Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Veg Patch

Veg Patch
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie
On Sunday we picked up veg plants for the garden and I'm so glad we left them in the house because we got almost 5 inches of unexpected snow overnight!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Knitted Mice

Knitted Mice
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie
I finally found something to do with all the little scraps and balls of yarn I have floating around in my stash! Though we no longer have cats as part of our household, I can donate these catnip filled mice to a local cat rescue who can sell them as part of their fundraising.

Last Thursday night I was lucky enough to not only be able to travel back to Ohio to see my parents, but also attend my mom's twice a month knitting group. They are just starting so socks! Since I wear handknit socks almost daily, I had quite the little stack of them with me to share.

It was a ton of fun meeting with another knitting group, though I felt a bit like I was "cheating" on my group. LOL

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Anastasia Socks

Anastasia Socks
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie
These socks have been on my "to knit" list for over two years and I'm finally going to make them!

The yarn is Lion Brand Sock Ease, which amazingly knits up quite nice.

Loppem Sweater - Finished

Loppem Sweater
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie
I'm really not pleased with the location of the buttonholes, but I'm going to have to live with them because I'm not going to rip out the entire yoke just to move two yarn overs.

I steam blocked this project, which was the first time I had used this method and it worked *fabulous*!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

7 Layer Salad

7 Layer Salad
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie
I'm not sure this salad is going to make it until tomorrow afternoon's dinner....it looks really good...

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Wrap that was a Pair of Socks

Presto! It's done. And in plenty of time. And with yarn left over.


Saturday, April 04, 2009

Change in Project

When I first began knitting I made a shawl. It was horrible and there were dropped stitches everywhere and it looked like crap. So a few months later I ripped it apart and made what are now one of my favorite pair of socks from the yarn.

On Thursday night I started some socks. There were going along just fine and then last night at Sit 'n Knit I saw an entire row on the sole of both that was weird. I tried fixing it. I dropped all the stitches back. I ripped back and picked up the stitches. I realized I wasn't going to be happy with them.

This morning I ripped the socks out and started a wrap with the yarn. This is now the "Wrap That Was a Pair of Socks" project.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Socks in Two Days?

You bet your sweet cheeks! Yesterday morning I realized I had a knitted gifts I needed to have done, by, oh, Monday.....

I was going to make a wrap with bulky yarn and big ass needles then I realized I can spend less on the yarn and really am much better with socks than most off the cuff (HA!) projects. I picked this yarn up at lunch.

Last night at 7 PM, I plopped myself down under some good light, flicked on the TV to watch the ER special and series finale and the news through the weather forecast and knocked out a LOT of sock. I'm almost done with the gusset increase and am really confident that I'll get these done in just another few hours:

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Loppem Coming Along!

I divided for the sleeves last night and am really hoping that the bottom edge curl will block out. I have never blocked superwash wool....nervous...nervous....

I'm trying to get this sweater done to take with me on a quick weekend trip to visit my parents in a few weeks. It won't be a problem if I'd stop being distracted by other things such as life and work and just work on it. But don't I say that about every project? (laugh)

I also picked out some yarn from my stash to make the Anastasia Socks (Ravelry Link). I have admired these socks for a long time and the pattern keeps resurfacing in front of me, so they are the next on the needle.

My lovely husband also asked when I would be starting the Aran sweater he wants. I told him I knew I didn't have enough yarn in my stash for this. His answer said in an incredulous tone, "what, we can't get yarn?" I love him.