Saturday, September 19, 2009

Mi Escuelita

The new fall knitty is out and I've already cast on Mi Escuelita for my daughter, Aija. This is gonna be her brand new 3rd grade sweater. I just hope I finish it before the 1st snow fall, LOL! Here's a pic of the back...

Aija's school sweater 2

I'm using Jojoland Wool Solids in Navy Blue on size 5 US needles. I might have used a superwash wool since this is for a messy 8 year old but I already had 14 skeins of this in the stash we are. Here's the link for anyone interested...

Bad Blogger! No cookie!!!

I've been a very naughty blogger. I've been neglecting my readers and I'm sorry. How about a FO parade to show you what I've been up to??

I've finished the Clown Barf socks. This is Red Heart Heart & Sole sock yarn, US 2 needles. My thoughts on this yarn: I'm just kinda so-so on it. The color repeats didnt; they were just kinda willy-nilly so I wasn't able to make the socks match.'s a pic.

clown barf socks 001

I also finished the v-neck top from Knit Simple's summer issue.

red top 007

red top 008

My thoughts: This top could have been a little longer in the torso. I don't like were it hits on my hips but since I've already sewed it together, what can you do, you know? Also, I used Lion Brand Cotton for this top and when I blocked it, the yarn bled a little bit. *shrug*

I also finished the Chevron Scarf That Wouldn't End from Last Minute Knits. And let me tell you...I started that scarf in March; it is NOT last minute knit.

chevron scarf

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Clown barf socks

Clown barf socks
Originally uploaded by Sinnomen1977
I started another pair of socks yesterday. US2 Knit Picks needles, Red Heart sock yarn (Heart & Sole) in Mellow Stripe. I call them the Clown Barf socks b/c thats what socks would look like if a clown puked them up. Like 'em??

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Finished Dublin Bay Socks

I finished the Dublin Bay Socks! I used Knit Picks Essential Sock Yarn in the color Grass on size US 2 needles. These were VERY easy to knit, they are mostly Stst with a little bit of a pattern on the leg.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

I'm working on the Button Banded V-Neck top from the spring/summer 2009 Knit Simple. This is the back panel. I'm using Lion Brand Cotton on size 6US needles in Poppy Red. It has seed stitch on the hem and sleeves; I really like it but it is a mindless knit. Lot's of St st. Minimal shaping and a little seed stitch here and there to break it up. I love it.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Magic Stripes Socks

magic Stripes socks
Originally uploaded by Sinnomen1977
I finished a pair of socks the other day and I'm just now getting around to putting a pic of them up on the blog. These are Lion Brand Magic Stripes sock yarn (which has been discontinued); Purple Pattern on US2 Knit Picks knitting needles, toe-up. This yarn is super wash wool; it's not as soft as a merino (I'm not sure what kinda wool it is). I'd call it a work-horse yarn; it does soften up a bit after its been washed a few times. If you remember the Bunny Puke socks; this is the same kinda yarn.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Questionnaire for SP14

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? I don't like red heart very much b/c it's so scratchy and squeaky, but I love all typs of yarn as long as it is soft. I'm really into washable wools, nice cottons, and loads of sock yarn.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? I store my str8's in a glass vase, and my circulars in their own cases. I also have the denise, knit picks and boye interchangables in their 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'm an intermediate knitter; I've been knitting a couple of years now.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? My amazon wish list is in the side bar of this blog.

5. What's your favorite scent? I love most bath and body works scents; right now I'm really into sweet scents.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? I love chocolate and carmel together. Yum!

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin? I dont spin but I do sew; machine and hand sewing.

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 alot of hip hop, pop, dance, and a tiny bit of country. I have an ipod and a generic mp3 player.

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand? I love pink, black, blue, etc. I dont like earth colors, browns and oranges.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? I'm married with 3 kids.

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

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

13. What are you knitting right now? I've got a baby blanket, a v-neck top for me, and a pair of socks on the needles right now.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? Love them!

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? Circs for the most part, and I love bamboo.

