Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Knitting like a crack monkey!

So I have been able to knit...

I knit a lot on my trip from San Diego to Atlanta. I started and finished a Dalek washcloth. Yes, I was selfish, but as SOON as I saw this pattern I KNEW I had to make one ASAP, it was a knitting emergency. Here is the pattern It is so fabulous and from the same woman responsible for the knitted stuffed dalek. I will now be knitting daleks on EVERYTHING...just so you know.

I got a lot done on J_'s wrist warmers. They look so much better now, and I feel better about them.

I have spent most of my time working on the toys for my niece and nephew. I finished my nephew's surfer koala with surf board this morning. I am now focusing my knitting energies on finishing my niece's hedgehog. I hit a road bump, but I was visiting with the two ladies who got me started into knitting on Monday, so we got that issue all cleared up.

Nearly had a crafting melt down when my mom and I went to Michael's and they had no pop on eye balls. Then we went to Jo Ann's and the woman told us she didn't think they had any either. Thankfully, they had some eyes and noses still on the rack. Perfect for the koala and hedgehog.

I also started another head scarf for my mom and I think that is about it.

I didn't bring my camera, so pictures will be coming after Christmas when I get a CD of the pictures mom and I have taken over the Christmas holidays.


Thursday, December 18, 2008


Well, I have been finished with my classes for a week now, but I did do my first counseling sessions with real clients this week! It went so much better than I expected and I feel really energized about seeing clients in the future. So finals and counseling is my excuse for not getting a lot of knitting done this month.

I have almost completed the koala for my nephew. I completed all the pieces of bear and started to make the shorts and realized, to my horror, that I knit the koala on the smaller size needles intended for the shorts. (insert eye roll here) So that means the koala is smaller than it really should be. By initial reaction was to to start the whole thing over on the right sized needles, but my mom and knitting buds convinced me to finish him the way he is. I only have one more leg of his shorts to finish. I am trying to save room in my luggage, so the koala will make the trip in pieces in my bag and I will stitch and stuff him at home.

I bought the yarn for my niece's hedgehog this weekend. I have a mind blowing 4 rows of stitches done on that one...SHUT UP and STOP LAUGHING.

I did finish two pot holders for my sister-in-law, made out of burgundy and black chenille. Those look good...and mom's gift is packed.

I finished the blue/purple/teal arm warmers, commissioned by a friend of a friend...YEAH

I was making another pair of Rose's wrist warmers for one of my Doctor Who buddies. I was all the way to the thumb gusset and I just could not continue. It is knit in the round, and because of where the design was on the needle it was making a huge "ladder" in the front of the design. I could not give that to a friend...I ripped it out yesterday and repositioned the design on the needles...I am know halfway done with the original wrist warmer. If you are reading this, sorry J_, I know you'd love to have them right now, but I couldn't give it to you the way it was.

I don't know what is up with me and knitting. I find myself sitting and watching TV for hours and farting around on the computer, with no knitting being done. I don't know why this is happening. I don't know if this is caused by grad school or what?

I am hoping to get my knitting jig ON while I am at home for Christmas, I think I have about 4 knitting projects tucked away in my bag...and mean, really, who need clothes when you have knitting?


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Checkin' my list!

Been finishing off a lot of knitting this week, since I have been slacking with my school work, why not?

Finished the two Adipose (check)

Here is the whole knitted Doctor Who family before they went in the box for their trip across the pond for Christmas.

Also got some things felted when I went to L_'s house for Thanksgiving...thank you L_. So the yellow/blue skull fauxhawk was felted and given to it's owner on Thanksgiving day (no picture, I forgot), and my mom's Christmas gift (no WAY you're going to see it, mom)...COMPLETED. (check & check)

I started the surfer koala for my nephew last Friday. The parts have been very quick and easy to knit up, I have both his legs, his tummy and his back done. I have a feeling it is REALLY not going to be fun to sew him together, but such is life...the knitting is the fun part, all us knitters know that. AND, thanks to the ladies at the yarn shop, I now know how I am going to make him a little surf board. I am going to cut one out of those foam sheets you can buy at craft stores and then probably put some stickers on it.

I have two pairs of wrist warmers going on at the same time, one with a due date of December 10th.

Then I still have to start the hedgehog and get some dishcloths done, but I do have that glorious time between my last final (Dec 1o) and Christmas to do that!

I think I might just be able to pull this off!