Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Bombshell Sweater Finished

Originally uploaded by KelKnits
All about the Boobs in this one, yes?
Began: November 11, 2007
Completed: November 24th 2007
Pattern: Bombshell by Stephanie Japel
Needles: As written: Size 8s and size 3s
Yarn: Berroco Softwist. I used every last inch of 7 skeins (100 yards/50 grams each)
Modifications: This is a top-down raglan that you try on as you go. I reduced more in the body, and did a much longer length. I added short-rows in the belly, which unfortunately can be seen due to the show-all nature of this yarn, and now almost emphasizes a crescent belly-shape under the ribbing. But as DBF says, "The what? Huh? Sorry, was looking at your tits in that sweater."

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Finished Lenores

Originally uploaded by KelKnits
Began: (again) November 7 2007
Completed: November 24th 2007
Pattern: Lenore by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (Yarn Harlot)
Yarn: Lenore Raven Series Blue Moon Socks that Rock Lightweight Club yarn and pattern for October 2007
Needles: Cast on with size 4s. Rest of socks in size 2.5mm as directed.
Alterations: Found the cast-on edge too tight, and ripped and re-started on the 4s. Also did the Larger size for about the first 9 rows of lace, then switched over to the medium lace chart for the rest of the socks.
I LOVE these socks! The color, pattern, yarn,...everything! Gorgeous!

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Last night we got our small knitting group together (can we get a lil applause for teaching 2 of the SigOs to knit?) for some snacks and some projects.
J noted that knitting is actually a logical, linear, binary code. Knit and Purl being the binary. DBF said, "So I'm not doing a girly craft, I am CODING!"
I still maintain that a Purl stitich is actually a reversed Knit, and therefore I revert back to my original theory that Everything is One, One is Everything. (Zero being not the mirror, but the lack of knitting, which we don't like!)
(I don't have a bunch of stashed yarn: I have but ONE stash!)

That is enough foolishness!
On the Needles: 2nd Lenore is about an inch away from some heel turning. Yay!
Christmas Projects: You think I should start on these?
Laptop: Still broken, so no photos. Sorry!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Stash Management

Mango Moon Stash
Originally uploaded by KelKnits
My My My...
Don't you just love Ravelry? The other day I spent a little time playing in the stash, and Ravelry is the best place to have our stash compulsions recognized- nay- celebrated! There is no greater fun for an obsessive knitter than photographing and logging details of the yarn stash... except maybe knitting with it... but that is delayed gratification!
Barring more laptop issues (video isn't working, screen is blank, did some magic Apple troubleshooting but all is still not perfect) and some more closet-cleaning, I plan on having a bit more fun with Ravelry:
Flash your Stash Disclaimer: That wasn't all of it. Heh.

This is some very pretty recycled Sari silk from Mango Moon. I don't know what to do with it. It is probably enough for a purse?

Monday, November 05, 2007

Just in Time...

Just in time for Daylight Savings Time (which we don't celebrate here in Hawaii) and FALL, I present:
Finished Object!
Summer of Love Lace Socks (A Rockin' Sock Club pattern and colorway from Blue Moon Fiber Arts)
Pattern: Summer of Love Lace by JC Briar
Yarn: Socks that Rock Lightweight in Flower Power (August Club Yarn)
Began: October 27th 2007
Finished: November 2nd 2007
Needles: Knitpicks 2 circulars size# 1 (2.5mm) The pattern calls for #1s (2.25mm) and I didn't read the fine print, so ended up with large lace and large ribbing on the cuffs, then switched to the small size for the rest of the foot.
Alterations: Besides my sizing issues? None. Just jammed them out when I was sick last week.

Photo pending broken laptop...