Friday, February 20, 2009

Destry the Dalek!

I do have a picture of my latest Dalek...Destry, so named by his adoptive father. And it show me and my friend, L_ together.

Thanks, Louis for the photo!

I feel like I got a LOT of knitting done at the store today. It just seemed like a really nice day. sigh...nice


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Gallifrey 2009

I DID get some knitting done this weekend. I always had it in my bag...

I got A LOT done on my cardigan. It was just some easy and brainless knitting I could do during panels and talking to friends, waiting in lines. Nice.

I also finally, after over a year...made and completed an Adipose for my friend L_. We were going to do some things on Monday in San Diego before she left for home, but it was POURING down rain most of the day, so we stayed in and visited. During that time I was able to finish the Adipose I started for her at Gallifrey. Yeah, I forgot to get a picture of it.

Also finished and gave Don his dalek this weekend at the convention. Carrying that knitted dalek around Gallifrey was like carrying a baby around. Everyone wanted to come up, see it and hold it...LOL A lot quieter than a real baby! Of course, I did not get a picture of Don's dalek either. DUH. But I asked him for a picture, so there may be something posted soon.

I got to meet a number of people I have met on line through the Doctor Who Forum and Ravelry knitting site. I can not TELL you how much I enjoyed knitting with fellow Doctor Who fans...FABULOUS. Talking yarn AND Doctor Who at the same time was incrediable!!!

I picked up some yarn from K_ to make her some of the Rose wrist warmers.

Here are some pictures from Gallifrey:

The ladies from Ravelry unite through knitting!

Me and the TARDIS and my scarf!

Some of the lovely ladies I met at Gallifrey

Me and Colin Baker...Doctor #6


Monday, February 9, 2009

Long Time?

I have been knitting, actually knitting quite a lot, but I haven't really been able to take and post pictures. So I decided to bite the bullet and buy a digital camera. Nothing mega fancy, but it is SO much better than the different older model cameras I have been rotating, trying to get pictures. It was less than $100 and I think it is going to be great. I didn't just buy the camera to take pictures of my knitting. Gallifrey 2009 (the Doctor Who convention) is this coming weekend. And let's not forget I am going to England this summer, so now is the time.

Here are the picture updates of my projects.

I have finished the knitting on the mitered bag. It still needs to have the framework and handles added. Then it will need to have a lining inside. This is an in house pattern from my local yarn store and I knit it out of Noro Taiyo, the new, soft Noro.

I have also begun J_'s hat which will match the wrist warmers I made for her. This is one the beginning and it is very slow going. Not sure why? I think it is because the needle size is a US 2 and I am double stranding a DK weight yarn. The pattern calls for a size US 5 needle, but in order to get the gauge I had to go to a US 2. Me thinks the pattern creator is a tight knitter? Here is the pattern. This is the brim.

I have also knit something small for myself. I have had this project squirreled away for awhile and I needed something different to do other than my cardigan. So I have been making these gauntlets. I have one done, not yet my favorite color in the universe. I am using the Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK. The pattern is in the Fall 2004 "Knit.1" Vogue Knitting Magazine.

I have also made progress on my doesn't look like much, but it really is...

I also popped out this project in an evening. I did the stereotypical knitting project...I made a toilet paper roll cozy. Yes, I DID! Shut up and stop laughing. I have wanted to have an extra roll sitting out and with the pressure of my friend coming into town tomorrow, I wanted to get it done. I found some left over
Dark Horse Yarns Fantasy in light blue and white that could go in my bathroom. I have fantasies of adapting the pattern to cover the wet wipes container which also sits on the back of the toilet.

Still working on the two daleks and I would like to make my friend L_ an Adipose while she is visiting.