Sunday, March 28, 2010

New Socks!

While waiting for the last clue on the butterfly socks, I finished up a pair that has been haunting me for almost a year.  While both the pattern and the yarn are lovely, the combination was a poor choice.  You can't tell, but those are little tiny leaves on my feet!

The knitting was a bit tedious as I never managed to memorize the pattern.  Still, they are lovely, and I'm glad to have new socks and free needles!  (Unoccupied size 2 circulars are very hard to come by around here)

And just for the gratuitous cute factor, here are the socks with two kitties.  The blonde is Mr. Goopy, and the tushy is his brother, Mr. Snarky.  I also have a baby girl named Steve, but she's a little shyer than the others :)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Butterfly Sock Progress

I'm so close to finishing these socks! I'm just waiting for the last
clue to come out. Hopefully I'll be able to get them done quickly
even though school will be back in session. It's amazing how much
knitting I've done over break!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Lots of Pictures!

So I've been working on a lot lately (it's spring break...yaaaaay).  Of course the butterfly socks are coming along.  I'm actually working on the same clue as everyone else now, so that's great!  We're on clue 6 out of 7, so it won't be long until I have wonderful new socks to wear!

Never mind the gapping around the ankles.  That's just a byproduct of them still being on the needles.  They're fitting fabulously and it reminds me how very much I love to make socks toe up :)

Next we have some baby gifts for a good friend who is due quite literally any day now.

A lovely newborn sized sweater (I don't know why the picture's upside down, and I can't fix it) made in kitchen cotton.  The pattern is from the first Mason-Dixon book, and it's fabulous!

And the baby owl vest!  How adorable is this?!?  It's bigger, but hopefully it will fit the little fellow this winter.  She showed me the cutest onesie with a polo collar that this would go great with!

And last but not least, I posted this in the KBC forum on Ravlery as solidarity with poor Wendy who is going to have to frog a piece of a gorgeous shawl.  The story behind this is that I started this shawl in high school, then got bored and set it aside.  A couple years ago I picked it back up and started working on it with a vengeance, only to get to a spot in the pattern that didn't seem right.  So I went onto Ravelry to see if there was errata.  I never did find any mention of problems with the line I was worried about, but I did discover that the pattern, which had originally called for two balls of yarn, was now calling for four or five balls of yarn depending on your gauge/daring knitter quotient.

I jumped online to see if I could order some more, but of course that whole line of yarn has been discontinued, and it's variegated, so it's not like I could magically match the color (as if that would have happened, but in my head it's possible).  So I did the only thing I could think of to do.  I photographed it, then I frogged it.

I go back to school on Monday, so I don't expect that I'll continue being this productive, but I do plan on finishing those butterflies right quick.  I can't wait to get them on my feet!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

New Butterflies and Old Butterflies

Here's my (admittedly slow) progress on the new butterfly socks. I
happened to be wearing my first pair today and thought a comparison
shot was in order :)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

a little inter-craft experimentation

So the butterfly socks are progressing. And I have a super cute baby vest and sweater to show you as soon as a get the ends hidden. But.....

I've been reading this new blog thanks to a link that Margi posted to a super tutorial, and it's inspired me to give sewing one more shot...and since my sister has rendered my sewing table inaccessible, it's been handsewing...which usually I hate...a lot...

But I made an adorable little change purse just this afternoon and all it needs is a snap to be perfect.

And I've cut out the pieces for a book cover...

And I'm hoping that this doesn't seriously affect my performance on my finals (this coming week is finals week...what a great time to get caught up in something new...right?)

Look at how cute I sew! (apologies for the cell-phone-tastic pictures...I am this close to knowing where my camera, the charger, and the cable are...all at the same time!)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Butterfly KAL Socks Round 2!

I'm doing the reprise of knitters' brewing's very first ever
KAL...Social Butterfl. The colorway is sock-aholic lemon drop and
it's of course gorgeous!