Tuesday, May 27, 2008

teaching an old dog new tricks

this is so cool. i'm actually knitting socks, 2 at a time (no second sock syndrome), toe up (no toe seam to graft) on one circular needle! (magic loop).

and i can see this is going to be great... the shawl KAL that i've joined, it's a circular shawl, and instead of having to putz with DPNs and all that, i'll just do it magic circle. one needle, start to finish!

i ordered some malabrigo lace yarn last night - kind of peacock colors... and it was a couple of dollars (per skein) cheaper than webs. YAY!

pictures soon - i'm so happy with this whole 2 at a time thing, i may never knit socks the old way again!


Saturday, May 24, 2008

wow, almost a month

ok, so let's see what's been going on....

on the needles, i have the french market bag, in icelandic lopi wool... i need to do about 4 more inches and then the handles.

i also have a lace shawl designed by sivia, that got stalled out, too.

because i was in sock wars. it was run less than efficiently, which is a pity, and even though i'm a fast knitter, i got killed off in the first salvo - it isn't how fast you are, it's how fast your assassin is. i had a fast assassin. but it was a ton of fun, and i made some new friends.

one of them, we met up today and did a raid on the yarn store in burlington...
check this out:

and this is us 3 dead warriors - Andrea, Gracie and me

and to my ex, if he should stumble across this? Thank you for sending that nonsense to my attorney - you saved me the trouble of it.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

chart C is done too

not sure if i just need to pay better attention, or if i'm just not as good at this as i thought i was..... had to frog back 4 rows at one point, then had problems with another row...... so now, i knit a row, count the stitches, then purl/lace back and count the stitches again......

at least i catch problems fast that way (unless i suddenly lose the ability to count, of course)

Monday, May 5, 2008

And chart B

And I'm about halfway through chart C.

Sock wars starts Friday - I'm ready, got a whole box of sock yarn... loathe to use the tofutsies, though, because it's pretty expensive stuff and the chances of me being the last knitter standing it pretty much nil.

But i'm thinking about it.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

out with the old, in with the new

seems like i'm giving away some of the shawls, even as i'm knitting a new one!

the koolaid one will go to my stepmom for mother's day. my mom doesn't wear them, though for her b'day i'll end up making her a sweater... that's what she'd like.

so here's the new shawl i'm working - yarn dyed by me.

this is chart A. they go up to G. but hey, it's a start!