Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Saturday, March 6, 2010

...and I'm back :)

Like every year, coming home for spring break has rekindled my knitting obsession!

Two weeks ago, I made my sister a floppy hat. I have officially now gone through all 55 pages dk hat patterns on ravelry and favorited every floppy hat of a specific shape...the new plan is to mass produce floppy hats until it is too warm to wear them.

Following the floppy hat phase, I plan on going back to mass producing socks...lace, cabled, plain, short, tall, small, big, any kind! (open to suggestions!) One summer I made 18 pairs of socks....and I am convinced it can be done again. Right?
(I'll let yall know how that goes...:P)

Meanwhile, my mother is very ashamed of me for neglecting my Ishbel shawl....so she has officially assigned me a certain number of rows per day for the next week.

I suppose I better get off my computer and get cracking. Joyatee, how on earth do you knit so much during the school year? How do I be more like you? :)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Wanna see my stash?

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to log my entire stash onto Ravelry. Here's the sock yarn portion of it--33 pairs of socks possible. Gotta get churning!

P.S. The fact that my laptop was on Ravelry was completely unintentional! I guess that just shows my true colors.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Brooklyn Tweed Anyone?

Jared Flood, a.k.a. brooklyntweed.net is coming to the Common Cod Fiber Guild March 12. Anyone interested in hearing him talk? I'll be there! (Usually, their meetings are in Stata, too!)


Monday, January 4, 2010


So I think I'm officially joining IntSweMoDo2010. For those of you who don't know what that is, it stands for International Sweater Monthly Dodecathon in 2010. This only counts for adult sweaters, however. Last year I completed 5 adult sized sweaters/dresses. I made one toddler jacket (which could have been mine, for all that matters) and one baby jacket. I also have 3 sweaters that are ~ 1/2 way done by the end of 2009. Given that all of this was knit most from April on, I think I can make it if I make a conscious effort. Hopefully, this will also actually get rid of sweater quantities of yarn that i have in my stash. Wish me luck!

P.S. WIPs count towards this total. I set a more realistic goal of 10 sweaters in 2010 (like the ring to that?), but I'm secretly hoping I will make the 12 in 2010. :D

Thursday, November 19, 2009


I subscribed to Interweave Knits (finally) this fall because I ALWAYS like at least 2 patterns in each issue. I figure buying a magazine with 21 patterns in it for $6, and actually using 2 of them ain't bad, so why not subscribe? It'd be even cheaper.

I LOVED the Interweave Accessories magazine they came out with recently. My subscription was for only 4/year (8/2 years actually), so the accessories issue doesn't come with it. I was alright with that because I knew the winter issue was coming up soon, and how would I possibly keep up with all of the interweave patterns I wanted to make? (I'm a loon when it comes to buying yarn, I understand. I'm saving up for when I move to some crazy place without yarn stores. I'm not as much of a loon when it comes to buying patterns [not books]. I know [kind of] realistically what I can finish.)

Unfortunately, I think Interweave has failed me. :( They released their pattern pictures online. There isn't a single garment I like! I (semi) like one thing in the entire magazine (enough to contemplate making it, and then deciding against it)--the covers for the paper lanterns. And that was only because it was a pretty lace pattern. The light shined through the lace to get a really cool effect. Maybe I will make it. Still, I'm disappointed. :(