Saturday, June 21, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
All in all, knitting life is good right now.
Friday, March 14, 2008
I've started brainstorming ideas for gifts this year--planning ahead never hurt. I want to make my dad some socks for his birthday this year. I have a pattern in mind, a manly sock with some simple ribbing details, but I just need to find a good, neutral, "dad" yarn. No crazy dye colors for him, but I don't want plain black either. I'm thinking something woodsy..hmm. For my brother's 21st birthday this year, I'd like to make him either some Knucks or a cap with a brim. He normally wears baseball caps only, so I'm leaning toward the Knucks. Plus, they are just so darn neat looking. I don't have any ideas for Mom yet. She's already gotten 2 scarves..maybe a pair of socks for her too.
I just need to find some good sources for sustainable yarn. I made a commitment to try to buy sustainable or more environmentally friendly fiber this year, and so far I'm not doing so well, considering this purchase today is my first of the year and it wasn't sustainable or necessarily environmentally friendly. But I'm going to give myself a break for today, because I just needed a little bit of yarn therapy..no matter where the yarn was coming from. I'm definitely going to look into sustainable sources for my other projects though..I need to find some eco-friendly wool.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
some hats, and a set of armwarmers. But I won't take up lots of space posting those pictures here. If you'd like to see them, you can check out my projects page on Ravelry.
Currently, I am working on my very first pair of Monkey socks. They have been taking me forever, mainly because I am slow and have been in the midst of moving over the last few weeks. But the first sock is done and in order to avoid second sock syndrome, I immediately cast on for the second sock after I finished the first. I've been blowing through the second sock, and am currently half-way through the gusset.
Here's a picture of the first, glorious sock:
It is so lovely and wonderful and squishy on my foot. I'll never forget the glee I felt when I slipped the mostly finished sock onto my foot for the first time and behold! it actually fit like a sock! And I immediately knew why people would take the time to knit socks, rather than just buying them at Wal-Mart. I don't even care that I'll have to hand-wash them. It just gives me a reason to buy some delicious smelling Soak!
Besides my socks, I'm working on a modified Tiara Scarf for my mom using this yarn:
But I don't have any pictures of the actual scarf yet..I'm really behind on that..but I will post some as soon as I get around to it.
Well, this seems to have been a productive post. Hopefully this is a glimpse of things to come.