What I've been working on

So this is the bottom of a bag for a friend. It's part of the birthday/christmas present that I make for him (I actually make two things, this is part one). What it's a bag for, well that's for him to say. I know I can show this without being stealthy 1) because he basically already knows what he's getting and I talk to him about it a lot just making sure that I'm making it big enough 2) he doesn't check blogs. I still have at least two inches to add to the diameter before I can actually turn and start the sides. That will go faster once I can figure out what's going on with my wrist, as it's knit. I'm being as careful as I can with it. Part of that would be what else I've been working on.
Which I'm just testing to make sure that I have an actual circle. I adjusted a different chart to make this one. Granted, it's smaller than the original one I made, but this chart is bigger just smaller fabric. Which, putting this in that hoop gave me the idea to make this one images of the symbols of each of the elements for room decorations. Would make being closeted about that be hard, but given that I'm not trying very hard in the first place, doesn't seem like that big of a problem too me.

Bright Blessings!



I woke up a couple days back and my wrist wasn't really painful as I knit, but during on of the stretches it was going. "No." I've decided to not knit for a week and see how it feels then. (And I should probably go visit a doctor.) So I've been working on other things to keep my hands busy like cross stitch. I'll get you a picture of what I've been working on shortly, but you may have to excuse a lack of knitting for at least a few days.

Bright Blessings, and take care of yourselves.


That darn inner knitter again

So I've been working hard on the top. I'd like to get it done soonish if I could. I mainly stopped today because of work. But there's been this little voice going off in my head that the final piece is going to be too big. Well, more too long. I've tried holding it up to myself to see where it will fall. From that it's mid to lower hip. Which isn't a bad length for a top, but I'd rather it be a bit shorter. Odd thing? When I measure the blocks to get an idea of my gauge, everything come out about a quarter inch smaller than it should. Also? I've not actually swatched (okay, we crafters know that's a word, we should teach spell check a thing or two) and washed the yarn yet. Maybe I should do that.

Yeah, I've taken a block off the top too. Mainly because that's when I first "tried" it on and it looked like it was going to be plenty long then. We'll see where I am when I get around to posting next.

Oh, and part of the reason I'd like it done soonish is because there's a family reunion next weekend and will likely be family pictures. I'd love to have a nice knitted top to wear for that. We'll just have to see how things go. (Yes, I'm aware that I'm probably very crazy for setting that deadline and will likely kill my wrist in the process. Leave me alone.) Any suggestions on what to do are welcome.

Bright Blessings!


Sometimes I am weak

A couple of days and I get that far on a new project. According to the pattern and the picture here, I'm working on the 11th block and will have one more to knit before starting on the second row of blocks. I am enjoying seeing how the colors shift and change together, though I'm thinking color b will start to lag further and further behind color a. I may be wrong I may be right, we'll have to see. Also, I recently bought sims 3. I've been meaning to get it for a while, but I wasn't willing to pay the amount they wanted for the game when it came out. (Then I forgot about, then a friend introduced me to Steam and I found it again, but was broke, then I had money and contemplated getting other games, so on a so forth until I actually go it.) So I may get more knitting done in the evenings now when I play. We'll see, as this top does require some thought about it while I'm knitting. Also, any suggestions for good games that you can knit during as well? (Mine, other than Sims is Wild ARMs 1-3 and Alter Code F, wait until the battles to see what I mean.)

Bight Blessings and happy gaming!


I finished something else

Just haven't been in the mood to pull out my camera and take a picture of it. (That and I may not completely remember what I did with my camera.) It's a dish cloth, made with some king something pattern. According to my book it's one of the patterns on a sweater that he wore when he was executed. I don't have a real lot to say, it's hot here and I'm doing my best to not over heat. Probably should make sure I'm staying hydrated and all that fun stuff.

Bright Blessings and cool nights!


Another FO!

To bad the flash washed out most of the detail. (Seriously, I should be more timely in taking pictures, what with all the daylight hours I have now.) I have one other of these done, and I'm hoping at some point to make a couple more at least. For now I think I'm going to let it fall of the list until I have other things taken care of on the list.

Speaking of that, I think I've decided what I'm going make with the rainbow yarn. This. I'll do my best to keep the colors from lining up, but I'm not going to be so anal as to start up a new color section if it does line up. That's life. I looked up everything, and I should at least be able to swatch and start now, but I'd like to see if I can't get some more things knocked off that dang list. We'll see how long that lasts, what with the Miss Fickle Knitter who lives in my head. She'll probably have all the arguments like it'd be a nice top to have for summer and such. Not like I change sizes all that drastically. That and it's a pure wool yarn, I'm sure it'll be fine for fall or spring when they come around. (Though I heard rumors that we might not get a winter this year. I like snow.) And that's about all I have to say.

Bright Blessings!


A little show and tell

So, after work today I decided that I should stop by a lys and pick up some yarn for a couple of things. I don't doubt or condemn the shop owner for trying to get me to pick up more than I was there to get, that's part what pays his rent. I was just in there for a couple of nice things and was going to be on my way after a standard look around at everything they have anyhow. The top yarn is for socks, the bottom yarn is for gloves. Which I'm going to go into without a pattern really. I've done it before, so I'm not all that worried about that. Any left over yarn will probably go to my altar cloth project. (Hey, that's what I was using anyhow, if people couldn't tell.)
Now, this is the yarn I got on vacation. I'm planning to knit up a shawl with it. I haven't seen this floating around in Omaha, and that's something I look for in yarn that I'm going to buy from a place when I'm off on vacation. I want something that I can't usually get here. Or maybe I'm just being too particular about it. I was thinking of using this for another shawl that I want to make. (I do have a plan for having lots shawls, I gave myself a crazy number but can't recall it right now, probably somewhere in the thousands.) And I doubt anyone would say that a shawl in those colors you see right in that picture wouldn't be pretty. I found a bonus when I came home though.

It's rainbow. If you're astute (which I'm sure all of you are), you'll have noticed that the last pair of socks I finished were made with rainbow yarn. I had another pair of rainbow socks made with Blue Moon's Pride color way, but they got a mysterious hole and I had no spare yarn with which to mend them. I also have another ball of rainbow sock yarn sitting in the wings. Let's just say I have a thing for rainbows and rainbow colorways. This pleased me no end to find. But now I'm wondering if I shouldn't work a different shawl from what I was planning. This might require some research, and I'm always open to suggestions!

Bright Blessings and many pretties to you!


The progress

I know you were all waiting with baited breath (not) to see what I could have possibly done while I was off in the far away land of North Dakota. My sideways socks. I also got a block of the Crazy Pants done, but I'm too lazy to get a picture of that at the moment. Maybe tomorrow, we'll see. I'm somewhat tired from a long day given that I was fuzzy brained at work from lack of sleep. I'm also just going to work on whatever I feel like when I feel like it. That may mean you get to see a bunch of random projects that I do have in the works but really don't get much blog time because they will take forever it feels.

Bright Blessings!



I didn't mean to go silent when I went up to visit family. I did knit some while I was there and actually finished a project while I was there. I'll get pictures and do a real update tomorrow, for now I'm just trying to get caught up on everything I'm suppose to do and plan a weight loss thing.