a dillydallyknitter: January 2008

Sunday, January 20, 2008

If You're Afraid of Needles Look Away!

This week's Blogstalking v2 assignment: Show us all your knitting needles in one place. With the exception of those being used on other projects or stuck in a frog pond wanting to be rescued, here they are:

Someday I want to replace the long orange hanger thing (hmm maybe a new design from zknitter) but they keep my circs organized. When they travel, they get to go in a zknitter case.

My Knit Picks Options & Hamony needles nestled in their zknitter cases:
Knitting needle version of a golf bag: My woods and irons.

All those needles and I don't have size 10 DPNs??
A pile of vintage plastic circs I scored on ebay:

All neat and tidy:

You'd think with all those needles, I'd be more productive but nooooooooooooo


Wednesday, January 16, 2008

WIP Wednesday

Well it's been busy at work so not much knittin' going on.

I've got one lonely Noro sock going (slowly):

Last November I started the Boise Lace wrap and about a two inches in I made a mistake on the garter stitch edging where, for a few rows, I knit stockinette. I tried to ladder down and fix it but the yarn is sticky and I didn't get optimal results. I thought it wouldn't bother me so I plowed on for several more inches. Then Christmas knitting got in the way and I put it aside.

But it did bother me so, and I couldn't shake it so, at the beginning of the year, I ripped it all out and started over again and so far, so good:

Then, this weekI started an afghan sampler for my Dad--I've had the yarn for the afghan in my stash for well over a year It will take 20 squares and this is my first one in the Cable Check pattern:

Lion's Brand Fisherman's Wool. .5 down and 19.5 to go.

For Christmas, Muggle friend K gave me the Knit Picks Harmony inter changeable needles set (yes she's an awesome friend!!) and they needed a snazzy new home so I got me one of these:

From the fabulous etsy shop called Janez place!

30 seconds after I took the photo, guess who decides to use it as a cushion?


Sunday, January 06, 2008

First FOs of 2008

Last night I finished up my first FOs of 2008. They're for my cousin's baby to be born at the end of this month.

Saartje's Booties
and the Heartbreakingly Cute Baby Kimono from Mason Dixon Knitting

Yarn: Trendsetter Yarn's Scoubi Du 50% cotton, 50% acrylic

Started: 30 December
Finished: 1-Jan (seamed and buttoned yesterday)
Modifications: I added an inch to the body.

Started: 2-Jan
Finished: 5-Jan
Modifications: I made a mistake on the first bootie and left out two rows. After completing the second bootie correctly, I deciscovered that I liked the smaller version better (probably because scoubi du is a worsted weight vs. fingering weight used in the original pattern) the than the and made a third one with the same -2 rows.

Other than that, I'm spending a lazy January blah Sunday afternoon fighting a cold, and doing a little knitting, napping and television viewing.

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