Tuesday, December 29, 2009


I decided to knit mittens. To match my earflap hat. But they were boring.

Then I saw the Tannenbaum mitten pattern from Berocco. I frogged the above mitten and cast on for Tannenbaum. then I wound up with an extra stitch. Grrr. So I put it into timeout and cast on a hat. Which I also effed up. Fun times....

Monday, December 28, 2009


Hope everyone's Christmas went well. We had a bit of excitement around here Christmas eve. The neighbour across the street was having a little get together. Then this happened:A drunk hit the car parked on the street and completely trashed it! They had to put the rear end of the car ona little trolley to tow it away. And THAT car ricocheted off another car parked int he driveway. Not much damage to that one, it seems at the moment anyway. Drunk got hauled off in a police cruiser. I feel bad for the people who's car got trashed. Merry fucking Christmas, eh? At least it was only the car and not people who got hurt.


Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas! Fingernail Friday Version

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Hades Hat is DONE!

My Hades Hat is done! This is the third time around. The first time I chose the wrong pattern and ran out of yarn. The second time I knit the brim too big. This time I went down to a 3.25mm needle for the brim and only cast on 96 stitches. At the first part of the body of the hat I increased back up to the 104 stitches as I really liked the slouchy part of this hat. It is knit with Knit Witch yarn and is absolutely lovely.


Friday, December 18, 2009

I Hate Winter

Temperature dropped to -15C. Which sucks. But what really sucks giant rocks through a bendy straw is coming out of work at the end of a busy, tiring day and having the view from the driver's seat look like this:

Yup, that's ice on the inside of the windshield.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I Would Forgive You If...

You thought this picture meant I was done the Raisin beret. Now known as the Hades Hat

It was blocking. But the brim turned out to be too big. I keep forgetting that when a pattern says "average head", I am not average. I am a delicate flower. With a small head, apparently. So I frogged it and restarted it. After 2 repeats, I realized my stitch count was off. Somehow, I dropped 2 stitches. So I had to frog back 4 rows. Currently it has the correct stitch count, I have 1 more repeat and then the decreases. Fingers crossed it goes as planned


Thursday, December 10, 2009

I decided I wanted another hat. One that is a bit slouchy. I have gotten this far:

and am going to run out of yarn. But isn't the yarn pretty? Le sigh. So I am going to jigger the pattern a bit. I'm not going to do all the repeats asked for. I think I will now go into the decrease portion of the pattern. Then I will block the bejeebers out of it to get as much 'slouch' as I can. It is 100% wool, so hopefully the blocking will help. Either way, I like the hat, so it's all good. I already have plans for another hat that is even slouchier than this if this isn't enough! Oh, a picture of the slouch so far:So I think with the final bit of knitting and some blocking, it will be pretty nice. Even if it isn't quite what I had envisioned! Isn't that the way it often goes?

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Twilight/New Moon Silliness

The Twilight/New Moon story as told by lolcat. Freaking funny!

Friday, December 04, 2009

Fingernail Friday

Wednesday, December 02, 2009


ThE Black Tomato Top is DONE!!!! The yarn softened up considerably after washing, so I an really pleased.

Alas, I fail as a model. Didn't realize it was rucked up a bit on one side for the photos. Ah well, rest assured the knit doesn't ACTUALLY do that...


Pattern: Tomato from No Sheep For You

Yarn: Stella from Debbie Bliss (60% silk, 20% rayon, 20% cotton)

Needles: As called for in pattern

Modifications: didn't do the coloured band across the chest. Made it long sleeved. Did that by changing back to the larger needles called for in the pattern about 4 inches out from the body. I didn't do any decreaes on the sleeves and that resulted in a nice bell-like sleeve.

Verdict: I really like this sweater. It is very soft now that it is washed. I probably won't be buying this yarn again, though. It was QUITE splitty.


Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Teh Kewt!

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