Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The 1930's...Revisited

So, ok...the first sweater that I knit was a hit...
But, however, it's much too heavy and I have turned on my favorite color. However, this one should be much better. I plan to not do the 2x2 ribbing on the top, and just making it a plain an simple vintage sweater. This time, i'm working in the round-- a much more practical way to go about this whole thing. Why should I have to sew and keep messing with needle switching at the end of each round? Once I get to the BO's, I will then work on each side with two needles. The sweater really is bigger. It's just bunched up a lot around the wire. The ribbing on the bottom actually is a whopping 4 1/2'' instead of about 3''. I'm using the knit picks options circ's, so the sizing is a little bit bigger than normal needles, for some reason. It would almost be size 11 US fof the body and size 9 Us for the ribbing. I used Red Heart's "soft yarn," instead of Barnet's "softee chunky," so it's not stiff like the other. It will feel like a normal sweater. And, this was all done today. Yeah, I haven't been doing too much other than knitting. Lucky for me, today was a light reading day for... oh yeah "school." That's why im here....

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Le Vie Bleu

Ah, the dreaded "small" needles after a leisurely stroll through size 11's-lane.
I decided that it was time to start another sock-- it's been too long.
I'm using Wool-Ease in a nice teal shade. I decided to do another anklet (my signiture thing). The ribbing is just a simple 2x2 rib. 48 stitches across. Size 4 US needles.

My "Inspirational Knit"

This is my clone of the pink one. However, it may as well fit a giant! I need to make sure that the back isn't too wide, so that it can pull the front sides a little bit more, so it isn't too baggy. It really needs a lot of blocking still, too. As you can see, i'm now done working on the left sleeve, and still have to make the back side. Then, i'll sew and enjoy! Cross your fingers, and hope for the best. :-)

Felting Gone Wrong...

...my experimentation with felting. Note to self: let the washing machine take care of it. Let's just say that i was getting more aggitated more than it! I created the cabled heart motif to spice it up a bit. The "clutch" is way too big still, so i'll put it in the wash, and dry it in the dryer this time. Then, it should be considerably smaller. I hope.

1930's and the knitty

This baby is my first sweater ever. It's a little bulky, but maybe i'll take it out for a while. The style is a vintage 1930's look. It was a pretty fast knit, however, it did not live up to its "3-hour-sweater" title. Don't mind my weird facial expression. I was looking extraordinarily pale that day.

"All Twisted Up"

Pattern: my own (up on Etsy!)

So, here's a bag that I designed a few weeks ago. I'm pleased with the results. I named it my "All Twisted Up Designer Bag." It's made from a few skeins of Barnet's softee Chunky yarn. The liner is a camel color fabric.

Back to the Blog World & Archived Fo's

Hey everyone. I recently deleted my old blog that I forgot about, and I am creating something fresh and new. I hope you all enjoy what I have to share.
Here is my "archive" of most of the FO's from the beginning of my knitting career in '03 to the first month of this blog's creation. Enjoy!
P.S- there is no order to the FO's!

My (heavily) deviation from the garnstudio bag.
My Earthen Bag:
Yoga bag. Sorry, I didnt have a mat as props.

Fako-gamo I:

My first project, FO & scarf!
Homespun yarn

Eyelash yarn:

My "infamous" blue scarf (a.k.a- I wore it a lot!):
Homespun yarn

My first go at novelty yarn:
Eyelash yarn & Red Heart combo

My first "fashionable design" (what's wrong with my brain?)
Homespun yarn

My first eccentric scarf:
Mix of novelty yarn & homespun yarn & beads

Joe's first scarf from me:
Jiffy's bulky yarn

My favorite seagreen scarf that was too long, yet very warm!
Homespun yarn

My first attempt at lace (fountain lace):
Caron Simply Soft yarn

My grandma's basketweave (mini) scarf with snap-buttons
Homespun yarn

My first pair of mittens!
Caron Simply Soft yarn
Purple mittens:
Homespun yarn
Joe's first pair of mittens
wool-ease yarn
Stitch 'N Bitch fingerless gloves
Noro yarn

Wool-ease yarn

My mom's first pair of socks
Knitpick's alpaca yarn
My first novelty socks:
Novelty socks:

My first hat!!! (and real project besides a scarf!)
Another generic design of mine:
My first baby hat & design (besides the gloves):
Another baby hat design of mine:
Another hat design of mine, called "XOXO hat:

What do you call this again? It's not a real hat:

Charity hats: