Archive for March, 2010

14
Mar
10

Bite Me

So I’m doing great on my teacher scarf project. 3 more months of school, and I’m 1/3 of the way done, unless I want to make 2 or 3 more for the other class’ teachers. This has been a fun pattern and a great way to use up oddballs. I just pick one color that is the main color, and then add in other colors as the contrasting colors. Fun, so far, and I’ve even been able to knit at the movies!

scarf

scarf

Pattern: Red Scarf at Night
Yarn: oddballs, mostly Cascade 220 in a myriad of colors.

Not only did I see a few movies this week (I’ve been really backed up in “errands” after having to work *a whole month* at my internship!) The good news is that I am signing up to volunteer somewhere else. I won’t be getting the $12 an hour I got before, but at least I won’t have to do as much stuff I am not equipped to do. I’ll tell you more once I start. I’m a bit worried, though, as they told me to call up to get a training time, and so far I can’t get anyone to answer the phone. I hope it doesn’t have access issues like my previous internship.

So I can wholly recommend “Alice in Wonderland” and “Cop Out” and also not as wholly but still recommend “She’s Out of my League”. “Alice in Wonderland” was great – and I have no idea why I didn’t know Crispin Glover was in it, but he was and he was amazing! “Cop Out” was really funny even though Tracy Morgan was one of the stars and I am underwhelmed by him. There was even a funny scene about knitting! I enjoyed “She’s Out of my League” but it definitely could have been edited (maybe even written) better. It was good, but way too long and some of the characters needed to be fleshed out more. But definitely enjoyable.

More scarves to come!

05
Mar
10

Your Neck

So I have a weird “relationship” with one of my kids’ teachers and I decided to knit her a scarf for the end of the year gift. It’s going pretty well:

purple

Then I realized that of course that means I need to knit one for each of his 2 other teachers, too. So I started a couple, and so far only one is working out:

red

This one is in a mystery yarn that may or may not be Filatura di Crosa Zara. I thought there was a large ball of it, but then it turned out to be mixed red yarns. D’oh! So I don’t think this will be a very long scarf. We’ll see.

02
Mar
10

Broken

Sooooo .. awhile ago I started another sweater from the Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns. They’re all bottom up: knit the bottom, knit the sleeves, then attach the sleeves and knit the top. It worked out great for this sweater (my first sweater FO for 2010):

sweater

That was my first foray into a yoke based sweater. I enjoyed it, and it fits pretty well, so I’d like to make another. I started another one right away (I’m great with stash busting again this year!), this time a raglan, bottom up cardigan. I finished the bottom (but have since lost it 😉 ), and actually finished 1 sleeve, but then I decided I don’t like how this stripe pattern is going, and also forgot to do the increases on the second sleeve. So I went from this:

sleeve

to nothing! I have since restarted the second sleeve at the elbow (attempting to make my favorite 3/4 length sleeves), past the increases. So far so good, but now I need to find my bottom and rest of the yarn so I can continue!

And because I need to have many projects going on at one time, I started a scarf yesterday when I ran out of yarn for this next sleeve. I did some shopping last week (and I had been so good at yarn dieting!) and bought 4 balls of Lily Chin Gotham in purple for my son’s teacher’s gift. So far, so good:

gotham

Chevron Scarf” from July 13, 2009’s Knitting Pattern a Day calendar:

scarf

Hope you’re enjoying the purple and black, Chris!




Elspeth

is a knitter, librarian and pop culture enthusiast in the San Francisco Peninsula. Email me at emmckee@rocketmail

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