Sunday, January 25, 2009

What I have been knitting on...

Here is the stuff I have been working on:

I am making a Pittsburgh Steelers dalek for my friend J_. Here is what it looks like so far:

Here is the New Series Dalek I am making for D_. This dalek is going to be delivered at Gallifrey:

Here is the dalek scarf I have begun to create:

Since I got my crap stolen, I decided to use some of that money toward a knitting class with the Diva. I love her classes and I always learn a lot. The class I am taking is to make a purse with mitered squares. I fell in love with it when I saw it and it was also an excuse to use the Noro Taiyo, cotton/silk/wool/nylon blend yarn, which is probably the softest Noro to date. I love Noro colors, but so many of their yarns are SO scratchy. The colors are crazy, but I don't know, I just fell in love with the colorway. Here is what I have done so far:

Then here is what I have done on my cardigan. It is about 4 inches done out of 16 before I start the sleeves, but there it is... I am loving the chocolate color and I like the Katia yarn

I think that is about it...other than a bit of sexy


Monday, January 19, 2009

Stick a fork in the knitting

OK, so I give at trying to make gifties for the guests at Gallifrey. I thought it would be nice, but I just don't have the time and I have other knitting I would like to do more.

First, I need to get back on the dalek band wagon. I have a number still left to make people. And I have now committed to making J_ a Pittsburgh Steelers dalek. I was even able to get a small patch to put on it. You shall see, it will be cool.

I have also been commissioned to make a hat to match the wristwarmers I made for J_. Here is what the finished wristwarmers looked like.

I have also begun to knit the caridgan for myself. It is very smooth sailing so far and since I have to knit 16 inches in stockinette stitch, it is an easy, mindless project so far. It is when the pattern and sleeves hit, that is when the "fun" will begin.

I would also like to get started back on my entrelac afghan. It has been calling to me when I have been fluttering around my apartment cleaning. It says...KNIT ME

As most of you probably already know, I am going to be studying abroad in England this summer. I have heard of others searching out yarn stores on their travels. Well, I have found THE yarn store I must visit. It is called I Knit and it is in downtown London near Big Ben and Parliment. Not only does it have a large selection of yarns from across the UK, but it boasts "we are proud to be the only knitting shop in the UK with a licenced bar, so wind down with us and a glass of wine/beer/cider or just fizzy pop." OH YEAH a pint of cider AND yarn fondling in the same might be too much for me...

So there you full week of freedom before classes start again...


Monday, January 5, 2009

Oh NO!

So I was talking to one of my Doctor Who friends this week and something was said to the effect of going to Gallifrey (Doctor Who Convention) next month. NEXT MONTH...OH NO! I had all these grand plans of what I was going to have knit by Gallifrey. I was going to have all these gifties done and now I don't know if I will. I have at least 4 gifties I wanted to have made. Yeah...

I also am DYING to start my cartegan for myself, along with some other stuff.

But enough talking...I think I am going to knit!


Friday, January 2, 2009

What I have been knitting...

Here is the hedgehog I made for my niece:

Here is the surfer koala I made for my nephew:

My Dalek wash cloth:

I am now making a scarf with the dalek from the wash cloth pattern on each end for one of the Who guests going to Gallifrey 2009.

Here are the cheneille pot holder's I made for my sister-in-law:

Halfway done with J_'s wrist warmers.

I think that is about it?