Creative title, no? I'm a teenage girl who enjoys knitting. A lot. Even more than I love knitting, I love shopping online. Put those two together and you get my bank account laughing at me and lots of yarn and pretty knitting-related stuff. It's pretty great.. the majority of the time.

Monday, December 28, 2009

YARN PORN

I am updating (and adding) pictures to Ravelry, so I figured I'd put some pictures up here too. Enjoy.




Patons Kroy Socks, 3 balls from Hobby Lobby. I have no idea what I'm going to do with them.



2 skeins (rolled into 1 ball) came in the kit for some lace scarf.. Anyway, the yarn is Naturally Atlante.



This was originally for Onerva, but I changed my mind. Now I have a single skein of Malabrigo Sock in Solis and I have no idea what to do with it.



Yarn for the vest kit my mom gave me for Christmas. It sure is puuuuuuurty.



Cascade Sock (2 skeins) being knit into Onerva. (Bottom picture is more true to color.)


This is the yarn for the Undulating Waves Scarf kit my mom gave me. It's pima cotton, but she lost the label/tag thing and I don't know the brand or dyelot or anything.



I skein of Berocco Peruvia in... some very pretty teal colorway I can't remember to save my life. It's more green, but my camera doesn't really care what I think.



3 skeins of Silky Wool in Viridian. I think I'll go back to A Good Yarn on Thursday and see if they have any more in this colorway.


1 giant (950 yards, that's what I'm talking about) skein of Madelinetosh Lace in Kelp from The Backwards Loop, they wound it for me for $1 (it's $1 for lace & fingering & sock[I think], but anything heavier is only 50 cents). The top picture is more true in color.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Hrm.

Today is the day of returning Christmas presents and using that money to buy something you'd actually use (or want). I returned $55 of stuff and then went to my LYS, A Good Yarn. I toddled around for a while and came up with e skeins of Silky Wool in Viridian (it's this light teal with just a hint of seafoam green tints), the big monstrous bottle of Euclan, and the mile-long circular needle for the blanket.

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?! Blanket? Who's knitting a blanket?


Yes, that would be me. I decided to save all of my leftover yarn and just tie the ends together and knit and knit until it was big enough and have a multi-colored blanket of some sort. I figured that it'll take forever to knit and it will tell a very lovely story and it will give reason to my hoarding of all of my "yarn scraps". (Or maybe I'll just cast on a million stitches, knit for about 6" and call it a scarf. You never know.)


I went to see The Princess and The Frog today. While it had extremely creepy parts, (it's voodoo, what about voodoo isn't creepy) it was cuuuuuuuuuuute. I liked the southern belle, she was funny. I miss Louisiana :(

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas is a very nice day.

My mother, being the beautiful creature that she is, got me the best Christmas present ever.

A swift and ball winder.

She got this for me partly because of the hints I've been dropping these past couple of weeks, and partly because it fascinates her how they work. Anyways, they're wonderful and amazing and I spent 3 hours this morning winding every skein of yarn I own (this is only a small fraction).


I also got a sweater kit that I was eyeing-but-not-buying at the quilt show (long story) my mom dragged me to in September. The one I saw was in gold, but this one is in teal and the yarn is hand dyed and hand spun and gorgeous.

As for non-knitting-related items, I got the entire Star Wars collection (I've never seen any of them before), 2 fitness games for the Wii, a couple of books (one with the low-down on socks, which is knitting-related), and various other stuff.


The morning was so crazy that I got really busy and forgot breakfast, and now my stomach hurts. Bleeeeeeeeh.


I'm going to go have some more Christmas fun, Merry Christmas to all :)


(I'll post later with some more pictures.)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Part 2: Seeeeeeeeeeee, I tooooold you.

Who wants to guess what I didn't do today...

To any and all who said "take pictures of your knitting like you promised you big, fat jerk" then you were correct. I swear I'll do it tomorrow in my room by the window with the great light. Honestly. I'll have nothing much to do tomorrow between opening presents and making The Big Dinner. (Yes, my family has enlisted the teenager to make Christmas dinner. They're bright.) I'll do it, I swear.

P.S. I'll even get some shots of the now-sewed-up neck warmer. And maybe I'll add some
pics of my Onerva so far.




I looooooooooooove knitting lace or lace-knitting or whatever. I love it and you can't stop me from making all of the lace shawls in the whole world and buying all of the lace yarn in the world and hoarding it in my room, just stroking and petting it for the rest of my life.



(Too bad I still have a harboring passion for simple slouchy hats made out of worsted yarn...)

Part 1: I swear there will be a Part 2

Go look at my projects on Ravelry. Do it, I'd dare you but that sounds lame. No, really, go look at them..

Oh, wait, there's nothing to look at because I suuuuuuuck and have severely neglected taking pretty pictures of yarn, WIPS, and finished stuff. And the hats I made for Sami and Andrew were given away before I could properly photograph them.

Today is that day that pictures will be taken. They will go from life to camera to computer to Ravelry. Sorry I've been holding out on whoever wants to see my knitting. (I'm still wondering if anyone actually reads this blog.)


Besides that I will be watching episode after episode of Gilmore Girls and knitting on the scarf I promised Mr. Kiesling (choir teacher) because the sooner I get it done the sooner I can give it to him and then he'll stop bugging me incessantly. Oh, and ya know.. I'll be working on Onerva.



The neckwarmer dried with astonishing speed and, as hoped, it doesn't smell anymore. Well, it does, but like the SOAK wash it marinated it. (Pictures later, I promise.)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I am wickedly excited about the whole "knitting lace" thing.

I finished the first repeat for Onerva, and I am way excited about how it's going to far. It's beautiful, and the only errors I've made are minimal. It's going to be so wonderful once its finished and blocked.

