Thursday, November 8, 2007

NaKniSweMo progress

I feel like I have knit 6 miles of stockinette stitch. I have made gobs of progress on my NaKniSweMo sweater, thanks to the many hours I've spent knitting while watching TV. I've been catching up on episodes of Heroes and watching the third season of Veronica Mars on DVD, both of which are excellent.

I'm probably half through the hip shaping, and the pattern calls for one more inch of stockinette stitch and 18 rows of k1p1. I'm going to try to knit at least 3 more inches of stockinette as I prefer sweaters with long torsos. So far the sweater is fitting great and I have no complaints. I am a little worried about finding a way to pick up the stitches in the armpit to make the sleeve... but I will worry more about that later.


Friday, November 2, 2007

Completed project: Felted bowl


Pattern: Large bowl from One Skein Wonders
Yarn: it looks like bulky Lopi, but the yarn came without labels so I can't be sure

When I first saw the felted bowl pattern I thought "What would anyone do with a felted bowl?" After a few weeks the thought changed to "I need a felted bowl!" After I made this bowl I'm thinking I need a whole set of felted bowls. I'm using this one to hold assorted knitting notions and needles. I think a couple smaller ones would be great for holding sewing notions.

Thursday, November 1, 2007


I had every intention of finishing my toe-up jaywalkers during the month of Socktober. I finished one sock.


I also started this pair of toe-up socks, with every intention of finishing them. This is as far as I got.


I was really productive craft-wise during the month of Socktober... I just didn't manage to make much progress on the socks :/ I'm hoping next month I can finish up some of my WIPs. I'm going to attempt to finish my Wicked sweater for NaKniSweMo.