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!



Jen said...

YAY Dana is back!

PS - Thanks for the shout out!

Ilix said...

Awesome sock toe!!