Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Ravelry n' stuff

It's nearly midnight and I'm working on getting tired. I did the whole Ravelry invite request and found my invite in my e-mail today. So, there's that... in case anyone cares to check me out, my handle is iheardsheknits.
Still working on The Project. About 2/3 done!
I guess this post isn't going to be as interesting as I'd hoped. But here's something pretty:
5 skeins Debbie Bliss Pure Cashmere, Hot Pink (yes, it has to be this color!)
Size 8 DPNs or smallish circular

CO 108 sts, place marker, join for working in the round.
Round 1: Knit
Round 2: Purl
Rounds 3 & 4: Knit
Round 5: *(K2tog) 3 times, (K1, YO) 6 times, (K2tog)3 times repeat from* around
Round 6: Purl

Repeat rounds 3-6 till cowl is about 12" long, end on a pattern round 4. BO loosely.

Does that count as a pattern?!
It's time for bed.

Thursday, October 23, 2008


This is how I rock my Hourglass Sweater!
I don't remember when I made it. It may have been almost two years ago! That seems like a long time, but time really flies with everything that goes on. It looks a little wonky because I decided (as I do) to switch up the pattern a little bit. I used size 9 needles instead of the size 7 the pattern called for. I knit pretty tightly, so it was part that and part that I like a more open fabric. So, the neckline is a little wide and I probably should have added a couple inches to the body, it's a little short on me. But I still like it a lot! And today is the first day since it's the temperature has dropped that I haven't been absolutely freezing at work.
In other news, I really like the idea of having a pattern published! I had an idea for another pattern, similar to one I've made before, but different enough that it could be it's own pattern. After spending the weekend working on it, I decided it wasn't what I was hoping it would be. Frustration and knitters' block is now gone! I was inspired yesterday, and got what is hopefully a third of the project done! I'm to the difficult part, and writing the pattern for it is the hardest thing for me, but once it's done, I think it would be something some people would like to knit. If it doesn't make it into Spring Knitty, my goal, I'll post it here as a free pattern. If I have time soon, I'd like to write out and post one of my easy patterns on here to draw people in. Oh yes, I'm sneaky like that.
Well, I'm off to work on The Project some more while the Kiddo is napping.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

A Fabulous Weekend

So, I'm still totally psyched about the Knitty thing, and recently getting in touch with a long-lost best friend, Northwest Knitter. I found her recently via Facebook and coincidentally she came up for a visit this weekend. We had lunch for two hours, then she came over and I made dinner and she hung out for another 5 hours. I made seafood chowder that turned out so yummy and we had mulled wine that I've been dreaming about since it started snowing. I forgot to make a fire in the fireplace, but that's okay! I found a friend I haven't seen in 12-ish years and we picked things up like it had only been a week!
I've been feeling motivated to make things this week and I've been in a creative slump for a few weeks, so it was nice to feel more myself. I have a new idea for a pattern that might get sumbitted to spring Knitty, made the tasty chowder last night, and the Kiddo and I made some pumpkin cookies with marshmallow-cream cheese frosting this morning. He mostly helped with the tasting.
Well, I guess it's not terribly interesting when I write it down, but I had a great weekend and I'm in a better mood than I've been in for a while, so I had to share! Chipper bubbly mood all around!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Inaugural Blog

Hi there! So, mostly I'm starting this blog because I just found out one of my patterns is going to be in the upcoming issue of Knitty! I'm very excited and I wanted to have a way for people to let me know what they think of the pattern. I'd love to see other peoples' takes on it.
It's snowing and I want nothing more than to curl up with some mulled wine and my latest project, but I have to wake up the kiddo and get to the grocery store.
Nice to meet you!