Sunday, July 05, 2009

I still knit...really I do!

It seems like when I post, most of the time it's about spinning and I always promise knitting content in the next one. Even though Tour de Fleece is in full swing, I'm going to try to stick to my word. The only problem is that I'm horrible at taking pictures of my stuff. I want to take pictures of my stuff in natural daylight but its kinda hard to do in my hood (and I do mean hood) and I get terrible lighting in my apartment and a bunch of other excuses that contribute to my procrastination. I'm going to force myself right now to take some pics of my stuff becasue I really want to share. I still knit and crochet, honestly I do. OK, wait right here while I take some crappy indoor pics of my stuff in this dwindling daylight...............

Thanks for waiting. I'm all done taking crappy photos, now on to the knits.

I finally finished my Primavera Shrug (just in time for Verano). The only reason this took me so long to knit was due to my aprehension about picking up stitches around the border. I was dreading it but I had nothing to be afraid of. Sure it took me a while to pick up all those stitches but once I did, it only took my like a week to knit the ruffle collar. I can be a big baby at times. The yarn is wool and its super warm. This will come in handy this fall. Details can be found here on ravelry.

I also recently finished up a pair of socks that functioned as "busy knitting". I only knit these during commutes and standing in lines. Basically anywhere I had time to kill. This is a Cookie A pattern from her book Sock Innovation ( I forget which pattern so check out the ravelry page for details) that I did toe up. I actually ended up doing the gusset heel from Wendy Johnsons Book Socks from the Toe Up. I love both books so I took my favorite from both and kinda remixed it.

The last project I just finished was a cute vest for a baby shower I went to this past Friday. I found out about the shower on Wednesday. I had plans to be in the Lionbrand Studio with my meetup group on Thursday so I figured I'd get yarn then. I casted on that night and finished about 4 Friday morning. I would've been finished earlier but me and my boo went out for dinner and then to see the new Transformers movie. I love the pattern and I plan on using it for last minute shower gifts.

My current project is a shrug that I saw someone knitting at one of my meetups last week and I fell in love with it. I just grabbed some yarn out the stash and casted on on my way to the baby shower. I love the way it's coming along and I can't wait to finish. The pattern is called the shawl collard vest and hopefully it won't take me a year to finish.

So thats about it for now. See I really do still knit! I did lose my mojo for a while there but its back now, all is well. Oh I almost forgot, we just added a new member to our herd. Meet Danny.He is a very active little kitten and adorabel to boot. Took me like fifteen tries to get a fairly decent pic of him too becasue he wouldn't stay still. I'm sure you'll be seeing more pics of him on this blog. Till next time kiddies.

9 comments:

cici said...

welcome back! You were missed. The shrug is awesome! Congrats on the new kitty♥

Necia said...

Hey Lady,

Love your fo's. I'm impressed you started and completed a baby gift so fast! I'm shocked at the color of the shrug you're knitting, but do know it will look fabulous. Yay for joining the ranks of knitters with kitties.

Scrappy Raven said...

Nice to see your knitting and your new kitty.

Virtuous said...

OOh Yah!! You have definitely been knitting and on some great projects too!! :o)

And I see what else has been keeping you busy too!

Keep chopping the sticks gurl!!

Magicstix said...

Maybe bring your FO's to and outdoor meetup and take pictures there? Congrats on your kitteh!

Scheherazaad said...

You really do knit! Great stuff. That baby pattern should really come in handy and it is so cute. The shrugs look good too.

Rosi G. said...

OH! You finished it!! it looks great! glad you got it done in time for our non-summer weather. ;-)

And a huge welcome to Danny! Ain't it a blast?

crazyknittinglady said...

I know I should be praising the knitting (which is looking awesome!) but...KITTY! He looks like a fantastic and playful little guy.

carlita dee said...

I'm all late, but I LOVE the shrug. Hope you got a lot of wear out of it this past fall. Danny could be my Mira's brother. He looks equally mischievous.