Saturday, November 6, 2010

Whole Sweater!

I finished a whole sweater in 2 days! No really a WHOLE, ENTIRE sweater...see: it is a small, little sweater that could fit a Barbie doll, but a complete sweater it is! I made it for my craft swap...we are exchanging Christmas ornaments and this is mine. I'd like to find a little clothes hanger for it to hang by.

Still working on all those other projects I mentioned last time...I just wanted to share about my sweater!


Friday, October 29, 2010



I totally finished my hoodie! I am so all it needs is to be blocked and a zipper sewn in. So that would require me going off and getting a zipper and then sewing it in. Now that I have a sewing machine I am looking forward to trying it out. Here is what the hoodie looks like without blocking and the zipper...ignore the lady wearing it.

What else am I working on....

Something for mom, which shall remain unspoken.

I still have a Knit For the Cure project, which I realized tonight I am probably supposed to have in like, this weekend. Crap...

I am also knitting a little Fun Fur shawl which is to be a part of my Halloween costume as a cave woman. My Halloween party isn't until November 13th so I have some time.

I shawl for my boss...

I am really just excited about my hoodie working out so well!


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Yarn Tales

Been doing some knitting...I know that may shock some of the people who read this blog, but I have to come clean. So there, I've said it...

What have I been knitting?

I can know show the shawl I made for the craft swap I was apart of:

I made the Pimpelliese by Christine Ebers...which, in fact is the same pattern I am using to make the shawl for my boss. Here is what it looks like in a multicolor sock yarn...the finished product.

I used the Conjoined Creations Flat Feet yarn which looked like this when I started:

This seemed like such a cool idea but the yarn sucked balls to work with. It was so kinky from already being knit, it really effected my gauge and how I knit. I felt like I was constantly fighting the kink...and I think the tension on my stitches was thrown off. I hated the look of it while I was knitting and I was hoping that soaking the piece when it was finished would clean all that up...I don't think it really did. I hope the person who received the shawl likes it.

What else have I been knitting? The Aestlight shawl, which all the cool kids at my local yarn store are making. Unlike the swap shawl, this one is fabulous! Although I totally messed up the bird's eye lace part and had to rip it know looks wonderful. I will probably not be making this one again. Here is the finished product:

The big Knit for the Cure event was at my local yarn store today. I bought some pink ribbon yarn to make a scarf. I used the My So Called Scarf pattern to start a project today. Here is it's beginning:

I think the shininess of the yarn made the picture not come out very well.

I also finished a baby hat I began LAST year for the Knit For the Cure.

Can't really think of anything else new...


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

FO's baby!

So I have recently finished two of my projects. I finished the project for my craft swap...YEA!Cant show it here yet...

I also finished my Bermuda shawl! I love much! While I was knitting it there were times when I had doubts, but now that it is done I think it is gorgeous!

It's totally awesome...I know!

At the same time I finished two objects I started two more that have been waiting in my stash...

I began the Aestlight Shawl out of Schaefer's Audrey Yarn. Here is an example of what it will look like:

I also started another Doctor Who scarf using Berocco's Lustre (I just like to call it "lust"). This yarn is silky and dare I say, sexy! So I am doing a Doctor who season 18 colors scarf but instead of it being in plain garter stitch I am doing it in a lace pattern...cos I am crazy like that. So basically I am working two patterns at for the color striping, one for the row pattern! Did I mention that I am a nutter? But I am loving the creation! Pictures when it gets more length on it!

Still occasionally working on my Doctor Who striped socks...oH! AND... I ripped out the white scarf/shawl I was making for my boss. I really lost interest in it after I discovered I had been knitting it incorrectly according to the pattern. Plus it was lace with a chart... I switched to a shawl that is plain garter stitch with lace on the edge... I lurve it and I am already halfway done. I would like to get it to her by the end of the month!


