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If you can’t say anything nice March 28, 2008

Filed under: me — Emily @ 11:34 am

Then don’t say anything at all. 

Sorry, I’ve been in such a negative mood recently.  I’ve got nothing nice to say, so instead of complaining I’ve been silent.

Don’t worry; it’s nothing Badtastic.  Just the usual life stuff.


March is for… March 14, 2008

Filed under: FO,knitting,reid — Emily @ 9:19 am

You guessed it: REID!!!

Reid being worn 2

Pattern: Reid (Rav link here)
Size: 4
Yarn: MC Patons Grace Viola, CC Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy Deepest Purple
Needles: El Cheapo crappo size 2 aluminum circs and very nice Addi Lace size 2 (but a different size 2), also one crochet hook at 2.10mm.
Button: Something I picked up at JoAnn’s
Mods: None.
Started: October 2006
Finished: March 13, 2008

Slightly blurry but correct color Reid

Reid had a lot of firsts for me:  first lace, first seams, first sweater, first fancy crochet edging.  Oh yeah, first button. 

Reid button and edging

So about those needles.  I knit the back and started one of the fronts with the Cheapo Crappo (I think they were Plymouth Speedway aluminum) needles.  The join was terrible – like a stairstep that would catch every single YO.  That needle has become Ladybug’s toy.  I upgraded to the Addi Lace one day when I just couldn’t stand it.  I didn’t think there would be a difference in size.  As I recall, the Addi was .25mm larger than the other needle.  Oh well!

Let me just say that the Hempathy is not fun to crochet with.  (I don’t know all the technical terms, but) it was made up of two main plies, each ply consisting of multiple other plies.  I had to be very careful to catch both main plies every time.  I did get better at it as I went along, so some of my problems could have been beginner issues.

Yes, the sweater is big.  It’s not too big, though.  Ladybug should be able to wear it this Fall and maybe next Spring, too.  If she will ever allow me to put it on her.  I had to bribe her to put it on this morning.  She’s not a sweater girl.  She will not be getting another hand-knit sweater until that changes.


Only 9 more ends to weave in March 7, 2008

Filed under: knitting,reid,WIP — Emily @ 8:52 pm

On what project?


Guess what I finished? March 3, 2008

Filed under: FO,knitting — Emily @ 10:11 am

Ok, you in the back who said the blanket, you go away.

One pair of toddler socks! 

Toddler socks 3

Toddler socks 2

Toddler socks

Yarn:  Trekking XXL color 16
Pattern: Generic top down sock with a flap/gusset heel. 44 stitches around.  2×2 ribbing for the leg and stockinette for the foot.
Needles: Knitpicks Harmony 2.00mm 16″ circs. Yes, socks on 2 circs.
Started: Feb. 21, 2008
Finished: Feb. 27, 2008

What do I think?  Well, I don’t think it matters.  Ladybug loves them and doesn’t want to take them off.  Ever. 

What do I think about the 2 circs method for socks?  Well, it’s not as bad as Magic Loop, in my opinion.  It was a little bit prickly at first, joining the round and such, but once established it was fairly easy.  I think I shall try it again sometime.  I totally see why folks who knit socks on their commute like this method.

I’m probably going to keep the remaining Trekking in my bag and CO for a second pair of toddler socks from it, this time maybe 48 stitches around so they’ll grow with her.  Maybe I’ll even jazz them up with a pattern.  Who knows!