Sunday, February 18, 2007

Wicked is on it's way.....

So I took yesterday off from any kind of responsibilities..... stayed in my pj's until 3:00 and watched a lot of tv and KNIT!

I finished the green gable for mom- it's currently blocking. That thing is freaking heavy when it's wet!

So Wicked started with a swatch. I had just finished the Yarn Harlot's section on swatching in Knitting Rules, so I was a very good girl. I knit it circular.... and the gauge was way off. Aargh. But I was so good that I even washed it. Amazingly, I now have almost perfect gauge! I'll just need to remember that as I try it on.... It needs to be a tad small so that it will fit AFTER washing it (by the way, the post would be far more exciting, except that all the photos I took are lost somewhere in the depths of cyberspace, and I can't find them).

So as I sat down last night to watch a few episodes of Dexter, I cast on. Did a few rows, had a pause to pee, then looked at my work.... I had twisted it when I joined the first row! In all my years of knitting, I have never done that! When they tell you to be sure to not twist your work, I giggle "whoi does that?" I laugh. Now I know. I do.

After a few more false starts (perhaps the fact that by now it's 1:00 am didn't help), I am well on my way. The cable collar is done, and I'm increasing for the sleeves. And it's fabulous!

As for Dexter- I stayed up until 3:00 watching the rest of the season. Was loving until the last few episodes. The gave away who the killer was way too early, don't you think?

Saturday, February 10, 2007

My Valentine

My second stash growing order arrived from Little Knits.
She had written "Happy Valentine's Day" on the package.
I think I know why.

I love it so much that I am thinking of ordering more and creating an entire new wardrobe out of it. All orange, all the time.
In fact, I think I'll sleep with it.

And my mom's Green Gable is almost done. I think we need to have another fitting though.
Then I get to start on Wicked in orange. LOVE IT. Can't wait. I'm thinking of taking a week off of work to spend some quality time with the orange yarn.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Mmmm.... Orange Socks....

Did I ever show you my finished Broad Ripple Socks? Here they are: You can see they've gotten a little fuzzy, I've been wearing them a lot. The colour patterns don't even come close to matching, but I didn't bother trying. And, I had messed up the stitch pattern, not counting quite right, but I didn't realize until I was finished the first sock, so I did the other one wrong too! The yarn is a little scratchy for me, I'm not sure I would use it again (but I don't remember what it is....), but I do love the colours.

And my first "Grow Your Stash" order came in..... 8 balls of Fantasia Cezanne in "Oatmeal". I'm hoping it's enough to make a Simple Knitted Bodice, but I doubt it. I'm sure I'll be able to find some use for it!
And, I got a notice from the post office... I think my other order is in!