Tag Archives: holy knit

Srsly?

16 Mar

I was working on my sock today in class. I’m pretty happy with how it was turning out then all of a sudden…

SNAP

My exact reaction: “WHAT THE WHAT?!”

I’ve had it for all of 8 days and I already broke it. Well, there goes $8 I’ll never get back. I suppose I’ll have to upgrade to aluminum or Knit Picks’ nickel plated circular needles.

The end.
M

2 months later…

15 Mar

I wore my sweater shortly after my last post. It wasn’t until taking it off that I realized I haven’t blocked or washed it. This reminder came in the form of being covered in red lint for the rest of the day.

I’ve been trying out socks recently. Doing it on dpns was annoying, so I decided to invest in a size 1 circular needle, which is INCREDIBLY hard to find outside of the Internet and little knit shops.

But here’s a fun story:

Ryan and I made a semi-spontaneous trip to Kentucky. While driving down Baxter Ave in Louisville, I spotted a store called The Knit Nook. How could I not check it out? When we got to the door, there was a sign informing customers that they were going out of business and there were discounts on EVERYTHING. I was simultaneously sad and excited; it sucks to see small businesses close because of the economy, but now I could get bamboo needles (my favorite) on the cheap. Size 1 24″ circular needles were $8.25 instead of $10.25. In retrospect, I should have bought two.

I started the sock (yes, singular) yesterday in class and this is what I’ve got so far:

Knit Picks Stroll Sock Yarn in Dusk

And yes, if you’re a Greenville reader, I am in Jo’s Java.

In case you’re wondering, the yarn is Knit Picks Stroll Sock Yarn in Dusk, which I inherited from my sister when I was in California for her wedding.

& that’s all for now,
M

Comic Relief

19 Jun

-M

Um… blog much?

13 May

So I haven’t said much in …hm, let’s see… nearly a month?

I have a few half decent excuses:

  1. Papers
  2. Finals
  3. Pre-wedding shindigs for my friends
  4. Good ol’ Macbook Pro hard drive failed (again)
  5. Guild Wars

Okay, so maybe the last one isn’t even half decent, but I am not ashamed to say that I am a level 15 (almost 16!!) Ranger.

(AHHHHHH! ONE SENTENCE PARAGRAPHS!)

I have been doing a fair amount of yarn crafting. Normally, I’d say knitting, but I have been doing other yarn-y things, like crocheting lil’ amigurumi critters (and a David Tennant Doctor). I’m gonna toot my own horn and say that The Doctor is adorable (crocheted and f0rrealz). I also started on the SNB Big Sack Sweater earlier today. It took 9 episodes of Buffy (actual unit of time) to finish. I’d post pictures, but as I mentioned above, my laptop is out of commission. Then how are you blogging? I’m using a dinosaur of a laptop. The specs? 9.3 lbs, 60GB HDD, 512MB SDRAM, and a battery life of 18 minutes. I’m not at all ungrateful for my back up lappy; it’s just not quite ideal. Despite its prehistoric qualities, she runs Guild Wars pretty well… I suppose they were in the same generation of technology.

Wait… what’s this blog about? Oh yeah — knitting. I started the front panel, but I’m calling it quits for the day. I need a break from all the cotton fibers that have been flying in my face and sticking to my clothes. I was going to open this post with “what knits for hours and is red all over?” To which the answer is me. [insert lulz here]

-M

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California & Stream of Consciousness

16 Apr

In ~14 hours, I’m going to be in Irvine, California. I’ll be staying with my good friend Paige Wesley (the genius behind Paige of Doom). Aside from collecting data for my linguistics class, I plan to hit up a yarn shop. I’ve only been to a couple non-JoAnn/Michaels yarn shops, but I’ve never bought anything. Here in Edwardsville, there’s a pretty sweet shop called Knit One, Weave Too. I went there once and they had EVERYTHING. I think the main reason I never buy anything is because I don’t know what I’m going to do with it.

You may remember that I bought a bunch o’ Comfy Bulky yarn from Knit Picks for a sweater (that I haven’t started yet I plan to after the semester’s over). I’m not sure buying yarn for another project is a good idea, but… YARN.

Now that I think of it, I have a LOT of yarn. Mostly nasty acrylic worsted weight.

BACK TO THE POINT. Any suggestions as to what I should make? Perhaps theBell Curve Skirt from knitty. Or Skating Queen? A cardi like CarolynButtony Sweater? Something for my nephew? So many choices.

-M

Life is life-y

12 Mar

NO. WAY.

I just typed up a fairly long post about what a waste my spring break was with Doctor Who and not knitting and being sick… and it’s lost forever.

Knit ya later.

-Michelle

Holy Knit, indeed!

24 Feb

I have 24 days to make a lot of scarves (and other things). What’s the best way to do this? Use HUGE needles…

Actual Size*

These are Speed Stix. With these, I can make a 4.5′ scarf in an hour or less. Awesome, right?

L-R: "The Eleventh-Hour Scarf" from the purl bee; "Super-Fast, Ultra-Cozy Scarf" from Sage Yarn Blog

Check out the patterns!

The Eleventh-Hour Scarf
Super-Fast, Ultra-Cozy Scarf

-Michelle

*Not actual size
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