Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Lizard Ridge again

This seaming is going to kill me. I'm seaming it up as I go, and thank goodness for that, because it's going to take forever! I've never done the mattress stitch before, I think I've just whip-stitched anything I've needed to seam (which isn't much, I can't think of anything recently that's needed seams). But it's tedious, and I'm having trouble getting the blanket ridges to match up and look even. But, it will be worth it since the seam looks really nice, much better than whip-stitching it. I want to go to JoAnns to check out their flannel selection, to see what I'm going to want for the back. I can either go solid, or go wild with the whole thing and choose a printed fabric. I'm leaning towards wild, I love JoAnns flannel selection.

I also need to get Christmas decorations at JoAnns, it's decorating time! I'm going out to do my Christmas shopping either Thursday or Friday, so I'll go to JoAnns then.

Sunday, November 25, 2007


No pictures though, sorry.

I'm getting close to finishing another pair of socks, my Socks That Rock Rocktober ribbed socks. I finished the heel (a heel flap, which I kind of despise, but it looked nicer with this pattern), and now I just have to decrease back down and get the foot going.

And finally, an update on Lizard Ridge. After sitting in my WIP bag for months, I pulled it out and got to work. I've decided I'm going to go for 5 squares by 5 squares (instead of 4 squared by 6 squares), and make a square lap blanker rather than a rectangular blanket. I may change my mind, I'm just playing it by ear. But I have two strips of five finished, and I have two repeats of the next strip done. Yay!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Slipper Socks

Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Cotton, Willow (0.75 skein) and Tomato (0.25 skein)
Needles: Knitpicks Options, size 8
I didn't use a pattern, I just fudged the numbers. I cast on too many for the first sock, and instead of frogging and casting on again, I just decreased a bit. So the top is a little bigger on one. I must have decreased down to too few stitches at the toes, because they are pointy and pinchy. But they are very comfy, and very soft, but I don't think I'll be walking around too much in them, they feel like they'd wear out quick. I usually just need warm socks when watching tv, or sitting at my desk doing schoolwork, so I can wear them then.