Thursday, January 24, 2008

A mitten!

Sorry, no pictures yet. My camera's batteries needed to be charged. x.x The pattern is Elegant and Easy Mittens from the One Skein Designer book. I used Cascade 220 Superwash in some blue color and size 4 needles. I started it on Tuesday and finished it tonight (minus weaving in ends/blocking). I had a lot of time to knit since I had finals and I got out of school at 11:15 and 11:20 on Wednesday and Thursday. I really like the pattern because it is very simple. I've tried on the mitten numerous times to check fit and it fits very nicely and it is also very warm. I'm going to start the next one tomorrow (I promise. I will try to not get SMS (second mitten syndrome)). I also finished my Foliage hat. I added 5 rows of ribbing so it would cover my ears better.

[edit: pictures! i used my mom's camera.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

I got a $25 French Knots 2 gift certificate for Christmas. We went there last Saturday and I bought 2 hanks of Malabrigo Chunky in Indigo, 1 hank of Malabrigo worsted in Purple Magic, and Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Multi in Lucky Stripe. Everything was 30% off so I got all of that for only $16. The mmmm chunky is going to be used for the Anthropology Inspired Capelet and the worsted is becoming a Foliage Hat from knitty.

Today my mom and I and some people in the Cedar Grove library knitting group went to Ruhama's in Milwaukee to go yarn shopping and then we went to Cheesecake Factory and Trader Joe's. At Ruhama's I bought 1 skein of Opal Feelings sock yarn. It is really pretty!! We ate lunch at the cheesecake place and then we got 1 piece of strawberry cheesecake to go and my parents and I just split it and it was soo good! Cheesecake factory is expensive though. The cheesecake we got was $6.95 for 1 piece of cheesecake!!
I'm also working on a baby kimono for a relative's new baby girl. It is very easy. I started it on Wednesday I think.

Blogger is being a butt and not letting me post pictures so pics will come tomorrow or later today. [edit: we have pictures!! yay!]