Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Knitting News

Well, since my last post I've been working on many things. I made myself a ribbed hat with some yarn I recycled from a Goodwill sweater... I also started a scarf in the same yarn.

And I started some gifts. After my other little sister saw the Ravenclaw scarf, she requested a scarf of her own - red and black. And so I purchased some TLC Amore and started a black and red scarf. I'm knitting it longways with one red stripe about 1 inch wide down the middle, and a total width of about 6 inches. It should be done soon, and I'll post a picture when it is.

I'm also well on my way on the Slytherin scarf for Robb. For some reason it's going much faster than the Ravenclaw one did... More time? Addi turbos? Or just my love for the dark green/silver color combo?

I really don't know, but it almost makes me wish I was in Slytherin. The Gryffindor one for me is on hold until the gifts are done.

And last (but not least) the second incarnation of the Magic Stripes socks is on the way. I knit almost a whole first sock last time, and realized it was way too big. Now I'm re-making the first sock - finished heel shaping this morning.

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Secret Pal Gifts, and the Ravenclaw Scarf

I haven't had time to post these pictures, but I got a GREAT package from my secret pal. Inside it was:

Some fluffy yarn, incense, a make-a-necklace kit, and a spider card

A little soap, a fishy notebook, glass star earrings, two chocolate fish, beautiful fish charms/stitch markers, a little spongebob tin, star beads and charms, stitch markers with star and fish charms, and a star patch

Here's a closeup of the stitch markers:

Also my little sister had her birthday (16!) on Wednesday and got the Ravenclaw scarf. Here she is wearing it:

Sunday, November 07, 2004

Rogue and more

Well, I've finally taken some pictures of Rogue, so here you go:

The front

The side cable

I totally forgot a picture of the finished Ravenclaw scarf I made for my little sister, so when she gets it on Wednesday (her birthday) I'll ask her to send me one so I can post it. It turned out well! I'm now making a Gryffindor one for myself.

I also had an exciting weekend, besides the knitting... I went to a friend's birthday party last night that ended with getting driven home in a black sports car at 2:30am by a cute boy. Yep, and adventure for me. ;)

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