Friday, September 18, 2009

A Room of My Own

On Ravelry there's a topic for showing off your craft room and I must admit, I am jealous. I want a craft room. I have it all planned out in my head for when I win the lottery. Good size room with a t.v., an eliptical, my Tiffany lamp, a nice comfy, schmooshy couch and hassack, knitting basket, sewing table, cubby's for my yarn & books, cat condo in the corner for the kitties. Is that too much to ask for?

Am still trying to fix the sweater I 'effed up on. Hopefully it'll be repaired this weekend. One mitten down, 1 mitten to go, then it's on to a hat and 2 BSJ's in Dream in Color Smooshy. Am hoping to finish the blanket soon. Then I'll be able to work on something else and not feel guilty about having too many WIP.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Knitting Check Off List

Bold for stuff you’ve done, italics for stuff you plan to do one day, and normal for stuff you’re not planning on doing.

Garter stitch
Knitting with metal wire
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up
Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with bananafiber yarn
Domino knitting (=modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Baby items
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Graffitti knitting: knitting items on, or to be left on the street
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
Teaching a child to knit
Knitting to make money
Button holes
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Household items: dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies…
knitting socks- or other small tubular items- on two circulars
Dying with plant colours
Knitting items for a wedding
Olympic knitting
Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn
Knitting with dpns
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male how to knit
Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking
Dying yarn
Knitting art
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener BO
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with selfpatterning/selfstriping/variegating yarn
Stuffed toys
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Freeform knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mitts/armwarmers
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Rug Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair (my kitties hair slips in :-))
Hair accessories
Knitting in public

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Smells Like Hoth...

i misread something. what actually said was, smells like: dry, hot... what i read was..well..not that.

i wonder what exactly hoth smells like.

i pieced together the last 2 squares from my sweeties log cabin quilt i knit him together, now i just piece the rows together and add the edging.

am debating if i want to rip apart my never-ending birthday sweater and make a francis instead. also, trying to salvage a poorly (on my part) pieced together sweater, for a christmas present. hope it works.

other than that, it's been quiet on the knitting front.