26 01 2008

The other day I wandered over to The Woolie Ewe, intending to pick up some stitch markers, blocking pins, and a new measuring tape. Well, I didn’t find a measuring tape I liked, but I did pick up some nice stitch markers and blocking pins…

And of course I had to get some yarn.

I ended up with one hank of Farmhouse Yarns Lumpy Bumpy Yarn by Charlene (99% merino, 1% nylon) in Faded Glory (I swear that’s what the tag says. Looks similar to “Old Glory” on that page).

And here’s what I did with it: (click images for bigger)

Impulse Hat! Madge from Spring 2006 Knitty

Cheat’s Fingerless Gloves

Left Impulse Mitt!

Right Impulse Mitt!

That first image has the most accurate color. Yes, the left is in reverse stockinette while the right is in regular stockinette. The yarn is so whimsical it rubbed off on me. 😉 But if I decide that’s too much, I can always turn it inside out. that’s the beauty of it.

And of course these projects are both posted on My Ravelry Projects page so you can comment on them there if you like.


Why I’m up at this hour and posting so much

22 01 2008

There’s something about being unemployed and living alone (well, more or less, I do have a couple of cats) that makes one tend to neglect to notice what time and/or day it is.

For example, you oversleep a little bit one day, then stupidly have a cup of coffee around 8pm, and find yourself up till 6am knitting and reading blogs (yes, I do both at the same time; knitting continental means you don’t have to drop the yarn to use the mouse 😀 ). You shuffle off to bed around 7am because you just can’t keep your eyes open anymore, only to get a phone call at 10am from your brother, who was in town visiting mom and wants to see you for a little bit on his way back home (3 hours away). He doesn’t quite remember how to navigate the big city, so calls you every 5 minutes on his way, then spends about an hour with you, after which you stand no chance of going back to sleep (if you went back to sleep now you’d be screwed up for the rest of the week anyway). So you stay up as long as you can stand to, which turns out to be around 7pm.

Fast-forward to 3am, when you wake up with a headache. You get up, take some Excedrin, go back to bed. Sleep? Nope, not happening. Around 5:30 you give up and decide to go start that damn knitblog already, then knit until it’s time to get dressed (job interview at 9, but it’s really close by, so I can probably knit until 8:30).

So you see, it’s simple.

My goal is to post here as often as I knit, whether that’s every day, or however often it is. I also hope to knit every day, but that doesn’t always happen. Watch this space, though. I have ambition. And right now, no job to get in the way. 😀

…and now for some actual knitting content

22 01 2008

I have decided that it was about time I knitted myself a sweater. But it couldn’t be just any pattern. Mainly because there were too many things I didn’t like about every pattern I found that didn’t cost money.

So I’m making one up.

Based on the structure of Kyoto by Karen Stockton, but that’s just about where the similarities end. Rather than being 2 colors, I’m going for a solid color and loads of texture. Just in case I change my mind about the colors, I’m using an undyed wool, so later if I decide I want color, I can just dye the finished bits.

Pictures once I get enough done that you can tell something’s happened. 😉

Oh, and here I am on Ravelry.

Another knitblog?

22 01 2008

Yes, another knitblog.

Yes, I have a personal blog, on LiveJournal, that I’ve had for eons, or at least since before it was so cool that everybody had one. I won’t be abandoning that one, but I will probably no longer be posting any of my knitting adventures there, instead putting them on this dedicated blog. This has the advantages of not bothering my LJ friends with so much knitting that they don’t care about, as well as giving my knitting friends a blog to read that doesn’t contain all the non-knitting stuff they might not want to read.

So yes, another knitblog. Take that as you will.