My new obsession....

I am obsessed with the Loop-D-Loop book. I got it as a birthday gift and I can't wait to start on some projects from it. I won't start till I finish up some other things I need to knit up, so I can give it my full attention.

It's an amazing book, with beautiful and edgy projects and photography I actually enjoy. A lot of the time I don't like the pictures in knitting books and I assume it's the project I hate. But then I see someone else knit it up and I fall in love. Well this book is instant love, I can't stop gushing about it.....Teva is my new hero.


Yarn Stash

I figured I would show the stash I'm working from. I still have more yarn on its way, woohoo!, and I always welcome more. I reorganized it so it would look like a yarn shop, all nice,tidy, and, dare I say it, cute. This is also going to help me with the Yarn-aholics group in craftster. I'll post a new pic when all the yarn is finally here. Maybe all that guilt will make me knit faster.

So if you care:
GGH Aspen
Lamb's Pride Bulky
Rowan Ribbon Twist
Rowan 4-ply cotton
GGH Boboli

tom + smoothie =

Yarn :GGH Goa (2 skeins)
Needles: US 8 addi Turbo 16"
Here's the latest hat I finished. I was done with it this morning, but I wasn't sure if Tom wanted a team Z logo on it or not (he doesn't).

This version cost 5-10 times as much as my first one, but I like it so much more.
He likes it so I'm happy. Now I need to refinish my wrap and start on my mother's day gift.


Team Z hat

Yarn: Sugar n Cream in Red half a skein
Needles: Addi Turbo US 8 16"
Pattern: Craftster
Date Started: ?
Date Finished: 4.24.2005

I knitted a cotton version of the Team Zissou hat, I still need to add my blue Z felt patch to make it official. I used cheap yarn so I think the total cost was 50 cents for this. Maybe 60 once I add the felt. Super easy, super fast.
Go cheap hat!

Chunky Wrap

Yarn: Rowan Ribbon Twist in Riches (This version 2 skeins, updated version 3 skeins)
Pattern: the knitting garden
Needles: US 19
Date Started: 4.23.2005
Date Finished: 4.23.2005

This is a really crappy pic of a cute wrap I knitted. What can I say I didn't take the picture muahaha!

It took me all of a few hours. I finished it all last night, but I didn't tie the sides till this morning. I'll have to lengthen it a few inches, but I have to wait till my lys opens again on Tuesday.The pattern can be found at
. I'll definately knit this up again, but with different yarn and maybe on circs so it's all one piece.

update: I ripped the binding and added a few more inches with an extra skein I bought. The length is fine but I feel funny about the side so I'll probably rip it out again and cast one with more stitches. The problem is a combination of the original pattern being for an xs and me using chunkier yarn. I'm gonna have to rewrite the pattern for circs or at least for my size. I've also decided that if I don't try it with the original yarn (Rowan Chunky Print) I'm going to substitute it with Crystal Palace Labrador.


My So Called Scarf is done

Yarn: Lamb's Pride Landscapes 3 skein
Needles: Clover Bamboo US 13
sheep in the city

yep, kinda bored with it, but I'm bored with everything right now. I like the pattern but not the yarn. I'll knit it again in the fall with something else. Manos, Noro, Crystal Palace, or Point Five. Who knows?! sorry I don't have too much to say about this one. I have gotten compliments on it, even at my lys, so if you want a nice scarf I would definately suggest this pattern.


My So Called Scarf

My so called scarf

So I started my the scarf for the knitalong. I had a few hiccups at the beginning, like not remembering a certain stitch and then somehow increasing when I didn't want to, but it's going pretty well so far. I like the color Tom chose and the look of the pattern ,it isn't your standard garter stitch scarf.


Rowan Lacy Scarf

WIP- Rowan Lacy Scarf

I guess I've been invigorated to knit, so I picked up this WIP I've had forever and finally decided to finish it once and for all. I'm not usually like that, once I start a project I work on it every night while watching tv or a movie. I started this scarf last year, must have been in the fall or early winter (sigh). I had the intention to finish it and I was so excited I would have a bright pink scarf (I'm using Rowan Kid Silk Haze double stranded on #9 needles). I think what stopped me was that Tom threw away the ribbon yarn that goes on the edges. He didn't mean to, they were in a bag that apparently he didn't look inside of before throwing away. That was months ago and it kind of killed this scarf for me. I figure now I'll finish it and he'll have to buy me the replacement ribbon yarn so that it is properly complete.

WIP-with pattern

Another pic of the scarf, this time with a pic of a finished version. I started the scarf before I found Exquisite Little Knits. The owner of my lys (Woolplay in Haddonfield) gave me a copy of her pattern (the scarf was one of the examples she had up). They use a different yarn in the book, but they have that ribbon yarn I once had. P.S. When did Amazon start looking like a blog?

My So Called Scarf

Landscapes yarn

This is the yarn for my next project-the MSCS knitalong. I'm going to swatch it tonight. It looks like an interesting pattern, though I'm not sure what size needle I'm going to use yet. I was going to pick a pink yarn, but I let Tom choose the color. I don't think it will be half-bad. I got lucky, the yarn was on sale at A.C. Moore. It was my first time buying yarn at a non-yarn-shop and I have to say they had a big knitting department. I may have to drop in again this week and get some more yarn before the sale is up.


knit fix


I haven't knitted anything in a while, I haven't even bought any patterns or yarn. I must be hungry for it because that's all I've been looking for lately. I'm especially interested in the Rowan R2 collection, where this poncho is from. I'm very surprised at myself here since I usually hate ponchos. But there's something about this "Nip and Pin" that makes me want to knit it up. I think it's the color they chose and the big red flower pinned to it. I can see myself possibly wearing this in what we have left of spring or in the summer walking up and down the boardwalk with a tank and skirt. It's not one of those huge, shapeless ponchos you see at the stores which attracts me to it. Hopefully, I'll be able to find this pattern somewhere, if not I guess I'll buy the kit in the pink that looks purple.