Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Knitting Guru
You appear to be a Knitting Guru. You love knitting
and do it all the time. While finishing a
piece is the plan, you still love the
process, and can't imagine a day going by
without giving some time to your yarn.
Packing for vacation involves leaving ample
space for the stash and supplies. It can be
hard to tell where the yarn ends and you
begin.http://marniemaclean.com/

What Kind of Knitter Are You?
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Monday, January 30, 2006

Knitty's Boogie Vest

I love this vest! I am really happy how well it turned out. Although it wasn't hard at all, the knitting was a bit monotonous. The only problem I have is that, due to the nature of stockinette stitch, the armholes tend to curl in a bit even after blocking with heat...perhaps I should try wet blocking. The vest is made of 8 skeins of Knitpicks' wool yarn in Mulled Wine color. I am tempted to make another one in cotton as a tanktop for summer since it looks quite good worn alone....will post a pic of that later.

Sorry if my expression looks a bit weird (as I always do in my knitting pictures!)...it was about 1:45 am so I was tired and excited at the same time. Guess what I'm wearing to school today ;P





Sunday, January 29, 2006

I just bought The Last Minute Knitted Gifts book, and I LOVE it! Although I am aware that there is an errata page dedicated to this book, many errors have been corrected by the 2nd and 3rd printing which is what I have. I also checked the book to the errata webpage just to make sure and everything checked out A-okay! So for those of you who are hesitant due to this reason, you are now free to purchase! And for those of you who are hesitatant due to a tight wallet....I CAN relate, believe me! I got it for 40% off from Joann's since I had a coupon so it was very cool.

I can't wait to work on the hourglass sweater featured so beautifully in Craftster.org. Yet at the same time, I am STILL working on a vest.....it seems to be one of those projects that will never be completed. ~sigh~....I wish I have magic fingers.

Chow!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

You are Mohair
You are Mohair.You are a warm and fuzzy type who works well with
others, doing your share without being too
weighty. You can be stubborn and absolutely
refuse to change your position once it is set,
but that's okay since you are good at covering
up your mistakes.

What kind of yarn are you?
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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

A Collage of Thanks!

I have been busy with school and knitting but too lazy posting :P Well, here are some of things I have knitted lately. Enjoy and thanks for looking. I am so inspired by Craftster.org and all you generous souls for sharing patterns so freely. Special thanks to julsey723 and LeSophie for your generosity in sharing your patterns with me (and everyone) that are featured in this post. My thanks are way overdue!

This is LeSophie's version of Glampyre's Ubernatural. If it wasn't for LeSophie's explanations of the pattern, I would have been very lost. I also made the neckline smaller and made the sleeves 3/4 length. I used Lion Brand's Homespun. I used only 1 stand because I didn't want it to be too bulky.

This is one of my favorite sweaters. It took forever, but I am glad I made it. This is Tempting from Knitty.com. I used Caron's soft acrylic yarn. It is very comfortable.

This was a costly one. This top is very Rowan's Summer collectipn book and Rowan's cotton and braids yarn. Too expensive for my student budget....good thing the book and yarn were a gift from my fiance for my birthday. :)

Last and definitely not least, a sleeveless turtleneck from a book I got from Joann's. I used Lion's brand thick and quick Lumberjack red to make it. I likey.


Thank you for looking. I hope that one day I too can contribute to Craftster's. Adios!