10 10 / 2012
Why yes, I did put all my other projects aside so I could start my holiday knitting, which I just started planning yesterday.
At least it’s all bulky yarn and big needles. I’m halfway done with a honey-yellow GAP-tastic Cowl.
07 10 / 2012
There is this first sock and I’m about 3 inches or so away from it being finished.
There is this shawl, I need to rip out 7 rows and start the pattern repeat right this time.
There is this cardigan from well over a year ago. Need to finish the one sleeve, knit the other.
There is a half-finished, basic sock that wants to be with its matching partner.
There are these crochet squares that I can sew together.
There’s a little boy’s Peter Pan costume I can finish up (need sleeves, a hat.)
Various other projects (coffee cup cozies, mitts, I can repair the stems of my fabric pumpkins, finish those witch dolls (yeah, she has friends.)
So yell at me and kick my ass into gear. I want to finish up these projects and get them out of my way/work space/coffee table/nightstand/etc. Just being fucking lazy about it.
06 10 / 2012
his milkshake brings a Hel-puppy to the yard.
Thori drinks it all up. :\
as a side note, if someone who can draw cares to take a look at this video and draw Kid Loki getting the audience to laugh and clap along while Leah rolls her eyes and grudgingly sings along, I’d love to see it. ;D
01 9 / 2012
Or, How Jill Starts a Knitting Project
Step 2: Get really excited.
Step 3: Almost start to cast on before realizing there is another project that still needs to be finished.
Step 4: Fuck it. Begin new project anyway.
Step 5: Forget how to do a long-tail cast-on.
Step 6: Fiddle with sticks.
Step 7: Successfully cast on!
Step 8: Read directions. Pattern calls for twisted German cast on.
Step 9: Rethink all life decisions.
Step 10: Grab a beer, this is going to be a long night.
29 7 / 2012
stitchesandwords asked: I love those socks, what pattern did you use?
Thanks! It’s my own pattern. I have shoddy notes on my ravelry page about it, but here you go anyway:
Magic CO 16
Increase toe until there are 72 stitches (36 on each needle)
Start 3x1 (3 knit, 1 purl) until heel (about 1 1/2 from your heel if you try it on.)
Short row heel: 12 stitches unworked for heel before increasing (the short rows) again.
Start cabling (3kx1px3k) on the sides of sock every 10 rounds. For more instructions on how exactly I cabled, just send me another ask.
Continue knitting until there are 10 cables. Knit 5 more rounds.
Start calf increases—>increase on each side of the middle rib section on the back of the sock.
Do this until there are 112 stitches on needles (or 17 knit columns on back of the sock.) Knit for another 1.5-2 inches (or 19 rounds according to my needles).
Start cuff. K1 p1 front needle (front of sock) and knit 1 purl 1 for 32 sts into back of the sock. k2tog, purl 1, 8 times, then k3tog for a total of 102 sts. Knit 1 purl 1 for last 25 sts on sock. Continue working cuff in k1p1 to desired length (mine is 4.5”.)
I finished with a sewn bind off.