Wednesday, December 27, 2006

I was finally able to take some time off from work and have actually been off since December 8th - except for the 18th when I had to go into work and help out on a project. I haven't done hardly anything. I haven't done as much knitting as I would have liked, but I did some. I've done a little reading, watched a lot of TV, and that's about it. Just spent the past few weeks being very lazy. It was great!

I finally finished the scarf I've been working on. It has 3 double-cables - the center one is inverted. I used Smile yarn color 107. I also knitting a simple cap with some yarn I had left over. I also finished the candle flame scarf I found here. I used Smile color 103 - I just love that stuff. I didn't have enough of the yarn from the candle flame scarf to knit a cap though. Instead, I only had enough to knit an iPod cozy. I've knitted a few of them already; they're small, quick projects that I can usually finish in a few hours.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

(San Francisco, CA)
I finally finished a knitting project - a stocking cap. I don't have a digital camera (I just don't take enough pictures) but I did take some pictures of it with a disposable camera and I'll post them when I get the film developed. I am almost finished with a scarf I've been working on for a few weeks. I was going to use just 3 skeins, but decided to go with 4 - maybe 5 - skeins to make it extra long. 3 skeins would have been fine but I made it a little wider than normal. I had to order more yarn from Simpatico Yarns and I'm just waiting for it to come in.

I've tried to make a few coffee cozies - I found the pattern in Knitting With Balls: A Hands-On Guide to Knitting for the Modern Man by Michael Del Vecchio.

But, I didn't get the gauge right and they've all turned out too big to fit a Starbucks vente hot coffee cup. Although, the second one fits a Ben & Jerry's pint container perfectly and the last one fits a Starbucks vente iced coffee cup.

Monday, October 30, 2006

I like to knit. Many years ago (sometime around 1987 or 1988) I learned how to crochet. Now, I've never made an afghan or anything, and as a matter of fact, I've never really actually finished any projects. Other than a stocking cap. I had crocheted a few swatches, but that's about it. I think I would just sit and crochet as a way to keep my hands busy.

A couple months ago, I decided to take up knitting. I was watching my friend, Sm00bs knitting and thought it looked easier than crocheting and I was right. When crocheting, I always had a problem with snagging the yarn of the loop I was pulling through with the hook of the crochet needle. I don't have this problem with knitting. Granted, I still haven't finished any projects, but I'm still learning all the different techniques and stitches. I've found that knitting is very addictive. Anytime I'm not busy, I wish I had my needles and a skein of yarn.

Yes, I know most people think that only women knit, but according to Wikipedia, knitting was originally a male-dominated occupation.