Sunday, September 23, 2007

My socks!

I know I said I'd post them but I got distracted. But I have socks, see?

Thank goodness, because I've been wearing them this weekend. Nice and cozy while it's cold and rainy outside.

Now I'm working on finishing a felted purse, I'm also way behind on where I wanted to be for my hoodie *winces* and I started mittens for my son, but they were WAY too small on the recommended needle size.. I think I knit really tight, or something, so I gotta up the size and do those. And I have a few other things on the needles as always.

But I have one finished item.

ETA: And I can't quite get my template to work, so maybe I need to find another one. *sighs*

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


I finished my socks, in the jitterbug! It's late though and 6am comes early, so I'll post a picture tomorrow.

My toes are so cosy now!

But now, sleep.

Lots to do!

So many things going on, and I'm already looking ahead.

As the forecast calls for snow I've decided I really must finish my plain socks so I can start my son's mittens (no more putting off, I could probably finish them tonight while I was Merlin which I borrowed from the library), I've joined a holiday KAL/CAL (which took me too long to realize the KAL/CAL meant Knit/Crochet ALong) to get started early this year (I have a bunch on my plate, though most is relatively small), I want to try and finish my sweater, which the pace I'm going I'm not (I have about 3 inches on the front left panel and two months to do the rest of it and the second, which is all the front, sleeves and hood) and..

I'm tempted to join the Halloween mystery shawl. Even though I might not ever wear a shawl. But a Halloween shawl! Actually might be good to wear around the house and when handing out candy.. no. I shall refrain. Maybe when I have less to do I'll try one of the mystery shawl things going around. They won't just all disappear that quickly I think anyway.

ETA: Looking at the cost of the reccomended yarn has put an end to that idea. Yeouch.

ETA2: Okay, found one a little more palatable for cost. But still.. no.. not enough time, too much to knit and other things to do.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

I can't be the only person to get ideas this way can I?

Last night, as I was drifting off, it occured to me.

A pattern idea. Using stuff I already know.

Thankfully I keep a notebook by my bed, because my mind finds just as I am drifting off to be the ideal time to insert ideas in my head, which I often forget if I don't write down. This one I wrote down.. but I haven't forgotten.

It's a good idea I think.

I'm looking around at similar patterns and don't see the exact same idea there.. so I think I shall work on it next and if it works out I'll share.

Friday, September 07, 2007

A cool September day

On this day, my mind turns to warm knits. It's definitely September, cold, chilly and grey. I even heard the dreaded word on the news last night!


Not for us, but for the west of us, in the mountains.

I've got lots of things on my needles though, so I'm actually making progress on the second sock out of Jitterbug that I started ages ago (linoleum floors, they're quite chilly and I'm wearing my slippers but they are kinda heavy for the weather yet so I look at the one and a half socks and think.. 'Those would be perfect to wear..' so I'm working on finishing the foot). But I'm also pondering what to do for winter knits.

Velociraptor will be getting a pair of mouse mittens for winter, and I'm thinking Mom needs an Irish hiking scarf and a nice hat made out of Misti Alpaca (in the light blue to match her jacket). Those will knit up fast. Maybe one for Dad for Christmas too.

I'm also slowly making progress on the cardigan, thanks for the tip of colouring in the squares Gina that did help and it at least looks right now, though it is slow going. Once I hit my stride it'll move faster though.

I'm also pondering a Here and There Cables scarf from Scarf Style, which my friend showed to me when she was here on Wednesday. So I'll have to find something to make that out of. But that isn't an immediate concern, I have a scarf already so it can wait.

I'm also eyeing some finger puppet patterns as presents for Christmas. With all the toy recalls I'm leery of what I will buy for Velociraptor, he might like finger puppets and they can easily travel with me on the bus. (They're crochet too, so I'll get to learn to read crochet patterns since I only ever did what Grandma told me or made up as I went along!)

Lots to do, lots to plan and hope I have time for. But for now while my boy has his nap I'm knitting socks and watching a romantic movie. It's been a nice week off for me, but soon it'll be back to the usual grind.

ETA: and I just discovered (remembered?) I had 5 balls of Patons Shetland Chunky in a very nice blue-grey colourway. Enough for 2 Irish Hiking scarves, or one and other stuff. Since I don't have enough of the Misti maybe I'll make one for Mom out of this, it's still blue just a darker blue than the other..

Sunday, September 02, 2007

I don't think I like charts..

Today I have started, and frogged back, the start of the front left panel of A Cardigan For Arwen 4 times. The first time I realized I was reading the chart wrong, the other times once I got going it just looks wrong like nothing is really lining up as it should.

One more attempt tonight, then I'll go work on something else before I drive myself betty. But this time I photocopied the charts and am writing in k, p etc on the darn squares. Maybe that will work better.