I ended up getting no more work done on my Twisted Tulip Socks or my Honeybee Stole so I only have pictures of the new sweater that I started and the self striping socks to show.
First off I am going to show my progress on my self striping sock. I am still working on the first one. I am in the middle of the heel flap. I plan to work on these some today and at least get through the heel and possibly start the gusset depending on how it goes.
Next up we have the start of the Hex Coat from Knitting Nature (ravelry links). I started this on Friday and got about halfway as far as I am not and realized that I had messed up the stitch pattern and so I had to pull it all out and start over or else I would be quite a bit farther than I am now. I am making a size large which will hopefully fit well. This is the first sweater I have ever made so I am a little concerned about the whole finishing part as I detest even weaving in ends on projects with no seams b ut hopefully the excitement of having a handmade sweater will keep me on track with all of the finishing.
Hopefully later in the week I will have some work done on the Honeybee Stole. RIght now I am somewhat contemplating frogging the Twisted Tulip Socks and doing a differant pattern because they are getting even less done on them than the Honeybee Stole. There are just so many cable twists on the socks that I am constantly looking at the pattern so it is horrible tv knitting and so I haven’t even finished one full repeat fo the pattern yet. The Honeybee Stole needs to get some work done on it since I would like to give it to my sister as a graduation present. I am thinking that is not going to happen though since it is moving to slowly unless I work solely on that project alone. I will decide about that sometime today or tomorrow so that I can start doing some marathon knitting on that and get it done by the first week of June for her graduation. Well thats all for today I will post later this week about what I decide about the Honeybee Stole and depending on that I may not have a ton of knitting content for the next couple weeks because that will end up being the only project I am really working on.
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Well I have barely gotten any work done on the Honeybee Stole because I had a slight issue with tangled yarn and had to cut a huge chunk of the yarn out and it is not useable anymore so I am a little concerned that I won’t have enough yarn. I am thinking that I will do one or two less repeats of the first lace pattern so that I will definitly have enough. So there are no photos of that today as I am a little frustrated at the moment with it.
Then we have the Twisted Tulip Socks (ravelry link) which I have come far enough along to get pictures but just barely. You are just starting to be able to see the stitch pattern on them. I haven’t gotten very far with them as there has been very little time to knit without the tv this week.
Then the last WIP I have is the pair of self striping socks that I started in order to have tv knitting. They are coming along well and I am loving seeing the stripes form as I knit. They are just basic top down socks from Getting Started Knitting Socks and I am knitting the ankle in a knit 1 purl 1 ribbing.
Lastly I have given up on the afghan and I am going to make sweaters out of the yarn that I originally bought for it. I think that I have enough to make 2 sweaters out of what I have left since I was doubling up worsted weight yarn for the afghan. So I will soon be casting on the Hex Cardigan (ravelry link) from Knitting Nature with some of the afghan yarn. I just have to go get the right size needles for the pattern either this evening or tomorrow. I think that after I make the Hex Cardigan I am going to make Oblique from Knitty with more of the yarn from the afghan. I believe after that I will have about 12 balls left of the yarn and I am not quite sure what I will do with that. Well thats all for today tomorrow is Friday Favorites so you can look forward to seeing something cool from Etsy then.
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I just discovered another blog that is running a great contest right now full of awesome knitting related things off of Etsy. Go check it out and let her know that I sent you if you enter. You can find the contest post here.
Also I started a new pair of basic sock using the Knit Picks Felici Sock Yarn in the colorway Arugula that I bought a couple months ago. I really needed something basic other than afghan squares to knit while watching tv so I cast them on. I don’t have any photos of them yet but I plan to take photos of those and my Twisted Tulip Socks progress either tonight or tomorrow and doing a post about them. Thats all for now.
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Well I had kind of put down the afghan due to being bored with knitting square after square and I still am somewhat bored with it, however I needed something to knit while watching tv so I have picked it up again. It is boring but good tv knitting and due to having other great tv knitting for a while it was forgotten. I finished about half of a square the other night but don’t have any pictures. I haven’t gotten much knitting done at all on my socks or my lace stole. I have gotten a couple of rows into the part of the sock that has a ton of cableing and so the work is moving extremely slow due to the complicated cable pattern. I am loving the socks and how they are coming out but they take a lot of brain power which I haven’t had much of lately so only a row or 2 has gotten done at a time. The Honeybee Stole got about 5 rows done on it the other day while I was at the laundromat waiting for my laundry, but is also moving along rather slow due to the amount of brain power it takes.
