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another knitting blog. Go figure....

Sunday, April 30, 2006

sock yarn

I bought one skein of Plymouth Italian Design “Sockotta” yarn - I can’t seem to find a good pic of this online but it’s greys, blue, and purple. It should make a striped/patterned effect, we’ll see. Anyone want to recommend a great pattern for a newbie sock-knitter??

Saturday, April 29, 2006

knitting knews

So my latest WIP is a sheep. I don’t have a pic of it yet, I haven’t done much to speak of, just about two inches of fuzzy off-white fabric. I worked on it at the LYS the other day with a bunch of older women who were cracking me up. One was furiously finishing an afghan before her trip to Israel, and somehow talk turned to WWII and got very depressing. Oops. They were nice, though. I also bought some fuzzy yellow yarn to make a chick - I gotta scare up a pattern for that - and some sock yarn, which I will eventually post a pic of. It’s a weird self-patterning thing. I will tackle socks! Just as soon as I finish this here sheep.Anyway, since not all my FO’s made it into my blog yet, I thought I’d just put a few more pics here in this entry. Oh, and btw I have no idea why the text is weirdly sized in the last entry. This is weird stuff, this blogging business.So - my first striped project ever, from January this year: an ipod cozy. Of course, I got a new ipod, so the buttonhole headphone opening on the flap of this cozy is in the wrong place now. Whatever. DSC03042.JPGI made a blanket for my niece Dylan for her birthday. This picture shows the color nicely.DSC03153.JPGAnd this one shows the ribbon edging, but is a weird bluish color that is unlike the actual lavender color of the blanket.DSC03152.JPGMy daughter and Mr. Teddy in their matching scarves early this year:DSC03172.JPGI suppose that’s good for now.

Friday, April 28, 2006

moving on from ducks -- I bring you....


Lilah’s pig: Plymouth Dreambaby DK, size 3 needles


Naomi showing off the piglet:

Naomi’s pig in orange shrug:


This pig has atrophic rhinitis, btw:

Jacob’s very devious pig:



moving on from ducks -- I bring you....

Pigs!Lilah’s pig: Plymouth Dreambaby DK, size 3 needlesDSC03697.JPGNaomi showing off the piglet:DSC03700.JPGNaomi’s pig in orange shrug:DSC03591.JPGThis pig has atrophic rhinitis, btw:DSC03592.JPGJacob’s very devious pig:DSC03623.JPGHEY!DSC03625.JPG

quack, quack, quack, quack, quack

Cock-a-doodle-doo?Any non-moms get that reference? Extra points if you do!Anyway.I knitted up some ducks.Jacob’s duck, on my steering wheel, for your viewing pleasure. A mixture of random thrift-shop yarn and Plymouth Dreambaby DK, all knitted up on size 3 (US) needles. Pipe-cleaner feet!DSC03740.JPGDSC03739.JPGNaomi’s duck in the kitchen - different yarn.DSC03743.JPG I also knitted up some feet - CO 3 (holding yarn double-stranded), knit two rows, inc one into first and last stitch, knit one row, BO every other stitch, knit one more row, bind off/tie off remaining stitches. Cute!DSC03746.JPGI used yarn for eyes, instead of beads, in case the baby sucks on it.DSC03748.JPG

new knitting blog!

OK, I’m making a new knitting blog. I have caved. I can’t believe this - like I don’t have other things to do? Like, oh, I don’t know, KNIT?? Or, you know - clean the house. Feed the kids. Give chemotherapy to my SIL’s cat. You know. The little things in life. OK, so, anyway... I’m not sure how to start except maybe by putting up a series of FO posts. So I’ll try to do that now, while the baby’s sleeping on me, before we have to leave for her 15 mo WBV. But first I’ll test post this lame little entry.