Friday, December 19, 2008

Part A:

Are you doing any holiday knitting? Yep...see the previous post.

Part B:

Have you finished? LOL...nope.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

It's been awhile...

....since I posted because I've been so wrapped up in Thanksgiving and Christmas. Now as I sit here, listening to Christmas music, I wonder...HOW I GOT ROPED INTO KNITTING GIFTS THIS YEAR!!! I said I wasnt going to put myself thru the craziness of trying to knit everyone a gift this year and with it being less than 10 days from christmas, I'm still knitting the Fiber Trends clogs. It seems that everybody and their mama asked for a pair of these for christmas. Here's a pic of my latest pair pre-felting...

As for the CPH button band...I'm still working on it but I had to put it down in order to finish Christmas knitting. I'll get back to it in 10 or less days...LOL I still have plenty of winter to wear it. Don't laugh!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

CPH Update

Well I tried to knit the buttonband the way the pattern wrote it and for some reason, it was too short. It was pulling in the sides the way that no blocking in the world would fix. So I had to rip it out. A moment of silence, please. Thank you. So now I'm casting on all 394 stitches AGAIN and knitting it seperatly and then I'll sew it on. Thats the only way I see this working out @ all. Wish me luck!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Secret Pal 13 Questionaire

Here is the questionnaire for SP13. Please be sure to post it in a spot on your blog where your pal can easily find it. Since your pal will use this to help create your packages you'll want to have it posted to your blog no later than November 15th, but sooner would be better as it can be helpful to us in selecting your pals.

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? I dont really care for the squeaky acrylics...some of nice however. I love felting to wool is a must for me. I love sock yarn too.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? I have a needle case, a roll-up case and some of my str8's are in a vase on my dining room table.

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? I've been knitting almost 2 years and I taught myself out of the stitch n' bitch books. I'm an intermediate knitter and beginner crocheter.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? Yep. It's in the side bar.

5. What's your favorite scent? I love sweet smells and flowerly smells.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? I love choclate and caramel together.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin? I don't spin but I cook, bake, and paint.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) I like most kinds of music except for country and alot of rap.

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand? I like pink! The only colors I dont like are earth tones, like browns etc.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? I have spouse 1 daughter and 2 step-sons.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? Yes!

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? I like to knit handbags and socks.

13. What are you knitting right now? The Central Park Hoodie.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? Of course!

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? Bamboo circ's are the best to me!

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? Yep to both.

17. How old is your oldest UFO? About a year old.

18. What is your favorite holiday? What winter holiday do you observe? Christmas and Halloween are my faves!

19. Is there anything that you collect? Hello Kitty swag!

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? I subscribe to Interweave and Knit Simple.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? I want to learn fair isle and intarsia.

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? I wear a size 10 shoe and I love to knit socks.

23. When is your birthday? Dec. 4th

24. Are you on Ravelry? If so, what's your ID? sinnomen1977 on ravelry

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Irish Hiking Scarf

Irish Hiking Scarf
Originally uploaded by Sinnomen1977
I've completed a few projects in the last few days. Here's is the Irish Hiking Scarf I'm knitting for a swap buddy. The color looks red in the pic but it's actually a burnt orange color.

I also knitted myself a felted knitting basket. Here's a pic of it blocking on top of a mop bucket.


I'm working on ANOTHER pair of the fiber trends clogs. This time the ladies small for my SO. This time I'm using Lion Brand yarn. It felts nicely; I cant wait to finish them. I need to get working on CPH since all I need is a button band on it. Send me good CPH knitting vibes!

Saturday, October 18, 2008



Well fall is offically in the air now. I spent the day with the family @ Mason Farms. ( ) There was a pumpkin farm, a corn stalk maze and lots of fun things for the kiddies to do. Here's a pic of Aija with her face painted. It says Boo!


Mary and I also went thru the maze with the kids.

mary and mioshee

Aija got a chance to go thru the petting zoo and pet some really hungry goats.


We didnt get a chance to pick out any pumpkins (they are cheaper @ Walmart) but we drank alot of cider and had a good time enjoying the day. Mason Farms is a good place for produce shopping (it's a farmer's market); I should have bought some apples for apple pie but I didnt even think about it until we left. Oh well. Good times were had by all!


Friday, October 17, 2008

Slippers Part Duex

Here's my step-son Eric's slippers; pre-felting.

