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All good things must come crashing to a halt June 30, 2009

Filed under: knitting,Socks — Emily @ 1:00 pm

I had to frog some socks again.


Pretty, huh? Too bad I couldn’t pull it up past my heel.

I swear this yarn is cursed.  I’m going to try these now.


Garterlicious June 29, 2009

Filed under: FO,knitting — Emily @ 1:15 pm
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What could be cuddlier than a garter stitch blanket?

HBB angled

Pattern: Moderne Baby Blanket
Yarn: Cascade Sierra, 4 colors, 2 skeins of each color
Needle: US 7 (My harmony options)
Started: Sometime around January 2008, while I was pregnant with Pigeon
Finished: June 25, 2009
Mods: The next to the last block was supposed to be 54 garter ridges. I did 3. The blanket was big enough. Another common mod is that I did not bind off every block. For my needs, the applied I-cord gives it enough stability.

Icord corner

Here you can see that 3 ridge block. I really wanted to do the block, but didn’t want to add much length to the blanket.  And since we’re looking at it, here’s the tutorial I used for the applied I-cord.

Garter intarsia

And here’s the garter intarsia section. It wasn’t hard, just a little annoying.

The one other thing I did that I’d highly recommend to anyone is to work away the ends as you knit.  It saved me a lot of time at the end!

All the ends
Also shown is my new favorite indulgence – Hershey’s Treasures Special Dark with truffle filling. MMMMM

And for reading this far, you get a special bonus FO!

Ballband dishcloth

Pattern: Ballband Dishcloth
Yarn: Lily Sugar ‘n Cream solid and stripe
Needle: US 6 – 4.25mm
Start: June 26, 2009
Finish: June 29, 2009

What to knit next?  Will it be from Mason-Dixon Knitting?  Who knows.


Just a peek… June 25, 2009

Filed under: knitting — Emily @ 12:31 pm

A preview....

More to come, following a wash and end trimming session.


Dishcloth Obsession June 18, 2009

Filed under: FO,knitting — Emily @ 8:00 pm

I am addicted to dishcloths.  Dishcloths are the new socks.

I finished my learn-to-purl-continentally dishcloth last week.


It’s just a basic basketweave pattern, using the same Peaches and Cream yarn that I used for the other one.

I did learn the Norwegian purl, via a couple of videos on YouTube.

I haven’t cast on another one yet because of lack of yarn, but I will soon.  I’m almost done with the HBB!  (I just learned how to do applied I-Cord and am starting the border.)


No knitting, just baby talk here June 7, 2009

Filed under: knitting — Emily @ 7:43 pm

June 5, 2008. So little.

Or should I say toddler talk?

My baby girl is one year old now!

No longer only described in months

Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Icing

Happy First Birthday, little one.


In which I crow about finishing something June 3, 2009

Filed under: FO,knitting — Emily @ 12:14 pm

Do I dare post two days in a row about knitting?  People might begin to expect it more of the time!



Yellow/white is Lily Sugar ‘n Cream, red is Peaches and Creme. I like Sugar ‘n Cream better, but that may be biased because I didn’t have to work k2tog’s with it.  I’m thinking for future dishcloths I will use a smaller needle, but it depends on whether or not I care to go up to the needle drawer and get it.  I might just be too lazy.

Yes, it’s wet, and yes, it’s on my feet.  Don’t ask me why – I don’t know why I did that.

Next up – another dishcloth, but one that uses purls so I can learn continental purling.  I hear Norwegian is a good way to go.


I am not cleaning right now. June 2, 2009

Filed under: knitting — Emily @ 12:56 pm

I’m halfway done with some knitting.


Gma's favorite

See anything special about it?

Look closer.

What's so special about this dishcloth?

See it? I’m teaching myself to knit continental!

The first 4 or 5 rows were painful, and at first they didn’t resemble knitting so much as a blob of tangled yarn.  But by the 10th or 11th row, I was getting better and it was starting to flow.  Of course it’s not perfect; my tension is crap but at least all the YO’s are in the right spot.

Do I think I’ll switch permanently?  Nah.  I just want to be able to do stranded knitting with two hands.