buttons though.