I had planned on making these as Christmas presents for the family but since everybody needs a pair like RIGHT NOW I guess I'll have to knit something else for Christmas. This is the men's medium; Paton's Classic Merino in color Red and Black, US 13 needles. I'll post a pic of after felting.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


So the clogs are done and I've started the second pair. In this pic, they are drying and stuffed full of walmart bags. I accidently knitted up the WIDE men's size and had a problem trying to felt them width-wise. Other than them being a little too wide, they came out nicely. Nice enough for me to attempt a second pair for the oldest boy.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Huge is as huge does...

So I'm knitting the Fiber Trends Felted Clog for my step-son, who wears a size 12 shoe. Do you KNOW how big this clog has to be in order to felt down to that size? Well here's a pic for you to check out! I'm using Paton's Classic Merino Wool in color Forest with size US 13 needles; double stranded as per the pattern. This pattern is pretty simple to knit, you should try it!

Also, still on the needles is the Brea Bag. All it needs is a strap, but I've kinda stalled out on it because I got started on the clogs. Because thats the kinda pattern hussy I am, thats why!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Last Secret Pal Gift

Check out what my secret pal sent me! (Sorry I'm so late with this post.) Some very VERY pretty sock yarn, already wound up and a pattern to make a sock change purse. It's so cute. Thank you so much!

Suzy Homemaker

I've been feeling very domestic lately now that I'm spending more time indoors with the weather cooling now and all. I went out and bought a new crockpot.


My old one just wasnt big enough to hold enough food to feed my larger family. The only thing I ever cooked in it was chili and there was never enough. (Big chili eaters in my family!) I want to be able to put a roast, etc in there in the morning and come back in the evening and dinner being done. Hence the need for a new crock pot.

I also bought a crap load of granny smith apples to make pie and apple butter with.


Here's a pic of my pie b4 it went into the oven. It has that crumbley, brown sugar-y, stresel topping on it.

As for knitting, thats getting more and more cozy these days too. I'm almost done with the Brea Bag; the front and back are complete. It just needs a gusset and handles and it will be done. I've also started on a pair of Fiber Trends Felted Clogs for my step-son. They are going to be a Christmas gift, I think. I might as well get started on my Christmas knitting; hopefully I haven't started too late. Alot of the stores have the Christmas decorations already out! Yes, it's that time of year i love so much; fall and winter. Time to break out the big knits!

Friday, September 26, 2008


Tank top 002
Originally uploaded by Sinnomen1977
Just in time for weather too cool to wear it in, I finished the Cherry Bomb Tank!

Tank top 001

Details: The yarn was Soy Naturals from Bernat; a soy/acrylic blend on size 4 and 6 US needles. The color is Seasalt, a very light blue clor. I added a single crochet border to the neck line to tighten it up a bit. The yarn can be a little slipper/splitty but other than that it was a pleasure to knit with.

Also on the needles is the Brea Bag.

Brea Bag 001

I've never done a Norah Gaughan pattern before and this is going a bit slow for me. I'm using Red Heart Soft yarn in Cherry Red on size US9 needles. I don't know why it's going so slow, it just is. Hopefully I'll be done with it in the next few days.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Finished Hat

Originally uploaded by Sinnomen1977
I finished the Odessa hat a few days ago; I just havent had a chance to post a pic of it. Please ignore the bad hair day I'm having; hence the hat.

Friday, September 5, 2008

1st Day of School

Originally uploaded by Sinnomen1977
Here's a pic of Aija, my daughter, on the first day of 2nd grade. Isnt she the cutest thing EVA?! I had to take the pic b4 she walked out of the door b/c I knew when she came home that shirt wouldn't be white anymore and I was right! LOL

Also on the needles is this...


the Odessa hat. You can find it on ravelry. I'm knitting it on us US6 needles with Debbie Bliss cashmere/cotton blend. 85% cotton and 15% cashmere. It's soft and shows stitch definition well. This is a beaded, fitted cap that I'm actually knitting without the beads. Lot's of these have been knit on Ravelry, too. I'm surprised I never saw this pattern b4 b/c I love fitted caps like these. I've made and bought lots of them. More pics to come soon.

Also on the needles is still the Cherry Bomb tank. I've stalled on this tank b/c I know the weather is changing and I wont be able to wear it b4 next summer. The other one I knit is out of an alpaca/wool blend (yea I know...a wool tank top?!) and I wear as a vest in the winter over a shirt. I think I'll do that with this one too at least until it's warm again.

Question of the Week #12

What is your proudest knitting moment??

When I finished my Clapotis. I had started it b4, but never got past the 1st section. I thought it was too hard for me to do. But since the Ravelmpics, I've tried tackeling some new things.