Monday, August 30, 2010


So the weight loss is really working (47 pounds as of tonight) and I really felt the need to clean around the house this weekend. In the process I found some knitting projects I had chucked in the corner, next to my dresser since christmas. Two different pairs of for me, one for my mom. I put the projects on the coffee table and continued to clean. Last night, I sat down to work on the socks for my mom and I did a couple rows of knitting and I noticed something...did I drop a stitch?'s a hole...wha?! Then I grabbed the completed sock...holes ALL over it. I am guessing silverfish? The other pair of socks is untouched. POUTS

I frantically checked other finished knitting in my bedroom and thankfully the only holes in my knitting are the ones I have put there!

I am almost finished with the Bermuda shawl I am knitting, which means, of course...I must start another project! So I have finally begun the knitting project for my craft swap. The beginning was a little tricky, but I think this is going to be a quicker knit than I originally thought...(Got a lot done at group therapy tonight-yes I have no shame). I can't talk about the project too much because one of the swappers reads this journal...

What else...

Got more yarn! One of the ladies I work with gave me a hat box full of yarn today...totally out of the blue...COOL BEANS, I say!

As I look over at my end table, I see the Bermuda shawl and swap project staring at me...I wish I could knit two projects at once!

DAILY DAVID (at the Emmy's last night! Some dude named Al Pacino won the award David should have won!)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Shock! and Awe?

Shock! I am knitting a project for someone else! I's been awhile, but I am interested by the idea and how it will work...

My friend has asked me for an "artistic interpretation" of a Doctor Who scarf. Instead of being about a foot wide, it will be around 3 inches wide. Instead of just a long scarf it will be a loop she can wrap around herself several times, however she deems fit. It will be a good group therapy project...

WHA? You say...yeah, as part of the diet I am on we have a weigh in and group therapy every Monday night...I knit during group therapy. I have asked everyone if they are cool with it and they said they were OK. It helps me pay attention, I'm not the therapist in the situation (although I do find myself watching his methodology) and once the fall semester starts, it might be my only time to knit.

I've been working on my Doctor Who inspired socks in therapy. Members have been curious and are interested in what I am knitting. Did I show you the finished sock?

Still working on my hooded sweatshirt and Bermuda shawl...

Awe? Hum, I have been in awe of the projects my fellow knitters have been making! Beautiful stuff and very inspirational! You ladies ROCK!

I am also a participant in a craft exchange...due in a couple of weeks. Yeah, I know what I want to make, I haven't made it yet. Bad Pammie!

Also need to get cracking on my Knit for the Cure project...


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Bringing it back!

OK, I am going to try to bring my journal back...

I don't even know where to begin...I am knitting everything in my apartment that doesn't twitch!!!

A good friend of mine recently sent me a cute little sign which I have put up in my apartment that says "if I'm sitting...I'm knitting" This statement could not be more true right now especially now that my last summer class has ended and the Fall semester doesn't start until September. I think I am using it to:

a) keep away boredom
b) aid me on my dieting (kinda hard to eat when you are knitting!) If you all didn't know this I have now lost 42 pounds!
c) to make up for all the time I will probably not be able to knit in the coming semester? I am afraid between work, internship and class there will be little to zero knitting in the next couple of months

I have been seriously, selfishly, knitting...flat out, for myself, knitting. I have commissions...some rather old commissions to knit things and I just can't get up the enthusiasm to do them. Am I awful?

Right now, I am working on a zip up, hoodie sweater with some Berroco Foliage yarn my bud L_ gave me...THANK YOU! She gave me a 25 gallon rubbermaid container FULL of yarn inspiration the other day!

Here is the example picture of what it will look like...

This is the finished back of my hoodie so you can get an idea of the coloring mine will have...

I am making it to fit me now...I figure a hoodie that was a little oversized in the future wouldn't be a bad thing.

I have made two of these caps:

I had so much yarn left over from the pink one that I am making a matching scarf.

I am also doing the project all the cool kids at the yarn store are doing...the Bermuda shawl. The example picture is this:

Mine is going to be even sexier! I love the is a hotpink to rust to turquoise. I don't have a picture yet.

