Friday, October 19, 2007

Fall socks

Yarn: Opal Rainforest in the Snake colorway; about 3/4 a skein.
Needles: Size 1 Addis.
Notes: I was fully prepared for these socks to be fraternal. I'm kind of weird about having my socks match up just right, but I decided to put my weird obsessiveness behind me, and just start the second sock from where I left off in the skein with the first one. And they came out perfectly matching. That rocks so hard.

Thursday, October 18, 2007


Daisy made it onto Pug-a-Day! I'm such a proud pug mama.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Baby Bobbi Bear

Pattern: Blue Sky Alpacas Baby Bobbi Bear
Yarn: Blue Sky Organic Cotton in Sage, 1.5 skeins
Needles: Size 9 circulars
Notes: This is the softest cotton I have ever used. I tend to avoid cotton yarn because it hurts my hands and wrists to knit with, but this yarn didn't, and it is deliciously soft. It does shed like crazy though, I don't know if I'd use it to knit something I was going to wear. The pattern was so confusingly written, I didn't really know what part I was working on until I was pretty much finished. It all comes out right in the end though.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Fiber Trends Huggable Hedgehog

I bought this pattern because the display Hedgehog at my LYS was just too cute. It sat in my pattern notebook for a few weeks, until I found the perfect wool for it, while digging through my stash. Then I found the furry yarn on sale, so I took it as a sign to start right away. It took me a whole two days from start to finish!

Yarn 1: Patons Classic Merino in Natural Marl, about half a skein
Yarn 2: JoAnn's Sensations Cello in Mink, 1.25 skeins
Pattern: Fiber Trends Huggable Hedgehog
Note: I used smaller needles, which made a smaller hedgehog. Next time I make one, I'll use the proper needles, and make a regular sized one. I just couldn't fine my size 11s, and being eager to start, grabbed the next closest ones I had (9's and 10's). Overall, I really like the result, he's such a cutie!

Maybe I changed my mind already...

I'm very indecisive, I think. For now, I'll post pictures and details of my completed project, maybe with a little backstory and all that. I just never have the gumption to write longer entries, which is why this blog slowed down.


I basically have moved all my knitting "blogging" to Ravelry. It's much easier to keep up, and the layout is fantastic. I'll keep my blog here, just in case though.

I'm Shannonknits over at Ravelry, if you're a member there you can see my stuff (and friend me, I love having new Ravelry buddies).