What is that one project that you’ve never been able to complete?

I still haven't done any intarisa or Fair Isle but I'm hoping that will all change soon.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Question of the Week....

QotW #9 Have you ever entered your knitting (or anything else) in the fair? Nope. Would you ever consider it? I would if the chance came up.

QotW #10
What Olympic event would best describe you knitting/knitting style?

Maybe the decathalon, I'm always knitting 2-3 things @ a time.

QofW #11 What is the best thing you've ever received in the mail/post?

I got a box of Hello Kitty swag not too long ago from my SP that I am still completly in love with.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Finished Clapotis!

Finished Clapotis!
Originally uploaded by Sinnomen1977
Here is a pic of the finished but yet unblocked clapotis.

I finished the Clap in 10 days (!!!) with plenty of time to spare. I ended up using 2.5 skeins of the Rosewood. I haven't blocked it yet b/c in order to block it I need to clean off the dining room table. LOL

Monday, August 11, 2008

The Clap sure is sticky...

Originally uploaded by Sinnomen1977
Day 4 of Clapotis Knitting....

It is day 4 of me knitting the Clapotis and I've already begun dropping the stitches.
The yarn I picked is Paton's Classic Merino in the color "Rosewood" on US 8's. The only issue I have with this yarn is that it's a little sticky. The dropped stitches don't really want to unravel; they need a little help going down. And I know I'm so late with this but this pattern is genius! I love the construction and I can see already how beautiful this wrap/scarf is going to be. I don't know why I didn't knit this before. Now I see why some people have knit 2-3 of these wraps. It's addicting!

Friday, August 8, 2008

My Fellow Knitters....

Did you sign on to do a knitting project during Ravelympics? I decided to try a pattern I thought I could actually finish in 17 days (the length of the Olympics); Clapotis! If you've never heard of this pattern, what rock have you been living under? This pattern is in the Fall 2004 issue of I started this morning @ around 12 noon. Your suppoed to cast-on during the opening cerimonies which for me on the East Coast was @ 8am this morning. And of course in true Sinn fashion, I overslept and didnt get around to casting on until 12 noon. So I'm behind by a few hours but I've more than made up for it by knitting on this thing non-stop all day today. I've got the second section of the pattern just about done. Pics to come soon.
I'd like to call this Day 1 of Clap Knitting.

I also finished the front of the Cherry Bomb tank.


I've put it down for a little while; I'm trying to meet the finish line with the Clap. Wish me luck!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Check it out!!!

Originally uploaded by Sinnomen1977
Check out the G-R-E-A-T Hello Kitty goodies I got from my Secret Pal!! When I picked up that box I just KNEW something good would be inside and I was NOT dissapointed. Thanks so much SP!

Question of the week #8
What is your favorite supper for a hot summer evening?

I like to cook marinated chicken breasts on my george forman grill (I'm so lazy/lame LOL) and put them on top of greens. Instant grilled chicken salad! Yum-o!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Seasalt, anyone?

Originally uploaded by Sinnomen1977
I've started knitting the Cherry Bomb tank again (this will be my second one) from Big Girl Knits. Here's a pic of my very beginning work on it. I'm only about 5-6 inches into it. The yarn is Bernat Soy Naturals and the color is Seasalt. It's a light blue and feels so silky and soft to the touch and drapes really well.

I also finished another Everlasting Bagstopper. I think this is my 4th or 5th bag like this I've knitted. This one is for the Going Green Swap over on Ravelry.


The color is Hot Green (LOL) and the yarn is Sugar and Creme on size 10.5 US needles.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Question of the Week #7

What is(are) your favorite place(s) to knit? I usually knit in my living room in front of the tv.

What supplies (besides yarn & needles) make the setting perfect for knitting? A cup of coffee/tea/soda (some sort of drink) and the remote control.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

QOTW #5-6

Question of the week #5

1) Where is your favorite place to go for vacation/holiday? I love vist Oklahoma because all my family and friends live there.

2) Where is one place you’d like to go? I'd love to visit NYC once in my lifetime. I have these little fantasies of myself taking pictures on the Brooklyn Bridge.

Question of the week #6

What is your favorite type of project to take along on holiday/vacation? Anything small, mostly socks, small bags, hats, etc. On my recent vacation I worked on an Everlasting Bagstopper and a pair of plain St st socks.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

It's been an interesting few days around here....

