March 27, 2008

Stashalong 2008 progress

Posted in KAL, Knitting, March, Stash tagged , at 5:43 am by myknittedempire

So my Goal for this month was to use 1 Kilometer of yarn.

This goal has worked out really well, I wanted to knit a weekend cardi and I finally found a pattern that: was not knitted in the round, had a hood, had pockets and could have a zip put in it.

I have knitted it using all my part balls of stash yarn and scraps. I really like how it is coming out, it may not appeal to other people but I am knitting it to please only myself, so that’s just fine.

The wonderful thing is that because I am using more than one yarn at a time my ‘yardage’  so far is about 800 meters and I haven’t done the sleeves yet!

YAY i have reached my March stash-along goal.

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March 18, 2008


Posted in KAL, Knitting, March at 1:06 am by myknittedempire

I have knitted another 2 balls of yarn into my Jet jacket.

910 meters
-148 Meters
762 meters to go


March 5, 2008

mouse hat, too cute!

Posted in KAL, Knitting, March tagged at 4:48 am by myknittedempire

Stash-along Goal for March: use 1000meters of yarn (thats 1093 yards for you non metric folk).

I like this goal better than specific projects, this way i cant get off track, you watch me I will find a way, I’ll be sewing before we know it…..

I am going to a birthday for a 1 year old on the weekend and her mum asked me to maker a hat that wont come off.

It is from a Debbie Bliss book, and it is oh so cute, and used up 90 meters of yarn.

Blocking it was a bit of a challenge, in the end I used as you can see, two mixing bowls balanced on top of each other. 



1000 meters
-90 meters
910 meters to go

February 29, 2008


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…