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My Heather Hoodie is actually coming out okay. I’ll admit it; I’ve impressed myself. Except for an early hiccup where I didn’t reverse the cables when the pattern changed, it’s been smooth sailing with this one.

hhHere’s a photo of the back section, isn’t it lovely? Anyways, I realized that I actually have no idea how to do this thing. The cabling is easy as pie, but I’m not sure what will happen when I get to armholes and such. I’ve already bought my buttons, which are so awesome that I am not posting a picture of them until they’re in the sweater (probably). I don’t want to lose my momentum on this one, but I also don’t want to mess it up. I have enlisted the aid of several awesome Ravelers, who I hope will come to my rescue. I’ll keep posting my progress with this one.

I have finished more objects this month (3) than I have in some entire calendar seasons. Yes, that is sad. If you count the things I’ve finished since December, then the number goes up to 5. That’s some major productivity, if I do say so myself. And I’m nearly done with the second baby blanket that I’m working on and I have to knit Satanski some stuff before his birthday in two weeks, so…yeah, I’m totally on a roll. I’ll do posts on the things that I’ve finished lately, and show my progress with the current blanket.

I’ve inspired myself so much that I am going to try to finish all of my remaining UFOs before the end of 2010. Ambitious, I know. We’ll see how that goes.

I’m making the best of an annoying situation with my Clematis yarn. This picture is from my flash-less phone, and therefore sucks, but here is what the blanket is looking like these days:


Clearly, there are multiple hues at work here. Boo! Hiss!

A couple of days ago I wondered if I would notice a difference in using my Addi Turbo needles after having used the Addi Lace needles. The answer is YES. After having used the Lace needles, I find the Turbos dull and stupid. I feel like I’m dropping more stitches, because the needles aren’t as good at snagging them. Then, because I only have one circ in 2.25 mm, I switched to dpns. Oh my goodness, it was awful. I now hate dpns, and I don’t know how I could have used them for so long. So I think that, from here on out, my sockmaking will be done on circular needles, and those needles will be Lace, if I can help it.

I’m up to the heel on my Angeeeee! socks right now. I haven’t made a real heel in a while (I usually do short row heels), but I thought I’d follow the pattern and make the heel suggested in it. So far, no problems. I guess I’ll just have to be careful when picking up stitches for the gusset. Back to watching The 4400 and knitting…

My Angeeeee! socks are coming out pretty well. I like this pattern. It’s pretty and looks great with this yarn, but it’s easy enough that I can watch dvds while knitting. I’m really enjoying The 4400 so far. I’m up to the second episode of season 2. I actually switch to 2.25 mm needles, because I hear that these socks come out pretty stretchy, and I’d like for them to fit well. I’m back to regular Addi Turbo needles. I have to see if I end up noticing a difference in experience between these and the Addi Lace needles I bought the other day.

Angeeeeees in process

Angeeeeees in process

I’d intended to get a decent amount of knitting done tonight,  and I think I succeeded. Of course, I probably would have accomplished more if I hadn’t received Walking Dead in the mail yesterday and decided to read the first 80 or so pages of that. Still, I’m pretty pleased with what I did do. For the next little bit (I hope), I’m going to be making the Alpaca Silk Bow Scarf from Boutique Knits (out of wool). I decided not to let the intarsia part of my new scarf scare me, so I Googled intarsia techniques until I felt like I understood what I was supposed to do (if not exactly how to do it), and plunged in. I’m going back to Continental knitting and doing the Norwegian Purl, so there’s all sorts of learning and adapting going on here. I had to frog twice; once because I still can’t count, and another time because my knitting was too loose. Luckily, I hadn’t done more than three rows either time, so it was no big loss. Seems like the third time is the charm, and I’m going to quit while I’m ahead here and get some rest!

Pattern: Alpaca Silk Bow Scarf

Source: Boutique Knits

Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Greenline DK in Grapevine and Lilac

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I meant to finish weaving in my the ends of my OpArt Blanket. Really, I did. It was too hot to do anything outside, so it seemed like a good idea to try to be useful in here. Unfortunately, I seem to have left my tapestry needles at work after my last In Stitches meeting, so that idea went out the window. Then I tried to work on A’s socks, but by now I sort of hate looking at them. I think I’m going to go back to one sock at a time. Aside from the first pair I made, when I was still learning what I was doing, I’ve never let nearly this much time go before finishing a pair. I considered starting my Buttony Sweater that I bought the yarn for last year, but I haven’t ever made a sweater before, and I wanted to learn more about sweater construction before I start; it seems that the pattern is pretty bare, and others who’ve knit it stated that they had or wished they had added some shaping. So that was out the window. AND THEN I decided to do the gauge for a new scarf that I wanted to start, but I couldn’t find any size five needles, which at first seemed insane, until I realized that most of my size 5s are circulars, and I think the one straight pair that I own is in use by an In Stitches member (not like I know who, though).

Well, there’s always tomorrow, right?