A few interesting tidbits....I got a new tattoo!!! Actually, my gf and I got matching 'M' tattoes on our inner wrist.


This tattoo was given by a wonderful artist @ Budda's Body Art in Erie, PA. I wish I could have taken some pics to show you guys but there is no flash photography allowed in the shop. They don't even want people to have cell phones in the building but of course people sneak them in. Check them out!!!

Also, I'm just about done with the Monica tank top for Aija. The pattern calls for all the pieces to be knit flat but that just meant alot of finishing and seams so I knit it in the round. I knit the ruffle flat tho and added it in the end. All this baby needs is a couple of straps and weaveing in the ends.


I neglected to pay attention to the first few lines of the pattern and just jumped in. The first 3 rows are in garter stitch to prevent it from rolling as you can see in the pic. I didn't do that. I know, I'm an idiot. LOL I'm debating on weather to go back and pick up those stitches for the garter or to just leave it like that. What do you think?

I also finished up the Mason-Disxon dishcloth. Take a look...


Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy 4th Of July!/Question of the week #4

4th .3g2
Originally uploaded by Sinnomen1977
We took the little kids out to see the Boom Over The Bay; a local fireworks display over Presque Isle Bay. The baby you hear in the background is my gf's great nephew.

As for knitting, I've been bitten by the dishcloth bug. I seem to have quite a bit of kitchen cotton in my stash 0701081159.jpg

so I started knitting it up. This is my second ballband dishcloth here...


I'm also knitting a Mason-Dixon dishcloth. I'll take a pic of it soon. The most exciting thing about the MD dishcloth is that this is the first time I've knit bobbles of any kind!!!! And now that I've knit bobbles, I can say, I don't really like them. But this is just another skill I can add to my skillset of stuff I can do. I've done cables on the CPH and now bobbles. I don't know whats next for me (maybe Clapotis?) but I love learning as I go along.

The Question of the Week #4

1) What yarn (that you don’t have/haven’t used) would make your stash “complete”? I'd love to try out the musk ox yarn, quivet? Maybe a hat made of quivet to keep me warm this winter!

2) What yarn do you never want to be without? Hmmm...thats a hard one. I like kitchen cotton b/c it's so easy to do a million things with, not just dishcloths. But there is something to be said about a hard wearing/working wool that felts well, also. I can't decide!

Monday, June 30, 2008

My Secret Pal is better than your pal!!! LOL

Originally uploaded by Sinnomen1977
I got THE best gift in the mail today.

A gift awaited me in the mailbox today from my Secret Pal. I was actually surprised she would be sending a present so early in the swap; I didnt expect to get anything until next month sometime. 2 balls of Knit Picks yarn (pretty purple socks for me!!!) a sock blank from Knit Picks also, the most beautiful stitch markers, and some Hello Kitty treats. I chewed the gum right away! Now I need to buy myself some of that cool dye they sell on the Knit Picks site and see how great a dyer I really am! Thanks Professor!!!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

What's On My Needles....

I was recently gifted some Lamb's Pride Bulky from a friend on Ravelry and it screamed to me...MAKE ME INTO FELTED BOWLS!!!! I bought the book One Skein a while back and I made the tote bag but never ventured into the other patterns until now. Its like knitting a hat in bulky weight yarn. A rather tall hat but a hat nonetheless. Anyway this is also the first time I've knit something in the yarn and color the book calls for. I'm usually all about subbing one yarn for another. This yarn is sooooo soft and fuzzy, I know it will felt up great! Here's a really bad pic (this is starting to become somewhat of a pattern/theme for me in regards to my camera skills, huh?)

felted bowl.jpg

I was watching Buried Alive while I knit the bowl. It's a str8 to dvd movie with the guy from Saw in it. Just avoid this movie; it wasnt great. LOL

I also finished the first Tutti Frutti sock while I was on vacation in Oklahoma. And oh what a vacation it was! I got to visit with my best-est friend in the entire whole, April. Here's a cute pic of us together hanging out in Bricktown in OKC! We had a ball!!!

April and Mioshee 2

I can't wait til I can afford to move her here to Erie with me. Once a year just isn't enough!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Question of the Week #3

What would you consider the perfect amount of stash?

I don't think there is a "perfect" amount. It depends on the knitter. I have about 8 bins sorted by fiber and weight and thats enuff for me. And no, I'm not counting sock yarn. LOL

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Question of the Week #2

As a kid, what did you look forward to most about summer vacation/break/holiday?

