Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Exam Knitting

So, you would think that what with a week of exams that have just finished, I wouldn't have got much knitting done. But, they really encourage stress reduction these days, so I found myself doing a lot of knit-for-five-minutes-study-for-two kinda thing. I really think it paid off, :) (more fun than just studying, anyway). So, heres a little project that I started between exam#1 and exam#2:

Now I really will take a little blogging break though, as I am heading off on a little post-exam road trip.... A few socks on needles in my hands, of course.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Monkey Sock Swap

I am very excited to have joined a new online sock swap group - Monkey Socks!!! So, for this new venture, I am now posting my answers for the Sock Swap Questionnaire:

How long have you been knitting?

Probably off and on for 20 years (wow, that sounds like a long time, cause I'm soooo young still :) ).

Do you consider yourself a beginning sock knitter, an intermediate, or have you been doing this so long you could probably knit a pair in your sleep?


Shoe Size:

8 or 8 1/2

Foot circumference:
9 inches

Foot length:

9 1/2 inches

What colours do you love?

My colour choices vary with the seasons (or the way the wind blows, or on which side of the bed I got up on) ... today I would have to say that I love bright colours, especially deep reds, blues, pinks. But really I love all colours... except maybe neutrals, today.

Do you prefer solids or variegated?

I'm big on variegated these days.

Do you prefer wool, cotton or acrylic yarn?

Generally wool.

What colors would you never wear?

I can't say there is any colour that I would NEVER wear... Some colours I would wear less often than others though, like maybe purple, or beige, or white.

Knitting Gadgets Favorite needles. Plastic, metal, bamboo or wood?

Metal, especially colourful metal.

Are there any knitting accessories you don't have in your collection but would like?
I like those pretty little unique stitch markers... they're all so different!

Would you be willing to have an international Monkey Pal or do you prefer one in the US?
Well, I guess I am one of the International ones, since I am in Canada. Can't say I have a preference about where my Monkey Pal lives.

You have any allergies?


Thursday, April 19, 2007

April Sock Done

Here is my April sock for my Socktopia KAL. It is under the theme: Orange Ya Glad I Didn't Say Bananee. Gave me a chance to use up some (hideous 70s style & colour) yarn that has been sitting in my stash forever. It was actually really fun to make these, although I felt somewhat blinded at times. I am also pretty proud to say that I invented my own pattern for these too... that is a big deal for me since usually I am a strict pattern-following-kinda-girl.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Some Adorably Finished Projects

Here are some projects that I have recently finished. I love making baby outfits, mainly because they are tiny (so I can easily finish them), and also cause they are cute. And maybe the moms actually appreciate homemade stuff... (that one I'm not as sure of). So, here are some gifts for a few of this world's newest additions.

The two little crocheted kimonos are for some brand new twins. I realize that if they are both wearing their new little sweaters they will clash a little, but oh well.

The little crocheted hoodie with the girly funfur trim is actually too small for its intended recipient, so I am going to have to wait for a new baby to give it to. But it is cute, eh?

And finally, the one I am most proud of (cause it actually took some time and effort to construct, and turned out darn good, in my humble opinion) is the pastel knitted sweater for made for the as-of-yet unborn baby of a good friend of mine. Just needs some buttons and its good to go.

Ahhh, baby things.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Blogging Away

Ok, Knitting blogs are everywhere! I love reading them, and have decided that I have enough stuff on the go to entertain the masses with my own tantilizing knitting stories too! I am one of those knitters who LOVES starting projects, but am really bad at finishing them. I literally have probably over 50 projects on the go. Maybe more. There are so many tucked away in rooms of my house that I don't even go into for fear of seeing all my stash and feeling guilty about buying more and/or starting yet another project. I will eventually try to catalogue all my WIPs for y'all (oh, who am I kidding, i'm doing it for me! To bring stuff to the light of day that I haven't seen in months, maybe years! Let's call it spring cleaning).

Ok, a quick writeup of my knitterly interests:
- I love working with larger needles, cause then I can knit a larger amount before I invariably loose interest in the project
- I love the tactile stimulation of digging my fingers into balls of yarn
- (ok this one may make some people hate me) I sometimes delve into crochetting because it is a fast and fun diversion for me
- I join sock knit alongs to give me the motivation to finish 2 socks in a pair instead of just one
- My friend across the street is getting her dog's fur spun up so she can make a scarf out of it (I know that one has nothing to do with me but it is neat)
- Looking around the computer room, I see no less than 5 projects in various stages of completion sitting around (and, I also see 3 little FINISHED baby sweaters and FINISHED 1 baby hat - See, I can finish things, but they have to be mini!)

K, that's enough for now. I will leave you with some pics of the WIPs I have in this room

I just noticed something wierd about my colour choices... seems as though I have a bit of an orange and pink thing going on! Crazy!! :)