Thursday, March 05, 2009

Frog Pond and Other Stuff


Kerplunck! Brr....excuse me while I take a visit to the frog pond. I've been working on the the Spiral Eyelet Socks and I was pretty pleased with the way that they were turning out with the variegated Opal yarn. I'm knitting these on 2-Cirs, so it was pretty easy to trade or switch sts. around in order to get the spiral effect. Now....I working on the foot and I really can't move stitches around without compromising the stockinette pattern of the bottom of the foot. I tried using a stitch marker to indicate where to beg. with a new round and keep the spiral moving down the foot, but it's not working out right. I hate when that happens, don't you? I don't know, it's looking more like a mess. Someone suggested (voted) that I work the entire foot in stockinette. I just might end up doing this. Or...I just might frog this whole pattern and more onto something else altogether.

Other stuff: I thought that this stuff was too neat not to share.

Here's a way to keep track of your knitting projects:
Vintage Yarns - Knitting with a New Twist

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, so KrisKnits blog has some neat and different patterns:
http://krisknits.blogspot.com/2009/03/st-patricks-day-cloths.html

Have a look around her blog, it's pretty neat.

I really like to knit and I like anything that will save me time with household upkeep, so that I have more time to knit. I saw this woman on Good Morning America last week and I was intrigued. She prepared meals for 1 yr. in a crockpot. I like to use my crockpot a lot, too, but sometimes things all start tasting the same, so I'm always looking around for new ideas and recipes. She has a blog with all her recipes & ideas. A Year of CrockPotting. I haven't tried anything yet, so I can't comment on them, but as soon as I dry off from the frog pond, I'm off to the store to get some groceries & some ingredients for some of these recipes.

Hope you enjoyed all this & Happy Knitting & cooking!






Frog Pond and Other Stuff


Kerplunck! Brr....excuse me while I take a visit to the frog pond. I've been working on the the Spiral Eyelet Socks and I was pretty pleased with the way that they were turning out with the variegated Opal yarn. I'm knitting these on 2-Cirs, so it was pretty easy to trade or switch sts. around in order to get the spiral effect. Now....I working on the foot and I really can't move stitches around without compromising the stockinette pattern of the bottom of the foot. I tried using a stitch marker to indicate where to beg. with a new round and keep the spiral moving down the foot, but it's not working out right. I hate when that happens, don't you? I don't know, it's looking more like a mess. Someone suggested (voted) that I work the entire foot in stockinette. I just might end up doing this. Or...I just might frog this whole pattern and more onto something else altogether.

Other stuff: I thought that this stuff was too neat not to share.

Here's a way to keep track of your knitting projects:
Vintage Yarns - Knitting with a New Twist

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, so KrisKnits blog has some neat and different patterns:
http://krisknits.blogspot.com/2009/03/st-patricks-day-cloths.html

Have a look around her blog, it's pretty neat.

I really like to knit and I like anything that will save me time with household upkeep, so that I have more time to knit. I saw this woman on Good Morning America last week and I was intrigued. She prepared meals for 1 yr. in a crockpot. I like to use my crockpot a lot, too, but sometimes things all start tasting the same, so I'm always looking around for new ideas and recipes. She has a blog with all her recipes & ideas.

A Year of CrockPotting. I haven't tried anything yet, so I can't comment on them, but as soon as I dry off from the frog pond, I'm off to the store to get some groceries & some ingredients for some of these recipes.

Hope you enjoyed all this & Happy Knitting & cooking!







Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Same Yarn Different Pattern

I had started a sock with the new Opal yarn (Mississippi #2084), but I didn't think that the pattern suited the yarn very well, or maybe the yarn didn't suit the pattern? So, I ripped everything out and started over. I had to decide whether or not to go with a very basic sock pattern such as straight knitting aka stockinette or some sort of ribbing. Well, I can get bored rather quickly with just plain knitting and I had already done some socks in some variation of ribbing.

I found a pattern that I like a lot and it seems to working out nicely for showing off the self-designs of the yarn. Unicorn Pattern: Spiral Eyelet Socks

I just completed the heel flap this morning and I'm getting ready to turn the heel. Now.....I'll have to decide whether or not to continue with the pattern on the instep of the foot as per the pattern or just go with a plain foot for the rest of the sock so that you can really enjoy the built in design of the yarn. Decisions, decisions.



Same Yarn Different Pattern

I had started a sock with the new Opal yarn (Mississippi #2084), but I didn't think that the pattern suited the yarn very well, or maybe the yarn didn't suit the pattern? So, I ripped everything out and started over. I had to decide whether or not to go with a very basic sock pattern such as straight knitting aka stockinette or some sort of ribbing. Well, I can get bored rather quickly with just plain knitting and I had already done some socks in some variation of ribbing.

I found a pattern that I like a lot and it seems to working out nicely for showing off the self-designs of the yarn. Unicorn Pattern: Spiral Eyelet Socks

I just completed the heel flap this morning and I'm getting ready to turn the heel. Now.....I'll have to decide whether or not to continue with the pattern on the instep of the foot as per the pattern or just go with a plain foot for the rest of the sock so that you can really enjoy the built in design of the yarn. Decisions, decisions.

A Couple of Little Projects