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Monthly Archives: October 2007

shippin out to boston


Yay my beloved Sox won the World Series!

In celebration I’m considering knitting a pair of red socks.

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musings

For months now I’ve had an intense desire for a brown cardigan. Why? Well, maybe because my little black cardigan gets so much use, and I just want it to have a buddy. Perhaps a brown cardigan seems like it should be wardrobe basic, and my wardrobe is just incomplete until I have one. Or it could just be because I got a pair of super cute brown flats a couple months ago and I just want to expand the options of what I can wear with them.

Regardless of the exact reason, I’ve decided that my next big project should be said cardigan. After months of looking at patterns and dreaming up the features of the perfect cardigan (seriously I put a lot of thought into this) I’ve deiced upon Chicknits’ Ariann. I’ve even picked out my yarn, Knitpicks Andean Silk in Chocolate.

But I’m not going to start it quite yet. I bought all this yarn in October and I’ve decided that I simply must do something with some of it before I can start a new project. The red yarn is Malabrigo in Vermilion to make Foliage and the gray Lamb’s Pride is to make a new pair of Fuzzy Feet. Sadly, my old pair had a giant hole in the toe. I over felted them so they wore a bit quicker than they should have. The pale yarn is Malabrigo lace weight in Bluesurf. I’m not exactly sure what I’m going to do with that so I won’t worry about it quite yet. But I want to make at least one of the above projects before I continue my brown cardigan quest.

However, before I even get to that I need to finish this hat for a charity auction in a couple weeks,

all for swinging you around

There she is! All done and just hanging out drying is my tilted duster. I tired her on before blocking and she was quite cute and cozy. However, the duster was not without some battles. The sleeves are set in which I’ve never had to deal with before, and my sleeves seemed a little big for the armholes. But with some basting action and then several attempts of careful seaming I was able to get everything to fit. I think I redid the first sleeve three or four times before I was happy with it, and it was definitely one of those experiences that I feel would have been much better if I had a little rum in diet coke. So the seaming isn’t perfect, but I don’t think anyone will notice but me and it doesn’t bother me enough to rip it all out again and do it over.

But for some seam-free fun I started Knit and Tonic’s Le Slouch so that I could answer the eternal question: do Irish girls look good in berets?

And the answer?

Well, maybe. I’m not completely sure I like it yet. Its not that I don’t like it, I think its pretty cute. However, I also think its just a touch too big so I’m considering frogging it and making it again with smaller needles. But then maybe Irish girls and berets just don’t mix after all.

suffer for fashion

I’m done! I have loads of civ pro homework to do for tomorrow, but the important thing is that I’m done! I just finished the Tilted Duster from the Fall IK. Unfortunately, none of the batteries for my camera feel like working right now. So pictures will have to wait until tomorrow.

So what’s next? Well, I’m also working on Le Slouch in a pretty purple, and that should be finished soon if they stitches ever stop slipping off my dpns. Luckily, I’ve started the decreases and this shouldn’t be a problem for too much longer.

I’ve also done some major supporting of my new LYS. I have projects in my mind for all the new yarn so I don’t feel too guilty about splurging a bit.

Pictures coming soon, I promise.