Saturday, January 31, 2009

Park. Drive. Neutral. Reverse

I was a woman on a mission. Usually I knit several projects at the same time. Not this one. This was an absolute monogamous knit. It's still somewhat chilly here in Phoenix and I've found that wearing a scarf in the morning is the perfect accessory to take the chill away. So of course I needed a new scarf. In steps the Asherton Reversible Scarf by the very talented Smariek Knits. On a side note....holy moly, red is VERY hard to photograph.

Pattern: Asherton Reversible Scarf

Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes

Made For: Me, the ultimate selfish knitter

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Who You Callin' a Lady?

Fantastic. I finally finished. I wore her to work today and couldn't even wait for people to ask. I would just blurt out to anyone that happened to look my way, "I made this you know".

Pattern: February Lady Sweater
Made For: Me Mee Meeeee
Yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers, Summer Sky

Monday, January 19, 2009

Oh...cause I feel special right now...

I'm just sayin'..........
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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, How Does Your Garden Grow?

I've made a discovery. My thumb is green.

My inspiration is my Mum's lovely garden.

It will be many, many years before I have her knack for growing and caring for plant life. Until then, I imagine (hope) my love for gardening will continue to grow just as my garden does. To date, I have only had one casualty. RIP Dear Hawaiian looking flower/plant thingy. You were pretty while you lasted. On a lighter note, here's a little photo shoot of a few of the survivors.

In Knitty news, after an extended stay in the closet o' never-finished, I have pulled out my February Lady Sweater and now have an 'almost' wearable cardi. One sleeve to go and *POW* she's done. You have no idea how incredibly excited I am to finish this one.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Tudora Too Bigga

It's my own fault. One of these days I will hopefully learn that a gauge swatch could prevent many swear words. Swear words that are uttered upon realizing that a project is far too big or small. In this case, instead of a neckwarmer with a bit of a Tudor twist, I have a cabled neck brace. Poo.

Pattern: Tudora

Yarn: Not sure...label lost

Made For: Apparently, the intended wearer is a linebacker with a very large neck. :(

Saturday, January 03, 2009

More Christmas Lovin...

A few more knitted Xmas goodies for your consideration.

Pattern: Felted Nintendo DS Case / Or as I like to call it, "I've Got Game" (see previous post for Ravelry Link)
This are post-felting photos. My very first felting experience. SO surprisingly easy!

Pattern: House Hats (see previous post for Ravelry Link)
Made For: Gracie
Yarn: Universal Classic Worsted
Pattern: Calorimetry
Made For: Gracie
Yarn: Patons SWS
*please* excuse my 4-finger forehead. I know it's distracting...try to pay attention to the knitted item only.

Made for: Sissy Jayne
Yarn: Red Heart Soft - Sissy has a serious wool reaction and not in a good way. It's all acrylic, all the time for her. She can handle cotton as well but cotton and my hands don't get on very well.

Oh and by the by......I am already 12 minutes into keeping one of my New Year's promises to myself. I did an A.M. Yoga program this morning. 12 minutes long. Doesn't sound too impressive does it? If you knew how many times I'd been to the gym in the last'd be very impressed with my 12 minutes of yoga.