After 500 + posts and over 6000 page views I have decided to move my blog to Wordpress. It was a tough decision for me but I finally decieded that since my work won't update their browsers and I can no longer view blogger from there that I need to move. I know, blogging at work isn't what I'm there for but due to my long hours and lots of down time I need to be able to use my blogging platform.
I will now be at Wordpress at One Dropped Stitch. I'm sad to leave Blogger becuase it is a really easy to use platform but it is time for me to move. I'd love to have you check out the new blog and let me know what you think. I will still be blogging about the same old things, knitting, running, sewing, whatever.
May 18, 2012
Currently working on Sockstravaganza also from Brave New Knits (don't worry, I already checked for Errata). I am loving color work now that I've done it a couple of times. I picked up this yarn the other day while I was waiting for my hair appt. The yarn shop is right across the way and very convenient for days my stylist is running late. I'm surprised at how fast these are coming along. They are going to be so awesome when they're done.
May 17, 2012
Yarn: Cascade Heritage in Red (1 Skein)
I started these as a Christmas gift for my grandmother. Gave her one sock for Christmas and had most of the second one done. Figured I'd finish it the next week and mail it off to her and be done. Nope, just finished it over the weekend. I have never had second sock syndrome before and the really sad part is that it took me only a couple of hours watching TV to finish these. Now I just need to mail it off to her...wonder how long that will take.
May 16, 2012
Yarn: Terilyn Needleart Heather in Maize (1 Skein)
I enjoyed knitting this but enjoyed blocking it even more. Lace is so deceptive in that it's a wad and until you block it out, you have no idea what you've really got. I liked the yarn that I used, I picked up earlier this year at Stitches West but while it's classified as fingering weight which is what the pattern calls for, I think it's a very light fingering weight, almost lace weight. But the color is beautiful even if the texture is a bit rough.
I used the pattern that is in Brave New Knits. Let me tell you, if you're using this book make sure you check for the errata for this pattern. The pattern in the book is a mess and I would have saved myself a lot of heartache if I'd checked for the errata. I did row 86 like 10 times before I finally decided to check and see if anyone else had any problems with it. Once I got that cleared up, Chart 4 went smoothly and I finished the project no problem. But wow, that's a lot of stitches by the end of Chart 4. I swear all I did was purl back for days!
May 15, 2012
I Heart this Shawl...I saw this in Filati's Yarn Shop up in Rocklin when I took my mom up there a few weeks ago. I fell in love with this. I'm not normally a shawl knitter because I don't really used them but I couldn't help myself with this.
I love the heart detail that runs down the center of the shawl. It looks difficult but it was really easy.
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Early Grey (2 Skeins)
I knitted this whole thing up, did the picot edging and then realized that I put on of the wings on backward. I had to rip it out and re-knit the whole wing. Thankfully it's an easy pattern to memorize and didn't take long but I hate finishing a project and then having to redo almost 50 percent...explains why my Gnarled Oak Cardigan still hasn't been frogged and reknit.
May 14, 2012
Finally, a finished object! Well I have a few that I need up upload and update here but I seem to be a finishing machine right now.
I've seen this pattern around on Ravelry several times but for some reason it just clicked for me that Hubbs would love to have one of these. However, he did insist that I take the antlers off the doe. He pointed out like 5 times that does don't have antlers.
This was a very easy and fun pattern and a good way to practice my recently obtained color work skills.
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Wool-ease in Gray and Natural (1 Skein each color)
Mods: Removed antlers from female deer
Details: Cast on 96 stitches. Worked 6 rounds of k2, p2 ribbing. Followed pattern.