Tuesday, August 16, 2011

It's Aliiiiiiveeee

Sorry for being surprisingly and abruptly absent. It's been getting close to school starting again and I had a little mid-summer crisis involving a serious bout of lazy.

I have been VERY busy, and now that I have located das camera, I can show you all the goodies I've whipped up!

Also, Lily and I made some fabulous knitting mugs, which I will share with you tomorrow.

Observe the line of FO's:

The Blue Mini Mochi Scarf, pattern can be found here.
I used 2 skeins of  the Jenny Lake colorway.


The Grand Palais Shawl, observe dog butt, and lovely lace edging. I used Cascade Magnum (which I say in a echoy announcer voice). I would love to tell you how many skeins but I honestly have no clue. It was quick, easy, and fun. Except for the whole having to count your rows thing, which I hate beyond reason, and which is also why I knit most of my socks two at a time.

Speaking of socks....

These are for my brother, Sam, who has GIGANTIC FEET. Size 15's...GIGANTIC. These were done on size 6 needles using Dream in Color Classy. I dont know what color, because the ball band is MIA. But, to give you a size of scale, this is a standard piece of 8.5"x11" printer paper....and this sock has not been blocked/stretched to its full size.

After the little sock fiasco, which I love enough I am making a pair for myself....I whipped up a little cowl out of Lana Gato Camel Hair (LOVES LOVES LOVES) 1.5 skeins. (or 75 grams, whichever you prefer.) It's lovely, and I've been wearing it around the house with my pajamas. Pattern here

Also, Lily and I have been doing a mini KAL, and are making ourselves some super cute Runcorn Sweaters.
I found the sweater in an advertisement in one of the knitting magazines, and the pattern is free (here).

Finding the buttons for this little jewel has been an adventure, which I will share with you at a later date.

For now, I think you have all probably been overwhelmed by the fact that I have actually been doing things, so I'll leave you with that, and a promise to blog (hopefully) more often.

PS- Lily, Zachary, stop hounding me now, I've posted.


  1. I would like to observe that I haven't actually been hounding you. Just bugging you. A little. Cuz it had been two weeks of a cat butt, and you know how I feel about cats. All the FOs look lovely. The camel cowl + pjs image made me laugh because of the fact that I was proudly wearing half a sock during the last bit of tutor training today. I couldn't help it. I was so happy with the silly thing.