Knitter-in-Chief


Christmas is come and gone.

I finished the socks for my mom, but I didn’t get any pictures yet. I’m such a bad blogger. I also knit some slipper socks for my brother and guess what! I don’t have pictures.

What I do have pictures of is the yalmuka that my boyfriend crocheted. I taught him to crochet and he started with this project. I’m so impressed.

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 Right now I have some headwear and footwear on the needles.


Child’s First Sock

I knit a modified version of the Child’s First Sock from Vintage Socks. I made it in a larger gauge using a spare ball of Vanna’s Choice from Lionbrand yarn.

I really wanted to knit this sock in a mustard yellow. Instead it is in purple.

I’m not really happy with it. I gave the rest of the  ball and two DPNS away to a friend of mine who wanted to learn to knit spontaneously.

 A lot of girls at my school are learning to knit. I wish I were happy, but it frustrates me that they take it so lightly. Knitting is my life! I eat, breath and sleep knitting. I guess I’m also not happy, because they’re starting a knitting group, and I, the most experience was not invited. ;_;

 Well, this whiney baby got a new job today so that’s good. I got a job at First National Bank in Lee’s Summit. I’m really looking forward to it.

Pictures later.

This is the cruddiest blog ever but I at least want to keep it alive…


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I cast on Cookie A.’s Twinkle Toes yesterday. This pattern was on Knitty Gritty. Now, I was impressed by my plain stockinette socks that I finished in a week. This twinkle toes sock that I have on the needles…I’M OVER 3/4 DONE!

 Did I get amazing just now? I think I did. I know I can get these socks done in a week. I don’t understand it. They have lace and a gusset heel which is more involved than a plain shortrow heel with no gusset that I normally do.

 They better fit my mom. I think I may try them on her when she falls asleep sometime. I’m sure I could get them on and off real quick! Hahaha.

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It’s dark outside today. It’s been snowing/icing nonstop and the sun has not shown its face all day. At least it makes the giant pine trees (both taller than my two story house) in my front yard look pretty.

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my first pair of socks!

I made these for my boyfriend. They are made of Lionbrand Wool-Ease. I made up the pattern. They’re a very basic toe-up sock. They are a Christmas gift. My brother is modeling them for me here. More information in the previous post.

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I really hate the nasty weather that leads to crappily lit photos. The third picture is probably closest to the real thing, maybe a little dark.


I love you…here’s some socks

I’m almost done with my socks for my boyfriend. Here’s some pictures. The second one needs to be bound off, but I haven’t done that because I don’t have a tapestry needle for a sewn-bindoff.

These are toe up socks made with Lionbrand’s Wool Ease. They were easy and fast. They are my first pair of finished socks!


Kiss my glass

Yesterday I went to the Missouri Council of the Blind Thriftstore. I bought 6 glass cups. My brother and I made stencils with painters tape on them and used etching cream on them to make designs that we thought our parents would like.

I’m working on the cuff of the second sock for my boyfriend. I’m almost done! I’m doing this cuff with Norwegian purls instead of regular continental purls in my 2×2 rib. This might make sock 1 look different from sock 2. I don’t think my boyfriend will notice though. It looks pretty regular at this point.

I wanted to do the Norwegian purls, because I thought they would be faster. Actually, it’s very awkward and I’m slow, but it’s new and I figure I should stick with it for at least 10 rounds.

I’ll have pictures hopefully on Friday. I have to work tomorrow afternoon.


So…

I’ve failed my challenge on the second day. It’s okay! This is for me, not for readers or anything. (Obviously, because no one is reading!) I’ve messed up. Big deal. I’m gonna get right back on that horse and write a post today.

Yesterday was pretty uneventful. I worked more on my boyfriend’s socks. I was a little slow at knitting yesterday. I was tired when I started.  I’m sure today I’ll be back at my normal pace. I’m about 3 inches from the heel and then the cuff is a breeze.

Wow. My friends are dramatic. More on that later.

Today I’m returning a shirt I’ve been holding onto for a while. It belongs to a girl I used to be friends with. I could say “Oh, our friendship just ended. It’s noone’s fault,”  but that would be lying. It is her fault most definately . She called me a liar. She ruined our friendship to its core. Funny enough, she hasn’t returned my shirt that she’s had for YEARS. I’m talking 5 or more years and she still wears it! Well, I’m going to let her know I need it when I give her this shirt back. Not that I want to wear it. I just don’t want her to have it.

Petty? Yes. So what?

Another week of school. I’m so tired of it. I’m going to my guidance counselor’s office today to ask for a letter of recommendation. I want to be accepted early into UMKC. I think after this letter I’ll be accepted. There’s nothing else I can do after he sends it. I just have to wait.

Spring ’08 at UMKC? Let’s hope so.

As for now, I’m off to high school.


31 posts in 31 days

I’ve picked up the idea of keeping my blog active by blogging once a day this month from ysolda. The original challenge came from National Blog Posting Month aka NaBloPoMo. I haven’t really changed anything except that I’m doing it in December and not in November – I’m a little slow I guess.

Yesterday I finished one sock out of the pair I’m making for my boyfriend. I am very enthusiastic about the second sock. I have it started. It’s a toe-up sock and there are only 56 sts after the toe increases. I’m knitting them with Wool-Ease from Lionbrand. They are gray. I will post pictures when I am done with them.

After the BF’s socks, I have some other things to make but I’m going to keep those under wraps for now. You could try looking at my Ravelry (not that any of you would) but you still couldn’t figure out what I’m making. I really suck at keeping my queue in check. Though I do a good job when it comes to putting WIPs on there.

I went to the gym today. I don’t even know how I managed to do that. I’m pretty impressed with myself. I didn’t get to stay long though. My brother wanted to leave after only 20 minutes! I could have done some more but what are ya gonna do?

I got a Self magazine at CVS. I love Self magazine.