Thursday, October 19, 2006

All Things must come to an end

Sorry to do this to you, But I've changed blogs. I'm sick of blogger, I wanted something new. I'm now at

So, please update your links and Blogrolls and bookmarks, soory for the inconvenience. Go check out my new blog, all my old posts are there, and my latest explains stuff, so I'm over there now. I'm not deleting this one though, just in case.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

FO(s): Optimum Hats

I bought a skein of South West Trading Company "Optimum" from my local yarn store's Sale Basket to knit a hat for my Dad for his Birthday. Hats are the only Knitted things that he will wear. So, I knit one and had (barely) enough for another. So, the other one is getting donated to Christmas Knits to Help "One at a Time Ministries".

Yarn: Stated Above. This yarn is Amazing, it's sooo soft! It kind of looks like Cotton, but Feels like Cashmere, even though it's Wool. 1 Skein in "Silver"
Needles: US Size 10 Straight
Pattern: "One Flat Hat"

This pattern worked out well, It knits up in about 1.5-2 hours. And, it fits well (on my head, at least). I hope my dad Likes it. I have about 2 feet of yarn left from my skein, so I guess that worked out pretty well!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Ok, so I cheated, but It was for a good cause!!

Ok, I cheated on my Socktoberfest vow to only knit socks during October, but A good friend's Birthday is today and I decided to make her something. So, how about a hat?
It doesn't look all that good on me, but It's not for me, so I guess that's okay! Here's a close-up of the flower:

Look at the colors! Here's the info:

YARN: Lionbrand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in Fisherman and Mountain Colors New 3 Ply Wool in Juniper (For trim and flower)
NEEDLES: US Size 11 Circular (Knitted Flat), and US Size I Crochet Hook
PATTERN: Flower Cap from Midnight Knitter

I only did 2 things different from the Pattern. 1; I did 2 rounds of Single Crochet around the bottom instead of one. And 2; I made up my own flower, because the one from the pattern looked too big.

This pattern is awesome. I knit the white part in one episode of "Survivor" and one episode of "Grey's Anatomy". I would have finished the whole thing during that Time period, but I had to go find a crochet hook.

I'm going camping (Again) this weekend, this time to the beach for a Search and Rescue thing (Dad's a lieutenant in Search and Rescue). Should be fun, although it has been raining off and on for a while. Keep your fingers crossed! See ya.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Cute New Socks and Cute New Shoes

I started a new pair of socks, I went and bought myself a skein of Wildfoote Sock Yarn, which I've never used before, but I'm liking it. I also bought Size 1 DPNs, which I've never used before, and I am afraid of breaking them. I usually only knit socks on size 2's, but I thought since everyone knits socks on size 1's, I might as well try it. I think once I get to the foot and start plain Knitting, it will make a nice fabric. We'll see. Here's the progress:
I love the colorway, very Autumn-y. It's kinda ugly, but I still like it.

And now on to the cute shoes. We went shopping today, I got pants and a new sweater and these CUTE shoes:

Ah! I love them. They are super comfy, too. I've never had a pair of Rocket Dogs, but I love them.

And, Here's a little something to show you all how I feel about ya: CLICK HERE

Friday, October 06, 2006

Socktoberfest Questionnaire and stuff

-When did you start making socks?
August, 2005, I think.
-Did you teach yourself or were you taught by a friend or relative? or in a class? I pretty much taught myself, although Grandma helped.
-What was your first pair?
My first actual PAIR of socks was THIS pair.
-How have they "held up" over time?
Not Well. Not well at all. They felted horribly.
-What would you have done differently?
Not knit them out of Alpaca yarn. What was I thinking?
-What yarns have you particularly enjoyed?
Um, I love Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport for socks, and Sockotta makes nice washable socks. I really wanna try Koigu one day.
-Do you like to crochet your socks? or knit them on DPNs, 2 circulars, or using the Magic Loop method?
I usually use 4 DPNs, but I knit a pair once on 2 circulars. I prefer DPNs.
-Which kind of heel do you prefer? (flap? or short-row?)
It depends on the pattern and needles. Usually a heel flap.
-How many pairs have you made?

And, the sad part of the Post today, I frogged the Vesper Socks. I just can't knit them. We won't go into details, but it's gone. Someone take the Vesper Stripeyness away from me, I don't deserve it anymore.

We're going Camping in the Desert this weekend, Motorcycle riding, smores, campfires, that sort of thing. My Dad and Brother are riding their motorcycles, and My sister and her boyfriend are riding the mini-bikes. My sister even has her own Pink one. Here's a picture, just cuz they're so cute:

Thursday, October 05, 2006

This Could Be Why I Don't Knit Full-length Socks.

I always kinda thought that Second Sock Syndrome was when someone didn't want to finish the second sock, or just never end up making it. But, I have learned that it also means taking forever and a day to finish the second one. It's been 3 days since I finished the first of my Vesper Stripe socks, and I've only knit, like, 5 Rounds of ribbing on the second. And I don't want to finish this one, at least not right now. I just can't do it. I'm bored.

Like the title says, this could be why I don't knit full-length socks. I'd never finish a pair if I knit normal length cuffs. This is why I knit Footies.

Go read my mom's latest Blog, It's pretty important. Count on me for a scarf or a hat or two.

And I changed the layout again. I swear this is the last time... until Winter!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

1 down, 1 to go.

Lookie here:

I finished the Vesper sock, and I already casted-on for the second. I need to finish these up soon, because I already have plans for my next two pair!

And I took part of a Meme... A tunes one. I stole this from my mom's blog.

So, I put my iPod on random and here's the first 12 that came up.

1. "I Slept With Someone In Fall Out Boy And All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me", by Fall Out Boy
2. "Swallowed by the Sea" by Coldplay
3. "The Light of a Fading Star" by Flogging Molly (one of my favorites.)
4. "Lighthouse" by The Hush Sound
5. "Poprocks and Coke" by Green Day
6. "Trouble" by Elvis Presley
7. "Party Out of Bounds" by the B-52's
8. "Are You Gonna be My Girl?" by JET
9. "Cecilia" by Simon and Garfunkel
10. "Whipped Cream" by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
11. "DARE" by Gorillaz
12. "When You Say You Love Me" by Clay Aiken (He's my guilty pleasure, I totally love him, haha.)

Ok, off to knit. Adios.