Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I'm back!

I know it's been a while but I have been knitting. I finished Mystery Stole 4 among other things. I also finally finished my second Tangled Yoke Cardigan. I'll have to post pictures about these later. I'm half finished with a new pair of socks for a friend. The pattern is easy but it looks great with variegated yarns or solids. Plus, I finally bought a sock blocker from The Loopy Ewe. Socks really do look better on a blocker.
Pattern: Charade
Yarn: Duet Skinny Midnight Mantis
Needle: Addi Turbo #1

Pattern: Leda's Dream
Yarn: Zephyr Silk-Wool
Needles: Addi Lace Turbo #2

I loved this stole, even though it took me a long time. I ended up giving it to a friend of my mother's. I think my mom was kind of jealous of it. I'll have to find another pattern to make Mom one just as nice, if not better...

Monday, September 15, 2008

I've been knitting!

Milo's sweater
Originally uploaded by jglee3203

I know that it's been a while, but I have been knitting. Actually, what really distracted me was that I bought a condo in San Diego! Otherwise, I've been busy with the usual, work, sleep, dog, etc. But I have been working on projects. I have to say that this sweater is probably my favorite item so far. It's from Simply Baby by Debbie Bliss and it's totally worth the work!

Pattern:Cable Sweater-Debbie Bliss Simply Baby

Yarn: Baby Cashmerino Apple Green and Cream

Friday, February 15, 2008

Finished at last...

I finally finished Twist. I actually really like this sweater. If I could improve it, I would make it a bit longer but all in all it actually fits pretty well. Plus, I found some nice buttons for it from a local store, As Cute as a Button. They have pretty limited hours but they have a great selection of inexpensive and expensive buttons. These cost me a little but it was totally worth it.

Needles: I had to go up one size to get gauge.
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Finally, I have a pair.

Before I left Seattle, a few of my friends really wanted a pair of mittens that were convertible. Seattle isn't always cold enough for mittens but sometimes you just need a little something extra to keep warm. California isn't known for its cold weather but it's been a little chilly lately. I decided I needed a pair. With all the scrubbing I have to do for surgery, I used a yarn that could possibly help with the dry hands. Even if the yarn doesn't help, I love them!

Pattern: Broad Street Mittens
Needles: Crystal Palace #2 CP

Yarn: Austerman Step Colorway 21

Saturday, December 29, 2007

One for me!

So, it's been getting colder in San Diego lately. I don't remember it being this cold last year. A few times my car has been reading in the high 30's when I go off to work. So, I realized that I could help myself by making a pair of Fetchings! They were really fast and easy. I only cast on 40 stitches and I lengthened the cuff a bit by adding a repeat but it's basically the same pattern.

Pattern: Fetching
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash Color 855
Needles: Crystal Palace Size 7(4.5mm)

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Merry Christmas!

I know that this blog was only supposed to be about knitting but I saw this at a much more famous blog than mine and I couldn't help myself. I was a big a cappella nut when I was in college. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

New sweater!!

I have a lot of projects going on but I felt like I needed to have another sweater on the needles. I was going to start something from the latest IK but instead, saw Twist. There was just something about this one. Here's my start. I have the next 4 days off and I plan on just staying home, running a little, and knitting a lot. I have a lot of presents to try and get through...I don't know if they'll all get done...