Saturday, April 17, 2010

Origami Sweater


Origami Sweater
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie
Two weeks ago there was an adorable sweater sample hanging at String in Highlands Ranch. I tried it on. It was awesome.

I found the *perfect* yarn for it -- at 75% off I might add!

Then I read the pattern.....the first section is merely 38 inches of 1x1 rib across 66 stitches. I'm almost done with that section. The second section is 68 inches of 1x1 rib across 146 stitches.

I am so glad that I am able to knit 1x1 rib with my eyes closed. I think I knocked out about 8 inches of this while resting my eyes on the couch at the shop (www.EpiphanyTattoo.com) this afternoon!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Dirk's Sassy Stripes


Dirk's Sassy Stripes
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie
Finally finished Dirk's "sassy stripes" socks. I been pretty lazy in the knitting arena lately and I need to get my knitting mojo back on!

Last weekend at String in Highlands Ranch I picked up a great sweater pattern and the angora/merino blend yarn for it! However, it's 1X1 rib in DK weight. For you non-knitters, it means that this is going to take me FREAKIN' FOREVER. But it also means it will be a project I can knit without thinking about and can work on at Friday Night knit nights. I rarely actually knit at these gatherings, so I'll now be able to prove that I do actually knit things!