Monday, August 30, 2010

Knitting Fool

I've been on a stocking hat kick lately, and used the gorgeous yarn Tabby gave me to make wristers and a long cap- red, blue and yellow with the speckled black. I don't know that I can get rid of it. I do love it!
Working on cream and orchid, a beautiful combination. DPNs are a challenge to me still, but I keep at it. Thinking about coming up with pistachio bikini bottoms to see if it can be done, and undoing a rather common hat to accomplish it. I have been having a hard time with my left leg, hip and lower back. I can't tell if my lurching walk is cool or just creepy!
Work is awesome. I love 8-4 more than I ever thought possible. I get to watch TV, do things, go fishing if I name it. I'm finally in the land of the normal, for the first time since 1999. Mostly.
I think, out of sheer will-power, I can make things work out with finances. I plan on getting out of this hole and going forward better than ever.
Maybe that's the pain pill I had to take talking.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Blue Stocking

I made such a cute stocking cap I'd like to keep it. Making some blue fingerless gloves, leaving off the thumb because that's a pain in the ass. I am taking the easy way out.
More easy way out, I've been LOVING days. This is my Friday, which is pretty cool. Today was hell, dealing with government offices and frustration like you wouldn't believe!
So, things are going to get better. Probably in a half hour or so!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Fingerless Gloves

I made an extra-long pair for Rita at work. I made her a cat hat awhile back. Made another Mountain Man Wedding hat, in black, almost finished with only seaming in up and a tassel. What else have I made? A lot of things. I don't know what's next, either!

Friday, August 13, 2010

The Newsboy

What's odd is, the part that took the most time was the body of the hat. I took it apart and re-did it, totally unhappy with the project. Second time around liked it better, and absolutely winged the brim. I just knit a shape. Days later I found the 99 cent hat I could use for the brim itself and it came together perfectly. Black photographs so bad, but I had to get a shot before I take it to work.
Yesterday I gave Krystal her white and green baby set, and it was cute as hell. I will miss that girl. But! People get married and move off. Damn them.

Mountain Man Hat

I think this is one of the best hats I ever made. I plan on making a grown up size one asap. I would wear it every day.
I think I will make one, in brown or green (since I'm running out of everything else!) But right now I'm making a baby hat in palest yellow and white for my friend Mary.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Baby Booties

It had been so long since I made a pair of booties that I had to look up the pattern. Of course my computer had crashed since I downloaded it last time so it wasn't in my files, but luckily enough it was the first pattern I looked at. I made a pair of green and white ones to go with the baby hat for Krystal, who has been a dear friend at work these many years and who now chooses to get married, have a baby, and move away. Bless her, I've always loved her.
Planning on white and yellow for little Mary, and currently working on a combination of sky blue and a weird mocha that I like. Next, who knows. I need to drag this pile of stuff to Linda.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Damn Newsboy Hat

I am about to admit defeat, which I don't know that I ever have done with a hat. Scarves yes, I get sick of fussy lace patterns and all the fumbling and stuff. No, I am not going to happy about it but I'm not beating my head against a wall either.
I made a rib stitch band about an inch wide, then increased every stitch, so there were probably 160 stitches or close to it. Knit about 8 inches and then decreased with a swirl pattern, and the minute I had it off the needles I hated it. unraveled it at once, back to the rib stitch. I increased on the purl stitches so there are probably 120 stitches and I'm not sure what I think yet. I'm decreasing, stitch markers every 20, and I'll probably finish it tonight. Some projects are just more of a challenge than others.
I'm not sure if I can do a brim. I don't know, it might be a big ball of yarn in the morning.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Spice Cake and White Frosting

I think that's what the color combination of my latest little hat and scarf look like. I don't plan on baking anything in the heat, though. It was 105 yesterday and looks to be the same or worse today. We went to Lake Oologah and found a great place to swim. I haven't been swimming in years and it was a lot of fun. Plus there were only a few people around to see my pasty white skin. My bathing suit has a skirt. I bought it in Wyoming in 96 or 97. A few years ago I altered it from a tank top to a halter top and it's fine to wear. I don't care about style, of course, but even I know I look like a real dork in it! Oh well! It's too hot to care.
Next up is a small rainbow hat with braids, which is fun and uses up some of my small bits of yarn.