Saturday, January 19, 2008

How much longer?

My house looks like this

Every single room. Boxes from floor to as high as I can reach.
Some filled, some taped and waiting to be filled and some still flat.
Every day it gets that bit harder to get through the house and every day there are more things I wish I hadn't packed yet.

Like the yarn.............

and Koolhaas...........It isn't finished, it isn't packed, but I think I packed the pattern.........

Kit keeps helping.......... she packs herself into that fruit box. She doesn't want to get left behind.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008


First - FO for the year

Patonyle socks with picot edge.
72 Sts on 2.25 dpns

I have little ladders in these and am reminded why I like those little circulars so much.

First- Absolutely love this knit


I am making this in exchange for someone making me a swift.

It is nice and squishy and I am going to have trouble parting with it. I am already scoping out yarn to make one for myself.

First - Colourwork.

I saw these mitts over at Chrisknits and just had to try them.

I was having so much fun with them I forgot to do the increases for the thumb....... Oooops also first mistake for the year.

First - Ripped Project.

The Sirdar Eternity jumper is no more.

I started it in 2006 and have worked at it on and off ever since.

The yarn is a mix and while I don't mind it, I just don't love it enough to keep going. It has been ripped and re wound into balls.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

2007 Round Up

Meme taken fron Chrisknits.


1) The Quickest Knit Item of 2007

The plain beanies for D&T. Not super exciting but super quick.

2) The Slowest Knit Item of 2007

Either the purple pullover because I have barely touched it and really dont think I want to OR Shedir with all those travelling cables.

3) The Funnest Knit Item of 2007

Gretel is my favourite.

Enough challenge to make me think, but small enough that I don't get bored or frustrated and shove it in a corner before finishing.

Gretel also has the bonus of being incredibly pretty.

4) The Stupidest Knit Item of 2007 (Maybe something you shouldn't have tried)

I don't think I have one........ if I did it was something that was so stupid I never got past swatching.

Oh wait! Yes I do.
Knitting the country silk jumper in a scarily bright pink was probably the stupidest thing.
I doubted my colour choice yet I still kept knitting.

Lesson: Listen to that little voice that is telling you it is ugly.

5) The Best Received Knit Item of 2007 (A much appreciated item you knit for someone else)


Miss B's Nanna is a fantastic knitwear receipitant.

6) The Worst Knit Item of 2007 aka The "one thing I will never knit again, even upon penalty of death" Item of 2007

I am not sure what to pick knitwise but I am dreading seaming Miss B's Black Black Black.

Oh wait. I really don't like the bright pink country silk jumper very much.
It's nice and warm, but the colour...........Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!

Remind me that I don't usually use certain colours for a reason.

7) The Best Knit Item of 2007 aka The "I could knit this over and over again" Item of 2007

Gretel and Wicked are both in this category and I have plans to make more of each.

2007 Knits

* Rosedale United

* Gretel for Nanna

* Madder Ribbed Sock

* Grey Beanie For D

* Blue Beanie For T

* Crochet wash cloth

* Ribby Pulli

* Patonyle Sock

* Pink Striped Scarf

* Pink Striped Beanie

* Blue Striped Beanie

* Socks for Sisters

* Adore Socks

* Wicked

* Beret

* Miss B's Newsboy Cap

* Roll Neck Jumper

* Mittens for Me

* News Boy Cap

* Irish Hiking Scarf

* Mittens

* Grey Beanie

* Green Beainie

* Dashings

* My So Called Scarf

* Super Sneaky Socks

* Knee Warmers

* Central Park Hoodie

* Beanie

* Fetchings for Nanna

* Urban Aran

* Patonyle Socks

* Thuja Socks

* Magic Stripes Socks

* Shedir

* Happy Feet

* Green Fetchings

* Rolling Thunder

6 Jumpers

11 Pairs of socks

12 Hats

5 Mittens/ Mitts/ handwarmer thingys

1 Knee warmers

1 dishcloth.