Another FO.

26 10 2008

Last week when I photographed the scarf and the washcloth, I also took a picture of my current progress on the socks I’ve been working on for the past month.  Well, I didn’t post it because I figured I’d save the photo for in the middle of the week when I did the next blog entry.  And of course, the week got crazy, so that entry didn’t happen.  But here’s the picture I would have shown:

Lisa Souza Socks.

I was getting so close to the heel! Just a few rows from it. Then this week happened. I knit a little during school, went to knit night on Thursday at starbucks, knit a little Friday night while hanging out with the boyfriend, then finished them up last night at gaming night. I forgot scissors, but hey, nail clippers worked surprisingly well for cutting the yarn. I’ll have to remember that. So here’s how they’re looking now:

Lisa Souza Socks

It’s amazing how different they can look with no flash. But these socks were just a random mix and match type pattern from a class I took. The cuff was a 2×2 rib, with a random bowtie pattern on the cuff and top of the foot, and the heel was a band heel. Honestly, this band heel thing is amazing. I really liked the way it turned out. And it fits my foot REALLY well. I think I might have to do those on some of my socks from now on.

The yarn I used was Lisa Souza’s Sport Weight Sock yarn. In the color Mars Quake. I bought this yarn about 2 years ago, so I’m not sure if her base has changed any, but it was AMAZING yarn. If I wasn’t on a yarn diet, I would have been placing a BIG order right now. But I’m being good. 😉 I had plenty of yarn left too, about 33g. So I really could have made the cuffs longer if I wanted. The socks were knit on size 2 needles, and I think I said everything important? If not, it’s over on my ravelry page so you can always check it out there, or just send me an e-mail. 🙂 I miss blogging. I think I definitely need to do it more often. And hey, the fact that it’s only been a week is pretty good for me!


A small FO.

20 10 2008

I actually finished something!  Actually, it was two somethings!  WOOT!  Hehe.  The first thing off the needles was another scarf for charity.

Charity Scarf

Used up some acrylic I bought for a scarf a few years back. Of course I still have more left so I’ve started yet another scarf from the same yarn. I’m determined to get some of this acrylic out of my stash. 😉 So I rushed off to remove the yarn from my spreadsheet, because yes, I am crazy, and noticed the yarn ball was only 30g less than the number on my spreadsheet. How can that possibly be. A scarf out of 30g of yarn? Nope. Weighed the scarf and it weighs 60g. The only thing I can think is that when I originally weighed the yarn it was January, so pretty much the dead of winter. And we all know that yarn tends to suck in some humidity which can affect the weight. So I guess that’s what must have happened. Either way, when the yarn is gone, it’s gone and completely out of the stash. I just have to get it to that gone part.

The next project was started AND finished this past Saturday. I started the washcloth to donate to a basket that some for a silent auction that one of my groups I’m in is doing. I’m thinking of making a few more. If they aren’t needed in the basket, then I’ll keep them!

The Top View:
Candy Corn Washcloth

The Front View:
Candy Corn Washcloth

I *love* illusion knitting. If the pattern looks familiar its probably because I made the same one about two years ago. I love this pattern so much. This time when I made it, I used about 37g of yarn total. So it wasn’t much of a stash buster. However, the good part is that I have enough left for several more wash cloths! If you’re interested, I used about 5-7 g of each of the colors, and about 20g of the black. Of course those numbers aren’t horribly accurate, but it’ll give you a rough idea if you plan to make one for yourself from some scraps you have hanging around. The are more details on my ravelry page about it, such as yarn/needle size and all that type of stuff. So if you want the crazy specific details, check there, or feel free to send me an e-mail. 🙂

But hey! The good news is that my yarn is down from last month! So that’s a good thing! If I finish the pair of socks I’m working on by the end of the month, we’ll be in even better shape!

October Stash Update!

4 10 2008

Yay for a stash update!  hehe.

23835 grams of yarn currently in the stash (+1618 grams this year)

343.2 oz of stuff in my fiber stash.  (+145.9 oz this year)

As you can see, my fiber stash is down 4 whole ounces this month!  YAY for a decrease somewhere.  lol.  My yarn stash is up 126 grams which is 4.4 oz.  So 4 of those ounces was yarn that moved from the fiber stash to the yarn stash when I finished up the spunky eclectic handspun.  I also finished the Muscari socks which lowered the yarn stash, but I did win some sock yarn which did mean that extra .4oz or so.  All in all, not too bad!

So I’ve been promising pics of the new yarn I *won* and I’ve finally got them uploaded.  😉
berroco comfort sock
I’m thinking I’ll be doing some sort of garter/bias scarf thing on big-ish needles so that it’s sorta light and airy. The yarn really is soft and I love the colors, even if the fiber contents suck a bit. I’m not a huge acrylic/nylon fan when it comes to sock yarns, but that’s just me.

Remember the socks I started last weekend that I said were flying off the needles? I’m almost to the toe of the first one after just a few hours of knitting on them this week! I’m hoping to finish them in October and have some more yarn outta the stash.

DK Sock.