Monday, February 28, 2011

Finished Object 11.2

This is my 2nd FO of 2011...
I originally started knitting this for myself.  But then I decided to gift it to a great girl that works with me in honor of her moving to China for the next several months for work... a sort of a good luck present.

This yarn is Cascade 220 in Fuchsia.... LOVE IT!!
I got it from Rare Purls in Duluth, GA over the Christmas holidays...

As impromptu a gift as it was, it was my first foray into knitting for someone else........ gggrrrrrrr....

.....all I know is, she BETTA be wearing it the next time I see her...... I'm kidding........ kind of.


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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Finished Object 11.1

I actually finished this months ago...
...but I only just got around to actually taking a picture of it...
 So, I'm just going to count it as my first FO of 2011.

I would definitely knit this again, but I would choose a softer, drapier yarn... something more along the line of LB Thick and Quick or the like...

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

goodness gracious sakes alive....

I was just visiting my friends book blog Penny Pimpin and I was pleasantly surprised to see my site on her blog list.... only to be shocked and awed to see that it had been 3 MONTHS (!?!) since my last post.


I'm astounded that so much time has past without my really realizing it.  So much has been going on... My company changing hands and locations and a general dip in the quality of life there.... A long holiday vacation that made it extremely hard to get back into the swing of things once I got back.... The horrible weather we have been having here in the City.... ((ssiigghh))

All that has just lended to a general lethargy that has kept me sitting on my ass for the most part.... Luckily, that's were I do most of my knitting... ;-D!

I do have some finished projects that I need to post, but some of them are gifts that have yet to be handed over, so it will be a week or so before I will be able to share them.

I can say that I have a few new projects planned...

I desparately need a hat alternative for these cold weekday mornings.  As much time as I spend getting my hair together in the morning, I'll be damned if I'm going to tug a hat over it!

I have found these two styles, but I'm torn...
 This choice is the Vanessa Headband by Nancy Ricci... 
I love the cables and its nice and wide over the ears.

 This one is called Cablerimetry by Meg White...
Again, more cables, and I love that it is knitted flat and has a button closure in the back!

While I'm deciding which to do, I plan on casting this one on today...

I have the perfect yarn for it that I got over the New Year holiday in Atlanta.  I bought it at a cute little place in Duluth called Rare Purls.  I'll post pics soon!  Promise!!

Holla... and belated Happy New Year!
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Sunday, October 24, 2010


I had planned on casting this on today, while still high off finishing my first pair of 2-at-a-time/magic loops socks this weekend....
 Short row scarf from

I'm going to make it with this yarn I picked up my new favorite yarn store Smiley's in Queens.
It's about an hour away and it's only open on Fridays and Saturdays, but dang if it wasn't worth the trip!!

  ... this is a great looking and feeling yarn that was 2.99 a skein... I got the whole bag of about 450+ yards  for 10 bucks!!  Anywhere else, each skein would have been anywhere from 5-8$ a piece, right?

Unfortunately, I realized I don't have the right size needle.  Looks like I need to make a quick trip to P&S Fabrics tomorrow to pick up some circular 11's.

Then, score of all scores... I picked up these beauties...

 ..... 2.99 a skein!.... 50/50 Merino and Silk!!....I <3 Smiley's.... seriously!!

I plan on making this lovely piece of knitted... loveliness... with my score.

It's the #11 Feather Stole by Irina Shabayeva that was featured in the Fall'10 issue of Vogue Knitting....Loovveee. It......... now, I'm not saying I will be able to make it anytime soon, but it's in my queue!

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short and sweet

Two down.  From the top down.
I finally finished my first pair of socks!
Using the 2-at-a-Time/ Magic Loop method no less..... Holla!!

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Monday, September 6, 2010

(almost) always do what your mama tells ya...

I'm going on a family cruise for the Xmas holidays this year.
It's going to be the first of its kind for us as almost 16 family and close friends are getting together for a 5 day Caribbean vacay.... CANT WAIT!!

The other day I was talking to my mom about my new knitting obsession interest and how much easier it is that I can just pick it up or put it down without having to dismantle anything.

Knowing that I still love sewing and I check out my favorite sewing links everyday, she suggested that I revert back to my one project a month concept with the goal of the cruise in mind.

I've thought it over and decided that I like the idea and I'm going to do it.
Nothing major, just some quick projects to get me back in the swing of things maybe get my mojo flowing again after a year off...

Of course, a juicy Labor Day sale sale over a BMV didn't hurt. 

Because, of course, I couldn't just use any of the patterns I ALREADY have overflowing out of my drawer...ooohh nnnoooo, I need to start FRESH!!  Here's what I found...

This two piece from Badgley Mischka (V1195)...
I love the over top...

Then I remembered this cute little Anna Sui dress (V1153)...
It's an older pattern that I've been looking at for a while.
I think it would look cute in a light linen or dress weight broad cloth.

Then there is this asymmetric top from McCalls(M6204)...
I actually just bought a top quite similar to this from ASOS.

And lastly, this legging pattern(M6173)...

Not bad for $5 a pop.

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"Sock it to me!"

..... is what I will name my post when I actually COMPLETE a sock... not even a pair!.. A sock.... for now they are kicking my ass and leaving me feeling rather discouraged.

I needed a little picker upper and found this simple baby hat pattern in my 'Teach Yourself Visually Knitting' book....
I used some of my favorite fuchsia pink Debbie Bliss Rialto DK  ~ my best 'Wool Watcher' find to date!

It was soo smooth and springy and perfect for a little stretchy hat like this... Def going to get some more and make a hat for myself.

I took a few liberties.... trying to insert a half-rememered mock-cable stitch I had seen Sunday morning on Knit and Crochet Now.
... apparently, the half I didnt remember was the most important half... ;);

But, I think its still cute and it gave a me little practice on some basic decreaese(P/K2tog) and a little Icord action.  As an afterthought, I added a little tassel at the top.

Never mind I don't know any babies.

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Projects No. 4 and No. 5...

 Project No. 4
... My first footie!
 ... ran out of yarn on this one... so I'll just have to play musical feet for a little while.

Project No. 5
... My first socks!!
 ... I just used what yarn I had on hand for this one.  I wanted to test out the pattern before I bought more yarn to make it for real.  Glad I did because the cast-on and increasing needs a little tweaking.

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