26 1 / 2011

rancorbeast:

I AM going to make this sweater. why do I not have children!?!?

For my latest project, I will attempt to knit this for my son!

rancorbeast:

I AM going to make this sweater. why do I not have children!?!?

For my latest project, I will attempt to knit this for my son!

(via holycrapyarnandstuff)

05 12 / 2010

A few days late, but that’s okay…

Day 23: If you had the supplies (and patience) for it, what project would you start today?

I would knit Road to Golden by Lisa Shroyer, from Knitcene, Fall 2007. I’d use Reynold’s Whiskey yarn for this.

25 11 / 2010

Day 17: Have you ever had a project that you loved become ruined? What’s the story behind it?

The first sweater that I ever knit was the Lace Leaf Pullover by Teva Durham. I didn’t use the correct yarn (I rarely ever do.) and the yarn that I used wasn’t even in the same weight category. The pattern called for bulky, and I ended up using a sport weight, so I had to make major adjustments to the pattern. Now, I’m not good when it comes to math, especially algebra, but for some reason, if I can think of it in stitches in stead of imaginary numbers, I can do it. 

I went from using a size US 13 needle down to a size 8, and cast on numbers increased from 96 sts to 131 sts. It was snug, but I thought everything about it was perfect. When I put it on, it was warm, a little itchy, but beautiful. The first day I wore it, I had a lot of people ask me where I got it from, which is always an awesome feeling.

I was still a very new knitter, and my clothing at the time didn’t really consist of any kind of wool or “special washing instructions”. I threw that baby into the washer expecting nothing bad to happen to it. Ever. 

It felted. I couldn’t even cut it open and use it as a shrug.

The only photographic evidence that I had of it was on the old Stitch and Bitch forums. The only thing I have left of that sweater is my memory, and the notes I made on the pattern.

10 11 / 2010

Day 2: What is currently on your needles?


Demi by Kim Hargreaves from the book Rowan Vintage Knits.

I started this September 17. As of now, I have the back and two sleeves done. I really hope I’m done by Thanksgiving. It has been taking me forever and a half to knit this, since I’m constantly losing my place, or forgetting to increase/decrease/cable. I can’t wait until it is done!


13 5 / 2010

robotindisguise:

Came to work today and my computer wouldn’t start. I thought this would be the best way to tell our IT dept about my problem.

I didn’t know that the sad mac face works for Windows. I guess it works if your in a bind and can’t remember the text the goes with blue screen of death (unless you’re this guy). 
P.S. I google’d the sad mac face and found Mac knitwear. Even though it has the whole “Cool cause’s it’s Mac” factor, it’s still not as cool as the dino sweater. Just sayin’. 

robotindisguise:

Came to work today and my computer wouldn’t start. I thought this would be the best way to tell our IT dept about my problem.

I didn’t know that the sad mac face works for Windows. I guess it works if your in a bind and can’t remember the text the goes with blue screen of death (unless you’re this guy). 

P.S. I google’d the sad mac face and found Mac knitwear. Even though it has the whole “Cool cause’s it’s Mac” factor, it’s still not as cool as the dino sweater. Just sayin’.