Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Danica #2 - DONE!

And it was a HUGE hit with my husband. It will look a bit better with some blocking, so that is on the agenda for later this week.

I still haven't finished the husband's fingerless gloves. I worked on them for a bit two weeks ago before I threw them across the room, needles and all, in a fit of disgust when I realized I missed 4 stitches of increases 3 inches back when I started to divide the thumb gusset from the hand. I ripped it all back and crammed the whole project into it's little project bag and am trying to forget about them. Damn husband keeps asking about them though.

I'm starting my Central Park Hoodie on Feb 1 and am really excited about this Knit-A-Long with the rest of my YarnArts sisters.

No pictures for now, but I'll get one of the husband in his Danica this weekend!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Quad Color Socks

Quad Color Socks
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie.
- Size: Woman's Small
- Needle size used: Addi Turbo US 3 40"
- Yarn: Mission Falls 1824 -- I *love* this yarn!!
- Method; Toe-Up/Two at a Time

I was flipping through the book, 'Kristen Knits' at YarnArts last weekend and saw the socks in there and instantly knew why I had been coveting the Mission Falls 1824 Superwash Wool.

This yarn knits up like a dream and I already have 4 colors sitting in my knitting basket for another pair of socks. When I started this pair my husband of course asked "Are those for me?", so his pair will be cast on tomorrow in a white/medium blue/hunter green/red combo

What NOT to do when knitting with beads....

No, that's not me. It's not my project. They aren't my beads and I wasn't involved in the accident -- but I've been there.

However, this is a perfect reminder of how NOT to knit with beads.


Thursday, January 10, 2008

Quad Colored Socks

Quad Colored Socks
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie.
Needle: US 4 40" Addi Turbo
Yarn: 4 colors of Mission Falls 1824 Superwash Wool
Pattern: Cast on 5, increase to 40 for standard sock for me. Short row heel.

I had been oogling this yarn for quite some time at YarnArts, then last weekend I flipped through the 'Kristin Knits' books while I was there and a vision for a pair of socks for me was born.

You can't see it in the photos, but yes the respective heels are contrasting with the sock and each other.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Danica #2

Danica #2
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie.
My lovely husband requested his own Danica in the colors of his favorite English league football team -- the Wolverhampton Wolves.

The weaving in of all the ends due to the color changes may be the death of me, but I know that he knows how much work this is and loves to show off to all his pals what I make him.

He recently switched shops and the difference is night and day. At the previous shop, the guys would ask "Did your wife make that?" with a shitty attitude. Where he is now, the guys ask "Did your wife make that?" with total awe and a bit of jealousy in their tone. It makes me laugh. (Husband is a tattoo artist and all the guys that he works with now are totally into hand knit scarves)

New Years Eve 2007

New Years Eve 2007
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie.
We traditionally stay in on New Year's Eve, eat a nice dinner, drink too much really lovely wine and watch movies.

And this is how we spent New Year's Eve 2007.

5 Olive Bread
Roasted Acorn Squash stuffed with tomato, onion and basil
Roasted Squash with Rosemary
Rice with homemade gravy

We also celebrated our 11th Wedding Anniversay by watching the video of our wedding and reception. It was a stitch because we'd never really watched it before. I never knew that my brother-in-law borrowed money from my dad for the money dance. We called my dad last night to ask how much it was and if ever got the money back. The answer was "I don't know and no".