The FO goodness of wonderfulness. . . .

Well, here at Knitting Like Crazy many things have been happening. Let's see. Today I opened the Clearance Section of my Etsy shop. I have a ton more yarn to dye and I don't have lots of room to store it. So, what is a girl to do but slash a couple bucks off some of her yarn and put it on her Etsy site!? I will be updating that section often, so check back soon. Also in Etsy shop news, there is only a couple more weeks to sign up for the Knitting Like Crazy Sock Club.

Ok, enough of that. And onto the knitting. . . .

I mentioned earlier that I turned my Penny Rose socks into anklets so that I could try to squeeze a second pair out of the yarn at a later date. Here is anklet pair number one:Aren't they pretty! I highly recommend this yarn. Non-pooly goodness of wonderfulness, how I love this yarn! I am back to working on the Peppermint Mocha socks. I am sock number two.

But enough about the socks. I finished something else in recent days:
A Chevron Scarf!!

Here are a couple pictures of the back. First we have the yarn being carried up the side:
And now the back side in all it's purly goodness:
I love love love this scarf. It's loud and bright and happy and doesn't match anything I own, but I don't care. I am going to be wearing this baby proudly.
The Chevron Scarf Specs:
The Pattern: Chevron Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts
The Yarn: One skein STR mediumweight in Chapman Springs (a Christmas gift!) and one skein STR mediumweight in Sherbert (won in a contest on Knitspot!)
The needles: Size 5
The result: Awesome!
After all those FOs what is a girl to do but to start wildly casting on yet more projects? This time though I was able to finish them about as quickly as I started. Last night I managed to knit two Calorimetry headbands.
Calorimetry, The First:
Calorimetry, The Second:
The first one I followed the pattern exactly except for using a size 6 needle instead of the recommended size 8. It looks pretty good, but I did not want such a gigantic headband (although it will keep my head warm). For the second one, I used the same needle, but went to 100 stitches instead of the 120 in the pattern. And I did fewer short rows. I like the second one better.

There may be a Calorimetry, The Third, in my knitting bag right now. I don't know, it's one of those patterns I just want to knit a million times. At this rate I will be able to gift the greater Chicagoland area with headwear for Christmas!

Anyway, that's all for now. Tonight I am going to try a new knitting group in the Elk Grove Village area. I am excited, but honestly, I am more excited for tomorrow, when I get to meet Sheila!

Happy knitting! :)


  1. I love the socks and scarf! You have been a productive knitter!

  2. I think you and I have the same taste in knitting. I'm currently working on the chevron scarf & just today went through my stash for the perfect yarn for the calorimetry.

    Your projects look great!

  3. Your chevron scarf is awesome! I love the bright colors. It's so happy.

  4. J'adore your Chevron! One of these days, I'll cast on for another.

  5. Chevron is lovely. If it matches nothing, it also matches everything. Or maybe that's the problem with my sense of style.

  6. Please tell me that you didn't use your hand-dyed for those? Cause if you did, I feel inadequate. Well, okay, so I haven't tried hand-dyeing yet but I've seen other peoples' results and they aren't reassuring.

    I'll make sure to check out your etsy shop!

  7. oohhhh the scarf came out beautifully!


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