Thursday, February 22, 2007

Hmm...

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. :) I'm new to blogging, so please bear with me. This will be a mostly knitting blog... because I don't have a whole lot of time to knit and I'm a slow knitter. Gotta fill up the space somehow. The name will explain itself; I'm addicted to yarn. I love to buy it and pretend I'm going to make something great with all of this free time I don't have. I've been knitting since my senior year of high school (2002-2003) and recently (November-ish 2006) started making more than Garter Stitch scarves. I have a wall of scarves that I've made. I'll post a pic eventually, I'm lazy. So far besides scarves I've made two hats, fingerless mitts, a mouse, and a baby blanket for my boyfriend's nephew.

Right now I'm working on a blanket (afghan?) for my boyfriend. I'll post pics as it gets larger, and probably the pattern if I ever finish writing it up. The chart is done, but the instructions are not. Remember, I'm lazy. :)

Here are some finished things I've made... with descriptions as best as I can remember.

Boyfriend Mitts: These are my own pattern. I made them with Sensations Licorice yarn in black. It's 100% wool. I'll try to get a pic of him wearing them so you can see the size properly. They're huge. Massive. My hands are lost in these babies.
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If you want the pattern for these, I'll be happy to write it up. It's super simple.

Mitts for my sister: I used Sensations Licorice yarn in red and the pattern from Speed Knitting by Kris Percival. They're really snug and comfy! I originally made them for me, but noticed that the yellow perfectly matched the scarf I'd made for her. The thumbs are in a neat pattern that you can't see from the pic. Maybe I'll get an action shot of these, too... She's just as lazy as I am though. :)
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Stuff for my grandma: I knit my grandma a hat on the Knifty Knitter round looms that I got for Christmas. It stretched. So I made her another one. She said the spaces were too big, so she double up on the hats. I mader her this hat with the pattern for Hot Head from SNBN. It was really easy and gave me some seaming practice. Now she only wears this hat. I made it with LionBrand Homespun in Caribbean. I still have some left, maybe for a panta or calorimetry or something. It's really soft and warm.
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I also made her a Valentine's Day Love cloth from http://www.knittingknonsense.com/LOVEcloth.html She liked it. It was a fast knit with so many possiblities to it. I might knit up some more in different colors and yarns and make pillows. I used... Bernat Super Saver in red... yes it's acrylic... yes I was too lazy to go buy cotton yarn. She's not going to use it as a washcloth anyways. :D
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And now... some crap I made for me.

This is Herman.
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Herman is a stuffed mouse cat toy minus the catnip. It was my first attempt at increasing/decreasing/seaming/simple embroidery/i-cord. Whew. I decided that he would be mine. He now lives in a little knit bag. :)

These are my very first mitts. I got the pattern from a 365 pattern a day callender, but you can get the pattern from http://earthheartdesigns.com/Earth%20Heart%20pages/Patterns/All%20Patterns/ribbed_wristers_&_driving_mitts_&_neck_gaiter.htm
I was dumb. I was naive. I didn't know my yarns. The pattern calls for sport yarn, I used worsted. Nonetheless, I love them and they keep my hands warm when I drive/smoke.
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Anyone know how to take decent pics of black yarn? Everything I tried made them look like solid black, you can't see the ribbing in these at all. PS: Those are my bedroom walls. Hand stamped by my sister, my high school friend, and myself. White walls with rainbow handprints. I love it.

Anyways, I'll probably work on my Kureyon mitts tonight. I want to finish them before it's warm. The blanket can be done when I say it's done. :D

Here's a sneak peek of the blanket:
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2 comments:

said...

Geez! That's a lot of Wool-Ease! I um, hate knitting blankets and scarves. My fingers get bored too quickly.

yarnjunkie said...

I just started knitting this blanket... and... I don't think I'll be knitting another one any time soon. :)