Monday, April 25, 2005

Managed to knit a couple more rows on Eme's Scarf. Its slow going since each row is still 290-300 stitches/row. And working with lace weight yarn has proven to be a PITA when it comes to frogging. Almost an impossible task for me. So I kept the stitch markers and count and recount everytime, which really slows down my knitting. In the sock knitting front, one done and one more to go. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Just a quick pic of the sock in progress. I'm really digging this toe up pattern. Posted by Hello

Monday, April 18, 2005

Zillah is done! I still have to block it. The fit is kind of strange, so I hope I can block it to fit better.  Posted by Hello

What have we here? New pair of socks for moi. Knitpicks sock yarn and Elann sock it to me toe-up chevron pattern. My first pair of toe up socks. Size 1 needles. Posted by Hello

All my yarn purchases arrived. Yipee! I was really looking forward to starting the short sleeved lace sweater in Vintage Knits, but just itching too much to do another pair of socks. I'm still working on Eme's Shawl, but progress is slooooow.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Here's what I have so far for Zillah. This picture is pretty true to color. The orange is bright! Sometimes I like it, sometimes I don't. I'll see if I like the finished product. DH likes the orange but he's not a color person. He can't tell the difference between peach and pink. This is the back piece and I'm done with the ribbing for the front and just started on the kureyon. The mindless stockinette is nice especially compared to the lace knitting - which I enjoy as well. So here's my strategy moving forward, 1 lace project and 1 non-lace going at the same time. Posted by Hello

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Yarn, yarn and more yarn....

First off, I misplaced the charger to my digital camera. So no pictures. I took it with us to Marin last weekend, and I remember putting it in the suitcase. But no charger in sight. With a 1 year old in the house, it could be anywhere.

When I read about other people's stash, I always wondered how they can accumulate so much yarn. Someone says their stash of 200+ skeins is small. Thats huge for me. I have maybe 15 skeins and I get nervous when I have more than that. But this week, my fingers went shopping. There is a big sale at Webs, I got 3 bags of Jo Sharp Soho Summer (1 bag of Cloudless and 2 bags of Currant). I'm planning on knitting a couple of sweaters from Vintage Knits. I also got a bag of Jo Sharp DK Wool in wine and couple skeins of Cascade 220. I'm probably going to make the french market bag with the Cascade and a pair of soaker shorts for dd. Then I went to Little Knits and she has Noro Iro on sale for $12.99 a skein!! I've been wanting to knit Fletcher from Simply Noro for a while, but the yarn was selling for $20+ a skein. So I take this as a sign... :P The service at Little Knits is excellent. I got a personal email from her the same day saying the yarn was packed and will go out on Monday. Yay!

I picked up the VK Summer 05 on Friday and is it full of yummy patterns. I really like this shawl and this little sweater and this other sweater and this simple tank. Its going to be a busy knitting season!

Thursday, April 07, 2005

What do I have here you ask? Why its Zillah from Simply Noro. I'm still chugging along with the Ene's Shawl, but the lace work just does not go well DDs around. So I started the Zillah. The "red" is actually more orange red. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

I'm finally getting the hang of this scarf. I knitted 5-6 rows in my last attempt (last post) and end up ripping it. I actually cut the yarn and threw it away in disgust. I decided at that point to give it one last try and here I am at row 25. The stitch markers helped tremendously. But the pattern decreases shifts the center repeats by 1 for the first 10 rows - which makes for very slow knitting. I'm having fun with it now however. I'd say once you're past the inital setup rows, you'd be fine. I'm knitting this using size 5 needles since the Knitpicks yarn is thinner than the yarn listed in the pattern. Posted by Hello