Knitting is my procrastination tool

{August 31, 2007}   An e-card for You.


{August 29, 2007}   Muggles.

Muggles are non-Harry Potter fans. Ignoramouses.

Some HP fan knitters used the term here & there. I just read a bunch of blog comments about elitists using “muggle”–comments from real Muggles.

If you don’t understand Harry Potter, you’re not going to understand how people are using “muggles” in terms of knitting–plain and simple.

It’s not an elitist thing. It’s just geeky. 🙂

{August 22, 2007}   So close!

The blue cami needed 4 skeins + about a yard. :/  For 1…last…strap.  Kind of unmotivated to anchor the last strap. All them ends as needs weaving in! D-:

Craftster is down! D-: Nooo!  Not on send-out day!!!!  Got on this morning, but it was out by mid-afternoon and when I checked again…the fix-time was pushed back. :/

I like the idea, so I’m copying–though my format is no where near as fancy.

Stuff for sale on the For Sale page (on the menu to the right). Some knitting related, some not.

{August 20, 2007}   Goodbye, Houdini.

My hedgehog died. :,’,’,(

{August 19, 2007}   Back to the blues

The rest of the skeins for my sister’s blue Beaded Cami arrived today–squished in a cardboard box meant for books–very odd.

I’ve been working on it tonight because at a birthday party with a bunch of people I don’t know so well, how else should I keep occupied?

The KnitPicks skeins are longer than the Bernat ones.  I’ve overestimated before, but I am currently in doubt of the need for 5 skeins. le sigh.  I’m past the horizontal stitches and into the bust increases.

{August 18, 2007}   Is it bad?

I don’t buy knitting magazines for the articles.

I read that some people love articles and reading them, blah, blah, blah.

I tried reading the ones in the IK Fall 07. Boring. Too uninformative.

I learned there are a large number of cables I don’t like the look of. Didn’t learn enough about an interesting knitter. Learned that some people mistake basic economics for ‘being green.’

Learned more from one of my new books by flipping through it than the “organic” article.

I buy knitting books and magazines for the patterns.

I’m adventurous knitter. I like challenging knits, different looks, and techniques. I modify patterns up the wazoo.

I guess I don’t understand why some people have never tried this or that before. I’ve been knitting for a little over a year. My first project was a sweater. I immediately modified the stitch pattern from the book I used to learn to knit.  I’m a big fan of that book because of the variety of techniques it teaches.

{August 17, 2007}   Workin’ & plannin’ on….

Sideways Spencer by Annie Modesitt (from Interweave Knits Fall 2004)

(imageshack ate the first one I uploaded–it seems to like to do that).

Got in about 3 hours of knitting in the car. Spent the day & money in Wisconsin Dells. Have this and bruises to show for it. I’ve modified the pattern because as written, it brain demands power than I want to use, and I think it’s cuter this way.

I now have enough supplies for the Tangled Yoke Cardigan by Eunny Jang (Interweave Knits Fall 2007) in a light/blush pink in Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk and Alpaca Silk DK (finding a matching yarn & dyelot was proving harder than necessary, so I’m changing needles and the pattern in the magazine a bit).

{August 15, 2007}   Garnstudio cardigan done!

garnstudio action
garnstudio back

Used most of 9 skeins of Noro Kureyon in 159 colorway on US 10 needles. Other mods in previous entries.

{August 14, 2007}   Block me!

I’m being good. Finishing up WIPs/UFOs.

This is the Austermann Bombolo pullover, a whimsical pattern only available through with purchase of Bombolo (their pic is of a seashell pink one–naturally, they no longer have that color in stock).

Mine was done with Tropic Tide (they’ve added since I got mine). I have 2 partial balls left. I did it on US 15s instead of the recommended 17. It shows. I need to block this. Lots of knots in the balls–grrr. That’s why the body 7 back look lovely and the sleeves are wonky.

Knit up and seamed up quickly. I just procrastinated between casting off and seaming. I hate seaming.

austerman front

austermann back

austerman action

et cetera