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 @