Knitting is my procrastination tool

{January 27, 2009}   Hat’s done!
Wealey Twins' hat

Weasley Twins' hat from Harry Potter movies 3 & 4. Pattern from

Hat is done! Cute & warm. 🙂


{August 17, 2008}   Olympic Aid

Watching the Olympics helps get knitting done. 🙂

I finished my Tailored Scallops Jacket from Lace Style. 🙂

About halfway through the Laced-Edged Corset from the same book, and started on the Lily of the Valley Shawl from there, too.

{February 23, 2008}   Fingerless gloves

I’m making lots of these. 3 more pairs begun.

{January 25, 2008}   FYI

Annie Modesitt announced on her blog that she is preparing the Sideways Spencer for sale on her website! 🙂   I know people have been looking for this pattern. Patience pays off! 🙂 (and it’s certainly more fun to pay a reasonable 1 digit fee than the $30+ craziness for the original magazine I’ve seen on ebay!

It’s kind of sad that Interweave has made yet another whack move with the Reader’s Choice patterns. I thought the top 10 would be put in a new book for sale! They keep renegging on what they’re going to do. 😦 4 months of limited access? Boo!

Also frustrating to learn that they hadn’t even consulted the designers when they started, so what is voted for might not be accessible anyway.

{January 12, 2008}   kids sweaters

Finished a couple:

          The Origami Kimono (click to see larger)


The cable front pullover (clickable)


Working on another.  This time, the yarn’s dye’s coming off a bit. :-/  Luckily it washes off easily w/ soap & water, but slightly green hands is no fun.

{December 27, 2007}   Yea!

More knittery Xmas gifts!

Knitting Workshop by Elizabeth Zimmermann

Knitting Pattern-A-Day 2008 calendar
(I’m finishing the 2007 one, so I’m happy! I save the ones I like).

A Snapware storage container (methinks it’s the small square one…), which now holds yarn from my ball winder because it’s a great size and had adjustable compartamentalizing boards. 🙂


Finished another swatch with the last of the King Cole Spot On DK yarn. It’s the purty triple twist cable pattern. Must use elsewhere!


{December 15, 2007}   Small projects



I’ve gotten a few things done: Southwest Trading Company’s free Tidal Wave Socks, some cable swatches. The top sock is in coloway 1, and the big sock is colorway 3.

I’m now working on a baby/toddler Sacque sweater from a book, I assume. It’s full of errors/bad pattern writing. 😦 Don’t be lazy about checking instructions and editing, people!

…it’s what you’ve been knitting.

Sometimes, I wonder why people who’ve been knitting for much longer than I (and sometimes almost as long as I’ve been alive) are still missing things from their knitting repertoire. Why do some people wait months or even over a year to move from learning the knit stitch to the purl? I don’t get it.

Peekaboo Cloche finished:
from Lace Style
Done on Us 2 & 4 needles in Reynold Soft Sea Wool (yummy yarn!). This will be seen at Coordinated Colors (my first sample knit, yea!)

{December 4, 2007}   The waiting game.

My first sample knit is on its way. It might arrive today or tomorrow. i wonder what kind of feedback I’ll get. I’ve never had my knitting analyzed by an experienced knitter before (she’s completed some of the Master Knitting level courses from the Knitting Guild Association).

I will likely finish my second sample today or tomorrow, depending on how my homework goes.

{October 31, 2007}   I present…

Cho Chang! 😉

Free Image Hosting at
(click on the pic to see a larger image)

This is my Halloween get up. The tie I knitted, the robe I made, and the wand I got in the Countdown to July Harry Potter swap.

et cetera