Archive for October, 2004

School’s In

Things I Have Learned While Making This Sweater

-Seaming sucks.
-I have lots of ends to weave in. Weaving ends in sucks.
-I should of done the damn thing in the round.
-The pattern is wrong when it comes to the neck. Joy.
-I am never, ever making it again.

Backwards


The completed back of the Stocking Stitch Sweater. I am in love with this yarn. It knits up so easily and so quick. And the best of all, it’s machine washable which is a MUST when it’ll be worn by someone who would eat dirt if given the chance.

For the Love of Yarn


I love Churchmouse Yarns & Teas.

Rawr!


Today’s excuse for not knitting has been brought to you by the letter ‘D’, the number ‘2’, and one toddler.

I’m a Rockstar


Yarn: Koigu KPPPM in colourway #602 and GGH Apart in Black
Needles: Addi Turbo Sz 3 24″ Circulars
Pattern: Rockstar from Knitty.com

Shortly after that picture was taken I danced a jig because this scarf is DONE. It wound up being about five feet long and has 32 repeats. It’s warm, it’s fuzzy, but most importantly it’s DONE. Done done DONE. And it goes without saying that I will never be making another one again.

Auctions for a Cure

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and in order to do my part to support that I’m listing some handmade stitch markers on Auctions for a Cure. I’ve currently got a set of sterling silver markers with vintage beads listed with more to come. All profits from any of my auctions (they aren’t just limited to stitch markers) will be donated to the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

This is something near and dear to my heart as my Mother, both Grandmothers, and several Aunts have all had, and survived, breast cancer. Hopefully with the research that the Komen Foundation is doing now won’t requre radical surgeries and chemotherapy.