Knit, Me-Shell, Knit!

These are the adventures of a girl gone mad.

Friday, September 08, 2006

A few pictures of what I've been doing...




The Leaf Tee:

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Cherry Garcia Neck Tube (from HelloYarn pattern):

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close-up of the cables (my first time! not bad!):
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So I didn't plan on knitting the neck tube just yet, but I found some yarn at my LYS and couldn't resist. Specs:

Yarn: Reynolds Andean Alpaca Regal in Brick
Needles: size 10 circular
Pattern: Free! here is the link: http://www.helloyarn.com/cherrygarcia.htm
Time spent: Not much. Maybe 2 hours. Super easy and my idea of instant gratification. Although, it's still not quite cool enough to need a neck tube, but it will be soon enough!

On to the next project!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Upon further examination...

I realize that I now have several projects currently on the needles. I can't seem to stop starting up new projects. I'm greedy. So...the list....

1. Clapotis from Knitty - for my mom
Yarn: Artyarns Regal Silk
The problem: It's boring the hell out of me.

2. Anthropologie-inspired capelet (by julsey723 on craftster) - for.....ME!!!
Yarn: Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky in Turkish Olive
The problem: none, really. It's pretty quick to knit because of the bulky yarn and big needles. I'm just battling A.D.D.

3. Leaf t-shirt (by knitting school dropout) - for ......ME, also!!!! (but this I just finished)
Yarn: Tahki Cotton Classic in Deep Red
The problem: I was a little bored and anxious to finish so I could wear the damn thing.

4. Knucks from Knitty - for my brother, and several others, should I not lose my mind during the process.
Yarn: for my brother's I'm using Blue Sky Alpaca. It's super soft and not at all itchy.
The problem: I think I hate knitting gloves. Even if the fingers aren't full length. It's driving me out of my skull. Even my mom got confused. So as you can tell, this is my first time knitting anything with dpn's. Poop.

5. Also, I bought some vintage dress patterns from the 50s and 60s from ebay! I can't wait until they get here so I can get started. (Also something I need my mother's help with.)
The purpose: I have a wedding to go to in October (Friday the 13th!). Instead of whining about how I can't find any dresses I like, or that all the dresses I like cost way too much, I'll just make my own.


So, I'm totally going to post some pictures soon. Really. I will. Because quite frankly, I need to see my own progress so that I keep on moving.