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a knitter who sometimes crochets and is learning to spin, while fighting startitis and project ADD

Archive for May, 2006

Finals are Over, Summer is HERE!!

Posted by allie on May 26, 2006

I’m a little bit excited about the summer, I guess you could say. I’ve still been knitting, as much as I can with everything going on. I meant to post last week, but the internet went berserk and it’s finally doing alright, plus I got a brand-new digital camera which I decided to figure out how it works. So here goes…

Embossed Leaves were coming along, but then I snapped a needle right in half. And I don’t have time to get a replacement before I leave, so I guess I won’t be able to knit on my flight. 😦
On a happier note, I will be storing the Somewhat Cowl (from Wendy at Knit and Tonic) in my checked luggage so I can work on it during the trip.

Then here’s a halfway decent picture of the stitch markers I made for this project, needed very small ones. And also a pretty good representation of the color.

Sadly, I am out of time, but I will finally have time to post again Mid-June so I hope everyone has a great summer!



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Une Chausette a Fini!!

Posted by allie on May 16, 2006

My first sock is done!! I finished last night and I’m so proud of myself. In a celebratory effort, I cast on for my second pair of socks today.

This picture isn’t the most flattering and it makes the foot look enormous…

but they fit me perfectly.

I cannot wait to have my very own pair of handknit socks. By the way, the comfort far surpasses all other socks I’ve worn before. I’d always heard that once you try handknit socks you can never revert back. It’s an addiction, but that’s alright since I’m addicted to knitting as well.
I got a little bored the other night (I messed up a pattern repeat on my sock and was too lazy to unknit the rows) and began the cutest little striped baby hat for an Acting teacher at my school whose due date is soon approaching.

Since she’s having a boy and I have a lot of Cotton-Ease in my stash, little Devin will have a nice and soft blue hat with green stripes.

I got the pattern from Melanie Falick’s Handknit Holidays.

Last, but certainly not least, is my Monthly Dishcloth group swap cloth. I was trying way too hard to make the cloth fancy by doing too many colors and making the dishcloth want to be a little bag.

Needless to say it’s not working out and I need to send it fairly soon. Any great dishcloth patterns out there? If not, I’ll be creative and make up my own… or something.
On another note, finals are fast approaching as is my trip to France. When I return there will be an overwhelming amount of pictures. Along with me on all of these adventures is my trusty friend and savior:

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Embossed Leaves Nearing the Finish Line

Posted by allie on May 13, 2006

I’ve been making some progress on my sock today. This is how long they’ve gotten.

Pretty impressive, huh?
Here’s some detail on the leg:

I have one and a half pattern repeats to go until I work on the toe. My very first sock is nearly complete.
I have to agree with the Yarn Harlot when she says that socks are a lesson in adherence and commitment.
I will finish them soon and post pictures ASAP.
I’m also currently reading Moll Flanders and I’m very much hoping to start Pride and Prejudice this week for Knit the Classics .
It’s getting way too late for me, nearly 8:30. Just kidding, I’m completely exhausted so I’m heading out.
‘Night all.

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Catching Up

Posted by allie on May 12, 2006

This will be a text-only post, with a picture post coming up next. For the last two weeks, I have been VERY busy and haven’t had any time to post. Here’s the basic run-down of my last two weeks:
3 AP tests (3-hour long tests which begin early and are designed to fail you) So.. um, that was tons of fun: I took English, U.S. History and Environmental Science. Luckily, it’s all over.
Prom. Enough said. Hours of getting ready, going out for a fancy dinner, and then dancing the night away or something akin to that. You know, for such a celebrated rite of passage, it’s not quite all it’s cracked up to be.
Anyway, I haven’t had too much time to knit and I just wanted to first post irrelevant knitting stuff and then, with another post, move on to knitting.

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