06/27/07: Still Spinning SpunkyOk so I have no wheel :( But that isn't stopping me from spinning spunky altogether.
This is a pretty batt Amy sent me after a little snafu with my club order. She is just lovely. Thank you! Such great service. So I am using a drop spindle and it was just so nice outside I decided to spin poolside for a bit this past weekend.
Am also loving cotton dresses this summer you see. Got this little number at target, love it!
06/26/07: More Phildar CrochetSo here is the start of another little crochet project.
I am ready to switch to the brown, might look a little funny in the end but I hope not. You see I am actually being pretty good around here and using up the stash for these new projects, and well I didn't have enough in one color so the pinkish salmonish and brown better work together! The bamboo yarn I am using is quite lovely I must say.
06/24/07: Rebecca Dress is Finito!Voila!
I started knitting this little number over 2 years ago. And well I actually knit it up right quick cause it was on 8's and that is chunky for me lately. But it was looking so miniature to me (rather I was looking plump to me), and I was lazy and didn't want to knit the straps and try it on to see how long they needed to be or if it would even fit. Yeah am all about the straight knitting, all those nasty finishing steps kill me.
So it sat in a pile for a long bit. Then I thought maybe if I pull it out and leave it on my table and it stares at me long enough I will have the will to finish it. Well that almost worked. I got to knitting the straps over 2 weeks, knitting a row here and there. But still not trying it on.
And then there was the yarn inventory and it still sat there undone. Well I finally tried it on after that and it seemed like it fit? What? Crazy talk. So then I was like well I have to finish it. Must attach the straps! Another couple weeks went by. They are attached at last!
But the ends oh the countless ends!!!! I couldn't fathom doing all that weaving so I let it sit again. Then got to thinking it is kinda revealing on top, perhaps it needs a shrug. Fiddled with the scraps and knitted up a one skein wonder one night. Cute! Love to knit. So fast! But ugh, now I have created more ends. I suck!
Anywho it was a battle. But the ends are tucked (the ones that show anyway :) And now I can finally declare this a finished knit! Fabu! Perhaps I need a finishing elf to wrap up all my loose ends here. So many more things are so close...but I see no cigars.
06/19/07: Side Unwindin'
Well I love the pattern, not sure I love the yarn I used, and I made a too small size, so I will be ripping out my first sidewinder sock. It is really sad because it was the BEST kitchener job I have ever done, I really could not see the seam at all, from the front or back it was a miracle, but alas will be gone soon.
See how tight it was pulling around my ankle and heel? Ooops! Guess I measured my foot wrong cause I was right on gauge wise. I am thinking of hunting down another yarn to make this pattern with, or I might just still use this again, we shall see.
And Michelle I hope you can knit again soon, am always available to help you pick a pattern just let me know :)
06/18/07: AfterthoughtsSo here is another pair for the plunge.
I did an afterthought heel this time around to keep the stripes in pattern. I also lost the ball band on the yarn so I don't know what it is, but it was pretty nice to work with.
And I don't think I ever posted my zebra pair when it was finished, so here it is too.
06/11/07: Sidewindin'I have been following along with Nona but didn't get to knit much this weekend so I am going to try and get through Phase IV on my way home tonight so that I can do the grafting fun and finish tonight perhaps?
I am using Regia Nation color yarn to knit my Sidewinders. It is coming out pretty funky :) These are for when my feet get cold? watching 4th of July fireworks. Finally decided to knit this sock yarn up after seeing my sisters fun socks. Hers actually make little stars though, nifty! But yeah am having fun with this pattern so far.
In other sock news I did finish the Zebra socks for real and they are blocking, yay! And I just have 2 afterthought heels to whip through before I have my 5th pair of socks complete. Starting a month late is really making me play catch up forever in this 52 pair plunge!
06/06/07: It is Winnie's Birthday!She turns one today! Happy Birthday Winnie! I just love my car :)
06/05/07: Call Me Crochet Crazy
So lately I have been all lovin' crochet. Lookin' at all the granny square afghans and ripple afghans everyone has been making gave me the itch to crochet. Well I can't start another big project like that right now with so many undone, so instead I decided to order me a Phildar Summer Crochet Mag 471 all in French and give it a whirl on a smaller scale. I found my Great Aunt's hooks and am finally putting them to use again. Am making a little tank (pattern 31) that is pretty simple cause it is just a rectangle, which is good since I barely know how to crochet let alone crochet in french. Am using up more sock yarn for this project too cause I have so much!
It is Regia cotton surf, I had 2 balls in a pretty subtle beachy color that I was making lacy knee highs with, but it just isn't elastic enough for that, so now it is going to be my cotton crocheted top. Yippy! Ok so I have not gotten that far with it yet, but it seems to be working out so far and I am excited to finish, hope that lasts cause I want to make so many more crocheted things!
That reminds me before I started this one I started a cute little makeup bag from One Skein. Using Aunt Lydias crochet yarn of some sort. It is very colorful and fun. But I am not sure if it is big enough? Anywho it is the need for a zipper that is holding up this project. Ok so yeah it is now out in the open I have added crochet to my list of fiber craziness.
06/04/07: Because I am a Little NuttyI have set up a page just to keep track of my 52 Pair Plunge progress.
I thought I would have 2 new pairs to show today, but instead I will be ripping out one sock out of each of those pairs. That is what I get for leaving old socks without mates for so long. I knit the same amount of rows and stitches but they came out completely different sizes. So my progress is still one sock for both the kool aid dyed and zebra socks, darn I was so close to finishing those. Oh well.
Here is the pic of the 2 different sized socks.
and here is what I have for the zebra socks.
So cause I was mad at the socks I have been crocheting a tank instead. No pictures of that yet cause I keep forgetting to upload them. But am diggin' the crochet lately so there you have it. It isn't done yet either though cause I am using sock yarn to make it and it is kinda tiny, rats.
Check out what the other plungers have been up to. I love hand knit socks!