Saturday, March 07, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I didn’t actually knit this from a pattern. I charted it myself by looking at already completed hats. The ribbing should be much tighter. It likes to creep up my head. I’m starting to think that I just don’t have a hat wearing head. In order to get the ribbing to tighten up, I unfold the brim when I’m not wearing it, and that seems to work alright for now. This only took about a week to figure out and knit.
Eventually, I want to knit this again in the same yarn as my Holly mittens, so I can be matchy-matchy.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
I finished these over the past week. The hat is Woolywormhead's Baby Tri-peak hat, and the booties are Oh Baby!Baby booties. I have some comments about the pattern on one of my Flickr photos. I think the hat will be going to Baby Jack, along with the rest of the stuff I need to finish and mail to BC. I just really wanted to knit the booties after doing the hat, so I think I'm going to give those to my roommate's relative who will be having a baby in a few months. I think the purple/brown colors are pretty gender neutral, but correct me if I'm wrong.
I'm so pleased that I finally got better pooling knitting this yarn as a hat. I tried three or four times as a sock and I was not pleased. The stripes work. I hope Jack's bean isn't too big!
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
This is about a week late, but I've been busy enjoying time off from school and everything.
Click on over to flickr to see what I've finished.
What I hope to accomplish in 2009 is:
knit 12 socks (a sock a month, six pairs, hopefully)
get proper photos of my finished objects ( I still need to get modeled shots of Thorpe and my Tangled Yoke Cardigan)
Here's probably the number one thing, spend a bit more time studying than web surfing.
I did fairly well for my first semester of college, but seeing some of my friends not do so well in a couple classes really makes me not want to be anywhere near that.
I would also like to read more this year. The internet has largely taken up my reading time. Sure, the usual text book reading, but I want to finish some of the novels that have been piling up the last year or two. I keep buying books to read and I never have any time. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd like some input.
Here's to a wonderful year, everyone!
Monday, December 22, 2008
I got home from college last Wednesday night, and I've spun up this yarn since I've been back. It's about 150 yards, 4.5 ounces of Yarn Hollow superwash merino wool in Chai. Very beautiful and squishy.
I'll be knitting a Thorpe with it and using the other Yarn Hollow yarn a few posts back for the contrast color.
Friday, December 05, 2008
Here's what I've been up to.
Mini Mitten Ornaments for gifts. And a crocheted sock yarn blanket.
I think I've gone crazy. Crochet is helping with my dexterity now. I can knit Continental now, too.
In other words, I have one more week of classes and two more days of finals and then I get to go home again. My first semester of college went by really fast. Is it always like this? Probably not, right? I've had a great time. I haven't made too many new friends, but I get along really well with my roommate and her boyfriend, and I've got several people from high school here. I am happy to say that I've gotten a bit better at talking to new people though. I've always been a shy person and I'm still shy. I sometimes struggle with being around new people and old friends at the same time. For example, when my best friend's friends visit, and I don't know them very well or at all, then I'd just rather leave. I'm really working on becoming more adult about it, but as with most things, it's going to take some time. End of semester wrap up? It's been nice.