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Thursday, May 29, 2008

WIPpin' out some FOs

I love that the title of this post could potentially confuse someone who does not have knitting is his/her life.

I finally have a post that proves that I don't just buy fibery things, I use said fibery to make other things. Lovely (I hope), useful things.

Here's a thing!



This is my progress on Branching Out. I started this back in September, and haven't worked on it much since, um, well. I guess it's been a while. I don't remember when I had last worked on this, but I managed to do 20 rows Tuesday evening while I was zonked on Vicodin. Not bad, eh?

How's this for progress?

May 18:


May 22:


(Note the "Frogged" pint glass I got on Ravelry, along with one that says, "Ripped". It contains this month's beer obsession, Magic Hat Lucky Kat.)

May 27:



These are just plain n boring top down socks. I wanted a project to work on while I commute, and they fit the bill. The yarn is the KnitPicks Bare that I dyed in September. I love how the colors knit up.

I had to start a small commuting project, because the one I was working on was getting too large to take with me on my way to work.

May 18:


May 27:


Finished! I told you there would be a finished object!

I was totally zonked out on Vicodin when these pics were taken. You can really tell in this one:


Either that or I'm a really colorful unibomber.

I checked my notebook (because I did keep track of this stuff at one time), and I started this around April 2. It took me a little under 2 months to knit this sweater. At one point (beginning of May) I was afraid I wouldn't have enough yarn, so I went searching for more. I found it at a place in Arkansas for $4/skein, and ordered two, what the heck. If you keep track of weather news, you know that Arkansas has had a wild ride in the past month, so it took a while for the yarn to get to me. I think I got it the day after I finished! I still have half a ball left from my project. I have 2.5 balls of Artyarns Serenade (cotton/angora) for whatever project I can find. I'm not sure if I should just use it all up now, while the little green and blue rabbit hairs are all over my couch, or if I should wait until we vaccuum the couch. What would you do?

Oh, yeah, I mentioned that I got a cheap drop spindle at MA Sheep and Wool. I started spinning some stuff on it the other day.


That's the "Dyed by Ingrid" blue stuff I got at NH Sheep and Wool. It's a small amount, so I thought it would be nice for spindling. Spinning with a spindle is easy and hard at the same time. I already know the basics, and it's easy to get it going, but then all of a sudden I start to lose my mojo, the stuff doesn't spin enough, and the whole thing falls to the floor. That's when I move on to something. It takes 10-20 minutes to get to that point.

I'm really hoping that my progress on Branching Out has given me some lace mojo. I'm enjoying it, but I have a looooong way to go on that pattern, and lots of other lace projects in mind.

I'm also hoping that I'm back to regular blogging about stuff other than cat bites.

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Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

That sock yarn is knitting up so prettily! It's wonderful when handdyes work out well, eh?

And the sweater is really cute! Love the fit on you. =)

9:28 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

The "colorful unibomber" theory makes me laugh! The sweater looks fab though. The ripped/frogged pints are seriously my new favorite things! They make me do dishes just so I can drink more beer out of them... :)

10:18 PM  
Blogger Bezzie said...

I like the way your toenails match your socks!

7:21 AM  
Blogger 3goodrats said...

Your sweater looks great!

I love your Branching Out too - I'm working on a lace scarf myself now and hoping I have the fortitude to finish it.

10:30 PM  
Blogger Lick My Sticks said...

Damn- why must you show me your beautiful Branching Out and remind me that I've had one wasting away on my needles for like, 2 years? Damn you!

By the way I'm jealous that you get to use your Rav pint glasses for their intended purpose. First thing I'm doing when I drop this bay-bay is having a nice tall glass of beer with my pint glasses!

11:10 PM  
Blogger SuzannaBanana said...

Adorable sweater! You don't look a thing like the Unabomber. :)

7:21 PM  

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