Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Scarf Mania

I've got it! My next project thanks to liquidgirl! Its called a diagonal scarf. (you can see it on her blog) Its done in short rows, which I personally have not done yet so this should be interesting.....I have come to discover I'm not as good as a knitter as I believed...No, its okay don't try and convince me otherwise..there are still a few things that elude me...like how the heck to get a stockinette stitch not to roll??? I finished my daughter's adorable striped scarf but the stupid thing keeps rolling at the edges...I've try to steam it, block it (have you ever tried to block a scarf...eek) and yes, I did it, I actually ironed it..which flattened the stupid stitches so much it looks like a different scarf. But..its still rollin..any suggestions from all you helpful knitters in cyberspace??? It kinda takes the fun out of knitting when your project doesn't come out like you want...And I've decided to try to knit socks...now this should be REALLY interesting...I bought some self-striping yarn so I don't have to mess with changing colors every other row, so I just need to concentrate on all the other things like the heel, gussett, etc. I bought Stephanie Pearl McPhee's Knitting Rules...I saw her on an episode of Knitty Gritty..so I bought the book because it has an actual formula...I've tried patterns..not so pretty..so I'm hoping I do better with this formula......so fingers crossed I will actually finish BOTH socks...I'll post pictures later. Until next time...Happy Knitting!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Am I insane?

Okay, I've been thinking about doing this for some time.....blogging...everyone does it..? Right? I read thousands of posts, on thousands of blogs and it inspired me...So here I am, blogging...to be honest its refreshing, typing, thinking that someone will actually be interested in what I have to say...its definitely liberating. Now for my obsession, the one that causes me to hide receipts, write different entries in the checkbook and makes my husband cringe...KnItTiNg..Yes, I'll admit it, I'm obsessed with knitting...I've bought thousands (and I'm not exaggerating) of pattern books (quite a few unopened) and yarn....oh yarn...love it! If I could live solely off of chocolate and mounds of yarn...I'd be satisfied. I definitely have a romantic kinda twisted style...anything with lace, bellowly sleeves, intricate lace, soft texture (not that I can actually knit any of that yet.) *snicker* I also love wicked knits (You know, with skulls and things you wouldn't normally knit.) My current project is for my highschool daughter, and it consists of a basic scarf with striped black and grey pattern and an intarsia heart at the bottom (picture right). It'll be my second FO of the year, the first was a fair isle cap for my youngest, of which I still need to sew in the ends. (love doing projects, but have an adversion of finishing them!)

My first FO of the year

(See the lovely unsewed ends on the left? Yep, I so need to finish that)

Some of my offending stash-

Even more offending stash --

Okay, is there AA for knitters? --

So here I will end this post, with the hopes that I will have enough interesting stuff to continue posting and I salute all of my favorite bloggers out there....Yarn Harlot...A Strikke...Marnie MacLean...Goth Knits...domiKNITrix...GrittyKnits....and many more...Kudos to you all and may I leave my mark on the "Blog World"


P.S. At the gentle persuasion of my youngest dd I am forced to post her scarf she is in the process of knitting...not bad for a 9 yo huh....