12.12.2007

It's in full swing, people!

Man, the days left in 2007 are just a-flyin' by! I can't believe it's already the middle of December. I am at work, thinking about how I should blog, you know, it's been two or three days, and I come home and I am like, crap, where did the week go?! I think everyone must be feeling like this, right? :)

Anyway, I have been doing my best to set aside knitting time. And, it's working. Things are getting finished. First, I have this little purse:
Look at that crap-tastic lining! I tried my best to sew/stitch it in there neatly, but I am no good at these things. I think it is good enough though! I love this little purse and I think the recipient will love it too.

Here are the specs:

The Pattern: I don't know, I made it up. I did some seed stitch, then some stockinette, then some seed stitch, etc, until I could fold into a purse-like shape. Then I knit a strap and attached it, threw some lining in it and some buttons on it and called it a day.
The Yarn: Patons Shetland Chunky Tweed, one ball
The Needles: Size 9
The Result: A fine Christmas/birthday gift for my coworker.

Then I finished my Lacy Socks, Part II: The Specs:

The Pattern: Toe up, modified stitch pattern from stitch dictionary. I swear, one day I will finish writing up the pattern. It's getting there.
The Yarn: Koigu KPPPM, that I bought at Mosaic earlier this year
The Needles: Size 2, my standard sock knitting needles
The Results: Pretty good. I love these socks, but the foot is slightly long for me. Next time I would start the gusset/heel parts a little sooner.

That's all for the FOs for the last week. I have been working on existing projects and not starting new ones, which is good. I am almost done with the Fetchings I have been working on, and hope those are done tonight. I have about six-seven more rows and a thumb to knit. That's about an episode of Friends, I think. I even picked up the Morning Glory Wrap again. Well, I picked it up, realized it was all sorts of messed up, had no idea where I was, ripped the whole thing out (only about three inches) and started over. It's going much better now. There are post it notes involved this time.

Hmm, what else? Well, I ordered some more yarn to dye, and I don't know what happened, these somehow came in the box too:

Harmony needles! Hooray! I will be knitting with these babies soon!

And, finally, I just updated my etsy site with this: It's called Sunset Dreams. It makes me think about taking a vacation somewhere warm.

That's all for now. Have a good week. Hope it doesn't go by too fast! :)

Happy knitting!

6 comments:

  1. Girl, you are really moving! And your yarn really does make one think of the Bahamas and a lazy vacation.

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  2. The purse looks great! I have always "meant" to put lining in my purses, but never have, so you are one step ahead of me!

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  3. Oh how nice!! Great job on the purse.

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  4. I'm impressed! The one thing that keeps me from knitting a purse is the lining, and you did it.

    I love all the pics, and your new yarn is just lovely and tropical. Ah, warmth.

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  5. Look at you, with just the right finishing touches! I've never lined a purse although the intention (along with the fabric) was always there.

    Enjoy your holidays and happy knitting!

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