I just checked out the Interweave Knits Summer 2008 Preview Page a little earlier and love a ton of the patterns. I may just have to get over my fear of trying colorwork because of this issue. Which I know it sounds somewhat irrational to be afraid of colorwork when I dove head in to sock and lace knitting with only a couple of months of knowing how to knit especially considering the leval of patterns I am working on in those types of knitting already but colorwork for some reason scares me. I am thinking maybe it is the knitting with 2 hands thing I don’t know but I think I am going to try it sometime soon.
Anyways back to the Summer 2008 Preview, I thought that I would list some of my favorites that I am thinking that I might make eventually. These are in no way in the order of which ones I like more it is just the order that they are listed on the preview.
-Delft Tiles Tee
-Brick Pullover (my husband would never wear this but maybe I could make it for my father since I love it so much)
-Confectionary Tank (already downloaded so that I won’t forget to do it before the date it goes off the site)
-Eyelet Surplice Dress
-Wakame Lace Tunic
-Gossamer Stars Scarf
-Apres Surf Hoodie
I know its crazy how many I like and I will never get around to knitting them all (although I wish I had the time and money to) but those are the ones I like which is great because that means that I will have a lot to choose from depending on what I want to knit. Anyways that is all for today hopefully more knitting will get done and I will have pictures to show of it soon. Probably either Sunday or Tuesday since Monday is book review day and I doubt I will have enough knitting done for it to be worth photographing by tomorrow.
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Well I finished the Monkey socks earlier this afternoon and have pictures of them on my feet.
I love them and they fit wonderfully. These are my second pair of socks that I have made and the first pair were to big. So this is a big deal that they fit so well. I am super excited. They are super comfy and I will probably wear them tomorrow.
Also I have started a pair of socks with the Yarn Pig Petunia Sock that is talked about in this post. I decided on the Twisted Tulip Socks even though I am a little worried about doing cables on such small needles. Also this is the first pattern that I have had to use a chart in which I was a little nervous about because I am horrible at keeping my place in stuff like that. I cast on for them and did two rows on them this evening and am not finding the chart to hard yet but it is still pretty easy to keep track of the rows as I am not to far into them yet. However I have already done one cable cross and found it super easy so those fears are completely gone. Hopefully working with the chart won’t be to hard because I love the socks and would hate to have to pull them back and start something else due to being to confused with the chart. I don’t have any pictures of them yet but will probably have some either Monday or Tuesday once I have a little more done on them.
I also got a little bit of work done on the Honeybee Stole and am almost done with the second 20 row repeat and will have pictures of that once the repeat is done although I can’t promise that will be real soon because the project isn’t good tv knitting so I have to be in the mood to just sit and knit to be able to knit on that.
Anyways I am having a great weekend so far and tomorrow promises to be a great day as well. My youngest sisters 16th birthday is tomorrow so I went out to breakfast with my family this morning and then tomorrow night my mother is making a big birthday dinner. So this weekend is full of family fun.
More on those socks at the beginning of this week but for now I have to leave and go to bed.
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Well I have a little bit of knitting progress to post but not a whole lot. First off I have some progress on my second Monkey sock. I just turned the heel and am about to do the gusset.
I have kind of been putting off finishing this pair of socks because I didn’t have any more sock yarn to start new socks and can’t afford to buy any at the moment. This problem however was fixed by winning yet another contest the other day where I won some sock yarn and a sock bag from the Baa Baa Blacksheep
blog. She has a great blog which you should go check out. She also has a awesome Etsy
shop where she sells handdyed
yarn and knitting bags (the link over the word Etsy
is to her shop). I hope you will all check it out because both her yarn and bags are beautiful.
I also have pictures of my slowly progressing Honeybee Stole which is made out of the lace yarn
from the last contest that I won. I have finished one 20 row repeat in the first section and I am loving how it is turning out. I can’t wait to see it as a FO
but that is a long way off seeing as how long it is taking me to knit just one repeat of the pattern.
I also wanted to run a idea by all my readers. I am thinking about posting about different books that I have read or am reading once a week on the blog and just wanted to know how you all feel about that. I have been trying to come up with some ideas for weekly blog posts for a couple days a week so if any of you have any ideas it would me much appreciated. One other thing that I have though about doing weekly is posting each week about an Etsy shop I have found. Most of them I probably won’t have bought anything from as I am fairly new to Etsy but I thought that would be kind of fun to do so that my readers could see some of the other things I am interested in other than knitting and yarn.
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