Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Hallowig - Completed

I finished my Knitty Hallowig a few weeks ago but haven't been able to get a good pic. Here's the best photo so far (which isn't saying much)!

Hallowig - Completed

I loved the pattern and would like to make another one next year! Also, I've seen this posted on several blogs, the hot new wig is the Princess Leia Hat by BleuArts.

Friday, September 22, 2006

2nd September 2006 Dishcloth KAL - completed

I'm on a roll with these dishcloths! I really like this one and may block it this weekend.

September 2006 Dishcloth KAL - completed
Yarn: Peach & Creme #4 Ecru
Pattern: September Mid-Month Leaf Patterned Lace

Fiber Trends Clog Update
I'm ready to seam the sole of the first clog but a bit nervous the seam will show after felting. The instructions say it won't if I do it right so we will see! I'll finish it up this weekend and start on clog #2. I can't wait to felt these!

Sophie Purse Update
Still not felted but I have zippered pillowcases now!

Pirate Sam CAL Update
I don't think I can use an E/4 hook with this yarn.

One Skein Wonder Update
No progress - I tend to stop working on projects when they are almost done.

Baby Apple Cap Update
FCEK Magazine with pattern still misplaced.

(Wow my updates are very negative today)

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Pirate Sam-a-long!

I'm sure by now you have seen the Jack-Johnny-Depp-Sparrow-like crochet pirate doll at Interweave Crochet has the pattern for sale (I got mine today) and there is a Pirate Sam-a-long at craftster! Go to to join!

The best part.. I don't have those colors so I have an excuse to add to the yarn stash. Argh matey!!!

Update 9/21: Wally World had all of the colors that I needed for the pattern. Then I saw this on the pattern...."Skill Level Advanced". YIKES!

Lion Brand Magic Socks - completed

Finally after almost a year of casting on, dropping stitches, frogging, casting on, dropping stitches, frogging, cas...well you get the picture.. I have completed my FIRST pair of socks!

Lion Brand Magic Stripe Socks - complete

Yarn: Lion Brand Magic Stripe Yarn
Pattern: Sock pattern from the yarn label

And the best part, I had just enough left over yarn to knit my very first sweater! Okay, it is really a Last-Minute Knitted Gifts mini sweater.

Mini Knit Sweater

What's on the needles now?
  • one beautiful dishcloth
  • one skein wonder(OSW)
  • one apple baby cap from FCEK magazine
  • one Fiber Trend's AC33x felted clogs
  • Monday, September 18, 2006

    Garterlac Dishcloth - Completed

    I finished the Criminyjickets Garterlac Dishcloth over the weekend. I'd like to try an enterlac dishcloth soon. Tonight, I'll start on my second Monthly Dishcloth KAL pattern.

    Garterlac Dishcloth - Completed

    Yarn: Sensation Bellezza Collection Smania Yarn from JoAnn's

    Here's a close-up of the squares. I love the way this yarn looks but the small white threads pick too easily on sharp or rough objects. Dishcloths really are a great project to test out a new yarn that you haven't used before. Now point me in the direction of the dirty dishes!

    Garterlac Dishcloth close-up

    (click on the picture then choose all sizes to view the large image)

    Tuesday, September 12, 2006

    Mail Call

    Yay! My copy of Simply Knitting Magazine arrived in the mail today. Here it is in my favorite chair with the free knitting case that came with it!

    Simply Knitting Magazine

    The pumpkin pattern in the above magazine is too cute!

    Simply Knitting Magazine Pumpkin

    I'm almost to the toe of my second Lion Brand Magic Stripe sock. I've started a garterlac dishcloth while waiting for the next Monthly Dishcloth KAL pattern from the Yahoo Group.

    Friday, September 08, 2006

    September Monthly Dishcloth KAL - completed

    I finished the dishcloth from the Yahoo Monthly Dishcloth KAL. Hooray! I'm ready for the next one.

    September 06 Dishcloth KAL
    Pattern: September 2006 Dishcloth KAL Yahoo Group
    Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton Yellow
    Needles: Size 7

    Saturday, September 02, 2006

    My First Knitted Dishcloth

    My First Knitted Dishcloth
    Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton
    Pattern: Yvonne's Double Flower
    Needles: US 7

    Friday, September 01, 2006

    Dishcloth KAL

    I started my first dishcloth today with the Monthly Dishcloth KAL group. I chose an Ecru colored yarn but then switched it out for a bright yellow...

    Peaches & Creme Yellow

    Here are my first 7 rows!

    Dishcloth KAL-Day One

    And a close up...

    Dishcloth KAL Macro - Day One