Thursday, September 23, 2010



This stack of yarn represents my recruitment. My recruitment not only to make five hats for kids ranging from the age of one to sixteen, but also in to becoming a complete fan of the canceled show Firefly.  I'm still waiting on head measurements, and my Christmas to do list just got a little longer.

For those of you who don't know, there was a very famous ugly hat on the show.  Jayne, a character of high "badassery", wore this hat in the episode "The Message".

Jayne: “How’s it sit? Pretty cunning, don’tchya think?”
Kaylee: “I think it’s the sweetest hat ever.”
Wash: “A man walks down the street in that hat, people know he’s not afraid of anything.”
Jayne: “Damn straight.”

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

To my frogged cherry leaf scarf...


On my first ever attempt at something lacy I started this beautiful scarf. Isn't it lovely? Unfortunately, it's now back to being a ball of yarn and is sitting by my spot on the sofa waiting to become something pretty yet again.

I didn't have enough yarn.

The pattern called for two 50g balls of sport weight yarn, so I got two skeins of Telemark yarn (By knitpicks. Can anyone tell where last months knitting fund went to?), and happily cast on.

This scarf is meant to be knit from both ends, and joined in the middle. When I finished my first skein, the scarf measured about a foot long, about 15-16 inches if I stretched to what I hoped blocking would look like. Waaaay too short for a scarf, especially since I like mine to be a bit long.

So, to my frogged Cherry Leaf Scarf:
Do not fret! I will rebuild you. Faster, stronger, and with less repeats. You will be beautiful again. I promise. :-)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Bella's fingerless gloves


I finished my pair of fingerless gloves this weekend! You can get the pattern here. I used knitpicks Swish DK in the color whirlpool. Aren't they gorgeous!?

I also got in some new miniskeins for my blankie. I can't wait to add them to my sock blankie, which got a lot of love and attention over the holiday weekend.
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