Sunday, October 31, 2004

A non-knitting weekend :(

On Friday I was at school all day, 9am-5:15pm or so. When I finally got home I watched the first Roswell DVD while knitting my poof scarf.

Saturday I spent the morning studying, met a friend for some necessary shopping, and ended up going with her to a Halloween night at a lesbian club...

No, I'm not a lesbian, but she is. I dressed up in my black corset (sexy!) and some black pants with kitty ears and a tail. I wore my black velvet cloak outside, but checked it at the club. This is only my 4th club-going in my life. The first two were in Norway - a goth club and a lesbian bar with my Norwegian lesbian buddies. The third was for a friends bachelorette party.

I'm very self-conscious and don't dance, and I'm shocked I even left the house in that corset. What has happened to me? For some strange reason I had a surprisingly good time last night, and even danced some. Maybe I wasn't intimidated because I wasn't worried about looking good for the girls, and the few gay boys? Who knows?

Anyway, I got home late last night and went to bed. Today I got up and went to school for a review for my huge test tomorrow morning, and I've spent the rest of the evening organizing notes and studying for that, so no knitting.

First priority is to fringe the Ravenclaw scarf and get it in the mail to my sister in time for her birthday! (Nov. 10)

Saturday, October 23, 2004

Ravenclaw Scarf Done!

I bound off the Ravenclaw scarf on Thursday night. I have to put it through the wash and do the blocking and fringing still, but I've decided that the progress bar on the right is for the actual knitting only, not finishing because that's too complicated to calculate!

Now I'm at kind of a funny point, I don't have any almost-done projects! I'm going to have to start working on some newer things now.

Sunday, October 17, 2004

Cast on for Rogue!

I am so excited about Rogue. I've cast on, started knitting the k1p1 rib last night, and spend a long time tinking today because I somehow started going backwards on a round last night and didn't notice until today. :(

I also completed four afghan squares, and the following Red Sox:

They're for my classmate's backpack, so no, they won't fit you!

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Another FO picture!

There it is, Coronet from knitty. My very first cabling project!

Now that I've done cables once, it's on to the DNA scarf. I'm basically making my own pattern knit in the round and using the cable chart for the DNA cable.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004


Today I got home to a wonderful package from my secret pal with 2 skeins silver eyelash yarn (Yay!) a blue and silver beaded necklace (another yay!) a journal (my new knitting journal) and some very pretty star fabric. I have no idea what I'm going to do with the fabric, too bad my quilt is already made. :( Regardless, it is really beautiful. Also, my secret pal went to all the trouble of wrapping everything so beautifully! I'll have to do that next time.

And I'm finally done (actually a couple of days ago) with the baby sweater. I still have to weave in the ends and wash it, but I think it turned out quite well.

And I got 6 sweaters at Goodwill this weekend to frog for yarn. I'm hooked! I'll have to go get some cream/white ones (they have tons!) so I can dye some yarn.

Sock Yarn

    A quest to use sock yarns:

    Yarns I've had:
    * means I really liked it

    4-ply Soft
    A Piece of Vermont*
    Artyarns Supermerino*
    Austermann Step
    BMFA Sock Candy*
    Black Bunny Fibers*
    Brown Sheep Naturespun Sport
    Chinese Mystery sock yarn
    Claudia's Handpaints
    Conjoined Creations Flat Feet
    Crystal Palace Maizy
    CTH Supersock
    Dicentra Designs
    Dorchester Farms
    Fearless Fibers
    Gloss (KP)
    Interlacements Beibi Seda
    Interlacements Tiny Toes
    Interlacements Toasty Toes
    Jarbo Raggi
    Jojoland Melody
    Kona Superwash
    KP Essential
    KP Merino
    KP Palette
    Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock*
    Macek Designs
    Magic Stripes
    Mega Boots Stretch
    Nature's Palette
    Noro Kureyon Sock
    Panda Cotton
    Paton's Kroy*
    Peru DK
    Peruvian Quechua
    Regia Bamboo*
    Regia Cotton
    Regia Strato*
    Ruby Sapphire
    Socks That Rock*
    Star (Classic Elite)
    Stitch Jones
    Sunshine Yarns*
    Three Fates Cauldron Sock*
    Wool Ease
    Yarn Pirate*

    In Progress:

    Perchance to Knit
    Yarns in the stash:

    All Things Heather
    Ancient Threads
    Apple Laine
    Araucania Ranco
    Artyarns Ultramerino
    Autumn House Farm
    Baby Ull
    Ball and Skein
    Baywood Yarns
    Bearfoot (Mountain Colors)
    Briar Rose Fibers
    Brooklyn Handspun
    Cavyshops Handpaint
    C*eye*ber Fiber
    Cervinia Calzetteria
    CTH Superglitz
    Chasing Rainbows Dyeworks
    Chewy Spaghetti
    Classic Elite Alpaca Sox
    Colinette Cadenza
    Colinette Jitterbug
    Country Classic Yarn for Sox
    Crash Into Ewe
    Crown Mountain Farms Sock Hop
    Curious Yarns
    Done Roving
    Dream in Color
    Duet (A Swell Yarn Shop)
    Dye Dreams
    Ellen's Half Pint Farm
    End of the World Farm
    Fashion Trend Sportivo
    The Fiber Denn
    Fleece Artist
    The Flock Bransonas
    French Hill Farm
    Froehlich Blauband
    Gjestal Silja
    Great Adirondack Soxie
    Greenwood Fiberworks
    Jaeger Matchmaker
    Jarbo Mini Raggi
    Jawoll Cotton
    Just Our Yarn
    Knit Purl Natural Collection
    Kona Superwash
    KP Dancing
    KP Essential Tweed
    Lime & Violet
    Lisa Souza
    Louet Gems Pearl
    Mama Llama
    Merlin the Cat
    Meilenweit Cotton
    Meilenweit Trend
    Mind's Eye Merino/Tencel
    Mirasol Hacho
    Misty Mountain Farm
    The Natural Dye Studio
    Neighborhood Fiber Company
    Over the Rainbow Twinkletoes
    Pigeon Roof Studios
    Pine Woods
    Posh Yarn Lucia
    Prism Saki
    Pucker Brush Farm
    Regia Surf
    Reynolds Swizzle
    Reynolds Soft Sea Wool
    Rio De La Plata
    Royale Hare
    Roz Houseknecht
    Schaefer Anne
    Scout's Swag
    Sheep Shop Wensleydale
    Shelridge Farm
    Sockenwolle Unipo
    Spirit Trail Fiberworks
    Spunky Eclectic
    Steinbach Wolle Sockenwolle
    Sundara Yarn
    Tess Designer Yarns
    The Unique Sheep
    Universal Ditto
    Valley Yarns Franklin
    vanCalcar Acres
    White Oak Studio tvyarn
    Wisdom Yarns Marathon
    Wool in the Woods
    The Woolen Rabbit
    Yarn Botanika Radiance
    Ysolda Yarn
    Zen Yarn Garden

    To check out:

    Sophie's Toes
    The Spinning Bunny Yarns BFL

WIPs and FOs