Sunday, January 3, 2010

Uhm, oops?

So, I have not posted here in a while, and there have been various obstacles in my path that have been partially responsible (working and school, then just working too much, needing new batteries for my camera, etc) but mostly, I have been lazy. It's on me. So, I have a few pictures of things I made this last year I should get posted before we end up too far into the new year:

Pattern: Elaine's Blouse (ravelry link)
Yarn: Handspun from my aunt Kathy, from her sheep out in Eastern WA. Dyed with wolfmoss for yellow, overdyed with indigo to make green.
Needles: US6.
Notes: I did this pattern almost exactly as written (except for the unintentional modifications, but we won't mention those). I love how this sweater fits me. However, this yarn is super warm so I get a bit overheated if I wear it inside for too long. It's wonderful for wearing outside, or layered underneath something for extra warmth. I finished the knitting for this during the summer, but it took me until November to finish it up. Motivation to show off on Thanksgiving is what got my butt moving. At least it's done now.

Pattern: Swallowtail Shawl
Yarn: Rowan Felted Tweed 2 skiens + a little
Needles: US6
Notes: Followed the pattern exactly. Glad I had an extra skien of this color floating about, as I like many others who have knit this pattern in this yarn have needed just a little bit of a 3rd skien. I love how this feels, the yarn and the pattern are beautiful. I need to get better pictures sometime, but as I am awake all night (thank you graveyard! :-P) and there is very little daylight right now as is, it's tough.

Pattern: En Plein Air Handspun Beret
Yarn: Manos Del Uruguay Wool Clasica
Needles: US10
Notes: This is the first of two hats I knit for Nick out of this pattern. The second has yet to be captured in pictures. I'll have to work on that. It's basically the same thing in a different color, but much bigger to hold all his hair. He has a LOT of hair! He loves these hats and I love that he loves funky colors, and is man enough to wear them on his head.

That's all the FOs I have for now. I completely neglected to take pictures of most of my Yule/xmas gifts. They were mostly quick scarves and hats anyways, Branching Out and Dayflower are my go-to scarves for quick and pretty gifts.

I DO have pics of a Yule gift yet to be finished:

The body of a sweater. I've just got to do the sleeves, attach them and knit the yoke. Not too much more. And no more ridiculous colorwork! I know it doesn't LOOK that bad, but all the yarn for that tree got so damn tangled ALL THE TIME, it took so very long. It is done now, and I can move on to the easy parts.

Monday, March 23, 2009

So much knitting, so little blogging

Well, I should probably document the knitting I've done recently (that is, in the last several months). I'm home with a horrid sickness that is making my head pound and my nose red. Ick. So, I have naught but time. I'll start with the yule presents I actually got pictures of:

Hackey Sack Hoodie
Pattern: Hackey Sack Hoodie from Son of Stitch and Bitch
Yarn: Hempwol by Hemp for Knitting, 35% Hemp, 65% Wool, 4 skiens green 1 skien black
Needles: US 8
Mods: My brother is tiny, so I had to make this thing MUCH smaller. The funny thing is that my gauge was WAY off after I started so I ended up just increasing the same amount for the body as for the smallest size in the book, but it ended up much smaller. It fits me, if a bit tightly in the chest area. Not surprising, I do have boobs.
Notes: For Yule, but finished a bit late. He got it when the family came up for my birthday.

Pattern: Self-designed
Yarn: Regia Design Line by Kaffe Fassett
Needles: US 1 DPNs.
Notes: Knitted up pretty fast, even finished early for Yule. I wish I had got a picture of him wearing them, as by now they are very pilly and dirty. He wears them a lot. I will probably have to make him another pair sometime.

I knitted so much more this last holiday season, but didn't have time to get pictures of most of it! I knit something for EVERYONE on my mom's side. A couple very cute hats for my female cousins, a lace scarf for an aunt, leg warmers for another aunt, neck warmer for my grandma, and 7 hats that were almost the same for everyone else. I didn't put down the needles much in December. Finished a scarf for my mom a couple days after giftmas, and unpinned a Branching Out for my cousin on my dad's side the day of giftmas. It was hectic.

This is about all I have time for right now. A very kind gentleman (my bf) just came in with food. I'll get to the rest of the stuff soon. I promise.