Too bad it's going to take forever since I have 800+ yards of yarn for this and I'm working on US 3 needles and each repeat is only about 1.5" - 2" long. GAAAAAAAH. This is going to take forever, but I am loving it, and so for now it's all good.

~~~

And I finished a neck warmer I was working on. It's a nice creamy-white color, and made out of baby alpaca. Want to know how it smelled while I was hand washing it? I don't think you do. Imagine wet dog smell times 10. It was horrible. I think it'll go away once it dries.. I hope. Anyway, it turned out very nice.


I have 40 million things I need to finish knitting, such as: a scarf for my mom, an orange scarf for my friend Lauren, Onerva, Serpentina, and all of the projects I have the yarn for but haven't technically started yet. (Like the hat I want to make out of Mirasol K'acha in this warm buttery yellow/gold color. The yarn is great except for the fact that is sheds more than a golden retriever.)


The ugly tote bag my mom wanted me to knit her? Yeah, she finally took it away from me and finished knitting it herself. Nice. She got it exactly how she wanted it and I got off scott-free. Now I just have 2 more tote bags exactly like it to knit in other colors.


I have a church Christmas party thing to go to tonight, it'll be fun.



Early New Years Resolution: Start blogging on here more often instead of my normal blog. Talking about knitting is much better than talking about silly high school stuff.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Onerva pattern (revised)

I posted a blog (that I have now deleted) with the “almost finished pattern”. Then, a couple hours later, began to actually start knitting it. I immediately realized that despite double and triple checking the damn pattern, I’ve managed to make a big mistake.

As soon as you get to row 5 (according to the chart) you become horrified at the fact that you are 2 stitches short. And then you come up with an easy way to add 2 stitches, keep going along, and then come to row 7 (according to the chart) and realize that you are again 2 stitches short. You put down the knitting, look at the pattern, and then you count how many stitches each row begins with and then how many each row ends with. You realize that after every wrong-side row, the next row requires 2 stitches that you don’t have. Every. Single. Right-side row. And then you get to row 13 and realize you are 4 stitches short (which is all my fault because I put a k3 instead of just a k. Don’t worry, that’s fixed now).

Needless to say, it was a big giant mistake in the written pattern and I went through and fixed it. Now that it’s fixed it should be good to go. I will start over on knitting it (considering I frogged it once I realized I’d screwed up) and will note and fix any more mistakes that I spot. I did the math again and it looks like adding 2 yarn overs to the WS row will account for the stitches missing.

And, well, here’s the revised pattern: (send me a message on ravelry for any more mistakes, I’m knittynwitty)

● CO 3 sts
● k3
● k, yo, k, yo, k
● k2, p, k2
● k2, yo, k, yo, k2
● k2, p3, k2
● k2, yo, k3, yo, k2
● k2, p5, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k, yo, ssk, k2 (this bit is the first row of the chart)
● k2, yo, p5, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p7, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p9, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p11, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p13, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p15, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p17, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p19, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k9, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p21, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p23, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k9, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p25, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k15, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p27, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k9, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p29, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k15 yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p31, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k8, k2tog, yo, k, yo, ssk, k8, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p33, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k4, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p35, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k6, k2tog, yo, k, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k, yo, ssk, k6, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p37, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k8, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k8, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p39, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k4, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p41, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k6, k2tog, yo, k, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k, yo, k2tog, k6, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p43, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k7, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k7, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p45, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k4, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p47, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k6, k2tog, yo, k, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k9, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k, yo, ssk, k6, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p49, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k8, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k8, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p51, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k9, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k4, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, sso, k2
● k2, yo, p53, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k6, k2tog, yo, k, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k15, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k, yo, ssk, k6, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k24
● k2, yo, p55, yo, k2

● k2, k2tog, yo, k, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k8, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k9, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k8, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p57, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k15, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k4, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p59, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k6, k2tog, yo, k, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k8, k2tog, yo, k, yo, ssk, k8, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k, yo, ssk, k6, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p61, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k8, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k4, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k8, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p63, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yok3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k6, k2tog, yo, k, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k, yo, ssk, k6, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k4, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p65, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k6, k2tog, yo, k, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k8, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k8, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k, yo, ssk, k6, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p67, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k8, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k4, k3tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k4, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k8, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p69, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k6, k2tog, yo, k, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k, yo, ssk, k6, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k4, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p71, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k6, k2tog, yo, k, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k8,k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k8, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k, yo, ssk, k6, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p73, yo, k2
● k2 k2tog, yo, k, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, , k8, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k4, k2tog, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k4, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k8, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p75, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k6, k2tog, k, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k9, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k, yo, ssk, k6, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k4, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p77, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k6, k2tog, yo, k, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k8, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k8, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k, yo, ssk, k6, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p79, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k8, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k9, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, , k3, yo, ssk, k4, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k8, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p81, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k6, k2tog, yo, k, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k14, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k, yo, ssk, k6, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k4, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p83, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k6, k2tog, yo, k, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k8, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k9, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k8, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k, yo, ssk, k6, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p85, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k8, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k15, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k4, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k8, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p87, yo, p2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k6, k2tog, yo, k, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k8, k2tog, yo, k, yo, ssk, k8, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k, yo, ssk, k6, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k4, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p89, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k6, k2tog, yo, k, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k8, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k4, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k8, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k, yo, ssk, k6, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p91, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k4, k2tog,k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k6, k2tog, yo, k, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k, yo, ssk, k6, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k4, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k8, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p93, yo, k2
● k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k6, k2tog, yo, k, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k8, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k8, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k, yo, ssk, k6, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k4, yo, s1k2togpsso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k2
● k2, yo, p95, yo, k2

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I love a lot of things. I love Jesus, and I love my friends. I love boys, and I really love to knit. I'm your typical (but not so typical) teenage girl.