Tuesday, January 31, 2006

just a quick update

Squares for the afghan are going well.

Still stoked about knitting olympics!

My friend Kyra is considering learning how to knit so that she can join Team Wales for the olympics. Yay!

Contemplating starting some socks. The weather sucks, I need to be knitting something warm.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Team Wales!

I'm on Team Wales! Team Wales comes with lots of awesome buttons, and I love them all, so here they are:

Friday, January 27, 2006

not sick anymore

I'm well again! Whee.

And I have new buttons!

From here:

And, unrelated to knitting or the olympics:

Thursday, January 26, 2006

2000 socks

Yet another button! This girl named Amie wanted to see if bloggers can knit 2000 socks in the year 2006. I told her about the rainbow socks I finished earlier this month.


rings and things

Ugh, I'm sick. Well, sick or something. I can't figure out what sort of illness I might actually have, and I've pretty much settled on the idea that it's probably allergies, but why would I have allergies in January? I looked at some website or other's pollen thingie and it did say that it's "4.3" around here, which is on the lower border of "Medium". As opposed to Boston, where it's "0.1", on the lower border of "Low". I don't really know what any of these things mean, but I feel miserable and just want to sleep and not do anything. Including knitting. I know, it's very sad.

But meanwhile, I have been looking at blogrings and things! I have joined New England Knits (see button on my sidebar, whee!) I wanted to join Knitting Blogs, but I read their rules very carefully: Must have a knitting blog (check), said blog must have existed for at least a month (check, I'm at a month and a day), said blog must have a post once a week for the past month (oo...) It seems that I didn't post for a good two weeks there. So I'll keep blogging and try it again in a couple of weeks.

This whole business is entirely too much fun.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

blanket for Snowflake

current project: blanket for Snowflake
designer: ??
pattern source: Vogue Knitting Stitchionary, number 198
yarn: Lion Suede prints in seacrest. machine washable but not dryable. 100% polyester.
yarn source: Michael's at Regency Centre. on sale!
needles: size 10 1/2, circular.
date begun: 2006.01.09ish

I'm making these squares right now and I have a vague plan to eventually paste them together using some sort of knitting/sewing/making a border in another color scheme. Yeah.

This is one of the squares.

If anyone read this blog, comments and suggestions would be welcome.

more knitting olympics!

Ok, now I'm super excited. Lots of new buttons!

This one is from someone called The Mysterious K. I got it off Yarn Harlot.

These next are from Team Boston, with whom I have now joined up.

And these two are from the MIT team.

Friday, January 20, 2006

knitting olympics

So, I have joined .

Yay! The deal is that I cast on a project during the opening ceremonies of the Olympics, and finish it by the end of the Olympics. I've decided to make socks. More details later.

Therefore, thanks to some people named Jen and La, I have this button:


Friday, January 06, 2006

rainbow socks

finished project: rainbow socks
designer: Rose Limke and Bonnie Brockburg
pattern source: Knit It! magazine, 2004
yarn: Sockotta, The Plymouth Italian Collection, color #30. machine washable. 45% cotton, 40% superwash wool, 15% nylon. sort of a pastel rainbow mix.
yarn source: Ting Ting bought it for me during a sale at Windsor Button, in Boston.
needles: size 3 double-pointed
dates: 2005.12.14ish - 2006.01.06


So I haven't really gotten the whole self-patterning thing down, but hey, they're sock-shaped.

They're for Mom.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006


The socks are all done except for weaving in the ends. Which I don't feel like doing right now, as I am in South Carolina and don't have anything on me except for double-pointed needles.

Also, I just read Yarn Harlot, a really funny book written by this woman. If you like knitting, I highly recommend it. She reminds me of the woman who wrote Eats, Shoots & Leaves in that the one is crazy about knitting the way the other one is crazy about punctuation. Except that Eats, Shoots & Leaves is more of a how-to about punctuation, and Yarn Harlot is more a collection of funny knitting-related anecdotes. Anyway, I recommend it.