February 29, 2008

Finito!!!

Posted in February, KAL, Knitting tagged , at 6:52 am by myknittedempire

The sock is finished!!! I ripped back the finished sock, back to where the increases should have been and I got both of the finished by the 29th!! yay!

I’m still golden for the stash along, now what for March…

February 25, 2008

#@$%@# Sock

Posted in February, KAL, Knitting at 10:20 pm by myknittedempire

As I may have mentioned one of my goals for the stash-along was to complete the other Lego sock this month, and I may have also mentioned I have been doing everything but  knit that sock!

Last night I managed to finish the gusset increases and turn the heal, so now I only have the leg to go. I forgot to do the increases in the leg of the last one, so I’m trying to work out what to do this time. If I put the increases in then I should rip the other one back and include the increases in that one also, sigh.

 I hate socks!! but i must finish this one (and in fact 2 other pairs), I think the finishing is good for my soul even if I don’t like it. This sock must be finished this week so at least the end is in sight!

February 24, 2008

ready, set, Cast on

Posted in February, KAL, Knitting at 11:30 pm by myknittedempire

Yes, I know this is not what I should be doing, but my desire not to knit the sock that i should be knitting that I keep casting on new things, I have cast on a baby jacket, using some rare yarns in a gorgeous amethyst colour, Also cast on a Jacket for myself.

I really must get these socks done, it was my stash-along goal for Feb, and I would like to achieve it.

I had a nice weekend, had coffee, watched TV, did some knitting, had a bunch of friends over for a BBQ on Sunday.

But I am so tired today and my throat hurts, trying to work out if i should go home to bed…

February 20, 2008

Fetching Fetchings

Posted in February, Knitting, photos at 1:58 am by myknittedempire

Here are my fetchings, yes i know this is not knitting I am ment to be doing, i think I may have to give up on the stashalong as i cant seem to get the progects I intend to knit finished but instead start new things, which is ok because I’m still knitting from the stash.

For these I used a ball of Tofutsies, I used it 3 strands at a time to get gauge, i am quite happy with them but the yarn lost quite a bit of dye when i soaked them.

They have now been posted to chilly Scotland

fetchings

February 18, 2008

Posted in February, Knitting, photos at 2:02 am by myknittedempire

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Here are the latest booties
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February 16, 2008

I’ve got the bug

Posted in February, Knitting at 11:15 pm by myknittedempire

I’ve got the bug again, with the knitting! Yay.

I have cast on a pair of fetchings for my sister and am just loving the knitting! I went to the library yesterday and borrowed a heap of knitting books, our public library has really increased its knitting section, which is great.

I am on a deadline for the fetchings so i happily was knitting away at a bbq i went to yesterday, ahhhh the knitting bug is back and I am pleased.

Back to the fetchings….

February 12, 2008

many things for feet

Posted in February, Knitting, Other craftiness, photos at 12:25 am by myknittedempire

Wow what a great weekend!

My DH was in fact supportive of the knitting, I don’t know why that is, maybe I’m easier to get along with when I have a creative outlet…. I have felt like a soulless gypsy for the last few weeks, floating about not doing or achieving anything. I still cant get into my knitting as much as I would like I seem to defeat myself before I start, at the moment I think the problem is that I have quite a bit of yarn in single balls that I don’t know what to do with, I seemed to amass quite a bit of sock yarn int he hope I was about to become a “sock knitter” but that alas did not come to fruition, so any help on what are good projects for sock yarn would be helpful.

Things I feel like I achieved this weekend:

I finished two pairs of booties,

I re-washed 3 pairs I knitted in December

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I put on a homebrew wash

I blocked my clapotis (don’t look too hard at the picture, my blocking was quick and dirty, but it did the job)

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I made some tomato sauce.  

I made a decision that I wouldn’t be knitting the SOTS ii, which is a good thing because now i can stop feeling bad about not doing it.

I have picked up and am knitting on the second lego sock (I want to finish this pair this month, which will leave me two pairs left to complete) 

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