Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Knitolution 2012 Progress and Other Updates

Well, it is the beginning of April. The end of  Q1 2012 has gone.

Time to review my knitolution progress!


My knitolutions were:
  • Knit at least one lace shawl 
  • Knit a project with beads 
  • Learn how to read lace knitting charts
  • Do more advanced Colorwork - still working on this LOL
  • Make at least one sweater this year - about to CO tonight yayyyy
  • Make at least 6 pairs of socks - made 1 3/4 pairs so far :P
  • Use up my worsted/chunky yarn stash 
  • Finish at least two projects a month, or 24 total for the year - Finished 8 projects so far
  • Replace inferior accouterments With better ones 
  • Crochet more -check!
  • Make an Afghan or blanket with all the crappy red heart I still guiltily hoard. - I am halfway done with my blanket of awesome! Woot!
So not too shabby.

I plan on killing the first three on my list in one... going to make a lace shawl with beads, using a chart only pattern--this one to be exact.  I have the yarn and beads already. I plan on starting it sometime next month, but we will see how it goes.

I am on a shawl/scarf craze atm.

The colors were a bit odd, but I like the finished product. I plan to block the garter st section aggressively.


I just finished another TGV (above) and cast on a Pogona this morning in the nummiest awesomes yarn EVAH. (Dancing Leaf Hip Hop)

I am loving this pattern so far! Not surprising, it is a Stephen West pattern after all <3

I have been a very good girl so far this year. So much, in fact, I bought myself a little treat because, why the fuck not?

Squee!
MrYarn.com is one of the best places I have ever ordered yarn from. I placed the order on Thursday evening, and it shipped out (FREE!!) Priority Mail on Friday, and I got it at work yesterday. I wasn't expecting it until tomorrow at the earliest. The owner even hand wrote a thanks on my invoice and I got a free bumper sticker :D [it's on my laptop, since I no haz car]. The yarn, in case you're wondering, is Handmaiden's Mini Maiden in Cezanne. I realized this is the second skein of yarn I have bought with an artist's name as the colorway :P It is like Malabrigo Silky, but fingering weight. It will be a shawl; I would never make socks from something so fine.

Better yarn picture :P

I have much more to speak of. This has already become sort of a mishmash of shit, so I think I will continue with another post later. 

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