Sunday, May 18, 2008

Things are Quiet here at Knitatation

Things have been quite quiet here at Knitatation.

A quick update:
  • I figured out how to get pictures on my Ravelry page. My username at Ravelry is Knitatation.
  • I knit a little bib and washcloth set last weekend for a friend who is expecting a baby and the yarn I used was too big, so I'll turn them both in to washcloths for us. I did get some more appropriate yarn from Pam at Spiritwork yesterday.
  • My Jaywalker sock has a mistake a few rows down so I'll have to knit back to fix it. Because of the patterning, I can't just rip and hope to pick up on the knit rows.
  • Tiffany's shrug only has 22 inches done. There's been a little ripping on that this week.
  • At EZ class yesterday I started a brioche rib hat for Joe. I am making it out of the brown yarn I got at Finger Lakes Fibre Fest a couple of years ago. It is going to make a very soft hat. Took a little work to figure out the gauge with my yarn and needles and EZ's direction (or lack of directions).
  • Once in a while I knit a row or two on the koolaid yarn socks. I have no interest in making them right now, but I started them so I'll finish sometime. Ruth knit some Jaywalkers out of our Koolaid yarn and they turned out fab. She used red and orange to get this color combo.

so you see there is a little knitterly frustration going on here. I hope to fix the Jaywalker socks while I watch the country music awards tonight. I noticed that the smartened up and did not put the music awards on same night as Idol final. duh!

I am hoping the Idol Final is big David - David Cook. Little David will do alright for himself once he comes into maturity.

toodles till next week.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

It's the little things

in knitting that get me thru when I'm having a sweater slump.

I finally finished Joe's socks with the yarn Ruth gave me. 20 stinkin rows is all
I was short from the original ball....but enough of my gripeing ..... I'm putting them
away for Christmas.

I immediately cast on with the yarn I dyed last weekend with the girls. I'm not crazy
about the colors, and it's wierd (in a good way) to have your yarn smell good enough
to drink (the koolaid!). I think Ruth's multi will turn out better knit up. Mine has a
little too much red in it for me. The picture looks bluer than it really is. I'm knitting just basic no brainers.

I've been working a little bit on Tiffany's shrug. I started putting in a lifeline every 2 or 3 inches, and I'm glad I did. Had to rip back to the lifeline twice now (so I got even smarter and put
it in every inch...). One ball knit up 6 inches, I hope I have enough yarn - think I'll be ok. She is younger and thinner than me so shorter arms will work for her. This yarn is like working with 6 strands of fishing line all at once - not the most fun!

I'm also working on Jaywalkers from yarn I got at Ellens half pint a couple of years ago.
Love the yarn. I'm just about ready to start the heel.

That's about it.

We are just back from my sister in law's 50th birthday party. Fun was had by all.

The boys went Walleye fishing the last two nights and caught lots of keepers -
I can't wait for a fresh fish dinner.

Tiffany worked a double yesterday at the diner - she was pooped! Magic realized
she needed some TLC.

Have a safe week!