Monday, January 28, 2008

Oy vay

My computer ate my pictures. This is very frustrating, as there were quite a lot of pictures on the card I was trying to upload. Now I need to go retake those pictures, which will have to wait. Good thing I had already transfered the steeking pictures a few days ago, or I would be having a little wee meltdown.

Friday, January 25, 2008

A Story in Pictures

Above we have the Uncut, Unreinforced Vest.

With crocheted steeks.

Up close.

Strong coffee, brownie, scissors.


A cut armohole steek.

Picked up stitches.


It has been washed and is drying as we speak. All I need now are buttons!!

Thursday, January 24, 2008


Whomever invented steeking is a genius.

Never. Seaming. Again.

(not so) Massive Update

Somehow, I missed a bunch of stuff in the time warp that was December and January. So this post is (half) dedicated to catching up on all of the projects I have yet to even mention here.

First up:
Raglan Lace Sweater

Pattern: Child's Raglan Sweater from a Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns
Yarn: Knitpicks Shine Sport in Silver Sage, a little less than 4 balls
Needles: a whole bunch of size 4s

I like it. It was a good practice piece. I got worried in the raglan decrease section that it was looking too big and started decreasing more rapidly which resulted in a short bust area and a very small neck opening. But since I hate frogging we will simply not button the top button and will call it a learning experience. Besides, Sweet P seemed to like it. :D

Charade Socks
Yarn: Knitpicks Bare wool and nylon
Needles: 2.25 mm US 1 dpns

I'm really happy with the way the color came out considering it was my first dyeing attempt. As for the pattern, it's nice but it's getting super monotonous.


Yarn: Colinette Jitterbug
Needles: knitpicks 2.50mm dpns

Overall, eh on the yarn and eh on the pattern.

And lastly for today. Yesterday, I finally got in the the yarn that has been backorderded for my mom's vest. Last night while at my knitting group, i finished the main body of knitting and am now ready to cut my first ever steeks. I want to be done with this project in the worst way so I have been really thinking of nothing else. This morning I crocheted the steeks. I also took pictures. Then I think tonight I will be cutting, and taking pictures. Tomorrow I hope to find enough time to post the pictures I will hopefully take. Wish me luck!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Catching up

It seems I have gotten a bit behind again. The end of December and the first part of January have been very hectic. Between the holidays and my family member's surgery and ER visits and stomach bugs, there was precious little time for anything else. I did manage to finish the the Raglan Lace Cardigan for Sweet P. Buttons and all. To prove it, I took photos. I would show you the photos if blogger would kindly cooperate with me. Not today, I guess. It turned out well except for the fact that the neck is WAY to small. Rather than rip and reknit, I decided that when she wears it we will simply leave the top button unbuttoned. I generally chalk these kinds of mistakes as learning experiences and leave it as is. I know that philosophy would make some people loopy, (you perfectionists out there, you know who you are :) but this way I know I can go back and see what I did so that I can avoid it in the future.

I also, dyed my first hank of yarn! With koolaid! On the stove! Exclamation! Again, photos will have to wait til blogger fixes their problem, but Hoo Wee, was it fun. I almost didn't have enough patience to wait for it to dry and wound into a ball to knit it up.