Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Short N Sweet in progress

Here is where I am so far. I love how this is turning out! This is 5 balls worth of the Shine Worsted, I think. I haven't really been keeping track - I thought it was 6 balls worth, but I found an extra ball of yarn in my knitting bag last night, so I still have a little more to work with before my new supply of yarn arrives.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

I'm over it

I'm over all this house-selling bullshit. I want my life back. I want to be able to sleep in until 1, or sit around in my PJ's and do nothing all day if I don't want to. I want to get on with it, already.

Now that the poopiness is out of the way...

I've unceremoniously dumped my current projects to focus once again on mom's cardigan. I decided to model it on the Short 'N' Sweet bolero from Stitch N Bitch - The Happy Hooker. I'll just make it longer, so it hits at about the hip, and extend the sleeves down to just past the elbows (per Mom's request). The KnitPicks Shine Worsted works really well for this pattern. I just need a buttload of the yarn for my alterations! I've gone through 6 balls, and I just ordered 15 more. Thank gods the stuff is cheap :) If I have any leftover, I'm sure I will find something to do with it. Progress pictures soon - I am on the body of the sweater, just past the armholes. I probably have about 4 pattern repeats or less to go before I reach my destination. I am blowing through this thing so quick, I may have it done in another week or two. This all depends on how soon the extra yarn shows up at my door.

Thank goodness for knitting and crocheting. It is helping to keep my mind off of things that just depress me.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Presenting my STR sock from the first kit of the Rockin' Sock Club!

Inside out:

And some detail of the foot so you can see the extent of the pooling:

Crazy, crazy pooling with this stuff. I was going to make these for a friend, but now I'm not sure that she'll like these with the colors like this. I will run this sock by her and see what she says.

Aw crap - I just noticed my picture sizing is totally jacked up. I'll fix it when I get home tonight.

But, I have to say this is the easiest pattern. Contrary to some other experiences, I had no problems with construction, and the fit is awesome - no tightness in the legs or ankles. I started with size 1 on the toes, and it seemed like they were too big, so I ended up with size 0 for the toes, foot and heel, and moved up to size 2 for the leg. Perfect.

I just found out from my husband that he buried a St. Joseph's statue in the yard at the end of November. This is about the same time that any interest in our house dried up. So poor St. Joe is getting dug up tonight :) My agent did indicate today that there is a very serious party that is trying to get together financing so they can make an offer. I've heard that before, so I'm not getting the ol' hopes up.

Friday, March 09, 2007

What I've been up to

...besides being sick. Ugh.

A finished pair of Jaywalkers! Here are the details:

Jaywalker, a pattern by Grumperina
1 ball of Regia Surf in the Bonbon colorway, with quite a bit left over (god bless tiny feet).
Size 2 US needles

I loved the pattern. I have some other yarn that should stripe really nicely, so this pattern will be perfect for that!

Approximately a 1/4 of a scarf. This is gonna take a while.

It kinda freaks me out that the colors are so accurate in these pics. Weird.

Friday, March 02, 2007

I finished my socks...

But I totally finished them WRONG. I decreased to a total of 14 stitches instead of 28 before I kitchenered the toes. Whoops. At least this is something that is easily remedied, so I will take pics after fixing the toes.

I am now working on the incredibly boring scarf. The color changes are holding my interest, at least. I do feel guilty that it will be spring by the time this scarf is done, but I can't help it if the sock yarn is calling me!

Speaking of which, the first box of the Rockin' Sock Club should arrive any day. I suspect they are filling the orders as they were placed, which means I will be dead last. Oh well - I am totally looking forward to my first experience with STR! I'm trying to stay away from other sites that have posted pics of their shipments already, so I don't spoil the surprise for myself. I'm also withholding judgement of the colors until I see the yarn myself. I'm not a big fan of blue. I owe a friend of mine a pair of socks, so they can always be for her if I don't like the colors :)

Still haven't sold the house, and it looks like we will need to lower the price, which sucks ass. We'll live. I'm hoping we (or our friends) win the Mega Millions tonight, so I don't have to worry about the house any more. Good luck with that!