Knitting is my procrastination tool

{November 15, 2008}   frogged duster

I frogged my tilted duster tonight after realizing that the fit was way off & not salvageable as knit. I don’t want one enough to re-do it.

On a happier note. I finished a cabled sweater from Patons oops, Bernat. 🙂



{October 17, 2007}   Vote!

Interweave Knits has finally opened the polls for the Reader’s Choice Best of Interweave Knits!
Vote for any pattern not already published in the Best of Interweave Knits book (there’s link for the Table of contents) as many times as you want until December 15, 2007. All you need to know is the pattern name and the season & year it was published.

The top 10 will be announced in January 2008, and the top 5 will be made available FREE on in Spring 2008!

I’ve voted for the Sideways Spencer Fall 2004, Venezia Pullover Winter 2006, Caftan Pullover Spring 2006, Rambling Rose Cardigan Winter 2006, Tweedy Aran Cardigan Winter 2001/2002, Tangled Yoke Cardigan Fall 2007, and am open to voting for more. 🙂


I wasn’t happy with how the SKB was turning out on US 6s in Red Heart, so it’s been reverted to center-pull balls. Haven’t decided if I’ll reknit it in that pattern or another. In the meantime, I’ve begun the SKB in Joann’s Sensations Dolcetto (discontinued, but on sale for $5 if your Joann has it) and Fever (discontinued, but if your Joann has it in the clearance section, it’s $3.17 a hank) cream and cream w/ beads. It’ll be very yummy when it’s done!

Bound off the skirt of the tilted duster and began on the collar (yes, still sleeveless). Have decided the recommendation of 5 inches is not going to work. Sorry, I’m just not that big. Will frog back to add buttonholes (FYI, randomly creating button holes before you have buttons is just asking for trouble). Collar will likely be only 3 inches. Really want to do a seed stitch edge. Skirt curls. 😦

{October 15, 2007}   How do you define…

UFO? (And I mean knit terms–UnFinished Object.)

WIP? (Work In Progress)

knittingdaily has this funny poll for UFOs, but their definition to me is a WIP. “An unfinished object is a project where you have taken up needles and yarn, cast on with the intention of making something, and to date have not finished the project.

To me, a UFO is something that isn’t done, but you really haven’t touched it in forever–as in, you might have put it on waste yarn and taken the needle(s) for another project, haven’t touched it. I admit to having some UFOs on my list (to the right). 😉

I would finish things more quickly if I could get this sleeping thing down.  I don’t sleep enough. 

{September 1, 2007}   Blue

I know, I haven’t been up to much activity here.

School’s started, and I’m still mourning Houdini. All his stuff just went through the wash today.

People come by looking for progress on various things I have the yarn & pattern for. No, I haven’t cast on or added stitches to anything.

I’ve look at the drop-stitch lace project from Fitted Knits. Conceptually, it’ll be an easy knit.  I have yarn assigned to it. I think it’ll end up pretty.  I just haven’t found the motivation to knit.

{August 3, 2007}   Must…restrain…self!

There’s a bunch of stuff on sale at Joann and Great deals, but I really shouldn’t be shopping anymore. Stuff is coming in the mail.

The Asian frugality in me says: But it’s such a great deal!!!! (and you know that sense is bordering on insane–one more exclamation point away–Terry Pratchett/Discworld reference)

I believe I have all the supplies I need to make the rest of the Secret Craftster crafts for my designated craftee.

God is good. Yummy Joann Sensations Fever yarn was on sale. Yes, that Asian frugalness used a coupon as an excuse to buy that, swap supplies, and more yarn. What matters is that it’s got the same yummy color & softness of the Dolcetto I collected previously (also on sale, but not online).

I find when I really like a pattern, I designate multiple sets of yarn to make multiple objects from it.

Black Dog’s Beaded Cami modified this way.

Simple Knitted Bodice by Stephanie Japel (aka, Fitted Knits author).

Bayerische socks by Eunny Jang.

The Heere Be Dragone shawl by the amazing Sharon Winsauer, whose Winter Wonderland pattern I also have.

I should wist the yarn I’m lusting after. 😛

et cetera