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Monday, December 20, 2004

Four more days..........mad knitting rush

Started my sister's scarf last night. Hmmm, did I mention it was a Christmas gift? Did I also mention that I still need to knit one for my mother? I'm using the brown/cream-variegated mohair and ribbon I won off of ebay w/ a purl yo stitch on size 19 US needles. The mohair seems skinny so I doubled stranded it w/ the ribbon which is skinner than the ribbon I used for my scarf. It is turning out nice but I really like mine the best. There is a definite difference in the mohair and I think that is what is just not working for me + the skinny ribbon. Get new yarn/ribbon, you say. I thought about purchasing new yarn and/or ribbon but decided to muddle through these scarves with what I had. There is nothing else this yarn is suitable for and this way I can get it knitted up and out the door so I don't have to look at it anymore. **Mental Note: Unless you know the exact manufacturer, brand, and weight of yarn you want, do not buy yarn off of ebay again**.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Ahoy thar matey

I am so excited!!! I found this wonderful Wendy Knits Pattern on Ebay for a Pirate sweater!!! Did I mention how much my 4yo loves pirates and pirate ships? He SO loves them.

So for his 4th birthday, Mom is going to knit him his own pirate sweater!!!! The Captain Hook Cameo.

Here's my little pirate:

Started my first hat!!!!

I made this lovely mohair and ribbon scarf in a yo p stitch on US 19 needles.

Wool in the Woods
Miss Mohair (78% Mohair/13% Wool/9% Nylon)
Color: Grandma's Garden

Once done, I had all this yummy Mohair left. I mean, I could not just let it sit there so I bought some Lite Lopi, Color #0392
and began my first hat!!

Here's a in progress shot:

Monday, December 13, 2004

Rip-it, Rip-it.......remind you of something?

Well I had all this yummy mohair left over from my scarf and decide it couldn't go to waste. So I went to my LYS, A Good Yarn, and bought some Lopi Lite to make a hat. Lorraine the owner was kind enough to give me a very simple hat pattern as I've been very stressed of late and didn't need to add to my insanity. Simple right? No never, not where I'm concerned, lol. : ) Obviously I had no issues just knitting on circular needles but when I came to the decreases it got a little hanky (is that a word?). They just didn't "flow" and I totally did something wrong to make one bump out. Prior to finishing the hat I tried it one, it was very snug on my head. So snug in fact that it fit my 3.5 yo perfectly. While I should have not stressed and just finished the hat and gave it to the boy; I just couldn't bring myself to do so. I mean the lovely mohair and the wool matched my scarf so well, how could I? So I frogged it; rip-it rip-it.

Such is life. Will post pics when I have further along than three rows.

Thursday, December 09, 2004

I found three, count'um three!!!!, packages of yarn waiting for me today at work. Yipee!!!!! Looks like my elann order and ebay yarn has arrived. Can't wait to get it on the needles!!!!