I think I loved going to Girl Scout camp the most. Thats where I learned how to do a square knot, light a fire and make the most delicious smores!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Tutti Frutti, please!

Originally uploaded by Sinnomen1977
On My Needles:

Right now I'm knitting what I'm calling the Tutti Frutti Socks. The yarn is Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock yarn on US size 2 needles.

I just turned the heel on these socks and now I'm sliding up the leg seeings how these are toe-up socks. The pattern is a Wendy Knits pattern (toe-up socks with gusset heel).

Also on my needles is Monica. This tank top is for my daughter Aija (she's 7) and was in the Spring 07 Knitty. I'm knitting it in Cotton-Ease by Lion Brand on size 6 needles. I'm actually using the Knit Picks Harmony needles which are so sharp I actually got a knitting injury from. I've got a little callous/blister on my right index finger from pushing the left hand needle down. Here's a pic of the work so far.


Not much to show but then again, it's just a tube with a ruffle on the top with straps basically. Alot of people have knit this over on Ravelry so check it out.

In other news, I most likely will not be posting for awhile b/c I'm going to vacation to Oklahoma with my family. Wish me luck on the 17 hour drive down!!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Secret Pal 12 Question of the Week

What is your favorite summertime drink??

I love Dr. Pepper all year long and I also like the blended creme drinks @ Starbucks during the summer. I even used to chew Dr. Pepper gum when I was in middle school. Anybody remember that gum?? It was yummy!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Knittin' and Sittin'

I spent some time @ Border's recently and I picked up these...The latest copy of Simply Knitting (a UK mag I like because it always includes a free gift with each copy) and the Harlot's new book!


The free gift was a set of cable needles which I used right away to finish up the hood on CPH (pics coming soon!)

I also started work on Amanda's Squatty Sidekick; a felted bag I saw on Ravelry. It's a free download on the Knitting Daily website. Here is a VERY bad pic of the bottom of the bag.


It's a pretty quick knit (it's knit with worsted weight wool on size 10.5 US needles). The only reason it isnt actually done yet is b/c I stopped working on it to finish the hood on CPH. All I have left to do on that is the button band. I'm so close to finishing I can't believe it and it fits great! This is gonna be my fall/winter jacket for sure! I love it!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Secret Pal 12 Questionaire

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? I love sock yarns; wool/nylon blends, cotton blends, etc. I'm trying to stay away from the really icky acrylics.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? I store my st8 needles in glass vases on my dining room table, all circs and interchangeable are in their own cases.

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? I would say I'm a fearless beginner/intermediate. I've gone past scarves and hats but have not tackled fair isle or intarisa yet. I've been knitting about 2 years.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? Yep its right here.

5. What's your favorite scent? I like clean scents, flowers, sweet smells. Nothing too earthy.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? I like caramel ANYTHING.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin? I don't spin but I do a little crochet and I like to sew.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) I listen to all different kinds of music and yes I can listen to MP3's.

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand? I don't like earthy tones (greens, browns, tan, etc) but I love pink, purple and red.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? I have a spouse, 3 kids and a dog.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? Yep. I've been meaning to knit myself a poncho; just havent got around to it.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? I love to knit socks, handbags, etc.

13. What are you knitting right now? Socks, a baby blanket, and CPH.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? I would love to receive something handmade, are you kidding? Thats what this is all about!

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? I've been doing just about everything on circs or dpns.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? Yes I do.

17. How old is your oldest UFO? 6 months

18. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas!

19. Is there anything that you collect? Hello kitty anything. I've been stalking Hello Kitty yarn and needles on ebay so don't you try to buy it out from under me!! LOL

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? I read Simply Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit 1. , and Vogue Knitting. I'd love to get my hands on the Vogue Stitcnionaries.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? Intaria and fair isle. I really should think about taking a class. I have no one around who can teach me.
22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? I wear a size 10 ladies shoe and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to knit socks for myself and my family.

23. When is your birthday? December 4th

24. Are you on Ravelry? If so, what's your ID? Sinnomen1977...add me as a friend!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Big Bad Baby Blanket v2.0

Originally uploaded by Sinnomen1977
Okay. So I'm working on another B4 for my nephew this time. I kinda owed him a blankie and now that he's around 6 months old I think it's a little overdue.

I'm using Lion Brand Pound of Love in Pastel Yellow on size 10.5 US needles. I've used up almost the entire skien of yarn plus a tiny bit more for the seed stitch border.


