Sunday, December 30, 2007

Knitting with Alison Day

Today, Ali (my best friend) and I spent some time knitting at Starbucks. She is a new knitter and I had her start with a k2p2 scarf. I was working on my Coronet from Knitty.

This was my first time doing kitchener stitch, and it turned out horribly, perhaps due to the fact that it wasn't stockinette. I'll try it again on my next socks.

Also, I finally made my duct tape dress form! It was so fun, except the part when we had to go to Giant to get more tape. At least I had my wool trench coat to wear over it.

It turned out great. All I need to do is stuff it and figure out a way to stand it up. Here is the tutorial video we followed:

Happy knitting!

Friday, December 28, 2007

numero un

Hi! yay my first blog. I wanted to create a blog because I wanted to share my knitting adventures with the WORLD. No, but really, I recently became part of ravelry and discovered how fun it is to share knitting stories and such. I hope you enjoy.

Right now I am at my mom's for the holiday week. I packed up my rollable knitting case with all the wips I needed to finish for Christmas. So far I finished all but one: the custom felted purse for mom. I just got into felting. It's magic! I got the pattern off the lion brand website (don't cringe) and made some adjustments. What I love about this pattern is that i didn't have to sew the bottom on. It is entirely one piece with a rectangle base. First you knit the base, then without binding off you turn and start picking up stitches around the other 3 sides of the rectangle (using a circular needle). Then just knit the bag right up.

I will post more pics when I get my camera back. I also worked on the baby kimono from mason-dixon knitting. All I have to do is sew it together. I also finished some hats for my brother, and started Coronet from knitty.

One comment about knitty. I love it to death. Not only because it's free, but I just love how it's put together and how anyone can submit an entry, and I love the patterns that are chosen. They are very much my style. I could surf in the archives for days. I wish it was a paper and ink copy, but I also love that if I am bored anywhere that has the internet, I have an instant something to do.

happy knitting!