14 February 2010

Sunday Olympic Update

Way to go Canada! The opening ceremonies were really nice, and so far everything seems to have gone well.

I didn't cast on during the opening ceremonies, because I had to finish a sweater for my friend's daughter. It is a basic bottom-up seamless raglan, split to make a cardigan. I did the edges in seed stitch, and made the sleeves straight. I haven't blocked it yet, and I still haven't put on the snaps that will close the button band, but it is almost done. Yarn is Kraemer Yarns Tatamy Tweed Worsted in Ginger and Sea Blue.

I did cast on yesterday while visiting the in-laws, starting with a bib. This one is from Mason Dixon Knitting, and was super easy. I haven't blocked it or sewn in the ends yet. I'm thinking of doing something a bit more complicated next time, but don't hold me to it. KnitPicks Shine Worsted in a mystery color.

During the men's short track speed skating, I started the first burp cloth. This pattern is really fun, and with this yarn, is making a squishy, super soft cloth that will be really great for Baby. There are three mess-ups in it that I'm just leaving in (it's a burp cloth, after all!): one from when the Koreans fell, leaving Apollo Ohno the silver (schadenfreude all around); one from when Heather Kearney won the gold in women's freestyle moguls, and one from when my brother-in-law said something weird this morning. I'll take a pic of those tomorrow.

Faster, Higher, Stronger!

11 February 2010

Knitting Olympics

Yes, I fell for it again. I'll be joining the rest of the crazies in the Knitting Olympics! I'm going to knit all of my remaining cotton into burp cloths and bibs for our baby, who is going to arrive some time in July.

22 December 2008

Loaves and fishes knitting

Now, everyone knows I'm not a religious person. Nonetheless, I'm hoping for a knitting miracle right now. I'm working on a hat for a friend for Christmas, and I'm perilously low on yarn. I used the same yarn to make her hand warmers, which is why the quantity is limited. Cross your fingers that I don't run out!

21 December 2008

Back on track?

Well, not that anyone has noticed, but I've been out of commission for more than a year on this blog. 2008 has been a really crapola year in Reinselandia. One good thing came out of all the yuck: we moved back to the US. A long time ago now, it seems. Back in March. It was a sudden decision, so if you were wondering if we were captured by some FARC nutters while out on a hike in Mindo, well, we're fine.

I'm considering starting to write on this thing again. Not sure what it'll focus on, but yarn will be involved.

Happy Holidays! Here's to 2009: the year that can't possibly be worse than 2008.

03 October 2007

Bad Blogger

I'm back. No promises, but for this minute, I've decided to return and grace my few but dear readers with another entry. I have no excuses -- I really don't know why I haven't been around. It could be that I was suffering so badly from ennui that I just couldn't write. Or I'm lazy. Whatever.

Right now, I'm working on two things. A pair of Thuja socks for Joe and a Christmas present sweater that is really driving me nutso, but shouldn't be. Pictures later. Other knitting news, I'm trying to gather some knitters together regularly to start a knitting night at the Magic Bean at 5:30 on Wednesdays. All are welcome, even non-knitters who want to have a little happy hour fun and aren't afraid of the crazy people with sticks and string. I was finally invited to Ravelry, which is great and I'm not taking advantage of it, but I will I swear.

In honor of Halloween, here are two pics of last year's costume, including hat knit by me at Lovely Yarns and my Jedi costume that I also made myself:

09 August 2007

Yay for these awesome ladies!

This is the kind of grandma I want to be. They are knitting little tiny items for preemies. How freakin' awesome is that!? I'm not keen on the whole knitting in pastels, thing, but I still think that this is what I want to be when I grow up.

22 July 2007


Ok, my camera phone's bluetooth is not cooperating with me right now, so I'll have to post the pics later. I'm done the first sleeve of the Cambridge jacket for my husband, and have come to terms with the fact that I am going to run out of yarn before I finish the second sleeve. This is likely because I made the body longer to accommodate his long torso. So, poor Joe will not have his jacket any time soon.

Some more info on the jacket:
Yarn: Cascade The Heathers, purchased at Capital Yarns, Color No. 9408
Gauge: 5 sts/in on US 6 needles (Inox)