Saturday, March 26, 2011

There Is Not Enough* Headdesk* In The World

So, I was excited. I had finished knitting the pieces of my Whiskey sweater. I pressed the pieces as advised by the designer. I seamed the sleeves onto the sweater. I sat down and prepared to pick up stitches to knit the neckband.

"Hmmm", I thought to myself, "this looks a little weird". I proceeded to begin picking up stitches anyway. (de nile, it ain't just a river in Egypt) Ran into a roadblock immediately. The pattern read "pick up 10 stitches across top of sleeve". Ummmm, I had no top of sleeve.

I laid out the sweater carefully on the floor. The knitting inspector ran over to investigate.
really 001
really 002

I seamed the sleeves on UPSIDE DOWN. fuuuuuuuuuuuuck.
I need a drink. Of actual whiskey, I think.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Fingernail Friday

Sorry for the delay posting this. I had to oust the troop of gnomes practicing riverdance on the inside of my skull. I had to bring in the local sheriff, but they have been evicted. So, on to the fingernails!

fingernail friday March 25

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Whiskey Shots

Most of my Whiskey sweater is knit up:

Now to weave in the ends, sew in the sleeves, pick up the stitches for the, that sounds like a fair bit of work left for an almost completed sweater!

I'd better hold off on the celebratory drink.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bob's new boots

For those of you wondering, Yes, this is Bob of Ravelry fame!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Wonky, Like Me

Dishtowel #2 has been christened 'Wonky'. Somehow I made it a little off-center. Which is prettty much how I feel after the spring forward daylight savings time thing. Please forgive the uncropped photo. I feel like a truck ran me over. Too. Tired. To. Go. On.

4 more to go!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Fingernail Friday


Tuesday, March 08, 2011

I Need a Drink

I cast on for a sweater. Tess by Kim Hargreaves. I love me some Kim Hargreaves.
I did not have enough bulky yarn in my stash, so I am using some other yarn doubled up. I think it might still be a tad less thick than the pattern expects, but it is turning out nicely, so I'm not worried.
Getting this knit started was a bit of a process though. I had to cast on 3 times. The first time I started knitting the medium size. It was HUGE. Probably due to the yarn sub I did. So I cast on again for the smaller size. And then screwed up a stitch. And dropped a couple of stitches trying to fix the screw up. Swore and threw yarn across room. Ripped. Cast on AGAIN. Third time is the charm, I suppose, as it is going much better now.
The knitting has progressed to the splitting for the sleeve-holes. so the knit looks a bit funny as it is curled up on the cables, but here is a progress picture:

Here is a better angle for the eyelets along the lower edge:

Obviously, this is unblocked, raw knitting...and just in case you were wondering at the project box:

Seems appropriate considering the trouble I had getting this to start off properly. Verily, I name this knit.....Whiskey!
( this project 'bag' has the added bonus of being cat-proof)

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Breaking the Silence

Oops! I had no idea it's been so long since I posted!
So, I have finished some Giftmas knitting,

A dishtowel. I got a bunch of Bernat's Handicrafter cotton at a really good deal, so I figure I'll make up some dishtowels as little gifties for people at Christmas. This is, technically, the placemat pattern on the ballband. I knit it on slightly bigger needles (5.5mm) to make the fabric less dense and more suited to a towel. It turned out nicely. I have enough of this cotton to make another 5 or so towels. But I think I want to change up the pattern to avoid boredom. What patterns do you like for dishtowels?