Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Furry fun

The knitting blog has been quiet recently, which is ironic since I've been extremely productive lately. All of that knitting in front of my season one dvds of "Life Goes On" pays off. As of last night I finished all of my knitting for my Secret Cupid--both projects (it turned into two) are done! But I can't post pictures because it needs to stay a surprise. And I'm two thirds of the way through the purply cabley goodness I previewed in my last post; it's the Cardigan for Arwen from Interweave Knits. But right now it's only the back and left front pieces, so there isn't much to show.

But there is one project I can show in all of its colorful glory. Another blogger has begun a charity knitting drive that involves knitting crazy fun fur hats for kids with cancer at Children's Hospital here in Boston. Here are the three hats I've finished so far.

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The top one is almost a beanie, because I only had one skein of the yarn, which is Paton's Allure in a dark plum color. The bottom two are both made from Classic Elite Phoenix. I have nine more skeins of the orange color, courtesy of this year's Boston Knit Out, so I'm sure there will be several more made like that one. They knit up very quickly; I did the top one on size 13 needles and the other two on 10.5 needles.

And now back to the cardigan. . .

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

I'm back

So, I kind of disappeared for a while, but this time it was due to computer issues. The hard drive on my computer crashed for the third time in a year, which was finally enough to convince Dell that maybe, just maybe, the hard drive was corrupt. I now have a new hard drive and hopefully no more crashes, because I am tired of losing all of the contents of my computer.

The Knitsmiths had a baby shower for Alison this past weekend. Everyone made a pair of booties which were hung from streamers strung across the room. It was really cute. Here is the pair I made, from some yarn I had left over from making armwarmers last year:

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In other knitting news, Catherine gifted me with a new measuring tape which fits in perfectly with this blog. It has both poodles and stars on it!

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And here is a sneak preview of my current project:

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Thursday, January 04, 2007

a bit of yarn porn

It may be a while before I have another finished project to post, since one project is large (I may do in progress shots when there's something to show) and the other is for my Secret Cupid (an exchange we're doing within our knitting group for Valentine's Day) and she may be reading this, so no pictures of that. So, to tide you over I give you a little bit of yarn porn.

Catherine was kind enough to report in on what colors of Socks that Rock yarn her local yarn store had when she was home in California and I restrained myself and only bought two skeins. Here they are, Rocktober and Nodding Violet:

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And a shot in better light:

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So pretty!

And one tiny FO from the holidays, a miniature stocking made with leftover Opal sock yarn, magic loop style:

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