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

17. How old is your oldest UFO? About a year old. It's my Central Park Hoodie and all it's waiting on is a zipper.

18. What is your favorite holiday? What winter holiday do you observe? I love Christmas!

19. Is there anything that you collect? I 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 would love to get my hands on the EZ DVD's. I pick up Knit Simple, IK, Vogue Knitting and Knit. 1 when I can.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? Intarisa is a big one for me. I want to learn that and steeking.

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? I wear a size 10 ladies shoe (US) and YESSSS! I'm a sock knitter!

23. When is your birthday? Dec 4th

24. Are you on Ravelry? If so, what's your ID? rav id is SINNOMEN1977

Thursday, June 25, 2009


FLS, etc 005

After sitting in my knitting basket for MONTHS waiting on me to sew on the buttons and sew the sleeves; my February Lady Sweater is FINALLY finished!!! Yay!!!

I don't actually like how it looks buttoned up; it looks too streched to me. I didnt actually plan on buttoning it @ all when I started knitting it. But like a dummy, I blindly followed the pattern and added the button holes, so I knew I would have to add buttons @ some point. Other mod's I made: Instead of 3/4 sleeves like all the others, mine is short sleeved. I also knit the sleeves flat and sewed them afterward. What do you think?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Knitting and Listening to Lady Gaga

Here's another picture of the finished Monkey socks. Aren't they pretty?

Right now I'm knitting a hobo bag in pics yet but I'm almost finished with the bag so it shouldnt be too long now.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Finished Monkey Socks!

monkeys 001
Originally uploaded by Sinnomen1977
Here's a pic of my latest FO....the monkey socks all finished! The details:

NeedleSize: 2US Knit Picks sock needles
Yarn: Sweet Berry 100% merino yarn by White Willow (check them out on etsy!)
pattern: Monkey 2006 Winter Knitty

I went to my local WWKIP Day event and finished the toe on the second sock. I think it took me about 2 weeks give or take a few days to finish these. The pattern is easy to memorize; after you do that it just flys by!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Cabled Newsboy Cap

Red hat
Originally uploaded by Sinnomen1977
Here's a pic of me in the semi-finished Cabled Newsboy Cap. I say semi-finished because I havent decided if I want to put the brim on it or not. Does it need a brim or can it just stay a beanie? I wonder. What say you, dear readers?

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Check out my new sock!

I'm knitting the Monkey pattern from Winter 2006 Knitty. Don't ask me why they are called Monkey socks. I guess this is a question for Cookie A. Cookie if you are out there, let me know! This is the second time I've knit these socks; the first time they came out terrible. So here I am trying again! I knit on these while @ SnB tonight; here's a pic of the sock after I turned the heel.

More Yarn Porn and a few FO's!

I did a little more naughty yarn shopping this past week. Check out my new yarn! Of course there is beautiful Noro and Mano's Silk Blend. The red is a new yarn, or at least new to me; it's Cascade Sock Yarn. And the pink is Cherry Tree Hill in Blossom. It's so pretty in person; this is a very bad pic of it. I also finished a Headline News-boy Cap as described in Stich N Bitch Nation. The Gelato socks are complete also, I had to show them to my buddies @ SnB tonight.

Gelato socks 001

new hat 002

If you don't recognize this cap; it's because I left the brim off of it. I thought I would like it better as a beanies but in actuality; I don't. So I'm going to go back and add it. I'll take another pic of it soon. Thats all for now kiddies! Happy Knitting!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Shopping, shopping, shopping...

I've been doing a little yarn shopping in the past week or so. I bought some of that Red Heart Heart & Sole sock yarn (with ALOE!!!). I haven't had a chance to knit it up yet but heres a pic of it anyway.

heart and sole

I also visited AC Moore and picked up some Lion Brand Cotton.

lion cotton

After that, a trip to Cultured Purl and picked up some more Noro Kureyon sock yarn in a very pretty pink color.

pink noro

Thats all for now I guess. I plan to head to the yarn shop in Waterford later this week. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


I'm still alive here knitting away! Here's a pic of my newest knit; the Gelato sock. This is the sock yarn from the previous post I bought from Knit Picks. I'm not sure if it is still on the site available for purchuse. I haven't checked. I love the stripes and how they work up. I find myself knitting on the second sock thinking; I'll just finish this color. Oh I'll just get to the end of this color. Whatever. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Fair Isle

