Monday, February 02, 2009

undetermined work in progress

so, i'm knitting this... thing for class. i'm not really sure what it is going to be, yet, only that i want a finished object with a narrative of the changing of winter into spring. probably a shawl or wall-hanging type finished object. so look what came in the mail today! everything is so beautiful, i want to get started right away, but i have a bigger, more essential thing due tomorrow that i am woefully behind on. why can't everything be knitting?

Sunday, February 01, 2009

hm. 2 years since last post. i finished the lace shawl? like. just before christmas? wow, it really did take about 2 years. it's beautiful, though, see? the thing is about 6 feet long, it's pretty ridiculous.

i also knit the michael kors aran tee from vogue knitting holiday '05. 05? i think so. i'm pretty sure i started it in 07 though. but still. here that is!

(pretty accurate colour, but more pumpkin-y) while blocking.
i have been knitting, but mainly not for me, for new babies, which is totally exciting, but i really don't need to do another baby blanket again, ever. i will dig through photos and see what i can put up.

ah ha! mass upload to flickr. here's what i've been up to, as far as i remember...

baby blanket for the niece (who was still a peanut at the time, and possibly a nephew instead)

a teddy for the same peanut, in time for christmas (t-2 months)

a blanket for my sister's niece ... the cousin to my niece, and born only 2 weeks after she was.

turns out baby shrugs are pretty useless except for doll clothes when in 0-3, as new mama was not really willing to stuff babygirl's arms into these sleeves. pretty cute though, and i haev a request for a 18mo size.

this one was for a boy, ben (thus the B), my sister's friend's baby. (see what i mean about blanket overload?)

and i think i posted these guys earlier, but they are too cute, and i forgot all about them. they were a birthday present for my sister. i sense a pattern. i am actually going to start making more things for me, i think.
naughty nauties:

Friday, January 05, 2007

of course, when i finally want to take pictures of something, my camera is sick. it had too much to drink on new years and is still hung over, bleary-eyed and sore is strange places.
i am up to the sleeve shaping on the back of the aran tee, and love how it is coming along. it even looks like it might fit me! amazing!
haven't touched the stole in ages. maybe once spring comes, i'll feel more into it... maybe. i know it'll be beautiful, but i also think the idea of grafting on the edging is so tedius that i don't even want to finish it.
class starts again soon, so i'll be working less, but i'm not sure if that means i'll have more time to knit or not...

Friday, October 27, 2006

it's slow-going in stoleland, but i am done repeat 23. that's something. only 57 more to do. eek.
haven't started even a swatch for the sweater, i will, though, really! i wish i had more time to sit and knit, but no luck. busybusy.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

i got 10 skeins of knitpicks' wool of the andes in pumpkin today. and it snowed. the stole might just be put off until spring. lord. and i started it in february. gotta love wips.
i wish i had more time to just sit and knit, but i really don't, at this point. school and work and life, darnit.
i will finish the stole, i will, i will.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

so i am 17 pattern repeats into the total 80 of what will become the edging, and it is working fantastically. it is going to look like a long messy rope at the end, but being nearly 1/4 of the way done is always nice. i haven't quite figured out how i am going to block it and graft it on, but i figure i'll cross that bridge when i come to it. anyway, yay, for the end being mostly in sight. it'll still be at least a month or two though, if i'm realistic.
now, to start the kors aran tee from last year's vogue knitting holiday issue or not...

Saturday, July 29, 2006

stole update: after fighting a couple of times with knitting the edging on a la the pattern, i have relented and decided to do it separately, and then graft it on. so. i figure i can do a strip of it 80 repeats long (omfg) and then attach it as i remove the body from the needles. but the corners are stumping me. what are they going to look like? mmm. we shall see.