Friday, January 26, 2007


SUC53675.JPG, originally uploaded by a-chan.

Here is my square for Larissa's square-along.

Yarn: Koigu KPPPM, not sure on the color, I'll have to look for the tag
Needles: 3US
Pattern: secret square pattern from Larissa's future book
Size: Blocked to 7.5 inches

This took me a few evening knitting sessions and one afternoon. It could be done in one sitting if I had the time. However, with all the baby blankets I'm working on, all my other knitting time is very limited (like 20-30 minutes before bed)

Next up, I have some old leftover pink yarn from a baby hat that I think might work for one of these squares. If it doesn't work, then I have some other sock yarn I might raid.

Oh, and Sophie Rae Danger was born this morning! Babies, babies everywhere.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

square to be

SUC53621.JPG, originally uploaded by a-chan.

Here's a sneak peek at the yarn I choose to knit my square for Larissa's square along. It's done, but not blocked. It will probably block to 7.5"

I've been working on some blankets and a hat for my new nephew. He came a month early, but all's good. Everyone is home and healthy. The niece isn't liking it too much, but she'll get use to it. The blanket I'm knitting for Baby Evan is black and dark green Reynold's Utopia. It's the best acrylic yarn I've ever knit with. His hat is some ggh Aspen. I love that yarn. I think I'll need to buy some for a hat for myself. It's so squishy!

I started Baby Andrew's blanket and it looks real cool. It's just some varigated acrylic I got at the craft store. But it's blue and white and it's coming out to look like winter camo. Super-neat!

I'm still at a stand still with Baby Sophie's blanket. The yarn store hasn't gotten a new shipment of Plymouth Encore and I'm totally out. I might need to pick a new color or order some online.

Speaking of ordering online, I'm super excited about Blue Moon Fiber Art's geisha! I'm not sure what colorway I'm going to order, but I'm so going order a skein as soon as payday comes... a whole week. Not sure if I can last. I might do a clapotis or a Print o' the Wave stole. I'm super scared of knitting the PotWS, but I think I'm ready to bite the bullet and do some real lace.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Snow Day!!!

Snow Day!!!
Originally uploaded by a-chan.
I knit this hat over 2 years ago. It was before I fixed my twisted stich. I still like to wear it even though it's not perfect. I wore it today in the snow and it kept my head really warm.... I think it's chunky encore, but ti's been so long that that is only a guess. I would like to knit another one so it's perfect. I like chunky hats.

Saturday, January 6, 2007

Kinda big update

I've been kinda busy the last month or so with my knitting. First were the Meatheads (see previous posts), then there was dishcloths (knit like 13 of them for Christmas presents, this is the lonely leftover):


And some more Meatheads for my cousins, but I didn't get any pictures of those. I should email them and ask for a photo shoot.

Then there are the scarves:


Feather and fan scarf

My fave:

me and my scarf!

Then there are some baby sweaters that are 90% done:

baby sweater #2

baby sweater

And then there's the socks! My first socks! So exciting! One pair was the last FO in 2006 and the second pair is the first project started and finished in 2007. (one scarf was started in 2006 and finished in 2007)

Socks 101

The green pair is for me:

Socks 101

The blue pair is for Erin (and a little bit snug on my foot):

Socks 101

And some WIP's:

Sophie's blanket:

Purple mittens:

Not pictured Christmas knitting: A scarf for my aunt out of trellis sparklie yarn and mittens for Sarah.