Just a place where I can sit and write my thoughts on my newest passion. . . . . knitting. Hopefully, I will better document my progress throughout knitting and get in touch with others as obsessed as I am!

Friday, December 16, 2005

Look out, I'm on a ROLL. . . . . . . !!!!!!!

So, I guess there is an upside to feeling crappy, all the extra knitting time! So, not only did I complete the teacher gifts (which were all a hit according to DS) but behold what else I have finished up! This lovely little purse was a quickie project and I absolutely LOVE it! Thanks so much to spytastic for the great pattern. Here are my specs:

I followed her pattern as written using 1 skein of cream Lion Brand Woolease Thick and Quick. However, when I got to the last row I had plenty of yarn and a very shallow purse. I kept repeating the pattern until I had what I thought was just enough yarn to bind off and attach the purse handles. I probably could have gone one repeat more with the yarn that I eventually had left over but I am very pleased with the result as is. I have the CUTEST fabric for the lining but am waiting for mom to come to visit so she can sew that up for me. I don't do well with sewing machines (never have for some reason). 5 hours total knitting time, TOPS!

Onto our next show and tell:

These are my, I am embarrassed to say Socktoberfest socks. Well, I guess better late than never right? These will be gifted to a dear friend for Xmas! Woo hoo! I am LIKING all this finishing up of projects! (Leaves my conscience clear for new projects getting started) - tee hee! These were made up with Lion Brand Magic Stripes in the Denim colorway. Magic looped and done! Check!

But WAIT, there's more:
This was an extremely fast knit and very FUN to wear. Thanks Amy for the inspiration and allowing me to be your scarf twinsie! Tee hee! (Good use of the camera to hide my horridly ill-looking face). This one was made from 2 hanks of Joann's Sensation Brand "Ripple" on size 15US needles. Cast on 5 stitches and just knit BABY! Only problem was that I kept getting my needle tip caught in the hole of the 'loops' so I had to watch out for that but other than that, easie peasie and quick. I wore it today and got lots of comments/compliments. Most endearing were the 9-10 y.o. girls at before school care this am ("ooh, I REALLY like that scarf! That is sooo Cool!"). Aah, I still haven't become 'uncool'.

Ok, so that is it for tonight from my little corner of the sick ward. Gotta go see if I can muster up the desire to work on Zara. She is being sorely ignored!


At 7:14 AM , Blogger Lolly said...

You are little Miss Productive! Goodness, you have made some lovely things. The purse is a winner, and I LOVE the socks. Don't you dare be embarrased - I have not finished one Socktoberfest pair! I will get these in the next update. They are fabulous! Love the striping and the length. ;) I think I even have some of this yarn... I may need to try a pair!

At 8:47 AM , Blogger Mom (a.k.a. Mary Ann) said...

Wow! I love every one of those projects. I can hardly wait until Amy gets her yarn shop up and running so I can have such terrific yarns. WalMart leaves a lot to be desired. Rural Texas is not the best place to get great stuff like that. I especially like the purse.

At 9:36 AM , Blogger Allena said...

wow you're kicking them out now! great job on all of them that purse is great! i may have to make one! LOL
thanks for the link!
i love those socks btw my socktoberfest socks got finished late also! (like at thankgsgiving) lol
the scarf is cool!
have a great day

At 12:52 PM , Blogger amylovie said...

You are a machine!! All of your projects turned out fantastic. I can't wait to start on my Magic Stripes socks with the yarn you sent me.


At 10:16 AM , Blogger Esther said...

Wow! You are so amazing :) It's great what the holiday rush does to us, I have been a much more productive knitter lately! I might even have pictures of knitting on my blog this week (gasp!). I Love love LOVE the purse!

At 11:01 PM , Blogger Kathy said...

Ohhhhhh I LOVE your cable purse. You are on a roll. How did you make the ribbon so prettily? I am ribbonphobic. I don't think I could ever get one to look like that


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