I'm knitting fair isle! I can't believe it! I'm taking a fair isle class @ my LYS (Cultured Purl ) and the project for the class is a bag knit in the round. I don't have very much of it done but I'm very proud of myself. I also learned that while I thought I was an average knitter, I'm actually a VERY tight knitter. Guess who needs to loosen up a bit? The only issue I'm having is loosing my place in the chart. I'm VERY afraid of charts so this is a big step for me. Maybe I'll be able to do more advanced lace by being able to read charts. Anyways, it's very slow going b/c I tend to drop the color I'm not using and pick it back up later instead of trying to knit with 2 hands which I find VERY hard to do. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Socks, socks, socks!

I've been knitting socks and ordering sock yarn like a mad person. Here's a pic of my newest sock knit out of Noro Kureyon Sock yarn, color # S185 on size 2 needles.
noro sock 002

I'm knitting these socks toe up using Wendy Bernard's sock pattern using the toe patch. I've also finished a pair of sock for my sweetie. These are Knit Picks Essential Tweed on size 2 needles (I knit most socks on 2's) in the color Marina.
socks, etc 002

The only thing I have to say about this yarn was, I hate tweed. It's not really the yarns fault; I just didnt realize how much I would hate knitting those itty bitty little flecks of color. I would have liked it more had it been a plain yarn; no tweed. I know this next time I order yarn from Knit Picks.

Here's a few pics of sock yarns I've ordered from Knit Picks. The first one is called Gelato. Pretty!
knitpicks 001
Here is Alexandrea...
3.5.09 006
and Grass...
3.5.09 005

I also order from Duet Sock yarn from The Loopy Ewe. It's called Brownie Girl. I love the colors and the little mini-skien to make cordinating toes and heels. Isn't it cute??

So I think I'm pretty much set for the next few months as far as sock yarn goes. What say you, dear readers?

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Secret Pal Revel!

3.5.09 001
Originally uploaded by Sinnomen1977
I got another secret pal box in the mail today! As you can see, I got a beautiful skein of Sox from Berrcco (pretty, pretty, pretty), 2 skeins of Cascade 220 wool, some hello kitty swag, a bath and body kit with scents that smell hevenly(!), and best of all A NEW KNITTING BAG WITH MY NAME RIGHT ON IT!!! Isnt it the cutest thing you've ever seen?

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Just about done...

new yarn 2 001
Originally uploaded by Sinnomen1977
Im just about done with my Feb. Lady Sweater. Here is a pic of me modeling it from the back. I think the color looks well and the lace came out great.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I got a box in the mail!

And it was full of pretty pink things thanks to my Color Swap Pal!! She sent me pretty pink Rowan wool, a pink washclothe, a calender, crochet thread and lots of other beautiful pink things. I can't say thank you enough!

Friday, January 23, 2009

I'm still here!

I know I havent posted in awhile; I've been so busy over the holidays etc. I have so many things to tell you. First off, I got a box from my Secret Pal over the holidays! I didnt get to take a pic of it b4 I went thru it and unwrapped everything. She sent some really great holiday yarns, a coffee mug, candies, and holiday cd's! Thanks Secret Pal!

I've also been knitting up a storm. I started the Feb. Lady Sweater @ the begining of the month. I'm calling it my early-january sweater over on Ravelry. Look up the pattern on Ravelry and you'll see how beautiful it is.

Here is a pic of it after I finished the yoke. You cant see it very well in this pic but I've completed two repeats of the lace. I can't believe I'm knitting lace. I'm using a crap load of stitches markers b/c I'm so bad @ counting but other than that it's coming along just fine. A little slow but other than that its great. I'm using Lion Brand Cotton-ease in the color Azalea on size US8 needles.

Also flying off the needles is this tea towel I knit out reg kitchen cotton.

I've decided to just give up on the button band for the CPH and just sew in a zipper. Yes, I let a button band beat me. So sad. I just want to be done with this sweater so I can wear it! If I wait too much longer it wont be cold enough for a wool sweater.

So...what are YOU knitting?

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