Knitting is my procrastination tool

  • Don’t put the Stockinette st pieces on the edges (good thing slip stitch comes undone easily)
  • Remind people to cast on and bind off loosely if knitting
  • Place the deadline 3 weeks before your intended mailing date because some people are going to forget to mail their things out and cut things close.
  • 8″ x 8″ is common and totally fine.

{September 13, 2011}   Hugs for Debbie

Hello Crocheters and Knitters!

I don’t know if you read Debbie Macomber books, but I do.  She’s written many books that have touched the hearts of many readers.  Sadly, she lost a son this summer.

The idea came to me, while reading Ravelry, to get a group blanket going – a virtual hug, if you will.  If you’re interested, here are the details:

  • May be knit or crocheted
  • Machine-washable yarn preferred
  • 5″ x 5″ (or about 2.7 cm x 2.7 cm) squares
  • Please mail out by October 8, 2011 (leave a comment on this post for the address – they are moderated, so I won’t make your message or contact info public)
  • Pattern is up to you! 🙂

The goal is to get the blanket assembled and mailed by Debbie’s birthday, which is in late October.

Thank you for reading, and please, spread the word!

{July 6, 2009}   Finished!

Finally, I finished the Domino Stripes Cardigan from Knitter’s Spring 2009.

The knitting doesn’t take long. It’s the many ends to weave in that take a long time. & I minimized that by working all the body pieces as one.

Here it is!

Domino Stripes

Domino Stripes

{January 24, 2009}   I need me a good finishing movie.

I have a number of knitting projects that need to be finished.  I need a recommendation for a good movie to watch.  Scintillating dialogue, fantasy okay, but unrealistic, not so much.  I like the Hellboy movies, Monster’s Inc., 10 Things Hate About You, Princess Bride, Ever After (funny, little bit of romance).  I’ve run into a string of bad movie rentals/movies on TV lately, which include the newest Indiana Jones, Day After Tomorrow, Jewel of the Nile….

{January 22, 2009}   The Weasley Twins’ Ski Hat

Based on this pattern, I’m making a hat, but not with duplicate stitch.  Oh, no, I’ve got to do it the easy/hard way.  Easier because it’s faster stranding everything than duplicate st (which is basically sewing).  Harder because you don’t typically make stranding in reverse stockinette stitch or all purls.  And I’m hemming the brim into place because it’s easier and hides the stray floats on the wrong side.

Did I mention this is in blue and sparkly white yarn? 🙂

{December 6, 2008}   Looking for a test-knitter

I have designed a hat. 🙂

I’m looking for someone familar with entrelac techniques, stitch orientation, and has yarn (dk weight (22 sts/4inches or heavier) of varying fiber content they can play with.  I specifically need a test-knitter for a 2-color hat.

I need feedback on my writing style, the accessibility of the pattern, and what kind of fibers complement the pattern.

Leave a comment (they are not viewable by the public) or contact me on Ravelry if interested.  I have posted pictures of the FOs there.

{September 12, 2008}   I really, really like Arans. :)

I finished my Norah Gaughan pullover. 🙂

I eagerly want to cast on for the geiger-style jacket from Knitter’s Fall 1989.  The whole issue is about cables, so I’m having lots of fun. 🙂

{September 1, 2008}   Project Planning

I was doing some homework avoidance this weekend.  So I played with my Queue on Ravelry.  A queue is where a Raveler can bookmark patterns and yarns and make notes about what to do with them, who to make patterns for, due dates of projects, etc.  One can play with the order, assign yarns to patterns.  Lovely tool.

So I went through my queue, re-prioritizing patterns I’ve got the yarn for.  I’m at about 50.  Not counting the WIPs, patterns I don’t have yarn for, etc.  Not quite beyond my life expectany yet, but pretty bad.  Wants stash & queue busting.

{August 25, 2008}   I’ve been good.

I went back to the Stitches Midwest Market yesterday & stayed within my budget. Yea!

I only bought the super-detailed Bee Fields pattern. Seriously, I was handed this big fat packet, and asked, so are there multiple copies of the pattern here? ‘No, that’s just one.’ Wow. Written directions & charts! It’s very cool in person. I think I spotted another I’d be interested in, but there’s so much to see at Stitches, it’s hard to remember!
Oh, and I got a few freebie buttons that I’ll probably use with my Tilted Duster. 🙂

Made more progress with the Lopi pattern, also by Norah Gaughan. The body is on waste yarn, and I’ve started on a sleeve. I’m so excited by how this is working out perfectly! Apparently while discussing Soxx Appeal, someone mentioned me and my sweater. LOL People apparently don’t believe a person like me exists. I’m smaller than Saadia, yes. I’m shorter. I ❤ Soxx Appeal.

{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.

et cetera