Monday, December 10, 2007

Making progress

I'm almost done with the fish and Clapotis. The fish needs to be stuffed and sewn up, and Clapotis just needs to have the ends woven in.

And, since I had a strong aversion to actually finishing anything, I've put those aside and picked up the Embossed Leaves socks I was working on (last year). Luckily I'd marked the pattern pretty well, so I was able to figure out where I'd left off. I've now finished the leg, and need to turn the heel. But I'm not sure what to do about the heel. Given that this is my first pair of socks, I'm rather inclined to just follow the pattern. But, I know a lot of knitters didn't like the heel as designed, and substituted a different type (mostly short row). I think I like the look of the short row heel a lot better, so I'm thinking I might do that, but I'm still not sure. Hopefully I'll be able to make it to Aloha Knitters on Thursday for some guidance (and, we can stay late as the center is open until 10 due to the holidays).

One of these days I might even get around to taking some pictures.


PS- I'm now on Ravelry, as lilikoiknits, I'd love some more friends.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Thursday, October 18, 2007

My next project...



Inspired the gorgeous cardigan that Barb shared today at Aloha Knitters (which she was nice enough to let me try on), I think that the Minimalist Cardigan from the current issue of Interweave Knits.

After the meeting I walked over to Borders and picked it up. Now I just have to find the appropriate yarn in my stash! I think I have I'll also be joining the KAL.

Monday, October 08, 2007

The BIG news!

Bar exam results came out on Saturday, and I passed! Great to have that weight off my shoulders.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

I want!



I love my Denises, but the new needles from Knit Picks are really tempting.

I was intrigued and a bit tempted when they came out with their mental interchangables. However, I've never been a big fan of metal (though I'm realizing, as I improve as a knitter, that I might appreciate their speed a bit more).

But, now they have wooden interchangables and they are swapable with their mental needles. And, to add to the temptation, they are colorful. I'm not sure if I'd call them "pretty," but those colors look like fun.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Just Like Riding a Bicycle

After quite a long knitting hiatus, I'm back. Not exactly back with a vengeance, but back!

I've managed to make it twice to meet up with the Aloha Knitters on Thursdays. The first day I didn't want to delve into anything to mentally taxing (which included picking up any of my WIPs), so grabbed some cotton yarn and Mason Dixon Knitting to start on a ball-band dishcloth. Unfortunately, even that was a bit too much for my brain to handle and I made a mistake early on but didn't realize it until a while later; I ended up having to rip it all out.

Last week I picked back up the Clapotis. I don't think I've worked on it since Thanksgiving when I accidentally left it at my mom's (I got it back at Christmas). Luckily I have the charts from the Yahoo group and I'd marked where I was so I was able to start back up pretty easily. I don't have a ton left to do on the Clapotis, so I should be able to get it done soon. I think it's going to love at my office, which is pretty much the only place cold enough to warrant the Lion & Lamb.

And, because I need another craft like I need a hole in the head (though at least this one shouldn't take up that much more space), this book is making crochet really tempting! The deer and the "skully fish" are probably my favorite.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Wedding related knitting

Okay, I promised no wedding stuff, but I just had to share these:



Knitted ring bearer pillows from Martha Stewart.
I'm thinking about knitting these for ring bearer pillows. I might even try to duplicate stitch (or embroider) on the pillow the design we are using for the wedding (which is based on the beading on my dress).














I'm thinking of knitting a basket for the flower girl:

The the one at right is the Nantasket Basket. The pattern can be downloaded at The Knitting Zone.

It can be made either with the slip-stitch pattern (like shown) or plain.







I also really like some of the purses and/or embellishments put out by Noni. I'm thinking about making some of these to embellish a basket.


Here are a few other wedding and knitting related things:

A few free wedding patterns (everything from a garter to a whole wedding dress)
The Knitted Wedding
Wedding Knits (an entire book for wedding related knits)
I do (shrug pattern, if I wasn't getting married in a very warm place I might consider making this)

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Cupcakes!!!

Well, it has been over 6 months since I last updated. When I got engaged I promised myself that I wouldn't use this blog to talk about wedding stuff. And I've kept to that promise. But, the result of keeping to that promise has been that I haven't had anything to blog about. I've done almost no knitting since last summer. A bit on Clapotis, and a bit on the Falling Leaves Socks, and one cat bed (the only thing actually finished- it was a Christmas gift).

We moved (back) to Hawai'i last month, and things have been rather hectic. We've finally found a place to live, but don't move in for 10 more days. I'm studying for the Bar exam, which is at the end of July; I have classes at night, which prevents me from being able to make it to the meet-ups on Thursday night. Other than that, my life is pretty much consumed by wedding planning.

But, I thought I would check in and share this little gem I came across the otherday. From VeganYumYum.com:







Aren't they adorable? Unfortunately, they are made with marzipan, which I find to be one of the worst tasting things out there. But they are cute! Cupcakes and knitting, what more could you ask for? More pictures and a link to instructions here.

And, for cupcake related crafts (instead of craft related cupcakes), check out this thread on craftster.com