Saturday, October 2, 2010

A finished object, and some works in progress!

Hi All! I finally finished my halloween-flavored Jaywalker socks, designed by Grumperina. At first, I had an issue with my gauge on this project. I just couldn't get the halfway done sock onto my feet, so I had to rip out the entire project and start fresh on #2 needles. Only the problem was, my favorite #2 needles are almost black. Not great if one is knitting black and orange socks. So I went to a shop called The Stitching Bee, in Chatham, NJ. They were also having a really good sale on yarn. 1$ a ball, no shit!
And with my newer sock needles, I finished one sock, and just today, finished the last.
Here they are in their black and orange glory.

I also wanted to show one of the largest projects I've ever worked on, a sweater for my dad. He went nuts and decided he needs a sweater out of bright green yarn while at a sale. Only problem is, he's a size 2x! The fucking sleeve is large enough to smother Daisy, my beloved old cat.

Since I've completed one pair of socks, I'm going to start a new pair tonight. Tidal Wave socks designed by Deby Lake. I'm knitting them in some Knitivity Down Home Sock yarn, and the color is called Candy Corn. It is one of his retired colorways, I snagged it during his retirement sale. I highly recommend his shop! Here's a link to his shop, Knitivity.

I'm also knitting a hat just for fun. It's lovely, I received the yarn, Noro Silk Garden, from a swap (the one where I did all the piratey fun.) and she also printed out a pattern for me from my favorites. The only thing Magicatt didn't do was knit it for me, lol!
Here's the hat right now...

That awesome stitchmarker that I'm using is by Scary Mary. She is also awesome, and her stitchmarkers are great for swaps, or if you're like me and love to collect them.
Here's where you can find her shop, Scary Merry at Etsy.
I think that's all I can fit in here for now. I started listening to a different podcast/videocast, she's a lovely person, and funny, too. The name of the podcast is Round The Twist, done by Alcariel. I'll put a link in the sidebar to her blog.
Happy knitting!

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