Monday, December 31, 2012

Year in Review

I thought I'd be like everyone else and show everything I knitted this year. Prepare yourself for lots of pictures!

The 2nd Howlcat for Stacy and Dan

Redundancy Hat

Soda Shoppe Hoodlet

Holla Back Tank

Black Swan 1

Black Swan 2

Scallop of the Sea

Wallpaper Cowl

Xia 2

Delores Park Cowl

Striped Tee

Delancy Cardigan
Happy New Year, everyone!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

My first KAL, complete!

Even with all my procrastination, I managed to complete my first KAL (again, that's a knit-a-long for the non-knitters).  As shown in an earlier post, we knitted the lovely Delancey Cardigan by Alexis Winslow.

See?  Lovely.
Pattern: Delancey Cardigan by Alexis Winslow
Yarn:  Knit Picks Merino Style
Needles: US 7

From the back with my new short hair.
Obviously I made some changes to the pattern.  Mine has short sleeves and a more simple collar/button band.  I thought it would be more suitable for the very mild weather here in Charleston.

Also, it looks OK open.

I'm happy to be finished with this cardigan.  It was fun to knit, but there are TONS of patterns out there I want to get started on.

Red pole love!

Friday, March 23, 2012

My kind of jewelry

As soon as I saw this brooch I knew I had to knit it as soon as possible.  It is just so stinkin' cute.  I quickly procured the necessary yarn and knit it up earlier this week.

I know you're jealous of the awesomeness.

Pattern: Panda Pin by Stafanie Fail
Yarn:  Knit Picks Wool of the Andes
Needles: US 6

The cuteness is almost too much!

I basically used the pattern as a guideline.  The pattern involved both stranded colorwork and intarsia.  I'm basically not down with anything more complicated than stripes.  Instead I just knit all the head in white and used duplicate stitches for the face.  I then picked up stitches for each of the ears.  Then things got messy.

Those with OCD should look away!

I decided to add felt to the back for tidiness and stability.  I am such a sloppy sewer (maybe sewist is better).  I really try to do a good job, but things always end up a mess.  I suppose the important thing is that the felt is on there and it is never coming off.

Let's not even mention the crooked brooch pin.  Here's a cat to distract you.

Bosley might just be the most handsome cat ever.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Out with the Old

Welcome to the new blog.  I thought it was time for a change around here.  Basically, I decided to switch to Blogger from Wordpress and dump my GoDaddy hosting.  This is the result.  I hope everyone likes the new look.  I still may tweak a bit here and there.  We'll see.

What else is new?  I finished my Big Snowy Owl.  Here he is.
Cute, right?
Speaking of cuteness.  Here's the newest member of the Simper Kingdom, Ripley.

She's even smaller than Moxie. 

Lewis caught her sleeping.