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!