Wednesday, July 30, 2008

2008 Ravelympics

I just set some lofty goals for the 2008 Ravelympics...

  • Finish Quant (WIP Wrestling)

  • Finish toe-up socks (WIP Wrestling)

  • Hemlock ring blanket (WIP Wrestling)

  • Baby Surprise Jacket (Baby Dresssage)

  • 2 baby hats (Baby Dresssage)

  • 3 pairs of baby booties (Baby Dresssage)

  • Design 1 baby hat pattern (Designer Discus)

  • Design 1 baby bootie pattern (Designer Discus)

  • Felted purse (Felted Freestyle)

  • Felted Fiber Trends clogs (Felted Freestyle)

  • Chapeau Marnier (Hat Dash)

  • Foliage hat (Hat Dash)


Unbeknownst to me, I had a pattern published in the 2008 Knitting Pattern A Day Calendar. My beaded bias knit scarf was the May 31-June 1 page. This was brought to my attention by Raverly user Lynnette, and now my Ravelry profile is linked to the pattern and I've received a copy of the calendar from the publishers. I hope to have some more stuff published (or self published) in the near future... I have some things in the works.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Quant, take 2

A while back I finished knitting a Quant for a Christmas gift and it looked like I had enough left over for a second Quant. Here it is:


The ball of yarn is decreasing at an alarming rate. I used just slightly over half the yarn on the first Quant, and I had planned on making this one a little smaller anyway, so I'm pretty sure it will be enough. Pretty sure. I knit the i-cord extra long in case it ends up being even shorter than I intended.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Maizy socks, still in progress

I feel like I've been knitting these socks f-o-r-e-v-e-r...


They are getting taller, but the balls of yarn don't seem to be getting much smaller. I'm afraid I might end up with knee-high socks if I knit up all of the yarn. We'll see. I want to finish these by the end of the summer so I can start on some more socks, either a pair of Maizy socks for my husband or a pair of Ziggy socks for me.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Summer time

Summer is in full swing here, hence the lack of posts. I've been alternating between doing a ton of home improvement, gardening and biking, or laying on the couch watching Battlestar Galactica because it is too hot to do anything else, all of which cut into crafting and blogging time. Battlestar Galactica rocks, we are just starting season 2. I highly recommend it.

Although my crafting time has been decreasing lately, I have been working on finishing up a bunch of UFOs... I think I currently have 2 pairs of socks, a scarf, a blanket, a sweater and a pair of mittens on the needles. I am starting to run out of knitting needles. I also have a pile of sewing projects in various stages of incompletion: two Amy Butler patterns, a linen skirt, linen pants, some tshirts, 2 button down shirts and some purses. This weekend I am going to do some sewing.

In other news... a baby is on the way! A cousin is having her first baby, it's due in December. I've already started a Baby Surprise sweater. Surprise, it looks nothing like a sweater!


A couple of folds, seams and buttons and it will look like a sweater.


I'm not very happy with how the bind off looks, I might end up crocheting around the sweater if it doesn't look better after blocking. I suspect this is the first of many baby sweaters, so I will have many opportunities to perfect the bind off on the Baby Surprise Jacket. I knit this with Trekking XXL, I have enough left over to make booties and maybe a hat as well.