Saturday, January 24, 2009


I finished Sam's hat!

Pattern: Struan by Ysolda Teague [Rav Link]

I must say that i am VERY happy with the way it turned out.

As i mentioned before, i ran out of yarn for this hat. The yarn i thought would work wasn't even close in color but it was the same weight and you cant see it because its on the inside - but when i seemed it up you can kind of see the other color poke out the front, but whatever.

I used Sublime - cashmere merino silk aran

As you can see below I was only short 4 rows....4 ROWS.

I didn't block the hat because frankly i have no idea how i would do it and i figured it would kind of block itself after being worn. Since its a hat i don't know if you lay it flat and pin it ( that seems dumb) or put it over something - that would then mean id have to find something to put it on.

So in short i was happy enough to let it be.

I want to make one for myself but i have come to realize the only way for me to actually finish a project is to make it for someone else. Example - Ive been making myself a Thermal since 07 and probably haven't touched it since.

Hand knits for myself = 0% success rate
Hand knits for others = 100% success rate

I'm hoping to change this.

Enjoy the hat Sam!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Uber Bulky Scarf!

Here it is:

This scarf is so warm and big - I LOVE IT! But unfortunately its not for me but the recipient Jaclyn loves it also (she better or else)

Here are some more pictures:

After i brought it into work to give it to Jaclyn my boss caught eye of it and now she wants one too. I have a few things to finish before i start another one though.

Sorry this post is so boring but I'm preparing myself for a night of drinking!

Happy Saturday!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Jury Duty

So today I had Jury Duty for the first time, Alot of people i know have went so i kinda knew what to expect - sitting around and waiting, get called, get excused, and then go home.

Yea well I got picked to be on the Jury..WTF?!?!?!

How does this shit happen to me.

On a better thought - I finished the scarf for my co-worker and it rocks. More on that next time, I promise.

Saturday, January 10, 2009


This sock is coming along pretty good i must say. The yarn is pooling in a way I like but sock 2 is probably going to look hideous. I used a wrapped short row heel, it was pretty easy but i feel it looks a little messy, maybe i just didn't do them tight enough.

This side looks good but...

this side looks a little wonky.

I found another way to do them but the instructions were bad and did not want to chance it.

(back view)

Now that I'm working on the ribbed leg/cuff part i wish i did 2 at once because then id be almost time!

I think i found a replacement yarn to finish Sam's hat but I will not be saying what yarn it is until i have it in my hands and know that it will work, i don't want to jinx myself (I'm paranoid).

I now have to work on finishing a scarf for a work friend...details to come soon.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Lets try this again.....

Alright, so I have neglected this blog for quite some time....oooppps. Since it is now 09' I thought id give it another shot. My friend Jen has also inspired me to start again, she started a Wedding/Crafty/Randomness blog and its great.....check it out

I was going to do a recap of what i have knit in 08 but some things are not done, so does that push it to a 09 knit? I dont know but here is one project that is really pissing me off.

Its the Struan pattern by Ysolda. I am so in love with this hat and im about 1 inch away from finishing it but i ran out of yarn..WTF!?!?! Usually that is fixable, just buy more and be done with it, except the fact that the yarn is DISCONTINUED. Damn you Jaeger Extra Fine Merino Aran, i have searched the internet for it and i found other colors but not the one i need *weeping* Its colorway 553 columbian, so if anyone out there has an extra ball for half of one or scraps of one i will totally buy it!!!! I guess i could also but the same yarn in another color but im so anal about it and cant bring myself to do it.

But on a high note i also started my first pair of socks, well i have started a few before but i hate the heel and gusset of most socks patterns so i also learned a few new tricks. I learned how to knit socks on 2 circular needles, make them toe up with a short row heel and do a magic cast-on, and I LOVE IT! After this pair i will try 2 at once but i didnt want to get carried away with this first pair ( i think i have accomplished enough so far).

The yarn is Socks that Rock-lightweight Color: Lagoon

Well hopefully i can keep this blog going from now on but only time will tell :)

Happy New Year!