I'm also still working on the Magic Stripes socks in denim. Almost done there and then onto the no purl monkeys!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Nob Hill

Nob Hill
Originally uploaded by Sinnomen1977
The Nob Hill is truly finished. Here is a pic from the front of the shrug.

Here's a pic of the back.

Nob Hill

It's been finished for awhile I just haven't had the time to take pics of it. I finished it @ The Cultured Purl during knit night. Now I'd better wear it b4 it becomes too warm to wear.

CPH Update!!!

I sat the CPH down for awhile; I don't know if I'm going to finish it right now or put it away until fall. It's a little warm for a lap full of wool right now.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

New Socks

So I hear Lion Brand is coming out with a new sock yarn called Sock-Ease. I don't really know how I feel about that seeings how I liked their old sock yarn, Magic Stripes, just fine. The above sock is knit with the Magic Stripes, Color: Denim Stripe on size 3US. I guess I'll have to scoop myself up some of this new-fangled Sock Ease when it comes out. So if anybody has any Magic Stripes they wanna get rid of email me: sinnomen1977 AT aol DOT com.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

CPH Update

Okay. Seriously. I STILL working on the CPH. BUT, my blog-reading friends, I can see the end in sight. I'm just about done with the second sleeve. All I need is a button band and a hood and I'm good to go. I decided that instead of trying to block everything @ one time, I'm blocking as I go. So right now I'm blocking the first sleeve. For one, I needed to strech it to make sure it would fit and second I hardly ever block so I thought if I want the CPH to come out nicely, I'd better do everything I'm supposed to. That included the swatch, which I really did knit! (LOL @ myself)

cph sleeve

Right now the sleeve is on my dining room table drying all nice and pinned out. What ya think?

I'm also still working on Nob Hill. After having "talked" to the designer and others on Ravelry about the sleeves I decided to rip out the sleeve I had done and do them both in seed stitch to match the collar. Now all I need to do is finish the collar and sew the button on, etc. Wish me luck!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Projects, Projects, Projects

I'm still working on the Central Park Hoodie; I've got a sleeve, the hood and the button band to go. I've just set it aside for a while b/c I'm afraid by the time I get done knitting it; it will be too warm to wear it. Cest la vie I guess. It's a little hard to knit with 100% wool when it's 65-70 degrees outside. And not a moment too soon! I'm been knitting little small things just to break up the everyday things. I need a sleeve and a collar on Nob Hill (which may also be too warm to wear in awhile) as seen here....


I'm also knitting a Ballband Dishcloth as seen in the Mason-Dixon Knitting book. Here is a pic of it just starting out...


I also finished my Jaywalkers the other day. Yarn: Magic Stripes Size: US3 needles Color: Jelly Bean Stripe

Finished Jaywalkers

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Nob Hill

Nob Hill
Originally uploaded by Sinnomen1977
I working on the most beautiful shrug featured in the Spring edition of Knitty. It's called Nob Hill. And ANYBODY who is ANYBODY is knitting it. Okay theres like 50 folks on Ravelry knitting it but thats b/c they don't realize how quick this thing knits up.

I'm using Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in the color Cranberry. I'm going to use Ebony for a contrast color on the sleeves and collar. Check out the pattern @

Friday, March 28, 2008

I'm still working on the Central Park Hoodie. Here is a pic of the right front panel; the back and left front panel are done. I'm sure I'll finish the right front by the end of the week. It's actually coming along quite well I think. The only thing I'm scared of the long ass one-piece button band( with hundreds of stitches).

Another small project finished; a basic washcloth. I used some random Peaches and Creme 100% cotton. We have lots of these washclothes in our house. It's the ultimate in mindless knitting, I usually can finish one during a movie. I did this one watching The Mist.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I've been working on the railroad...all the live long dayyyy.....

I've been knitting a few interesting things in the last week or so. The Jaywalkers are shown here. I know, I'm late. So sue me...I didn't know how easy they are to knit. The Thrifty Knitters Sock Club on Ravelry decided to make Jaywalkers the sock of the month for March. I wonder if I'll get in trouble for not finishing (at least not yet) the socks for Feb; the Bellatrix socks?


I'm on the left front panel of the Central Park Hoodie. This sweater is just zooming along now; its pretty mindless knitting with a surprise thrown in so as not to let the knitter fall asleep while knitting it.


The Bellatrix socks refuse to be finished. I think it's because I refuse to knit on them but barely. It's my sitting @ the computer knitting. Hence, the pic in the dirty computer room. While waiting on a page to load up, I knit a row or 2. A row or 2 a day will not allow these socks to be finished. LOL

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