I am also working on a cashmere shawl. The cashmere that I got on uber sale, because I could never afford it normally. Here is an in progress picture:

I know I am not done with all the projects I have on the needles, however it is almost embarrassing how many things I have going on...


Saturday, August 14, 2010



Are you reading this journal? I have been posting my knitting on my Facebook page and I don't want to bore people with it, by constantly reposting stuff between Ravelry and Facebook and then this journal.

What do you like as a reader? Would you like me to continue with this journal?

Are you bored?


Friday, May 28, 2010

Oops, oh well.

I was on Ravelry last night putting on a new project and I wanted to see what others had done with it...only to discover there was a huge errata in the book, which makes quite the pattern change. Now this is a project I am doing for my boss. Right now she is in mourning for the loss of her son and she is only wearing black and white. I decided to make her something white. A nice lacy scarf...

So when someone brought in a lace scarf they finished out of the Luxury Yarn One-Skein Wonders: 101 Small Indulgences book which I own. Cool. I copied the pattern and got started. As most of my knitting friends probably know, I don't "do" charts and this lace pattern is done using a chart, but I decided to tackle it anyway. I did about 2 repeats of a 36 row pattern when I got on Ravelry and saw the errata which changes the look of the thing. Can you say pissed...yeah, a bit. There is NO way I am starting this over as it took me forever to get this far.

It is the Nancy Pygora Merino Lace Scarf by Myrna A.I. Stahman and this is what mine is looking like:

It should look like this:

See the difference? I don't care...It is now part of the design because I don't have the heart to rip it out and she'll never know what it was supposed to look like. This project will most likely not leave the house, seeing as how I have to really concentrate on the pattern.


Thursday, May 27, 2010


So, even though I haven't been blogging I have been knitting...I have been selfishly knitting...knitting project after project for myself without regard for those who have asked me to knit for them. I don't know why I have chosen this route as of late, but deep down it feels good to make stuff for there. I have done so much since I last posted, so get ready, here we go...In no particular order.

The Wool and Camel-Down Ripple Scarf by Marlaine DesChamps. Which comes from the Luxury Yarn One-Skein Wonders: 101 Small Indulgences calls for camel yarn...ah NO. So I am making it with Schaefer Heather to purple colorway to go with all my pink and purple clothes. This has to be one of the easiest patterns I have done in a while. HOWEVER, I have also spent a lot of time messing it up and having to rip out (especially after 2 ciders). I am further than this picture but you get the idea.

I have NEARLY completed my citron shawl. I have done 10 repeats of the pattern and used 3 balls of Malabrigo Lace weight yarn to do it, but I really like the results. I am binding off right now, the last count of stitches I had was 500+ on the needles and that was before I doubled that amount to make the ruffle...I have also chosen the sewn bind off which has to be the world's SLOWEST bind off method, but it is a very loose, stretchy bind off I thought would look nice on the ruffle. I may finish the bind off before I die...

Still working on my Mockingbird beaded shawl. I found very interesting when I looked up the original shrug I got the pattern from on Raverly that NO ONE is doing this project, really NO ONE. I have to be a complete nutter for doing it, but it is turning out so beautifully. I managed to get a halfway decent picture of what it will look like when it is finished by stretching it over the top of my footstool.

I have nearly finished these socks made out of Lang Yarns Bebe Color...which I hate the color of more and more every day. I may have to do this pattern again in a "quieter" yarn.

I DID finish this pair of socks made out of Schachenmayr nomotta Regia Silk Color ...they have silk in them...they are so nice to wear...

I JUST finished this little cap, Capitan Hat by Rosi Garmendia, which is made with bulky yarn...I forgot yarn could be thicker than thread! I basically finished it in one night it was such a quick knit and lots of fun. I made it out of Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Grande which work with. I have bought yarn to make a pink one of these...

Let us not forget that at my heart, I am also a Doctor Who fan and I need to do Who knitting...pretty much year round. My latest Who knit was a Series 5 Dalek...I adapted the Extermaknit! pattern for the changes on the TV show and this...

Became THIS!


