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tArA nIcHoLe'S kNiTTiNg BaG

Yet another one of those darn knitting blogs...

Friday, October 28, 2005

Pictures come forth!!!!

Secret Pal Presents:
There was more to this first one, chocolate, bath set, presents for cal and tay... but this is what I have in my knitting basket (chocolate was gone 10 minutes after package was opened!): The yarn is to make some really cute cabled chokers. I plan to make one for me and my roomie!




This is what was in my second package. There were 10 balls of yarn but I figured you'd get the same idea from 6... I can NOT wait to knit this up!!!!



SOCKTOBER FEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The burgundy sock yarn is for no one in particular... probably me... but we'll see...


This is how far I've gotten on Taylor's pair... One down, one to go!!!



This is the yarn that Callie picked out for her pair...



And this is my VERY FIRST PAIR OF SOCKS!!!!!!!



Here they are as a WIP:



On to Hopeful....

Here is Hopeful as a WIP:



Here she is again nearly finished (still with her wonky collar that her momma still has to fix...)



Branching Out:

Here it is as a WIP. I used Red Heart Luster Sheen... Good cheap beautiful Christmas present for me granny....



WIPs to Be.....

This is going to be Knitty.com's I Do. The other hank is wound up into a ball. I'm nervous that I will run out of yarn for this project. I had already cast on for the project 4 times and had to keep frogging because of some stupid thing I did... so I cast on for Branching Out instead that night...



This is going to be a little special something for my boy toy. It's as close to blaze orange that I could find (it's tangerine). I can't say what it is going to be in case he stops by the blog but with deer season starting in two weeks you won't have to wait very long to find out!!!



This was supposed to be the bottom of Ultra Femme (Stitch n bitch nation) but I can't find a color close enough for the mohair top so... I don't know what this will end up being but you can't go wrong with hot pink wool!

Friday, October 21, 2005

What kind of knitter am I?

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supplies. It can be hard to tell where the yarn
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Monday, October 17, 2005

SocktoberFest



I'm a member of SocktoberFest 2005!!!! (Click the link on sidebar to check it out). I cast on for my first pair of socks today but I think I need smaller needles. I used a four on Plymouth Yarn's Sockotta (not the color shown... color number 15). I should have known better, it says to use size 2 needles in the label but for some reason I thought I could get away with a four since I already had them. Nope... I didn't like how loose it was (I was like... 1/2 inch into them). I will stop at the craft store again (SP they are STILL sold out of size 11 needles! Sheesh! I'm soooo lucky to have you!) and get size 2 dpns so I can be an active participant in the socktoberfest celebration! he he he. I also bought the book you see there. There are some really really really cute sockies in there! For those of you that may have this book, I'm starting off with pattern number 5, Autumn Leaves, except I don't plan on folding the cuff down. There are also some Angel socks in there that I want to eventually make for my little angels. They love cute socks! i don't know why I didn't think to make them socks before... DUH!!! ha ha...

Got some more progress done on Branching out. I'm probably 60% done now. I love it but I'm getting startitis and I haven't been working on it for more than a few days. Maybe it's just sockitis... that's probably it!

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Finished Object!!!

I HAVE A FINISHED OBJECT!!!!!!!!!!! All done... ALL DONE!!!!! No more weaving of ends... I even sewed the button on!!!!!!!!! I wish I had a picture... It's the sweter on the cover of the second knit.1 mag.
I'm ALMOST done with Hopeful. Well.. I was basically done but I don't like how the collar puckers and poofs out. So... I'm going to rip it out and use smaller needles and pick up fewer stitches than Jenna recommends. I haven't blocked it yet, but I don't think that any amout of blocking is going to fix the collar. I've seen pictues of other people's hopefuls on the KAL and their collars don't look as messed up as mine! hrmph... oh well... If i don't get it perfect I won't wear it!!

I haven't been home to grab my digi cam and printer software drivers so I'm still without either. I've still been taking pictures with my camera in case I just want to go to Target and get prints and then scan them in with Jake's scanner later... but that is just SO much work! :)

I cast on a new project this weekend. Branching out. I'm making it for my mom for christmas (or my grandma... but probably my mom). I'm about half done with it. It goes up so quick and it's really easy. My first lace project! Yay!

My super awesome SP got me yarn and the pattern from the skacel ads ( it's the one where the front panel is knit in the round) I wish I knew what page it was on in IK... Anyway... I wanted to start that sweater this weekend but when I was at the craft store there were sold out of the dpn that I needed (size 11) I have size 13 dpn so I might try those if it's not too holy.

So when I was in the craftstore (HUGE HUGE HUGE HUGE craft store... has more yarn than my yarn shop back home... ) and I saw this pair of socks haning above their meager collection of sock yarn (still... being a craft store and not a yarn shop they carry an abnoxiously large selection of Red Heart and novelty yarns... but they have good stuff like brown sheep and Jo Sharp too). I just HAD to knit them. There was no pattern attached to them though!!! I looked through all their loose leaft single patterns for sale, and their pattern books that featured socks and coul not find them! They were a ribbed sock and the ribbing went down to the top of the foot. I've found a pattern online that *might* be pretty close Here, but I'm not sure cause the pic is so small. I'm new to the sock knitting world and never had a desire to knit them until seeing these socks! Anywhos... I think I'll try out that pattern in the yarn that the special socks were knit in (I don't remember what brand it was or anything..) I'll probably stop hack there tomorrow or Tuesday when I get groceries and cast on! Yay!

Monday, October 10, 2005

Hopeful

I wish I could post a picture but I'm thisclose to finishing hopeful. I just have that teeny tie thing to do and then block it and I'm finished. I'm a little disappointed in the collar portion. It like... poofes out in the back and in the front a little. Like... I picked up too many stitches or something... But I picked up the right amount...! I'm going to check out the knit along to see if anyone else had the same issue or not.

This has been just a hellish week for me. Papers and papers and presentations .... Oh my! plus Beaner and Boo came down with my mom for a visit over the weekend and wore me out. Little leeches those two are when you don't see them for awhile! I have thrusday and friday off of school this week, but I work on sunday. I might drive down and pick them up from nursery school on friday... to surprise them. I haven't decided yet though. I just know that over this long weekend that I will probably get bored. Jake is going up to his hunting shack to get his stands ready for deer season and the roomies are going to be gone... bored bored broed. I don't even have any major papers due soon (they were due this week or last week). Hmmm... yup... probably will go home.

That's about it for me ... Stupid digi cam screwed up my printer port/driver so now my printer has taken a poop on me too.... hmmm... so this blog will be pretty boring without pictures for awhile!... not that it was interesting anyway right!? ha!