Friday, May 9, 2008

2 FOs and such

I finished two cardigans within a week of each other. And then failed to blog about them. Silly me! Well, here they are, in order of creation:


Pattern: $1.50 Cardigan by Veronik Avery from the 2007 Spring IK
Yarn: Elann Endless Summer Luna 5039, this lovely olive green color that they don't seem to have any more
Needles: Size 5s mostly, with 4s for the reverse stockinette sections
Mods: nothing, really, except for places where I kind of ignored what the pattern actually said and are not really mods so much as just subtle differences.
How long was I working on this? An embarrassing amount of time, really.
This is now my FAVORITE sweater. It's so nice and cool and perfect for those slightly chilly days. It looks lovely with everything, esp. browns. It fits very nicely, if a wee bit tight. Oh well. It's still perfect.

Now to the next one....


Pattern: Cropped cardigan with leaf ties by Stephanie Japel in Fitted Knits
Yarn: Cascade Sierra, two skiens black one skien blue
Needles: size 6
Mods: the sleeves are shorter b/c I ran out of black yarn. I also knit a size smaller than I am b/c this yarn stretches. And it is still stretching and refuses to stay on my shoulders. I think I need to wash this and see if it fits better later. It's way too cute to not wear.

And so, with two sweaters down I need a new project. I thought of working on this:


But it's a bit too complicated for in-class work, which is what I need right now to not go insane in most of my classes this quarter, so I'm thinking of starting some socks with this:


Seattle Mariner's Sock yarn. yessssss please. It is ridonkulously soft and the colors are very pretty. At this rate, the only projects I'll ever get done are the ones I can work on in class!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

neglectful I am

I have been neglecting this poor blog.

I have also been neglecting to take pictures of the things I'm working on

I completely neglected to mention I was in a Fairytales and Folklore swap that ended today, as both my partner and I both received.

Here's what I got:
Boob earrings! Not much to do with Fairies (though, who knows, there may be breast related fairytales out there) but I love them dearly. These had been in my wists for a very long time.

Very bad picture of a very lovely windchime.

Screenprinted on a t-shirt. Too damn cute.

A Nucklelavee, here's a story from my partner:

Here lies a Nucklelavee.
Before his untimely death, Dask was biting the
Nose of my rather unfortunate dog that came upon him
while playing in the ocean. I tried as I might to keep
Dask away, however before I could contain my dog
from anymore mischievous tricks he stepped on
Dask. I grabbed an empty salsa jar and placed Dask
inside. He will no longer intimidate
others with his malevolent ways.

Fairy Definition book, little book with lots of information! Contains definition for the previous little guy.

Postcards! So cute!

Lady Cottington's pressed fairies greeting cards! yay!

I love these. I haven't taken them off yet.

A fey offering bowl. I'm going to take it up to the Arboretum sometime soon. I need a nicer day (and to not be quite so sick!) so I can spend some time finding a suitable place for it.

I'll post what I sent soon. I want my partner to post her pictures first.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

I didn't post at all in March?!?

Wow. Well, hopefully I'll have more time to devote to crafting and posting said craftings. I just found out about this:

Buy Nothing Challenge - April 2008

and I'm planning on doing it. Even though I bought shit on the 1st. It was for a good cause, though. But I am NOT going to buy anything other than food and necessities for the rest of the month. No frivolous spending! I am going to use what I have!

I don't honestly think I have that bad a problem with spending, but I have far too many things already. Too much yarn mostly, with not enough using of the yarn. So I also plan to knit more. LOTS more. I promise. I will hopefully have something to show off pretty soon.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

College has been eating my soul. I need to claim it back

And so, I do something I've been wanting to do for a good long while but haven't had the energy to accomplish: post to my blog. I haven't posted as I haven't had much to post about lately. I haven't been knitting all that much, but I have finished something:


Pattern: $5 in Paris with modifications. I set it up the same and then went from there, adding shaping and making the sleeves longer.
Yarn: Moda Dea Sassy Stripes in Polo. I love this yarn, it clashes with itself so I can wear it with everything!
Needles: US 6. I found my gauge was WAY too big with the 9's suggested.

I also did my make up today:


I rather liked it. I'm enjoying the pop of the liner on the waterline. So fun!

In other news, I've found out my kitty Dante has been getting into fights as of late and had some nasty gashes. He now has to wear the cone of embarrassment:


Poor stupid cat. Stop fighting the raccoons!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Where the hell did last week go?

So, I think my classes are trying to kill me. Which means this quarter is going to be very academically-oriented, which will lead to very rare posts. Such is life. But, to keep my spirits lively I've been doing my makeup more lately. Such as this look from friday:

Gah, looking at the camera is, like, soooo not cool. What the hell am I looking at instead?
hello, nose hairs.

Loreal D/c
Loreal HiP e/s Showy Duo, both sides
Jesse's girl turquiosy blue eyedust over the top
Jesse's girl white eyedust
Loreal HiP color truth cream eyeliner black