Thursday, January 03, 2008

Post X-mas haze

Yup. Haze. I have NO WIPs.

Read that again, just to make sure. No WIPs.

I finished Christmas knitting - in time for Christmas even! Check out these awesome mittens I made for my roommate

Finished Star mittens

She had the scarf. The project was to match the mittens to the scarf. I think I did a pretty good job. The mittens are a little brighter than the scarf, but I think that normal wear and tear in the city will dull the colors so that they're both the same dirty color. So I finished those while I was in Rhode Island for Christmas.

I also finished the monkey socks...sorta

Finished Monkies

My monkies were the last FO of 2007. Which is actually pretty hot. I think i botched the kitchenering on the toe of one of them though, so I have to go over that with some extra yarn and close up the hole. I really LOVED this yarn, the Great Adirondack's Silky Sock.

I'm currently seaming together a ginormous afghan for a friend. Her friend had crocheted her this blanket years ago but it's coming apart at the seams. I told her that for Christmas I'd seam it together for her. It's proving to be a rather large task.

But I should still have a pair of socks in the works right? Well, I thought I'd pick up the Over the Knee Stockings from 2006. I untangled the yarn and looked at them. Sternly. I will not be beaten by a mere pair of socks, no matter how tall they may be. After looking at them sternly, I realized that I need to add about three more repeats to the length of the stocking to get roughly the same ratio of over the knee ness. This means that I suddenly might not have enough yarn. While I like the yarn I chose for these, there's no way in hell they'd stay up. I'm thinking of changing to a koigu, Louet Gems or something different. So I think I'm heading up to Annie's on Saturday afternoon...just so you know. Come hang, give some moral support, and knit with me.

Feels good to kick those damn things out of the zzzz pile.

Also, I found this hot site on the web that's trying to be a Suicide Girls for knitters. Cool thing is that they've got some tat shots up there, and my tattoo is the icon for the links to knitting tattoos!! :D After looking at the site a bit, it really makes me want to be a Knit Girl! Go check it out:

2007 in Stitches

Here's what I managed to complete in 2007!

  • A Stripey Mohair Scarf knit out of Bee Sweet

  • Mountain colors Jaywalkers

  • Reflection Aran Pullover for my brother

  • Uptown Boot Socks thanks to Jury duty

  • Wedgewood Blouse too bad it didn't fit

  • Rhode Island Red Socks STR yarn from Some Bunny's Love

  • Coachella

  • Clapotis next time I want to do this, remind me not to

  • Icarus

  • Jack Sparrow's Favorite Socks

  • Berkshire Pullover from Weekend Knits

  • Twinkle's Skating Sweater

  • 4 Basketweave Plaemats for Bess and Jeff

  • Sparkle Hat 2.0

  • Ann's Midnight Dot Mittens

  • Colorful Monkey Socks

Not to shabby. 17 projects overall. I think that's more than last year! It was a good yarn year.


Jess said...

No WIPs? Are you feeling okay? Need a yarn transfusion?

PassionKNITly said...

Well, i've finally started a pair of socks and decided to re-swatch for the TYC...we're getting better, but it was stressful there for a while...