Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sidewinder Socks


Sidewinder Socks
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie.
Take a good look at this sock because I'm ripping it out tonight.

The damn thing is too big for my in the foot even though I made the smallest size.....and it's too tight for my husband. Plus the grafting looks like shit.

The pattern was VERY interesting to to knit though I'm not sure give it another go right away.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sidewinders


Sidewinders
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie.
almost done with sock #1, just need to complete the big ass graft....and I just know the stupid sock is going to be to big for me....

I'm going to go ahead and graft it and hope against all odds that it will possibly fit my husband. Last week he was very hopeful that these socks were being made for him. He may get his wish.

Look for an update tomorrow.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Neckwarmer


Neckwarmer
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie.
Good use for left over sock yarn. Pattern from the One Skein book.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Koolhaas Hat


Koolhaas Hat
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie.
Done.

Once I got into the groove of this pattern, it was a piece of cake and went very quickly. As soon as my husband sees it I think I'll get a request to make one in grey.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

My world is dimmer...


DCP01778
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie.
Last week, we said goodbye to our sweet little fawn girl, Allie. She was always my ever so patient knitting model, bed warmer, snuggle-bunny and all round wonderful friend.

I am so grateful for the joy she brought into our home in the too short 7.5 years she was with us and I'll never sit on the couch and not miss the feel of her warm little body pressed up against me while I knitted.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Baudelaire Socks


Baudelaire Socks
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie.
Size: Womens shoe size 5.5
Needle size used and type: US 2, 3 & 4 (rather than add increases in the lace pattern, I went up in needle size.
Yarn: Hot pink wool yarn with no label that was gifted to me
Pattern: Cookie A's Baudelaire
Method: Two at a Time -Toe Up
Who the socks are for: Me

Saturday, October 11, 2008

DM Fingerless Gloves


DM Fingerless Gloves
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie.
Dirk is so thrilled with his new gloves and I'm thrilled they are finally finished. I can't believe they were so quick to finish and I just let them lay around for a year because I was too lazy to get them done.

If you are curious about the tattoos on his right forearm, they are some of my favorites.

I *love* antique keys so he had the key to my heart put there. It's green because it's my favorite color and the celtic-like scroll work at the top is because I'm Irish. (insert collective "awwwww")

The acorns below the key are similar to the acorns on my right foot...(insert another collective aww......).

I'll have to get a photo of the two large fighting roosters on his left bicep which he picked because I was born in the year of the rooster.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

The fingerless gloves have been resurrected....

I started a pair of fingerless gloves for Dirk last November, finished one and then found something else more exciting to work on. He's asked me about a bazillion times about the gloves...

Anyway, I want to go up one needle size for the leg of my Baudelaire socks, so I went to get my no. 3 needle and couldn't find it anywhere. I was convinced someone must have stolen it. (laugh). Then, I remembered the fingerless gloves.....and that is exactly where I found the needle I needed. It goes against all my inner knitting rules to pull a needle out of one project to work on another and I wasn't going to shell out the bucks for a second Addi Turbo, so I am determined to finish the glove so that I can finish my sock.

On Tuesday night while watching the incredibly lame debate, I knocked out about 70% of the second glove. I have three fingers and the thumb to finish. I've got a Pampered Chef party tonight, but I'm planning to take them to knit night tomorrow night so I can have my needle for my socks!

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Fiber Intervention

I need yarn like a hole in the head so when I saw the new Palatte samplers with *free* pattern from KnitPicks.com I had to get one ....and it makes no sense NOT to order at least $50.00 of stuff from KnitPicks otherwise you don't get *free* shipping.

So, I tell some friends I need an intervention....

And how do they help me? They take me to a yarn shop WITH A SALE this afternoon.

Nicole and Kristina, I love you both. My husband would hate you, but 1/2 the yarn I picked up today was to make things for him.