Saturday, July 21, 2007

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

On a finishing streak!

Apparently I'm motivated to get stuff done now! I finished my Monkeys (still need to block the second) as well as a Tomato Baby Beanie for my aunt's friend's baby. The beanie pattern is here ( but I don't suggest it, I think it's written poorly. But, it turned out pretty cute!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Too much stuff

I need to finish up some things before starting any more new projects. Nothing seems to be progressing because I'm just working on too many things. A few socks, 3 wraps/stoles, a baby hat, Lizard Ridge, and a few random things. I haven't actually finished anything in over a month, I don't think. So I can't start anything new for a while.

Friday, July 6, 2007

The dreaded black hole

So I've been knitting and knitting and knitting, and you would think that with all that knitting, I'd have some progress to show, right? Wrong. Nothing looks any bigger! I do almost have one full repeat of the Baltic Sea Stole done (loving it!), but I still have 12 to go. I've gotten some rows in on the Flower Petal Shawl, but it's still to tiny to even resemble a shawl. The comfort shawl is just a few rows in, and I think I've already screwed up, since I've been trying to fudge parts of the pattern to make it look the way I want it to. The Monkey socks are coming along, I'm partway through the foot of the second sock. I almost have a pair! Maybe having a new pair will motivate me to finish one of the many singles I have left. I decided to frog the Lorna's Laces Bumblebee sock, the yarn looks crappy in a ribbed leg. I think it would look pretty in plain old stockinette, or maybe a simple YO lace pattern. The $1.50 cardigan I posted about a while back is long gone, with the yarn pushed off onto my mom. I guess the pattern made me tense and annoyed, because my gauge was so tight it was nearly impossible to work with. I will most likely end up with a new wrap on the needles soon, because I just bought the Wrap Style book, and have found a few patterns I want to try. I really do need to get one of my current ones done before that though.

Monday, July 2, 2007


I have finished the cuff, heel, and one out of six repeats before the toe of my second Monkey sock. I will actually have another pair, instead of a million singles laying around. Speaking of, I made myself a little wall hanging to constantly remind me which socks need a mate.

I can still think of one other sock that needs to be up there as soon as I find it. The first three socks are in the process of having mates knit. I'm not very far along on the Harry Potter sock or Tofutsies, but the Monkey is getting there.

Then I cleaned out a bookshelf for yarn storage. It has to share with my Bath and Body Works stuff, and my DVDs, but it will do.

And randomness since I just bought a new dog for my collection (actually it's a bulldog, but it can pretend and hide among the pugs). She's hiding in the bee costume.