Monthly Archives: October 2012

YOP Update October 14th

I’ve come to realize that this year’s list is more a list of suggested knitting than what I will actually accomplish.  I’ve made more changes to the list again.  But this time instead of just adding things, I have decided to frog two items.  Two pairs of socks are gone.  One because I truly don’t have time to decipher the chart and the other because they have been on the needles for a ridiculous amount of time and have been plagued with problems since the start.  At this point I would rather reclaim the yarn and use it for a different pair of socks that will work better for me.  Two projects have been added in place of the frogged ones so the overall numbers haven’t changed.  I hope that the added  projects that will suit my knitting time better and stand a far better chance of being completed. (I’ve added a pair of socks and a scarf).

 Speaking of finishes, the Diva Mitts are finished and when the final touches are put on the second mitt I will take pictures and share then with you.  (It still needs some ends woven in and a button added).  And, I am nine rounds away from finishing the Turnagain Cowl.  Depending on how my assignments go today I may be able to finish the knitting part of it.  There is still ends to weave and sewing to do so it won’t be a “finished object’ just yet, but it’s getting pretty close.

Also, I have decided that my knitted socks are now conspiring against me.  The darning from a couple of weeks ago is still going strong, but now its mate has sprung a hole and requires my attention.  That little discovery was greeted with a rather large amount of under my breath unlady like language.  But, I know I can fix it and I think I need to research ways to reinforce the toes on my socks to keep this from happening again in the future.

Hope everyone else has had  a great knitting week and I am hoping to drop by your blogs soon.

A Year of Projects the Sequel

WIPS

  • Stained glass mittens
  • Fiddle Heads
  • Cherie (frogged)
  • Slippers – mom
  • Rattlesnake creek (frogged)
  • Roam
  • Oliver’s Blanket (finished Sept 2012)
  • Noro Log Cabin (finished Aug 2012)
  • Algonquin
  • Walnut Grove
  • Masonic Lodge Socks

Cardigans

  • Stage Door
  • Central Park Hoodie
  • Angural Cardi
  • Julia
  • Iced
  • Wallis
  • Bohus
  • Jon’s Sweater (for DH) (In progress)
  • Burr

Shawls & Scarves

  •  Cliff of insanity
  •  Earth and Sky
  • Wingspan (Finished July 2012)
  •  Colour affection (Finished Aug 2012)
  •  Turnagain (In Progress)
  •  Jagged Edge
  • Mini mania

Socks

  • Jaywalker(Finished Aug 2012)
  • Lenore
  • Carousel (In Progress)
  • Fargyles (In Progress)
  • Staked
  • Flutter Bye’s (In Progress)
  • Aargon
  • Nutkin
  • Cubist socks
  • Annapurna
  • Cookie’s one

Mittens/Gloves

  • Stephen West Gloves
  • Willow Mitts
  • Anne Hanson fingerless gloves
  • Mitt Envy (in progress)
  • Either/Or
  • Ace Fingerless Mitts
  • Diva (Finished Oct 2012)
  • IO
  • Just a Little More
  • Ellipses

Other

  • Locksley
  • Frankenstein (In Progress)
  • Hypernova

Totals

6/49 Complete

14/44 In Progress

Dishcloth challenge

2/12

Balls in/out

2/12.5 July

19/4 August

0/11 Sept

0/1 Oct


The Horror!!!!!!

A Knitting Horror Story

A retelling  in photos with a mostly happy ending.  (I know; spoilers, sweetie.  I’d make a terrible movie director)

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The horror!!!!!!! Cover your eyes and run screaming into the night!!!!!

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“Have no fear, fair knitter! It’s Darning Egg to the rescue!”
(Go ahead and insert you’re own heroic music here)

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And his trusty sidekick Prince Hooks A-Lot!

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See, things are already less frightening than they were.

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Not perfect, (this is my first attempt at darning ever), but very wearable and it looks far less butchered then the picture makes it out to be.  I did not actually create the Quasimodo of  the darning world.

Update:  

Since the horror unfolded I have washed the socks (in the machine) once and worn them twice and the darning is still going strong!!!!!  And thank you to my BFF to convinced my to buy a darning egg long before I needed it.  My advice to all the sock knitters out there is the same as hers was to me:  buy an egg now.  You’ll be thankful you have it when the time comes that your own socks decide to audition for a role in the sequel (Knitting Horror Story II: The Return!).


YOP Update Oct 9, 2012

So things may have gotten a little out of hand here this week.  Nerd Wars T6 started and that means I had to cast on some new items!! So far only two.   Both are from the list of fingerless gloves and I already have one glove finished (minus the thumb) and the second glove is cast on.  I am hoping to finish the first glove from the second set today and start the second one as well.  I am thinking about completing a “dissertation” (a project that will take approximately all three months to complete), but we will have to wait and see about that.  Last go around I made my Colour Affection shawl.  I’m, not sure what I would do this time.  I still have to think about it a little more.  Also, I am fairly close to being finished the my Turnagain Cowl!!! And it’s not a moment too soon as it’s getting mighty chilly here these days and clearly I don’t have any other knit cowls in this flat 😉

Hope everyone else had a great knitting week and Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians.

A Year of Projects the Sequel

WIPS

  • Stained glass mittens
  • Fiddle Heads
  • Cherie
  • Slippers – mom
  • Rattlesnake creek
  • Roam
  • Oliver’s Blanket (finished Sept 2012)
  • Noro Log Cabin (finished Aug 2012)
  • Algonquin
  • Walnut Grove
  • Masonic Lodge Socks

Cardigans

  • Stage Door
  • Central Park Hoodie
  • Angural Cardi
  • Julia
  • Iced
  • Wallis
  • Bohus
  • Jon’s Sweater (for DH) (In progress)
  • Burr

Shawls (12 in 12)

  • #7 Cliff of insanity
  • #8 Earth and Sky
  • #9 Wingspan (Finished July 2012)
  • #10 Colour affection (Finished Aug 2012)
  • #11 Turnagain (In Progress)
  • #12 Jagged Edge

Socks

  • Jaywalker(Finished Aug 2012)
  • Lenore
  • Carousel (In Progress)
  • Fargyles (In Progress)
  • Staked
  • Flutter Bye’s
  • Aargon
  • Nutkin
  • Cubist socks
  • Annapurna

Mittens/Gloves

  • Stephen West Gloves
  • Willow Mitts
  • Anne Hanson fingerless gloves
  • Mitt Envy (in progress)
  • Either/Or
  • Ace Fingerless Mitts
  • Diva (in progress)
  • IO
  • Just a Little More
  • Ellipses

Other

  • Locksley
  • Frankenstein (In Progress)
  • Hypernova

Totals

5/50 Complete

15/45 In Progress

Dishcloth challenge

2/12

Balls in/out

2/12.5 July

19/4 August

0/11 Sept

0/1 Oct