More Who knitting is to come as I was told about this sock yarn from another Who knitter, which is being sold on KnitPicks. Here is the description of the colorway, named "Time Traveler":
Wear these brightly striped socks whether you are going to the office or traveling through time and space. Time Traveler is a colorful mix of purple, tan, red, gold, ivory, and gray stripes. While you can knit some really really long socks, this colorway will not create socks that are larger on the inside than they appear on the outside.

One more crazy knit...I finished Gamma Ray, as I am calling him. He is adorable and he is now living in his new home in my local yarn store...Yarning For You!

My productiveness will soon fall off as I have a rather intense summer class coming up next week :( But I am sure I will still find time to knit!


Thursday, March 18, 2010


So I have been silent on my knitting blog for a long time...I apologize. The actual act of knitting and studying have been really at the forefront right now. So what the hell am I working on?

First off, this past weekend was Knitting Camp. Knitting Camp was a bunch of us knitters getting together for the whole weekend and, well, knitting. We met up at a camp site in Vista, CA. We literally spent the night in cabins and had meals in the mess hall. The meals were awesome! I am ready to get some type of pass so I can have dinner there every night! It was SO much fun...there was lots of knitting and laughing!

I recently came back to the Better Be Easy shawl. I think I burnt myself out on it when I was in England...I don't think I have touched it since I came back to the states. I have really gotten a lot done since picking it up again at knitting camp.

I am also working on knitting an alien who will live at the local yarn store to sell patterns of knitted aliens. I have hit a road block with him and I am seriously debating about ripping out his two heads and starting over from the neck. He really needs some beans or rice to weigh him down and both of his heads need to be stuffed more...I think I am going to rip it out. Here is Gamma in progress

I didn't mention it on here because I am not sure if he reads this knitting blog or not, but I finished a Doctor 4 scarf for a gift for a friend to give them at the Gallifrey One Doctor Who Convention. He was so surprised and it was so worth it. He is a part of a wonderful Doctor Who website Gallifrayan Embassy with connected podcast. It was to show my appreciation. He is the ultimate Doctor Who fan and did not have a proper scarf. Now he does.

Finished ALL my Depeche Mode fauxhawks for my friends that were heading across the pond to see Depeche Mode in Europe. I made 4 of them...I also made a black and green fauxhawk for someone going on the trip. I am seriously over making these fauxhawks right now. I still have two on "order" but I can't even look at the Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride bulky yarn right now. They must wait for awhile.

What else am I working on? Umm, I am making this citron shawl with a variegated Malabrigo Lace yarn. The pattern is apparently created for a Barbie doll. I on the other hand am I bit bigger, so I am going to try to make the shawl twice the original size. Here is example picture of the shawl.

I think that's it? I wish I could knit more than I can. There is never enough time to knit.


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Been Busy!

So I have been quite busy with this thing called graduate school, which has really gotten in the way of my knitting. I think I really need to get my priorities straight...for REAL!

But I managed to get all my Christmas knitting done...

I finished the blanket for L_. I hope she liked the end result, I haven't really had the chance to talk to her since before Christmas, so I don't know.

I finished my mom's Christmas gift which was the Wisp Shawl for my mom in a gorgeous blue colored Malabrigo Lace Weight Yarn. Here is a picture of the shawl and one of mom wearing it!

I made another shawl for my boss...aka the best boss ever. Here is a not so good picture of it.

I made my mom another pair of winter socks, made from The Magic Loop booklet out of Plymouth Cascade 220 yarn. I had made a couple of pairs of these socks for my mom and there was an unfortunate incident with the dryer (wool socks and dryer do not mix). The are now tiny kid's socks, so mom needed so new ones. Here are the pair I made while home at Christmas. I have another in heather gray that are over halfway finished coming her way.

I am also making a LOAD of fauxhawks that need to be finished by mid-February. I finished the knitting on one, a black and green one. Then I am making 3, yes, THREE Depeche Mode related fauxhawks which I am just starting the first. Here they are:

OK, gotta go to the dermatologist...promise to update this blog more often!